The Sierra Club announced Sunday that they are endorsing Rahm Emanuel for re-election in the upcoming mayoral race.
The Chicago chapter of the environmental organization made their endorsement at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum where they touted the mayor's "Sustainable Chicago" plan, which includes a commitment to sustainable jobs, public health protection and green space across the city.
"Sierra Club's Chicago Group has one goal -- to make Chicago the cleanest, most sustainable city in America," Christine Williamson, the chair of the Chicago group, said in a statement. "We are proud to recommend Rahm Emanuel to every Chicagoan who wants a healthier environment and the economic opportunities that clean energy and clean water can bring to our communities."
The Sierra Club also endorsed Emanuel in the 2011 mayoral race. The mayor pledged to continue work on sustainability iniatives if re-elected in February.
"In my next term, we'll keeping working together to make every neighborhood a healthy and vibrant place to raise a child," the mayor said.