I’m honored to share a letter that was sent by Maria Elena Durazo, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, regarding her recent endorsement of my re-election. I urge you to watch her video message and share it with your friends and family.
My name is Maria Elena Durazo, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO. I am proud today to announce my endorsement of Congresswoman Jane Harman.
The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor represents over 300 unions – the men and women who make up all of the different industries that make Los Angeles work – from the public sector and the private sector.
In the years I have known Congresswoman Harman, she has shown herself to be leader. She takes hold of an issue in Congress and gets the job done. She is as courageous as she is energetic.
Congresswoman Harman has always fought for a worker’s right to organize, and she is an original co-sponsor of the Employee Free Choice Act. She refuses to cross picket lines and has marched with local janitors, health care workers, and others to make sure that people who work hard and play by the rules are paid well and treated with dignity.
She has opposed unfair trade agreements, including NAFTA and CAFTA, and has long advocated better technology and fairer hours for air traffic controllers.
Most importantly, as we fight our way out of the Bush recession, we are proud to work cooperatively with her to create good, high-paying, skilled jobs for our communities.
I hope you will watch this short video and share it with your friends and family.
We appreciate somebody who is strong, thoughtful and courageous. And we are deeply appreciative of Congresswoman Harman for always fighting for us.
Jane Harman deserves our support. I could not be more proud to endorse her today and ask you to vote for her in the Democratic Primary on June 8.
Maria Elena Durazo
Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor