In recent days, Jordan has earned the endorsements of 1199SEIU representing healthcare workers, UNITE HERE Local 25 representing hospitality workers, and Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689 representing transit workers

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Washington, DC – On May Day, Jordan Grossman announced endorsements of key unions representing workers on the front lines fighting COVID-19 and in industries most affected by the public health crisis. This week, the healthcare workers of 1199SEIU and the hospitality workers of UNITE HERE Local 25 have joined the transit workers of ATU Local 689, the Metro Washington Council AFL-CIO, the Washington Teachers’ Union, and the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union in support of Jordan’s campaign to represent Ward 2 on the DC Council.

“From healthcare professionals saving lives, to bus drivers getting essential employees where they need to be, to teachers making distance learning work amid a digital divide, to hospitality workers who have been devastated by hotel and business closures, DC’s frontline and essential workers are keeping the District going during this crisis -– all while their lives and livelihoods have been upended by the pandemic,” said Jordan. “It is an incredible honor and responsibility to have earned their trust at a time when their needs are so great. I look forward to supporting their heroic efforts on the DC Council by rebuilding our city to be stronger and more equitable than ever.”

Jordan has been endorsed by over a dozen influential community organizations and leading progressive voices. The full list of local organizations endorsing Jordan as of today includes:

·       1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East

·       Unite Here Local 25

·       Washington Teachers’ Union

·       Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689

·       Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO

·       Nonprofit Professional Employees Union

·       DC Working Families Party

·       DC for Democracy

·       Jews United for Justice Campaign Fund

·       National Organization for Women (NOW), DC Chapter

·       350 DC

·       Sunrise DC

·       Our Revolution DC

Jordan has also earned the highest ratings of any candidate in the District from the Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance and been endorsed by At-Large DC Councilmember Elissa Silverman, the only Ward 2 candidate to be endorsed by a sitting councilmember.

Jordan Grossman is a fifth generation DC resident and former Obama Administration, Capitol Hill, DC federal district court, and DC government official. He’s running to represent Ward 2 on the DC Council to end corruption, fight for DC statehood and equity for our schools, and make it easier for residents to afford a home, find high-quality child care, walk, bike, or take public transit, and pay off student loan debt.

To learn more about Jordan, visit JordanForWard2.com.