For Immediate Release: August 2, 2018
Food & Water Action, the political arm of the national advocacy organization Food & Water Watch, is endorsing two strong environmental champions: Jen Metzger for the District 42 State Senate seat, and Scott Martens in the race for the Assembly seat in District 98.
Metzger and Martens won the endorsement based on their commitment to moving New York to 100% renewable energy by 2030, stopping fossil fuel infrastructure projects, and protecting publicly-owned water systems from corporate takeover.
"Jen Metzger is the champion we need in Albany to move New York off fossil fuels," said Eric Weltman, a Senior Organizer with Food & Water Action. "Jen combines the experience, skills, and commitment necessary to accomplish great things. We’re proud to be part of a grassroots movement prepared to propel Jen to victory in November."
"Scott Martens is exactly the kind of climate leader New Yorkers are craving in Albany," said Food & Water Action organizer Laura Shindell. "Scott is committed to fighting fracking infrastructure and fossil fuels because he understands the importance of protecting our air, water, and climate."
As one of the lead organizations in the successful statewide campaign to ban fracking, Food & Water Watch organizers and volunteers spearhead campaigns to shut down fossil fuel infrastructure projects. Martens has been a leader in the fight against the CPV fracked gas power plant in Orange County, and Metzger has been an active part of the organizing against the proposed Pilgrim oil pipelines. The group is also pushing the state to transition to 100% renewable energy by 2030.
Food & Water Action is the affiliated 501(c)4 arm of Food & Water Watch. This is the first election cycle in which Food & Water Action will make endorsements and deploy its statewide power to send strong climate champions to Albany.
Contact: Eric Weltman, Food & Water Action, [email protected], 617-304-5330