Hartford, CT – The win of Chris Murphy in the Primary Election for Connecticut’s open U.S. Senate seat, was lauded by 32BJ SEIU, which had endorsed him and worked for his election.
“32BJ congratulates Chris Murphy on this primary win,” said Kurt Westby 32BJ Connecticut Director. “We look forward to continuing to work with him to stand up for the rights of working people in Connecticut and around the country.” “As the current Congressman from the 5th District, Chris Murphy has defended our right to organize, supports benefits for working parents, and looks out for our seniors and retirees. He will continue to stand up for us in the U.S. Senate.”
With more than 4,000 members in Connecticut, 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. The union’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.