For Immediate Release, April 14, 2022
Contact: Stephanie Kurose, (203) 524-0562, email@example.com
Center Action Fund Endorses David Ocampo Grajales for New Jersey’s 8th Congressional District
JERSEY CITY, N.J.— The Center for Biological Diversity Action Fund, the 501(c)(4) political arm of the Center for Biological Diversity, announced today that it is endorsing David Ocampo Grajales in the Democratic primary in New Jersey’s 8th Congressional District.
“Ocampo Grajales truly cares about solving the issues that are important to the communities of northern New Jersey, including fighting deeply entrenched environmental injustices and tackling the global climate crisis,” said Stephanie Kurose, northeast political director at the Center for Biological Diversity Action Fund. “David is exactly the kind of bold, forward-thinking leader Congress needs, and we’re honored to endorse him.”
“I’m incredibly honored to have the endorsement of the Center for Biological Diversity Action Fund. Protecting the environment and tackling the climate crisis are key issues for our campaign,” said Ocampo Grajales. “Our constituents have a right to clean air and water but working class communities and communities of color have been denied that right. At the same time as oil companies report record profits, our community is left to deal with the effects of climate change like severe floods and extreme weather.”
“As a coastal community bordering the Hudson River, New Jersey’s 8th district is particularly vulnerable to climate change,” Ocampo Grajales said. “I’m excited to partner with the Center for Biological Diversity Action Fund to fight for real change that includes protecting our public lands, strengthening the Endangered Species Act, and passing the Green New Deal.”
David Ocampo Grajales was one of the first candidates for Congress to sign the Green New Deal pledge. Signers of the pledge commit to rejecting any large donations from fossil fuel PACs, executives or lobbyists. They also commit to cosponsoring 10 pieces of Green New Deal-related legislation within six months of taking office.
The Center for Biological Diversity Action Fund is a national nonprofit organization that advocates for legislation and legislators that will advance a progressive environmental agenda. The Center for Biological Diversity Action Fund is the 501(c)(4) affiliate of the Center for Biological Diversity, but these organizations’ names are not interchangeable. This news release is from the Center for Biological Diversity Action Fund, not the Center for Biological Diversity.