Thursday, May 27, 2010

Manno Picks Up Labor Support

Defying the conventional wisdom that challengers usually do not get institutional support, District 19 Senate candidate Roger Manno earned the endorsements of two labor groups today. Following is his press release.

For Immediate Release

Contact: Arie Stock
May 27, 2010


Silver Spring, MD - The Washington D.C. Building and Construction Trades Council (WDCBCTC), and Communications Workers of America have announced early strong endorsements for Roger Manno, candidate for the Maryland State Senate in the 19th District.

Appearing with Manno at his May 16th State Senate kickoff, WDCBCTC Executive Secretary and Treasurer Vance Ayres, representing 25,000 workers, stated, "If we had more folks like Roger Manno in Annapolis, there wouldn't be all the problems with people losing their houses, who have no health care. I know a lot of legislators. I know good legislators, and I know great legislators. He's one of the great ones, and so we, the Washington DC-region building trades, formally endorse, Roger Manno."

Echoing these statements, Ron Collins, Vice President CWA District 2 said, "Communication Workers of America is pleased to announce our strong, early endorsement of Roger Manno for the Maryland State Senate. While many legislators simply vote the right way on labor issues, Roger has tirelessly carried the water and walked the walk for workers in the State of Maryland. The 76 locals and 35,000 members of CWA District 2 stand united in our commitment to ensure that he is our next State Senator."

Thanking WDCBCTC, and CWA for their early endorsements, Manno stated, "I am honored to stand with these important labor unions in their daily fight for decent wages, reasonable working conditions and comprehensive health care for the hard working families in our communities. By working together to build broad coalitions we can ensure that there are no compromises when it comes to the working families of Maryland. Today's endorsements are a recognition that Leadership takes teamwork, and I look forward to continuing this fight together."

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