Robertson receives three union endorsements

In the past few weeks, Martha Robertson, candidate for Congress in New York’s 23rd Congressional District, has received key endorsements from three major unions: AFL-CIO, NYSUT and PEF – that strengthen her candidacy. Her campaign recently began advertising, and has built a field program that encompasses the entire 23rd District, which stretches from Tioga to Chautauqua County.

“I am honored by the vote of confidence from AFL-CIO, NYSUT and PEF. They know that I am the only candidate in this race who is looking out for our working families. People need good quality jobs to support their families. What they don’t need are more people in Congress like my opponent, Congressman Tom Reed, who has voted to raise middle class taxes, to raise the Social Security retirement age, to end the Medicare guarantee, and for policies that make it easier for corporations to ship jobs and profits overseas,” Robertson said.

“The voice of hardworking families throughout the 23rd Congressional District is not being heard in Washington because their current Representative is simply out of touch. Martha Robertson is the breath of fresh air that they have been so desperately waiting for. Instead of supporting failed policies including tax cuts for millionaires and corporations, she’ll work to grow the economy and create jobs by investing in a vibrant middle class. That’s the kind of leadership we need in Congress,” said Mario Cilento, president of the New York State AFL-CIO.