Newburgh, NY — The environmental advocacy group Food & Water Action is endorsing a slate of candidates committed to bold climate action and stopping the Danskammer fracked gas power plant in Newburgh. The group announced the endorsement for the “Stop Danskammer Slate” at a rally last night.
The “Stop Danskammer Slate” of progressive candidates for Orange County legislative office include Kevindaryan Lujan for District 4, Genesis Ramos for District 6 and Pearl Johnson for District 16. It also includes Giselle Martinez for City of Newburgh city council district for Ward 1.
With the endorsement, Food & Water Action Northeast Region Director Alex Beauchamp issued the following statement:
“Newburgh needs leadership that stands up to polluting special interests. The candidates on the Stop Danskammer Slate have stood with us in protesting Danskammer’s dirty facility, they stand with Newburgh’s environmental justice community in demanding better policies and investment to uplift the community, not profit off its pollution. We are proud to endorse Lujan, Ramos, Johnson and Martinez as representatives of both the city and town of Newburgh.”
Contact: Phoebe Galt, Food & Water Action, [email protected]