For Immediate Release
Climate Champion Will Push for Bold Policies to move New York Off Fossil Fuels
BROOKLYN, NY – Food & Water Action, the political arm of the national advocacy organization Food & Water Watch, is endorsing Mark Dunlea for New York State Comptroller.
Dunlea has focused his campaign around addressing climate and specifically divesting the state pension fund from fossil fuels.
“Mark Dunlea’s leadership on climate change is exactly what we need in Albany. New Yorkers are ready for bold action on climate change, including divesting our state pension fund from fossil fuels,” said Alex Beauchamp, Food & Water Action’s Northeast Region Director. “For decades, we’ve seen little action on climate change but plenty of empty rhetoric from our elected officials. Now is the time to push for real action, and Dunlea will do just that.”
As one of the lead groups in the successful statewide fight to ban fracking, Food & Water Watch organizers and volunteers lead campaigns to shut down fossil fuel infrastructure, with a primary focus on the fracked gas power plants and pipelines proposed in every corner of the state. Several of the candidates endorsed by Food & Water Action have been active in the campaigns against these projects.
This is the first election cycle in which the group is deploying its statewide power to send strong climate champions to Albany.
Food & Water Action is the affiliated 501(c)4 arm of Food & Water Watch.