The Metro Washington Council on Thursday announced the following endorsements for the November 2016 Election:
Washington, D.C.: Robert White for At-Large, Vincent Gray in Ward 7, and Trayon White in Ward 8. “These candidates and their vision and agenda are very much in line with our vision and agenda for the District of Columbia,” said Metro Council president Jackie Jeter. “Good jobs, housing, and the ability to live and work in D.C., these are things that many of our members are worried about, and we believe these candidates are committed to advancing those interests.” The Metro Council will work to educate its members, distribute literature and materials, as well as contact union members through email and phone outreach in the coming weeks to ensure that they know that these candidates have earned labor’s endorsement for the 2016 general election.
Prince George’s County: “No on Question D” – The Metropolitan Washington Council AFL-CIO does not support the initiative before voters this November to add two new at-large seats to the nine-member County Council. Concerns over the fiscal impact, as well as concerns that the proposal would circumvent existing term-limits overshadowed some of the potential benefits that the initiative may have.