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U.S. Senator Ben Cardin Receives Early Endorsement of Maryland state and d.c. AFL-CIO

03.10.11

Press Release: U.S. Senator Ben Cardin Receives Early Endorsement of Maryland state and d.c. AFL-CIO

Baltimore, MD — U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) has received the unanimous endorsement of the Maryland State and DC AFL-CIO’s Committee on Political Education (COPE), which represents over 300,000 union members and more than 500 local unions.

“Ben Cardin is a champion in the U.S. Senate for working families not just in Maryland but across the nation,” said Fred Mason, president of the Maryland State and DC AFL-CIO. “An early endorsement means local unions can begin to educate their members on why it is important to support Ben Cardin.”

“I have worked hard in the Senate and throughout my career to protect working men and women and their families. My priority, particularly during these tough economic times, is to help create and sustain quality job growth while solving the problems facing middle class families,” said Senator Cardin. “Unions have been a key part of protecting America’s shrinking middle class and have helped to lift up all workers. I will continue to actively support the rights of workers to collectively bargain and I am honored to receive this early endorsement from my friends in labor.

“We need to stop blaming hardworking teachers, nurses, firefighters, and other public sector workers who are essential to the safety and future of our communities. As leaders, we should be working together toward common solutions to the problems hurting American families, rather than placing blame or making scapegoats. We need to restore a sense of balance and civility to the debate, as well as our economy.”

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