Election Endorsements

NYSUT 2020 FEDERAL AND STATE ENDORSED CANDIDATES

New York State United Teachers issued endorsements in general election races for state Legislature and recommended congressional candidates for endorsements by the union’s national affiliates, the American Federation of Teachers and National Education Association.

The full slate of general election endorsements is available for download (PDF).

“As cornerstones of our communities, government support for public schools, colleges and hospitals has never been more critical as we continue to weather the effects of the coronavirus pandemic,” NYSUT President Andy Pallotta said. “We need elected officials who will stand up for teachers, School-Related Professionals, medical professionals and those they serve, and we believe this slate of candidates can best deliver for the New Yorkers who will rely on them in the halls of power.”

NYSUT-endorsed candidates receive grassroots support from NYSUT members, including phone banking, door knocking and literature distribution. The union also makes financial contributions from voluntary donations through VOTE-COPE, the union’s non-partisan political action committee.

NEW YORK STATE AFL-CIO
2020 FEDERAL AND STATE ENDORSED CANDIDATES

The 2.5 million member New York State AFL-CIO announced the endorsements of candidates running for office in the November 3, 2020 elections.

President of the New York State AFL-CIO Mario Cilento said, “Now more than ever, as COVID-19 leaves a trail of destruction through the health and economic security of working people, we need elected officials who will stand up and fight for workers both now and in the months and years ahead.

“We endorse these candidates with great confidence that they understand the priorities of union members and will take-on the issues important to all workers while helping to build-up the middle class.”

The state federation will be educating and engaging members as part of a grassroots campaign to get them to vote for all of Labor’s endorsed candidates.

The complete list of NYS AFL-CIO endorsed candidates can be accessed here.

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