BY MIKE LEE
With the New York Democratic Party presidential primary in three weeks on Tuesday, April 19, DC 37 has endorsed former New York Sen. Hillary Clinton for president.
Last night, the DC 37 delegates voted overwhelmingly to endorse her candidacy at their monthly meeting, after impassioned speeches in her support by local presidents Dennis Ifill of Local 1359, who is also chair of the DC 37 Political Action Committee, and James Tucciarelli of Local 1320, as well as Local 1549 Executive Vice President Alma Roper.
“We are proud to endorse Secretary Clinton as the next president of our great nation,” said DC 37 Executive Director Henry Garrido. “We supported her first run for office back in 2000, when she was elected to the U.S. Senate. We know her serious commitment to public service and her history of fighting for others, especially children and working families. She can count on this union to work diligently to get out the vote for the April 19 primary in New York.”
Former President Bill Clinton will join AFSCME President Lee Saunders, DC 37 leaders, activists and members for a campaign rally at union headquarters in Manhattan, tomorrow, March 31.
DC 37’s national union, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), which represents 1.6 million public service workers across the country, endorsed Clinton. By pledging its support, DC 37 will be at forefront in organizing tens of thousands of members and union activists to support Clinton in the April 19 primary and in the general election in November.