June 20, 2012
By Kismet Barksdale
The NYS AFL-CIO has endorsed the reelection of Congressman Charlie Rangel (NY-13).
NYS AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento said, “Throughout his service in the House of Representatives, Congressman Rangel has been the go-to guy for New York’s working families. Charlie Rangel has never wavered in his fight to secure crucial federal resources to support the priorities of middle class New Yorkers – education, health care, and job creation.”
“I am delighted and deeply honored to have the support of the AFL-CIO. It is truly humbling to have the respect and confidence of such an admirable organization,” said Congressman Rangel.
Cilento said, “As Dean of New York’s Delegation, Congressman Rangel has played a crucial role in countless victories for hard working New Yorkers. We will do all that we can to make sure our members know just how important it is to have Charlie Rangel’s leadership in Congress at this critical juncture for our state and our country.”
The NYS AFL-CIO represents approximately 45,000 working men and women in the 13th Congressional District.