Food & Water Action Endorses Hudson Valley Climate Champions

October 11, 2018

Group Identifies Three ‘Green New Deal’ Candidates

Food & Water Action, the political lobbying arm of the advocacy group Food & Water Watch, has announced its endorsement of three progressive Democrats running to represent the Hudson Valley.

These Green New Deal candidates—Aidan O’Connor (Assembly District 102), Joyce St. George (Senate District 51), and Chad McEvoy (Assembly District 101)— earned the group’s endorsement based on their support for the New York Off Fossil Fuels Act (A. 5105/S. 5908), and the fact that they all have signed the No Fossil Fuel Money pledge. They join Hudson Valley natives Jen Metzger, candidate for Senate District 42, and Scott Martens, candidate in Assembly District 98, in the fight against our state’s dangerous addiction to dirty fossil fuels.

“Aidan, Joyce and Chad are exactly the kind of climate champions that the Hudson Valley needs for a robust clean energy economy,” said Santosh Nandabalan, organizer with Food & Water Action. “Voters are hungry to support Green New Deal candidates who want to get New York–and the nation– off fossil fuels. We are hopeful that more candidates up and down the ballot support these common sense measures.”

Food & Water Action has thus far withheld its endorsement of Antonio Delgado, the Democrat running to represent the 19th Congressional District. Despite embracing the Green New Deal rhetoric in a recent environmental forum, Delgado has refused to support the most aggressive climate legislation in the country, the Off Fossil Fuels Act. Sixteen of Delgado’s would-be colleagues in New York’s Congressional delegation support the bill, which mandates a shift to 100% renewable energy by the year 2035.

The OFF Act is also supported by bold progressive Democratic candidates like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Jess King, and Randy Bryce.