The New York State AFL-CIO Announces Its Endorsements For U.S. Senate & Congress, As Well As For The New York State Assembly & Senate
Western New York’s Congressional Representatives Slaughter, Higgins & Hochul Endorsed By 2.5-Million Member State AFL-CIO
(NEW YORK) – The 2.5-million Member New York State AFL-CIO has announced the endorsement of United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, as well as the Endorsements of Candidates running for the House of Representatives – announcements that were made this week during the State Federation’s 32nd Constitutional Convention in New York City.
“The Labor Movement has stood with Senator Gillibrand from the beginning and we’re proud to continue to support her as she runs for re-election,” New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento said. “She’s become a Leader on the issues important to our Members – Creating Good Jobs in New York State, Strengthening the Middle Class, and Ensuring Access to Quality Education and Health Care. What happens in Washington, D.C. has a ‘real and tangible’ impact on the Lives and Economic Well-Being of Working Men and Women throughout the State. Union Members cannot afford to sit idly on the sidelines. The Labor Movement will engage our Members at the Local Level to make sure hard Working New Yorkers, ‘not’ Corporate Special Interests, decide who represents us in Washington.”
As part of an overall effort, the New York State AFL-CIO and its Member Unions intend to Contact, Inform and Educate Union Members while On-the-Job, at Home through Member Mailings, through the distribution of Worksite Fliers, Phone Bank Operations and a Labor-To-Neighbor Program, where individual Union Members visit other Union Members in their home areas in order to discuss a particular race.
Western New York Congressional Representatives Louise Slaughter, Brian Higgins and Kathy Hochul were among those Congresspeople endorsed by the State AFL-CIO.
For a full list of the State AFL-CIO’s Senate and Congressional Endorsements, visit: http://nysaflcio.org/congressionale_endorsements/
Meanwhile, the State AFL-CIO announced its Endorsements of Candidates running for New York State Senate and Assembly. The full list of State Assembly and Senate Endorsements can be accessed at: http://nysaflcio.org/2012copeconvention/.
“The endorsement of the New York State AFL-CIO is not just a ‘piece of paper.’ We will coordinate Grassroots Campaigns and ‘Get Out The Vote’ efforts throughout the State to ensure our Members understand the critical issues in these Elections and just how important it is that they get to the Polls and support our Endorsed Candidates,” Cilento said.
Western New York Assembly Representatives Crystal Peoples-Stokes and Sean Ryan, and Senate Representatives George Maziarz and Tim Kennedy, received Endorsements on their re-election bids from the State AFL-CIO.