Gallery: “No Impact Man” Colin Beavan is Running for Congress on Green ...

You might recognize Colin Beavan as the star of the documentary “No Impact Man”, or you may have read his book by the same name, but you might soon be seeing him in a completely different capacity – as a congressman. Beavan announced last week that he is running for Congress in central Brooklyn’s 8th Congressional District on the Green Party ticket. Citing what he describes as “growing world crises” in climate change, the environment, economics and energy production, he is calling for an end to the traditional Democratic-Republican debate in Washington and pushing for a focus on local economic development. To that end, the issues on which Beavan is campaigning include the end of corporate money in politics, food stamps for use at farmers’ markets and the “prioritizing of human connections before good consumption.”

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