Mobile Menu - OpenMobile Menu - Closed
Twitter icon
Facebook icon
Flickr icon
YouTube icon

DeLauro Endorsed for Chair of Appropriations by Major Unions, Leaders in Education, Labor, Women and Children’s Protection and Advancement

November 16, 2020
Press Release

Critical Partners in Work to Secure a Better Tomorrow Express Confidence in DeLauro’s Leadership, Ability to Unite Congress for the People

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), issued this statement thanking major union and organization leaders for their partnership and confidence in her ability to chair the House Appropriations Committee in the 117th Congress:

“We have our work cut out for us, but Congress cannot do it alone. As the United States continues to battle a pandemic we have made little progress in defeating, fight to end racism in a real and meaningful way, and invest in our workers and families to repair our economy, we have to work together. Elected officials at every level need strong partnerships not just with their colleagues on the other side of the aisle but with the unions, organizations, and community groups doing the work on the ground.

“I am incredibly grateful to have the support of so many leaders who have been fighting for our communities for decades. These leaders embody the strength, tenacity, and selflessness that we will need to succeed. I have admired, learned from, and grown with them and know we will be successful in implementing many of the policies we crafted together.

“I am humbled and honored. Onward, together, toward a brighter future for all.”

Congresswoman DeLauro received the endorsements of AFT President Randi Weingarten, NEA President Becky Pringle, AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka, NWLC President Fatima Goss Graves, National Partnership President Debra Ness, and many others:

AFL-CIO, Richard Trumka

AFT, Randi Weingarten

Afterschool Alliance, Jodi Grant

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)

Communications Workers of America (CWA), Dan Mauer

Council for Opportunity in Education, Kim Jones

First Focus on Children, Bruce Lesley

Linchpin Strategies, Catriona Macdonald

Little Lobbyists, Elena Hung

National Partnership for Women & Families, Debra Ness

National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), Fatima Gross Graves

NEA, Becky Pringle

SEIU, Mary Kay Henry

ZERO TO THREE, Matthew Melmed