April 1, 2016
By Stephanie West
New York, NY – With the New York State Democratic presidential primary election weeks away, District Council 37 AFSCME has vowed to mobilize its army of activists in support of former Secretary of State/NY Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. The union’s delegates voted overwhelmingly to endorse her candidacy during their monthly meeting at union headquarters.
“We are proud to endorse Secretary Clinton as the next president of our great nation,” said DC 37 Executive Director Henry Garrido. “We supported her first run for office back in 2000, when she was elected to the U.S. Senate. We know her serious commitment to public service and her history of fighting for others, especially children and working families. She can count on this union to work diligently to get out the vote for the April 19 Primary in New York.”
In a show of solidarity, former President Clinton joined union leaders and activists at a rally in support of her candidacy at DC 37 headquarters March 31st. DC 37’s national union, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees – which represents 1.6 million public service workers across the country – has endorsed Clinton.
*** DC 37 is New York City’s largest public employee union, with 121,000 members and 50,000 retirees.