Rhode Island State Representative Aaron Regunberg (Democrat, District 4, Providence) announced his endorsement by five important labor groups on Monday. The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 1199 New England, Teamsters Local 251, the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 618, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 2323, and Rhode Island Working Families Party all endorsed Regunberg for Lieutenant Governor. Together these organizations represent over 18,000 Rhode Islanders.
“These endorsements reinforce our campaign’s message about fighting for a future that is fair for all of us,” said Regunberg. “Standing up for the middle-class and those struggling to get by has been my top priority, and I am excited to continue fighting to win real change for working people as Lieutenant Governor.”
“Our members are enthusiastically supporting Aaron Regunberg for lieutenant governor, because he is the only candidate who has actually been there for working people,” said Steven Murphy, Business Manager for IBEW Local 2323. “He has a record of delivering change for our families. Corporate special interests can hire lobbyists to get their way. Aaron will be a voice for all the Rhode Islanders who can’t afford a State House lobbyist. That’s why IBEW 2323 members have decided to endorse him.”
“Representative Regunberg has led winning, grassroots campaigns to support working families, reform our criminal justice system, and expand renewable energy,” said Georgia Hollister-Isman, State Director for Rhode Island Working Families Party. “That’s the kind of energy and experience we need. Making sure Aaron is our next Lieutenant Governor will be a top priority for Rhode Island Working Families in the 2018 election cycle.”
“After reviewing the candidates’ records, the working men and women of ATU Local 618 have chosen Aaron Regunberg as the best candidate for lieutenant governor,” said Thomas Cute, President and Business Agent for ATU Local 618. “Working families need a voice in the State House and leaders who will bring people together. Aaron Regunberg supports public transportation, and he is the only candidate for lieutenant governor who has dedicated his life to speaking out for people who can’t afford high-priced lobbyists – and winning results.”