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Connecticut State Council of Machinists Endorses Donovan for Congress

Published Oct 13, 2011

MERIDEN, CT – The Connecticut State Council of Machinists announced their support today for Democratic candidate for the Fifth Congressional District Chris Donovan. The Machinists include more than 20,000 members and retirees in Connecticut.

“Chris Donovan is a tireless advocate for Connecticut’s families and we are honored to announce our endorsement of his candidacy for Congress in Connecticut’s Fifth District,” said James Parent, President of the Connecticut State Council of Machinists. “We trust Chris to go to Washington and fight for Connecticut’s middle class families because he has fought for us in Connecticut for years. Chris has stood with us on increasing the minimum wage, on paid sick leave, on family leave, and on keeping skilled manufacturing jobs in Connecticut; we are proud to stand with him as he runs for Congress. In uncertain economic times, we need a leader with a demonstrated commitment to progressive values; Chris is that leader.”

“I am grateful for the support of the hardworking men and women of the Connecticut State Council of Machinists. As I travel throughout the Fifth District, it is clear that families are concerned about job security and job growth. With the support of the Machinists, I will fight to bring the American Dream within reach of all of the District’s families – a good, safe job, with strong benefits, affordable, quality health care, and a world-class education for our children.” said Donovan.

The Connecticut State Council of Machinists joins the United Auto Workers Region 9A, the Connecticut Laborers District Council, the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 777, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, Blue America, former 5th CD Congressman Jim Maloney, and Simsbury First Selectman Mary Glassman in endorsing Chris Donovan as the best candidate to fight for the families of Connecticut’s Fifth Congressional District.

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