Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Via Press Release
Washington DC – Keith Ellison received the endorsement of UNITE HERE for DNC Chair. UNITE HERE represents more than 265,000 working men and women in the United States.
In a letter to members, UNITE HERE President D. Taylor wrote, “The 2016 election sounded a powerful wake up call for America and the labor movement. As Congress organizes itself, a new Trump Administration is formed, and the Democrats decide who is to lead their party, we have a choice: learn what works and start to win again, or repeat the same mistakes and end up with more of the same results.”
The letter continues, “The next few months may get very ugly. We are all going to have to stand strong against attacks on immigrants, health care, unions, and working people everywhere. In this climate, it’s clear to me that Rep. Keith Ellison will serve ably as the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee. He is an organizer who listens, looks you in the eye and can tell uncomfortable truths. Rep. Ellison gets that elections are won on doorsteps, not in Washington consultants’ offices. That’s why our Union endorsed him.”
View the full letter here.
Keith Ellison’s DNC campaign is also endorsed by unions and union leaders representing millions of working Americans, including the AFL-CIO, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, American Federation of Teachers, American Postal Workers Union, National Association of Letter Carriers, United Steelworkers, American Federation of Government Employees, Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers, Amalgamated Transit Union, National Nurses United, and the Communications Workers of America.