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The Connecticut AFL-CIO Endorses Donovan for Congress

Published Jun 26, 2012

Meriden, CT – Speaker of the Connecticut House of Representatives and Democratic Congressional Candidate Chris Donovan today released the following statement regarding the endorsement of the Connecticut AFL-CIO:

“It is a great honor to receive the support and endorsement of the hard-working men and women of the Connecticut AFL-CIO. The AFL-CIO recognizes that working people are the engine that runs the American economy, and they are at the front of the fight to ensure that every worker and every family is treated with fairness, dignity, and respect.

“Together we will work to protect Medicare and Social Security from cynical political attacks, to bring good jobs with strong benefits back home to Connecticut, and to enact laws that guarantee equal pay for equal work.”

The Connecticut AFL-CIO joins the Connecticut Democratic Party, Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, Comptroller Kevin Lembo, former 5th CD Congressman Jim Maloney, Simsbury First Selectman Mary Glassman, Southbury First Selectman Ed Edelson, Congressman and Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus Raul Grijalva and Congresswoman and Vice Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus Chellie Pingree, the Connecticut Working Families Party, the Connecticut Citizen Action Group, the New Britain DTC, the Meriden DTC, the Newtown DTC, the Bethlehem DTC, the Burlington DTC, the Torrington DTC, the Harwinton DTC, the Canaan DTC, the Middlebury DTC, the Morris DTC, the Watertown DTC, the New Milford DTC, the New Fairfield DTC, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, Blue America, the SEIU CT State Council, the Connecticut State Police Union, the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 478, Sheet Metal Workers Local 40, AFT Connecticut, AFSCME Council 4, AFSCME Council 15 – the Connecticut Council of Police, the Connecticut Education Association, the Connecticut State Council of Machinists, the Connecticut Carpenters, the IAFF – Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut, United Auto Workers Region 9A, the Connecticut Laborers District Council, and the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 777 in endorsing Chris Donovan as the best candidate to fight for the families of Connecticut’s Fifth Congressional District.

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