FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 10, 2008 Contact: Michael Sachse, 646 265-0556, Michael@HimesforCongress.com
CONNECTICUT PUBLIC SERVICE WORKERS ENDORSE JIM HIMES Members of 25,000-strong CSEA/SEIU Local 2001 endorse Himes for his stands on working families' issues
BRIDGEPORT, CT - This weekend, members of the 25,000-strong CSEA/SEIU Local 2001 endorsed Jim Himes for Representative in the 4th Congressional District, citing his pledge to support quality public services for Connecticut residents and his positions on issues of importance to working families.
"I am very proud to have earned the support of the members of CSEA/SEIU Local 2001 and to be standing with them in our fight to bring real change for the families of our district," said Himes. "Whether it's rising gas and food prices, the health care crisis, or the unstable housing market, working class families in our district are truly struggling just to stay afloat. Their members know that I will fight for working families every day in Congress on the issues that matter to them."
"We endorse politicians who support the things we believe in; good paying jobs, decent health care and retirement, quality public services, and improving the lives of working families," said Cathy Osten, a correctional lieutenant working for the Connecticut Department of Correction. "Jim Himes has committed to make these issues his priorities as the 4th District's Representative in Congress."
"A political endorsement is a decision we do not take lightly," Osten, the Co-Chair of CSEA/SEIU Local 2001's Legislative Action Committee continued. "Our members support candidates who have pledged to be held accountable to us once elected."
CSEA/SEIU Local 2001's endorsement today follows the Connecticut AFL-CIO's endorsement of Jim Himes in June.
About CSEA/SEIU Local 2001:
CSEA/SEIU Local 2001 represents 25,000 active and retired public sector workers across Connecticut. Visit www.seiu2001.org online for more information about the union's efforts to lead for deliver quality, reliable, and cost-effective public services to Connecticut taxpayers.
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