Washington State Association of the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters Endorses Marilyn Strickland for Congress

Growing Support in Labor Community for Marilyn’s Campaign; The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists – Puget Sound Chapter, The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 612 and 302, The Seafarers International Union, and The Sailors Union of the Pacific Have All Endorsed Marilyn

TACOMA, WA – Marilyn Strickland announced today that the Washington State Association of the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters has endorsed her campaign for Congress.

The new endorsement demonstrates growing support in the region’s labor community for Marilyn’s campaign, with The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists – Puget Sound Chapter, The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 612 and 302, The Seafarers International Union, and The Sailors Union of the Pacific having all endorsed her campaign. 

“I am grateful to the working men and women of the Washington State Association of the UA Plumbers and Pipefitters for their support of our campaign,” said Strickland. “Part of restoring our middle class means protecting and restoring unions. In Congress, I’ll fight for more apprenticeships, a national paid family leave policy, and to protect the right of working Americans to organize and collectively bargain. I look forward to continuing to be a strong champion of working men and women, and helping create jobs, and getting our economy going again.”

“The Washington State Association of UA Plumbers & Pipefitters endorse Marilyn Strickland for Congress. Her commitment to protecting Americans Unions and making much needed infrastructure investments will help middle class union families through these challenging times. We are excited to have Marilyn as a champion for us in Congress,said Tim Herbert, Executive Secretary Treasurer of the Washington State Association of the United Association of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada.

If elected, Strickland will be the first African-American from the Pacific Northwest elected to Congress, and the first Korean-American woman to serve. Her first place finish in the August 4 primary election, and a recent survey of likely voters shows Marilyn with a strong lead and clear path to victory for November. 

Marilyn has a diverse and growing coalition of support for her campaign. Along with strong support in the labor community, local leaders and organizations supporting Marilyn include:

  • Former Washington State Representative and former 10th CD candidate, Kristine Reeves
  • Former Washington Governor Christine Gregoire
  • Former U.S. Secretary of Commerce and Washington Governor Gary Locke 
  • Congressman Derek Kilmer, WA-06 
  • Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, WA-01 
  • Victoria Woodards, Mayor of Tacoma
  • Don Anderson, Mayor of Lakewood
  • Nancy Backus, Mayor of Auburn
  • Former Seattle Mayor Norm Rice
  • Washington State Senator Steve Hobbs
  • Washington State Senator Jeannie Darnielle 
  • Washington State Representative Jake Fey
  • Washington State Representative Melanie Morgan
  • Thurston County Young Democrats
  • Former Pierce County Executive, John Ladenburg 
  • Former King County Executive and Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Ron Sims
  • Former President of The Evergreen State College, Les Purce
  • The Vietnamese Community of Tacoma Pierce County 
  • The Tacoma-Pierce County Black Collective

National leaders and organizations supporting Marilyn include:

  • The National Women’s Political Caucus
  • House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn
  • Congressman Hakeem Jeffries
  • Congresswoman Maxine Waters
  • Congressman Ted Lieu
  • Congressman Ami Bera
  • Congressman Pete Aguilar
  • Former Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang
  • The Congressional Black Caucus PAC
  • The Collective PAC 
  • Voter Protection Project
  • The Higher Heights for America PAC 
  • CAPA21 
  • Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders Rising & Empowering PAC
  • Asian-American Action Fund 
  • The AAPI Victory Fund 
  • The Korean-American Democratic Committee 
  • The Korean Americans for Organizing Fund

You can view the full list of endorsements here

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