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June 14, 2018 | Press Release


Rochester, NY – Today, Joe Morelle announced that the United Auto Workers (UAW) Region 9 have endorsed his candidacy for the 25th Congressional District. UAW Region 9 covers Western and Central New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania and includes over 1700 members in the 25th Congressional District.


“Much like Louise Slaughter, Joe Morelle has always been a passionate fighter for our members,” said Jeff Binz, Director, UAW Region 9. “We know that Joe will always have our best interests at heart and will continue to stand up to anyone in Washington who threatens the promise of opportunity for our hardworking families.”


“It’s time that we put people ahead of profits and ensure working Americans have the essential supports they deserve,” said Morelle. “That’s why in Congress, I will never stop fighting to strengthen working families, create stable jobs with good wages, and ensure access to quality healthcare for every person. I’m so grateful to the dedicated members of UAW for their support and partnership as we work to build a stronger nation.”


Morelle, who currently serves as a state Assemblymember representing the towns of Brighton, Irondequoit and parts of the city of Rochester, has spent a lifetime in public service working to advance the best interests of his community. In the Assembly, Morelle has successfully fought for the passage of legislation to raise the minimum wage in New York State, establish paid family leave to ease the burden on our working families, improve access to healthcare for all people, bring millions of dollars in infrastructure improvements to our area, and increase workforce development training to ensure individuals have the skills and training they need to be successful.


Morelle has received over 25 endorsements, including every major trade and service union in New York State.

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