Food & Water Action Endorses Sam Rasoul for Virginia Lieutenant Governor

April 27, 2021
 Climate Democracy


For Immediate Release

Richmond, VA — The national advocacy group Food & Water Action is endorsing Sam Rasoul for Virginia Lieutenant Governor. Sam Rasoul is a longstanding climate champion in the Virginia House of Delegates. Since 2018, Delegate Rasoul has been the lead sponsor of legislation to move Virginia to 100% renewables by 2035 and to declare a fossil fuel moratorium. In that time, he has also led Virginia’s Green New Deal coalition, offering bold leadership on the intersectional issues of environmental justice, racial justice and climate change.

With the endorsement, Food & Water Action Southern Region Director Jorge Aguilar issued the following statement:

Sam Rasoul has been our top ally in the fight to stop the worst impacts of climate change and has consistently provided a vision for how Virginia can protect its residents from the impacts of the fossil fuel industry. During his time as a Delegate, like his campaign says, he has approached coalition building with truth, love and grit, standing with advocates in critical fights surrounding the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast Pipelines, as well as the legislative battles to ensure ratepayers are protected from companies like Dominion.

We believe that as Lieutenant Governor, Rasoul will bring his critical focus on working Virginians to the climate movement, prioritizing bold policies that ensure a just transition for all workers. Rasoul’s visionary plan for a Marshall Plan for Mothers, infrastructure that ensures quality internet access for all Virginians, and focus on a platform that benefits ordinary residents is reflective of what he’s stood for as a public servant. We are proud to endorse his candidacy for Lieutenant Governor.