FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April __, 2022
Contact: Laura Lithgow
Jersey City, NJ – Friends of the Earth Action announced today that it is endorsing David Ocampo Grajales in the Democratic primary in New Jersey’s 8th Congressional District.
Friends of the Earth Action fights for transformational environmental policy and pushes political discourse to center justice and the environment. The organization has spent more than 50 years elevating progressive environmental issues and championing policies that will fundamentally transform our economic and political systems. Friends of the Earth Action provides the extra political muscle to their sister organization, Friends of the Earth US, which is part of the largest grassroots environmental network in the world, with over 70 national member groups and some 5,000 local activist groups on every continent.
"It’s an honor to have the support of Friends of the Earth and coming off the Earth Day weekend this endorsement is perfectly timed. We only have one planet and it’s our responsibility to protect it. That’s why I’ve made tackling the climate crisis a key pillar of my campaign. I look forward to partnering with Friends of the Earth to fight for a Green New Deal and to ensure that we pass on a habitable world, with clean and water, to future generations.”
It has never been more important to elect progressive champions who will fight tooth and nail for communities and the environment. Only a mass movement of people can take on the corporations and politicians who endanger their constituents and the planet for profit. Whether he’s advancing climate action or safeguarding democracy, voters can trust that David Ocampo Grajales will always advocate and prioritize people and the planet over corporate greed.
David is running for Congress on a platform that includes support for the Green New Deal, investing in affordable housing, modernizing our transportation system, and Medicare for All. He has pledged to reject donations from corporate PACs, fossil fuel executives, and lobbyists. Ocampo Grajales is incredibly grateful for the support he has received and is eager to continue talking to constituents in the community. His campaign aims to uplift the voices of the working class.
In addition to this endorsement, David has also been endorsed by Peace Action, CBD Action Fund, Marianne Williamson, and has been recognized as a Green New Deal Champion and Gun Sense Candidate.