Food & Water Action Endorses Jennifer Lewis for Virginia House District 20

August 23, 2019

For Immediate Release: August 23, 2019
Contact: Jackie Filson, [email protected], 202-683-2538
Jorja Rose, [email protected], 202-683-2483

Richmond, VA – Food & Water Action, the political arm of the national advocacy organization Food & Water Watch, is endorsing Jennifer Lewis for the 20th district in the Virginia House of Delegates.

Lewis is a health professional who has been a vocal opponent of pipelines and of the companies that use eminent domain to take property rights away from landowners. As a delegate, she has pledged to reform the broken system that allows special interests to use money and influence to shape public policy to the detriment of Virginia’s residents. Lewis also believes Virginia needs to move to clean, renewable energy by 2035 to create a whole new industry and jobs for the state.

Coming from a family of dairy farmers, Lewis also knows the struggles that family farms have in today’s factory farm agribusiness system. Lewis wants tough enforcement of antitrust laws specific to farming, but also for all small businesses in other sectors that are under the same pressures from corporate monopolies.

She’s also striving to increase the length of paid family and medical leave in Virginia. Her ambitious plans focus on women’s issues including securing better funding for women’s health centers and ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment. As a whole, Lewis is the bright, determined, forward-thinking, and well-rounded leader House District 20 needs.

“Jennifer Lewis is a no-brainer for District 20,” said Jorge Aguilar, Southern Region Director for Food & Water Action. “If you care about stopping dangerous pipelines, blocking further buildout of the fossil fuel industry, and protecting social justice, the standout choice here is Lewis. When she becomes a Delegate in Richmond Lewis will be a powerful force for environmental and anti-pipeline spheres alike.”

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