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May 6, 2022

Grassroots organization Progressive Democrats of New Jersey endorses David Ocampo Grajales for NJ-08

Grassroots organization Progressive Democrats of New Jersey endorses David Ocampo Grajales in New Jersey's 8th Congressional District race.


May 5, 2022 

Contact: Laura Lithgow


Jersey City, NJ – Progressive Democrats of New Jersey announced today that it is endorsing David Ocampo Grajales in the Democratic primary in New Jersey’s 8th Congressional District. 

Nicholas Wolferman, Executive Director of the Progressive Democrats of New Jersey, issued the following statement:

“We are very excited to be endorsing David Ocampo for the congressional seat in the 8th district.” said Nicholas Wolferman, Executive Director of PDNJ. “His campaign is championing essential causes to this community including affordable housing and expanding public transportation. In an election riddled with nepotism, cronyism, and insider politics, we are very excited to be endorsing David while he boldly stands up for a fair democratic process.”

Progressive Democrats of New Jersey is a grassroots organization dedicated to electing progressive candidates and pushing for political reform on behalf of the people of New Jersey. Through their education, training workshops, and field and political organizing, they are empowering new and diverse leaders and organizers to take charge of the political process and the issues that drive the progressive movement here in NJ. 

"PDNJ has been building the groundwork for the progressive movement in New Jersey and I'm proud to have their support,” said David Ocampo Grajales. Since the start of my campaign, I've said that New Jersey is far more progressive than our moderate elected officials would suggest. Change will come when working class people come together to demand better. I look forward to partnering with PDNJ in the fight to make sure we build a New Jersey that works for everyone, not just those at the top. Not only in this election, but in the years to come."

With the Supreme Court set to abolish Roe v. Wade, it has never been more important to elect progressive champions who will fight tooth and nail for our communities and the environment. A representative who does not listen to the concerns of the communities they serve is incapable of addressing their concerns. For Ocampo Grajales, speaking with voters is the most important part of his campaign. The complex problems our communities face are systemic and it is time for new leadership. 

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 Friends of the Earth Action, Peace Action, CBD Action Fund, Marianne Williamson, and has been recognized as a Green New Deal Champion and Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate.

David Ocampo Grajales is running for the House of Representatives in NJ-08 which covers the majority of Hudson County, Elizabeth, and Newark. For more information about David, please visit:

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David is running in NJ-08 to fight for progressive policies and build a fairer New Jersey.

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