Los Angeles– In the last several weeks, Food & Water Action distributed questionnaires to candidates for the June 4th election in City Council District 12. Our sister organization Food & Water Watch hosted a candidate forum, where eleven of fifteen candidates attended.
In response, Food & Water Action released the following statement from Senior Organizer Walker Foley:
“After a careful review of candidate questionnaires and their performance at the April 14th Candidate Forum at Temple Ahavat Shalom in Northridge, Food & Water Action is proud to endorse Loraine Lundquist for L.A. Council District 12.
“Loraine is a remarkable and multi-faceted leader in the San Fernando Valley and the choice was obvious.
“As a community member, Loraine has long been on the frontlines of the fight to stop the reopening of the Aliso Canyon Gas Storage Facility. In the last four years she has organized protests of the facility, attended countless hearings, and lent her credibility and expertise as a scientist to State Senate hearings on this issue. She will carry the community’s voice on this issue to City Hall and Sacramento.
“Beyond Aliso, Loraine is deeply engaged in the district. She was elected by her neighbors to serve on a neighborhood council. She co-founded the West Valley Neighborhood Alliance on Homelessness to organize for compassionate and sustainable approaches to solving the issue. She is an avid supporter of public education, and wants to see city services restored to Los Angeles neighborhoods neglected since the Great Recession.
“As a candidate, Loraine prioritizes the voices of her constituents. Her fundraising and volunteer operation both demonstrate a commitment to grassroots community organizing, and we have no doubt that as a council member she will hold the same values represented in the campaign.”
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.
Contact: Walker Foley, 818-943-1783; [email protected]