Peace Action, the country’s largest grassroots group that opposes fighting wars, is endorsing David Ocampo Grajales in the 8th District congressional race.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“Peace Action is excited to endorse David Ocampo Grajales in this House race. 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,” said Peace Action National Engagement and Campaigns Manager Lilly Dragnev said in a statement.
“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.”
Ocampo Grajales 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.
“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,” added Ocampo Grajales.
“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.”
Ocampo Grajales is seeking to pull off a big upset against frontrunner Rob Menendez, a lawyer, Port Authority commissioner, and the son of U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ).
Also joining them on the June 7th primary ballot is Weehawken teacher Ane Roseborough-Eberhard.