Wisconsin Jobs Now Endorses Candidates for State Legislature
Several Progressive Champions in Contested Races Receive WJN Endorsement
MILWAUKEE – Wisconsin’s leading economic justice advocacy organization, Wisconsin Jobs Now, announced Wednesday that it is has endorsed several candidates in the 2016 general election. Many of the races for Milwaukee seats in the State Senate and State Assembly have contested primaries on August 9.
“Wisconsin Jobs Now has made endorsements in some of the contested primary elections because we believe in supporting progressive champions who share our values and who will fight hard on behalf of Milwaukee’s working families,” said Executive Director Martha De La Rosa.
In the race for the 11th Assembly District, Wisconsin Jobs Now endorses Darrol Gibson.
“With many years of political organizing and advocacy among his accomplishments, Darrol Gibson holds great promise as a future legislator, and we’re proud to endorse him,” said De La Rosa.
In the race for the 17th Assembly District, Wisconsin Jobs Now endorses David Crowley.
“David Crowley’s many years of work as a community organizer and in government make him well-prepared to represent the 17th Assembly District,” said De La Rosa.
In the race for the 6th Senate District, Wisconsin Jobs Now endorses LaTonya Johnson.
“Representative Johnson has been a strong and vocal advocate for women and working families, and she will make an excellent state senator,” said De La Rosa.
In the race for the 4th Senate District, Wisconsin Jobs Now endorses Mandela Barnes.
“Representative Barnes has consistently stood up for Milwaukee and fought for progress on the issues most important for working families. He will do a tremendous job as the next Senator for the 4th District.
“Wisconsin Jobs Now will do everything we can to support each of these candidates, including knock doors and phone bank our members in these districts,” concluded De La Rosa
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De La Rosa comes to Wisconsin Jobs Now with nearly two decades of experience as an activist and leader in the fight for social and economic justice.