The Amalgamated Transit Union endorsed Jamie Raskin for Congress in CD8 today. Press release from the Raskin campaign:
Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Endorses Jamie Raskin for Congress, Citing His Record As An “Effective Progressive Leader” and his “Urgent Advocacy for Massive Reinvestment in Public Transit and Infrastructure”
The Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) announced today its endorsement of Senator Jamie Raskin in his campaign for Maryland’s 8th Congressional District.
“ATU members are excited to be supporting a truly effective progressive leader like Jamie Raskin who has a record of proven success over a decade,” said ATU International President Larry Hanley. “We know Jamie is campaigning on massive reinvestment in public transit and infrastructure, and we trust him to fight for public transit and transit workers in Congress. Jamie has run an impressive grassroots campaign based on his unmatched record of progressive results and we are glad to pitch in any way possible to see that he wins this exciting campaign when the polls close on April 26th. We need his passionate advocacy for change in America.”
ATU represents more 15,000 WMATA Metrorail, Metrobus, and MetroAccess employees in the region including operators, clerical, paratransit, and maintenance workers. They are a leading voice in the region for public transit and a strong labor force.
“I am honored to earn ATU’s endorsement because we obviously have a lot of work to do on rebuilding Metro and public transit and we need the labor force fully engaged and leading in this struggle. I live three blocks from the Metro and I want to be able to take a safe and reliable Metro system to work in Congress. Working with ATU’s thousands of workers, I will champion a safe and reliable public transportation system for all 8th District residents,” said Senator Raskin. “Together with the thousands of ATU Local 689 members who live in my district, I look forward to organizing for victory on April 26th and for many urgent legislative breakthroughs ahead.”