Friends of the Earth Action Endorses Dr. Yusef Salaam for NY City Council Race

NEW YORK – Today, Friends of the Earth Action endorsed Dr. Yusef Salaam, candidate for New York City Council’s ninth district. Dr. Salaam’s platform is heavily aligned with the organization’s mission to advocate for effective environmental policy, and hold polluters accountable for the damage they’ve caused to communities. 

Kayla Mohammed, Federal Policy Advocate at Friends of the Earth Action, issued the following statement: 

“We’re proud to support Dr. Yusef Salaam in his run for New York City Council. Our organization is committed to supporting progressive candidates from the federal to local level who demonstrate a commitment to environmental justice. Dr. Salaam clearly fits the bill, and we encourage New Yorkers to give him their vote for the sake of our communities and the climate.” 


Friends of the Earth (Action), Inc. fights for transformational environmental policy and pushes political discourse to center justice and the environment. Friends of the Earth (Action), Inc. is the 501(c)(4) affiliate of Friends of the Earth U.S., but these organizations’ names are not interchangeable. This news release is from Friends of the Earth (Action), Inc., not Friends of the Earth.  

Paid political advertisement paid for by Friends of the Earth (Action), Inc., 1101 15th Street NW, 11th Floor, Washington, DC 20005. Independently of and not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee. 

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