FRANKLIN, NJ—Ron Rivers, a progressive candidate for State Assembly in New Jersey’s 17th legislative district, was one of just four candidates statewide to earn the support of Food & Water Action, the sister organization of the consumer advocacy group Food & Water Watch.
“We are proud to endorse Ron Rivers For Assembly in the 17th District for the June 4th Primary!” reads a post made yesterday on the Food & Water Action Facebook page.
Food & Water Action mobilizes regular people to build political power to move bold and uncompromised solutions to the most pressing food, water, and climate problems of our time.
“I’m so excited to have earned the support of an organization with such a stellar reputation for organizing and advocating for the people of New Jersey,” said Rivers, a first-time candidate.
Rivers has the most comprehensive green energy plan of any candidate in the race, and has actively worked alongside activists in opposing the development of new pipelines in the area.
“Ron is committed to protecting public water, halting new fossil fuel projects, and putting New Jersey on a path to 100% renewable energy,” said the Food & Water Action statement endorsing Rivers.
Running for a seat in the Assembly, Rivers is a 35-year-old native of North Brunswick who opposes old-time machine politics and is putting forward a new vision for policies that consider and address the climate crisis and the impact that automation will have on the economy.
Rivers is running in the June 4 Democratic Primary Election in Franklin, Piscataway, New Brunswick, North Brunswick and Milltown.