Endorsements

Let’s Elect These Food & Water Champions in 2022

These candidates have committed to fighting for our shared vision of clean water, trustworthy food, and a livable climate. As your future elected officials, they will be champions for protecting our health and environment from corporate interests and pushing a progressive agenda. Will you chip in to help elect these food, water, and climate champions?

 

Congressional Races

Summer Lee fought to protect her community and others like it from fracking. Food & Water Action helped her successfully stop a fracking well in her hometown of Braddock, PA and supported her efforts to halt fossil fuel handouts. If Lee wins in November, she will become one of the few anti-fracking federal lawmakers representing a district with active wells.

Read more about Lee’s journey toward Congress.


Since his election in 2020, Rep. Jamaal Bowman has been a vibrant voice for the progressive agenda aiming to change the way Washington works so it truly addresses the needs of marginalized communities like his own. He is a Green New Deal, environmental justice and voting rights champion, fighting to transition this country to 100% clean and renewable energy by 2030.


Sending Maxwell Alejandro Frost to Congress will be a win for climate action in D.C. A Green New Deal champion and a skilled progressive movement-builder, he is prepared to crack down on corporations that jeopardize his community’s right to clean water and air and healthy food. Frost understands that if there is a future, it must be a green future.


Jamie McLeod-Skinner is an outspoken advocate of climate and racial justice. She defeated her primary opponent, an entrenched incumbent who had long put big pharmaceutical companies over the needs of people and the planet, without taking a single cent of corporate money to fund her campaign. Food & Water Action endorses McLeod-Skinner for championing policies that put climate, justice and families first.


David Segal is the only Congressional candidate in Rhode Island who has taken the No Fossil Fuel Money pledge and the sole Green New Deal champion running in his district. A former Democratic state representative and co-founder of Demand Progress, a progressive advocacy group, he is backed by many of our organizational allies and by champions in D.C. like Senator Elizabeth Warren.

Supported Candidates

Food & Water Action is fighting to protect the progressive Democratic majority in Congress. We’re excited to be supporting the candidates listed below in the November general election.

Chris DeLuzio for Pennsylvania’s 17th Congressional District
Chris DeLuzio for Pennsylvania’s 17th Congressional District

Voting rights attorney and labor activist, Chris DeLuzio pledges to fight gross corporate power and will push for overturning Citizens United to stop corporations from buying political influence with limitless funds. To reach his vision for a world free of carbon emissions, he is committed to ramping up investments in clean energy sources.

Christina Bohannon for Iowa’s 1st Congressional District
Christina Bohannon for Iowa’s 1st Congressional District

Iowa State Representative and professor of law, Christina Bohannon has earned the support of several progressive organizations by championing the needs of working families and farmers. She has fought factory farms, holding them accountable for the damage they inflict on the environment and communities like hers. Christina is also pushing Iowa to lead in clean energy.

Gabriel Vasquez for New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District
Gabriel Vasquez for New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District

Gabriel Vasquez will fight for a just transition to clean energy that will create good-paying jobs and is committed to protecting public lands from fossil fuel exploitation. He advocates for electrifying homes, cars and businesses, and calls for his state, home to renowned research organizations, to lead the effort in new energy technologies and drought adaptation.

Nikki Budzinski for Illinois’ 13th Congressional District
Nikki Budzinski for Illinois’ 13th Congressional District

Nikki Budzinski is fighting for a clean energy future. She advocates for robust investments in renewable energy, and for protecting public lands from oil drilling. She calls for a just transition that provides good-paying, union jobs and empowers all people to benefit, particularly communities that have suffered the most harm from fossil fuel polluters.