Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Labor Council Response to Special Election Results in the 80th Assembly District & 4th San Diego City Council District


SAN DIEGO - San Diego Labor Council Secretary-Treasurer Lorena Gonzalez made the following statement in response to reported results in two San Diego special elections today:

“Tonight we're seeing exactly what happens when San Diego's working families stand up for themselves against the downtown special interests. Despite the best efforts of the likes of the Lincoln Club, Walmart, hoteliers, and lobbyists, working people have come together for their communities to make their voices heard.

“The strides that we've seen in these communities in just the last few years have been amazing. These working San Diegans have found the time and energy to really commit to organized, empowered neighborhoods, and we've seen the results in the election of Mayor Bob Filner, the defeat of Proposition 32, and in two more landmark victories for working families tonight.

“The most exciting part is knowing that this isn't simply a one-time election effort. This is real, grassroots infrastructure that's built to last and make sure the hard working people in these communities continue to be heard as we all continue working to build a better San Diego that works for everyone.”

San Diego-Imperial Counties Labor Council

The San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council, AFL-CIO includes 135 affiliated labor groups in the region with a membership of more than 200,000 working families.  Founded in 1891, the Labor Council advocates for more jobs, better jobs and better lives for all of San Diego’s workers – union and non-union.

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