FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 21, 2022
Contact: Laura Lithgow
Jersey City, NJ – Peace Action, the nation’s largest grassroots peace network, announced today that it is endorsing David Ocampo Grajales in the Democratic primary in New Jersey’s 8th Congressional District.
Peace Action has chapters and affiliates in states across the country. The organization utilizes their network to place pressure on Congress and the administration through write-in campaigns, internet actions, citizen lobbying and direct action. Through close relationships with allies in Congress, Peace Action plays a key role in devising strategies to move forward peace legislation.
“Peace Action is excited to endorse David Ocampo Grajales in this House race,” said Lilly Dragnev, National Engagement and Campaigns Manager at Peace Action. “He will work to shift our foreign policy toward human rights and diplomacy first, and he isn’t afraid to take on weapons manufacturers and defense lobbyists. David knows we need to change our approach to foreign policy. We look forward to working alongside him to shift away from hawkish militarism and toward peace and cooperation on the world stage.”
"I'm honored to have the endorsement of Peace Action. On the world stage, the United States is at its strongest, not when we spend more on our military, but rather when we work in partnership with our allies around the world. Diplomacy is our strongest tool. When I’m in Congress, I will always prioritize peace over war. I'm looking forward to partnering with Peace Action to promote a budget and foreign policy that prioritizes people, not weapons manufacturers."
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 fossil fuel, oil, big pharma, and corporate PACs, executives or 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 CBD Action Fund, Marianne Williamson, and has been recognized as a Green New Deal Champion.