|District Council 57|
Legislative Endorsements for Primary Election
Council 57 is announcing today our endorsements in 35 state senate and assembly districts for the upcoming primary elections.
The endorsements are made through a democratic process involving all of our members. First, locals are asked to contribute questions to the current candidate questionnaire. Then, members representing local unions throughout the state are invited to interview political candidates and review the questionnaires they fill out as a requirement for an AFSCME endorsement. The interviews are open to all members and every local has a right to have a members there. This interview committee makes recommendations for endorsements to the Council’s Political Action Committee, which then evaluates each recommended candidate’s voting record and viability. The PAC makes then its recommendations to the Executive Board and Delegates, who approve the final endorsements.
“We rely upon our members input while making the decision to endorse candidates,” Council 57 PAC Chair Becky Nassarre said on the importance of participating in our endorsement process. “When we endorse, we are looking for candidates who have a commitment to maintaining a strong public sector and fighting for working people of all ages to have a chance to reach or stay in the middle class.”
Every local is allowed one representative and an alternate on the Political Action Committee.
Council 57’s endorsements for the June 2016 state primary elections are as follows:
• Senate District 3: Bill Dodd (D), Mariko Yamada (D) (dual)
• Assembly District 2: Jim Wood (D)
U.S. SENATE: Kamala Harris
PRESIDENT: Bernie Sanders
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