National Environmental Group Endorses Alex Morse for Congress

July 27, 2020

Mayor Morse has led Holyoke on climate. Now he’s needed in Congress.

For Immediate Release

The national environmental advocacy group Food & Water Action is endorsing Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse in the Democratic primary to represent Massachusetts’ 1st Congressional District.

Morse has made his city a climate leader by blocking the expansion of fracked gas infrastructure, closing the state’s last coal power plant, and committing the city to a goal of achieving 100% renewable energy. Morse charted this path by utilizing his city’s municipal utility to build out renewable energy solutions.

Food & Water Action Political Director Sam Bernhardt issued the following statement:

“At a time when cities around the county were succumbing to industry lobbyists and selling their publicly-owned assets, Mayor Alex Morse leveraged Holyoke’s municipal utility to take major steps towards fighting climate change and providing services to city residents. This is exactly the kind of leadership we need in Congress to transition our economy to 100% renewable energy by expanding publicly-owned energy infrastructure.”

In races across the country, Food & Water Action is backing bold leaders committed to taking on the most pressing public health, environmental and climate challenges of our time. Last month, the group helped climate champions Mondaire Jones and Jamaal Bowman cruise to victory in their New York congressional races.