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Beth Hafer Campaign Forges Ahead with Communication Workers of America Endorsement In Congressional Race (PA- 18th)

11.27.07

Beth Hafer Campaign Forges Ahead with Communication Workers of America Endorsement; Wins First Union Endorsement of Race
9/26/2007

PITTSBURGH, PA - Democratic congressional candidate Beth Hafer picked up momentum today, winning the first union endorsement in the race to represent Pennsylvania’s 18th congressional district. The Communication Workers of America, District 13 put their support behind Hafer, stating that she is the most qualified candidate for the job.

“A union member herself, Beth Hafer is a passionate and tenacious advocate for Pennsylvania’s working families,” said Jim Short, Vice-President of the Communication Workers of America, District 13. “We enthusiastically support Beth’s candidacy and her vision for the future. Beth’s plans for job creation and economic growth will supercharge Southwestern Pennsylvania and make the region stronger than ever.”

Hafer has long been a strong voice for positioning the Pittsburgh metropolitan area at the forefront of the emerging alternative energy industry. Those plans along with her commitment to improving health care and education have resonated with voters, as has her call to restore integrity to Congress.

“I am proud to have the support of the hard working men and women in the CWA,” said Hafer. “Their needs and concerns have been pushed by the wayside in Washington, thanks to representatives more interested in the privileges of their position than in the privilege of serving their constituents. That will change once I am elected.”

District 13 represents 24,000 workers in Pennsylvania and Delaware and approximately 10,000 in the greater Pittsburgh region.

http://www.haferforcongress.com/news/

1 comment so far

I had the opportunity to attend a District 13 CWA Convention in Atlantic City, NJ earlier this year. I cannot even express my high regards for their leadership at all levels.

Vice President Jim Short is one of the brightest union leaders I have ever met and I have met thousands. If he backs a candidate, union members should pay attention!

If I lived in her Congressional District, I would be going all out on her behalf.

Although the CWA in District 13 has many top level leaders, I think Jim Short and Ed Mooney (President of the statewide CWA Local 13000) are especially worth watching. I just wish our federal government had leaders of the same high caliber as those two gentlemen.



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