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May 25, 2018 | Press Release


Rochester, NY – Today, the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) announced their endorsement of Joe Morelle’s candidacy for the 25th Congressional District.  IUPAT represents over 160,000 active and retired men and women in the United States and Canada.


“Joe Morelle has spent his entire career working tirelessly to strengthen the middle class and support our hard-working families,” said Jeffrey Carroll, Business Manager/Secretary, IUPAT District Council No. 4. “He understands our challenges and knows that our members need a strong advocate in Congress to fight back against the profit-driven special interests that are working to displace every day American workers. Joe Morelle will be the champion our members need, and we are proud to give him our full support.”


“We need to put working people first again and that starts with fighting for better jobs, higher wages, and building a future that works for the many – not just the wealthy few,” said Morelle.  “In Congress, that is what I will stand up and fight for every day. I am so grateful to have the hardworking members of IUPAT as partners in this important endeavor.”


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.


To date, Morelle has received more than twenty endorsements from local, statewide, and national labor unions.

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