Anti-Fracking Candidates Likely to Advance in Denver City Council Races 

May 8, 2019

For Immediate Release
Contact: Thomas Meyer, [email protected], 360-460-7397

Denver – Based on preliminary and unofficial election results, Candi CdeBaca (district 9) and Chris Hinds (district 10) appear likely to advance to the June 4th runoff election for Denver City Council.

Food & Water Action endorsed Candi and Chris based on their commitment to ban fracking for oil and gas, support for public ownership of the city’s water and sewer system, and refusal to accept campaign contributions from the fossil fuel industry. This is the first time Food & Water Action has endorsed candidates for elected office in Colorado.

In response, Food & Water Action Colorado Organizer Jason Harrison issued the following statement:

“We were proud to endorse Candi CdeBaca and Chris Hinds for City Council, and we remain committed to supporting their campaigns if they advance to the runoff. City residents deserve representatives who will stand up to the fossil fuel industry and protect the public from corporate greed, and that’s what they would get with Candi and Chris. With the long-awaited passage of new oil and gas regulations in Colorado, Denver has more power to restrict dangerous fracking, and we look forward to working with them and other leaders to stop fracking entirely in the city.

“Food & Water Action volunteers contacted more than 12,000 Denver voters through phone calls, text messages and door-to-door conversations. But our work doesn’t end with today’s election. We will continue to organize and educate voters in Denver to hold our elected officials accountable and implement the policies and solutions our city needs.”

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Food & Water Action is a political advocacy organization supporting the educational work of Food & Water Watch. We champion healthy food and clean water for all. We stand up to corporations that put profits before people, and advocate for a democracy that improves people’s lives and protects our environment.