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Jan 28

AFSCME COUNCIL 57 JOINS BROAD LABOR COALITION SUPPORTING KARINA CERVANTEZ ALEJO FOR ASSEMBLY

WATSONVILLE, CA— Continuing to maintain her edge in the race for California’s 30th State Assembly District seat, today Watsonville Mayor Pro-Tem Karina Cervantez Alejo won the sought-after support of AFSCME Council 57, a powerful area labor organization.

In announcing their recommendation of Watsonville Mayor Pro-Tem Karina Cervantez Alejo for State Assembly District 30, AFSCME Council 57 President Cynthia McCabe released the following statement:

“AFSCME Council 57 is proud to support Watsonville Mayor Pro-Tem Karina Cervantez Alejo for State Assembly. Karina represents a refreshing brand of a new generation of leadership for our region and California. Her background as the daughter of farm workers, an educator, a passionate activist and a proven local champion for working families illustrates the fact that she’ll be a fierce advocate for working families in the State Assembly.”

An affiliate of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, AFSCME Council 57 represents over 25,000 members of 23 locals representing workers in counties, cities, and special districts throughout Northern California and the Central Valley, as well as the State health and social service professionals of BU 19 who work in all 58 of California’s counties. Their members work in county health and human service agencies, provide mental health services at the state and local level, and ensure the public safety working as 911 dispatchers, probation officers, and trial court employees. They serve the people of California through their work in schools and community colleges, transit agencies, public works departments, clinics and hospitals, and water and wastewater facilities and more. AFSCME members make California happen. 

Beyond today’s announcement, Karina Cervantez Alejo has earned the following support from organizations who represent working families:
  • Sheet Metal Workers Local 104
  • California Nurses Association (CNA)
  • California Federation of Teachers (CFT)
  • Laborers Local 270
  • Northern California Carpenters
  • Sheet Metal, Air, Rail & Transportation (SMART) Union, Local 23

Just last week Mayor Pro-Tem Cervantez Alejo won, in a landslide vote, the endorsement of the South County Democratic Club, a powerhouse local organization comprised of scores of politically mobilized grassroots activists. 

Beyond today’s endorsement, Watsonville Mayor Pro-Tem Karina Cervantez Alejo has amassed an army of support from teachers, nurses, working people, women’s organizations, small business owners, Democratic Party luminaries, and countless others, totaling well over 220 supporters. 

To view her full list of endorsements, please click here: http://votekarina.com/endorsements/

To view Watsonville Mayor Pro-Tem Karina Cervantez Alejo bio, click here:http://votekarina.com/meet-karina/meet-karina/

For all other information, please visit: www.VoteKarina.com

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Paid for by Karina Cervantez Alejo for State Assembly 2016.