For Immediate release
September 9, 2019

J&Z Strategies

AFSCME California PEOPLE, AFSCME District Council 57, AFSCME Local 1902, and AFSCME Local 2620 Rally Behind Josh Newman’s Campaign for Senate District 29

ORANGE COUNTY, CA — Building on his recent backing by California Governor Gavin Newsom, today U.S. Army veteran, businessman and former State Senator Josh Newman announced the endorsements of AFSCME California PEOPLE, AFSCME District Council 57, AFSCME Local 1902 and AFSCME Local 2620 in the rematch race to represent California’s 29th State Senate District.

Announcing the endorsements, state and local AFSCME leaders released the following statements:

“Even before Josh Newman arrived at the Senate, he was a determined advocate for working people and a leader in the fight to make our economy work for all Californians. While in office he has championed efforts to improve the standard of living for workers and protect their right to negotiate living wages and benefits for their families. Josh understands the important contributions working people make in their communities and that is why AFSCME California People is proud to support Josh Newman for State Senate.”

“Over 30,000 public service workers of AFSCME District Council 57 are proud to support Josh Newman for State Senate District 29. While in office, Josh worked tirelessly to improve wages and working conditions for the hard-working people of California. He understands the critical role public employees play in delivering the services all of our communities rely on, from our schools and our community colleges to our transit systems and our hospitals. That’s why we’re with Josh all the way.”
-AFSCME District Council 57

“AFSCME Local 1902 members know that Josh is a champion for working families and will work to protect Southern California’s invaluable water supplies, now and into the future. We know that when it comes to protecting the rights of working families to join a Union, Josh will fight to protect their right to do so while he is in the Senate!”
-Alan Shanahan, Executive President, AFSCME Local 1902

“The working men and women of AFSCME Local 2620 are proud to give Josh Newman our strong support and endorsement. While in office, Josh has demonstrated tremendous courage when it comes to defending working families and their right to negotiate better working conditions, wages, and benefits. We have full confidence that Josh will be the strongest champion for the working families of District 29 in Sacramento.”
-Abdul Johnson, President, AFSCME Local 2620