I’m proud to have been endorsed this month by the Minnesota AFL–CIO, IBEW Local 292, the Minneapolis Building and Construction Trades Council, Teamsters Joint Council 32, and the National Democratic Redistricting Committee.
The Minnesota AFL–CIO is the state federation of labor representing over 300,000 members of over 1,000 local unions throughout Minnesota. They work really hard to improve the lives of working Minnesotans and their families by fighting for economic and social justice, and I’m very proud to stand with them.
IBEW Local 292 is a branch of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union that represents workers in the electrical industry, primarily in Minneapolis and St. Cloud. They do important work on their members’ behalf, and I’ve worked alongside electrical workers for my entire engineering career – I’m proud to have their endorsement.
The Minneapolis Building Trades Council is an umbrella organization for union construction crafts in the extended metropolitan area of Minneapolis, with a membership numbering about 15,000 workers. I’ve been familiar with their organization and their outstanding advocacy work for my entire professional career, and I’m grateful for their support.
Teamsters Joint Council 32 represents 12 local unions that include more than 75,000 active and retired Teamster members in Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Their members include public employees, many types of drivers, warehouse and manufacturing workers, mechanics, and more. The Teamsters have long been synonymous with effective advocacy for their members, and I’m proud to have their endorsement.
The National Democratic Redistricting Committee is an organization founded in 2016 and chaired by former Attorney General Eric Holder that serves as a centralized hub for efforts across the country to create fair voting maps that aren’t gerrymandered in favor of Republicans. We all deserve to be represented by elected officials who win their races fair and square without the help of demographic advantages that were created specifically for them, and this is an important topic in Minnesota – in the upcoming legislative session, the state legislature will be redrawing our voting maps for this next decade, based on the results of the 2020 Census. The NDRC does very important work, and I’m proud to have their support.