PHILADELPHIA, PA — Nikil Saval, climate justice champion and labor candidate, is proud to earn the endorsements of the memberships of Sunrise Movement and Food and Water Watch Action. Saval is committed to building our movement to pass the Green New Deal & address the climate crisis at the scale it demands through building a multi-racial, working class movement to transform our lives.
“Nikil will fight for a Green New Deal that will simultaneously revitalize local economies and take us off fossil fuels.” – Sam Bernhardt, Deputy Political Director of Food and Water Watch Action
“I am proud and honored to earn the endorsement of the Sunrise Movement and Food & Water Watch Action. Our movement must center the rights of workers and frontline communities as we progress towards a sustainable green economy that works for all of us.” said Nikil Saval.
These endorsements join endorsements from Teamsters BMWED, UNITE HERE Locals 274, 634, and 54, Reclaim Philadelphia, Second Generation, and LILAC.
Saval, a journalist, began organizing in the labor movement in 2009 as a volunteer with UNITE HERE, where he organized customer boycotts to promote the rights of hotel workers. After emerging as a local leader in Sen. Bernie Sanders’s 2016 presidential campaign, Saval co-founded Reclaim Philadelphia, an organization which has fought to elect progressive candidates like Kendra Brooks, Larry Krasner, Elizabeth Fiedler, Helen Gym, and Isaiah Thomas. In 2018 Saval was elected leader of South Philadelphia’s Second Ward, becoming the first Asian American ward leader in Philadelphia history. He and the committee people of the Second Ward have driven substantial increases in voter turnout and continue to work for a more transparent and progressive Democratic Party.
Learn more about Nikil Saval at www.NikilSaval.com