West Islip, NY – The New York State AFL-CIO has endorsed Christine Pellegrino for the New York State Assembly in the Ninth District. A special election for the seat will be held on Tuesday, May 23rd.
This adds another significant endorsement in the closely watched race, following the major endorsements of Pellegrino by the New York State United Teachers, the Communications Workers of America, the United Auto Workers, the New York State Nurses Association, and 1199SEIU.
“Strong unions are the backbone of our communities in Long Island and across New York State. As a proud union member, I am honored to add the New York State AFL-CIO to our list of supporters. The AFL-CIO fights to protect Long Island families and that’s exactly what I will do by their side in Albany.”
The AFL-CIO is joining the movement to elect Pellegrino because “she shares a common vision with us about the future of Long Island and New York State. We need to ensure that our elected officials will work with us in partnership to strengthen the middle class and focus on building opportunities for the next generation of families that want to live and work here on Long Island.”
For more information about her campaign visit www.PellegrinoForAssembly.com