For Immediate Release
With the announcement that State Senator Bob Gordon will be nominated as a commissioner at the Board of Public Utilities (BPU), Food & Water Action—the political arm of the advocacy group Food & Water Watch—is endorsing Assemblyman Tim Eustace to fill Gordon’s vacant Senate seat.
Food & Water Action Senior Organizer Matt Smith released the following statement:
The passion and dedication of grassroots activists who are trying to protect their communities from air pollution, water contamination, and climate chaos is awe-inspiring. But those efforts run into a political culture in Harrisburg that is built around delivering whatever the oil and gas industry demands.
These candidates will change that.
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.
Takoma Park, MD -- Advocates for 100% clean energy received a boost Sunday night at a gubernatorial candidates forum in Montgomery County. After a pre-forum rally where dozens of activists gathered in support of the campaign, candidates were asked if they supported moving Maryland to 100% clean energy by 2035. Five of the seven Democratic candidates -- Krish Vignarajah, Jim Shea, Alec Ross, Rich Madaleno and Ben Jealous-- all said yes.
Earlier this month, Food & Water Action joined Save Porter Ranch and dozens of residents from communities surrounding the Aliso Canyon Gas Storage Facility at the first Gubernatorial Town Hall at the University of Southern California to call on the candidates to support the shutdown of the dangerous facility. Aliso Canyon was the site of a 2015 gas blowout—the worst in U.S. history—and families in the surrounding area continue to experience health symptoms from ongoing leaks.
As Dems Lay Plans for 2018, 100+ House & Senate Candidates Back the Off Fossil Fuels Act, the Strongest Climate Bill in Congress1.10.18
Washington, D.C. – As Democratic candidates begin to establish priorities and set their strategies for the 2018 election cycle, one policy position is emerging as an early trend: More than 100 candidates for the U.S. House and Senate have already committed to backing the Off Fossil Fuels for a Better Future Act (OFF Act), which would halt all new fossil fuel development and commit America to 100 percent clean, renewable energy by 2035. Sponsored by Rep.
Last year, the country was battered by super-charged hurricanes and wildfires, worsened by droughts, which are now making California more susceptible to deadly mudslides.
Last week, my friend Tara Zrinski was sworn into office as Northampton County Councilwoman. I have worked with Tara for several years, as she has led the local fight for a renewable energy future as the Lehigh Valley Local Coordinator for Food & Water Watch, and I’m excited to see her continue this fight as an elected official.
Tara’s victory is a win for the Lehigh Valley environmental movement, and an important step towards sustainability for Northampton County. But it’s also a model for how our movement can build power through elections.
November 7 was not your usual municipal election in Uwchlan Township, a suburban community in Pennsylvania’s Chester County. First-time political candidates Mayme Baumann and Bill Miller were elected to the Uwchlan Township Board of Supervisors in a landslide, capturing over 60% of the vote in perhaps the highest-turnout municipal election Uwchlan has ever seen.