AFL-CIO, UAW, Building Trades Endorse Elisabeth Jensen

Elisabeth Jensen
Elisabeth Jensen

Elisabeth Jensen’s campaign for Congress continued its momentum this week, earning the endorsements of the Kentucky AFL-CIO, United Autoworkers, and the Kentucky Building and Trades Council

“All working families deserve public servants who will fight to ensure that if you work hard and play by the rules, America is a country where you can get ahead.” said Robert Akin, President of the Central Kentucky Building Trades AFL-CIO and the Bluegrass Central Labor Council. “It is why we are proud to support Elisabeth Jensen.”

“The people of this Commonwealth are in desperate need of elected officials who will stand beside our working families,” said Bill Londrigan, President of the Kentucky AFL-CIO. “We are convinced that we have found one of those people in Elisabeth Jensen.”

“I continue to be incredibly honored by the support I have received from working Kentuckians,” Jensen said. “These are the people whose hard work supports communities throughout the 6th Congressional District, and who I want to go to Washington to represent.

“The American worker today is squeezed between two very powerful forces: Corporations who want to minimize worker bargaining power and wages, and Tea Party activists who want to eliminate safety net programs. These two forces are cutting the very things that working people have worked so hard to achieve – the belief and reality that if you commit to working hard every day, you can provide a better life for your family than your parents were able to provide you. “

In his brief time in Congress, Andy Barr has shown himself to be no friend of working Kentuckians. From his support of the National Right to Work Act, to his support of further reductions in food stamp benefits, to his voting to keep the government shutdown and risk default; he has played political games with the livelihood of 6th district workers and families at every turn.

Jensen has also received the endorsement of Teamsters Local 651, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 227, the American Federation of Government Employees, and the National Association of Letter Carriers in Kentucky.

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Elisabeth Jensen, as an executive of a non-profit and with deep experience in the business community, brings the tools and experience needed to get the economy working again. She is running for Congress to seek common sense, bi-partisan solutions to the challenges facing our country.

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