Center for Biological Diversity Action Fund backs Ocampo Grajales for Congress in 8th District


Center for Biological Diversity Action Fund is backing David Ocampo Grajales in the 8th District congressional race, calling him a “bold, forward-thinking leader.”

8th District congressional candidate David Ocampo Grajales. Instagram photo.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“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,” Northeast Political Director at the Center for Biological Diversity Action Fund Stephanie Kurose said in a statement.

“David is exactly the kind of bold, forward-thinking leader Congress needs, and we’re honored to endorse him.”

Ocampo Grajales is running on a platform that includes support for the Green New Deal and environmental justice in 8th District, which includes most of Hudson County, along with parts of Union and Essex Counties.

“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,” added 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.”

Additionally, Ocampo Grajales was part of the inaugural class of the Green New Deal Champions.

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.

He is an underdog against Rob Menendez, an attorney Port Authority commissioner, and the son of U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), with Ane Roseborough-Eberhard as the third Democratic candidate in the June 7th primary election.

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