New York, NY – Two New York State Assembly Members running for Congress – Rory Lancman and Hakeem Jeffries – have won the endorsement of 32BJ SEIU, the largest private-sector union in New York. In announcing the endorsements for the House seats in the newly drawn 6th and 8th Districts, the union committed to a voter outreach campaign, including mailings, door-to-door canvassing, and member mobilization in support of Lancman and Jeffries.
“As members of the New York Assembly, Hakeem Jeffries and Rory Lancman have championed the rights of working people in our state,” 32BJ President Mike Fishman said. “Now we need candidates like them in Congress to stand up for the working men and women of this country.”
In the weeks leading up to the June 26th primary election, 32BJ members will work hard to reach and talk to fellow members in the 6th District, where Lancman is running, and the 8th District where Jeffries is the candidate. Members will emphasize the candidates’ strong records and the importance of the election.
With 70,000 members in New York State, 32BJ is known for its strength in mobilizing members and voters to support endorsed candidates. In recent years, the union has strengthened its political endorsement program by putting resources toward door-to-door campaigns as well as mailers, phone banking and other independent expenditures to reach voters.
32BJ’s endorsement process is guided by an extensive screening of candidates by members and by the union’s policy agenda, which emphasizes the creation of good jobs and support for prevailing wage standards and responsible economic development.
With more than 120,000 members in eight states and Washington, D.C., including the 70,000 in New York, 32BJ is the largest private-sector union in the state and the largest property services union in the country.