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Food & Water Action Endorses Bold, Progressive Challengers for Congress

WASHINGTON - The national environmental organization Food & Water Action announced its first batch of congressional endorsements today, backing six candidates who are bold leaders committed to taking on the most pressing public health, environmental and climate challenges of our time. The organization has endorsed four Democratic challengers taking on Democratic incumbents: Jessica Cisneros (TX-28), Morgan Harper (OH-3), Adam Scow (CA-20), and Arati Kreibich (NJ-5); and two Democrats challenging Republican incumbents: J.D. Scholten (IA-4) and Kara Eastman (NE-2). All the endorsed candidates have committed to supporting a national ban on fracking and halting new fossil fuel infrastructure, supporting a strong Green New Deal, and co-sponsoring the WATER Act – a critical federal bill that would improve our crippled water infrastructure. 

None of the incumbents being challenged by these endorsed candidates support a ban on fracking or have co-sponsored the WATER Act.

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In announcing the endorsements, Food & Water Action Managing Political Director Mark Schlosberg issued the following statement:

“To avoid the worst of climate chaos and ensure all Americans have access to safe food and clean public water, we need champions in Congress who strongly advocate for those priorities. We need bold leaders that not only acknowledge the problems but will fight for solutions that actually rise to the level of those challenges. That’s just what this slate of candidates will do, and we’re thrilled to endorse these public health and environmental champions.”

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Food & Water Watch is a nonprofit consumer organization that works to ensure clean water and safe food. We challenge the corporate control and abuse of our food and water resources by empowering people to take action and by transforming the public consciousness about what we eat and drink.

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