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Sam Schmidt, Carl Redwood Endorsed by Food & Water Action

Allegheny County candidates will build on anti-fracking momentum


Food & Water Action, the political arm of the national advocacy group Food & Water Watch, is endorsing Allegheny County Council candidates Sam Schmidt and Carl Redwood.

The organization has spent the past five years building a strong grassroots presence in Allegheny County, working with residents to restrict fracking activities in over 25 municipalities and scoring a major victory to ban fracking in county parks. The group knocked on 40,000 doors in support of Sara Innamorato’s campaign for County Executive, likely more than any other candidate or group in the 2023 primary. 

Redwood is a long-time community organizer and social justice advocate. He supports a ban on fracking in Allegheny County, and more robust penalties for corporate polluters that degrade our air and water. Schmidt is a veteran, mother, and community organizer who will be a strong voice in our fight for clean air and clean water for all Allegheny County residents.

“Food & Water Action is proud to endorse Sam Schmidt and Carl Redwood for Allegheny County Council,” said Food & Water Action Pennsylvania Director Megan McDonough. “Their unwavering commitment to championing clean air, clean water, and a better future for Allegheny County residents make them strong allies in the fight for environmental justice and sustainable progress. Together, we look forward to adding more progressive voices to County Council, equipping the next administration with the numbers needed to create lasting change in Allegheny County.”

In 2022, Food & Water Action knocked on tens of thousands of doors and made nearly half a million calls to Allegheny County voters, helping to elect Summer Lee and Chris Deluzio to Congress. This November, Food & Water Action is looking to build on that momentum and elect champions that will empower the next administration to realize its full potential on environmental policies.


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