For Immediate Release
Food & Water Action, the political arm of the national advocacy organization Food & Water Watch, is endorsing three candidates vying for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
The candidates -- all women-- are being supported based on their commitment to clean energy, stopping fracking and fossil fuel infrastructure projects statewide, and protecting publicly-owned water systems from corporate takeover.
Summer Lee, who hails from Braddock, is committed to serving as the voice her community in the 34th State House District has lacked for far too long. Lee is fighting to keep a fracking well out of her community, and will be a strong advocate for a statewide fracking ban.
Elizabeth Fiedler is running for Philadelphia’s 184th House District on a strong platform that includes transitioning the state to 100% renewable energy, which she says “means creating hundreds of thousands of jobs across Pennsylvania in solar, wind, efficiency, retrofits, electric grid, and other energy fields.”
Danielle Otten is a fierce leader of Chester County’s anti-pipeline movement. When Danielle learned that the dangerous Mariner East 2 pipeline would run just 40 feet from the yard where her two young children play, she stood up to fight for her family and community. Danielle’s community organizing led her to realize she is the right leader to represent her neighbors in State House District 155 in Harrisburg.
“Electing these progressive candidates would bring the grassroots movement for a sustainable and just economy to the hallways of Harrisburg,” said Sam Bernhardt, Pennsylvania Director for Food & Water Action. “Our members around the state are eager to support these strong women as they fight the fracking industry and advocate for their communities.”
Food & Water Action played an instrumental role in local races in 2017, knocking on 16,000 doors to elect candidates to the Uwchlan and West Goshen Township Board of Supervisors who were willing to protect their communities from the Mariner East 2 pipeline.