Environmental Button

The “Dirty Dozen” refered to on this button is a list of legislators who were seen as being unsympathetic to environmental causes. The list was developed by the League of Conservation Voters and Environmental Action in the 1970s.
Political activism continues to be an important element of the environmental movement. This button illustrates one approach, to oppose political candidates with poor environmental records.
Currently not on view
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
overall: .33 cm x 4.4 cm; x 1/8 in x 1 3/4 in
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National Museum of American History