Beacon City Council Candidates Endorsed by Food & Water Action

June 21, 2019

Rhodes, Aymar-Blair earn support based on opposition to Danskammer plant

For Immediate Release: June 21, 2019

Food & Water Action, the political arm of the national advocacy group Food & Water Watch, is endorsing Air Rhodes and Dan Aymar-Blair for Beacon City Council.

The pair earned the endorsement based on their strong advocacy for bold clean energy policies, including their firm opposition to the plan to build the massive Danskammer fracked gas power plant in Newburgh.

“Meeting the challenge of the climate crisis requires strong leaders at every level of government, and the state’s new climate law means we must stop fossil fuel projects like the Danskammer fracked gas plant,” said Food & Water Action organizer Andrew Pezzullo. “Air Rhodes and Dan Aymar-Blar have already shown that they are ready to lead on the most crucial issues of our time.”

Food & Water Watch was one of the lead organizations in the successful statewide campaign to ban fracking, and the group’s organizers and volunteers spearhead campaigns to shut down fossil fuel infrastructure projects. In 2018, Food & Water Action made its first endorsements in New York, deploying its statewide power to send strong climate champions to Albany.