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Political Notebook: More Endorsements

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Now, here are more endorsements:

From the Asian American Democratic Club

Roger Manno, a Democratic candidate for Congress in Maryland’s 6th District, has been endorsed by the Asian American Democratic Club of Montgomery County. The group also recognized David Trone as a candidate with whom it disagrees on several matters of policy, but trust would serve the people of the 6th District with distinction and merit.

“We found Roger Manno’s candidacy to be the most impressive by far, though we also reserve praise for the extensive outreach that self-made entrepreneur David Trone has put into building a broad coalition of support for his second run for Congress in four years,” reads a news release from the organization.

The club says it has seen Manno’s “commitment and his heart up-close and personal as community activists and grassroots organizers of a generation that yearns to be heard. Few white men today are as ‘woke’ or real as Roger Manno is. We are convinced he will work to include all Marylanders in our democracy,” the release continues.

From the Association of Black Democrats of Montgomery County

Aruna Miller, a Democratic candidate for Congress in District 6, received an endorsement from the Association of Black Democrats of Montgomery County.

“We have an opportunity to support candidates who align with our values as well as mobilize support for great candidates who are running historic campaigns,” said Julian Haffner, vice president of the association, of the candidates they endorsed.

From Jews United for Justice Campaign Fund

Jews United For Justice Campaign Fund released its endorsements in Democratic primary races for Montgomery County council.

They are Marc Elrich for county executive; Gabe Albornoz, Brandy Brooks, Hans Riemer and Chris Wilhelm for county council at-large; Reggie Oldak in District 1; Ben Shnider in District 3; Nancy Navarro in District 4; and Tom Hucker in District 5.

“The JUFJ Campaign Fund believes that our elected leaders need to listen to ordinary people,” Jacob Feinspan, executive director of the JUFJ Campaign Fund, said in a news release. “These candidates will work to un-rig the system that is manipulated by wealthy developers and lobbyists, and will prioritize working families who have been shut out of democracy and opportunity.”

The Jews United for Justice Campaign Fund mobilizes the Jewish community of the Washington-Baltimore region to advance campaigns for social, racial and economic justice ,and support progressive candidates for local office.

From Justice Democrats

Roger Manno, a Democratic congressional candidate in District 6, earned an endorsement from the national progressive advocacy group Justice Democrats.

Justice Democrats is a grass-roots, independent political organization founded by former staff of the Bernie Sanders 2016 presidential campaign. The Justice Democrats-endorsed candidates are united around a shared platform consisting of Medicare For All, free college, $15-an-hour living wage, criminal justice reform and ending mass incarceration.

“These are difficult times for working people. In Maryland, Senator Roger Manno has been leading the fight for 12 years for a level playing field,” said Alexandra Rojas, co-director of the organization, discussing the endorsement. “On issues of economic and social justice, Roger has demonstrated the political courage that we look for in a Justice Democrats candidate. From fighting for good jobs with benefits to ending the cradle to prison pipeline, Roger has always stood for policies that benefit all Americans, not just the powerful elite.”

From UFCW Local 1994 MCGEO

Bobby Bartlett, a candidate for the Maryland House of Delegates in District 30 (Montgomery), has earned an endorsement from UFCW Local 1994 Montgomery County GEO.

“Bobby’s values align with the values we should all embrace. He stands for true economic justice including supporting workers’ rights to a voice at work, strong minimum wage laws, and improving health care laws so Marylanders can access health care at reasonable costs,” UFCW Local 1994 President Gino Renne said in a statement. “He has a real understanding of the challenges facing our vulnerable population and has solid ideas to address those challenges.”Local 1994 represents 8,000 public employees in Montgomery County and beyond. From its inception, UFCW Local 1994 MCGEO has fought to protect workers’ rights, negotiate fair wages, and protect safety and security of workers.

For Liz Matory

Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey R. Gahler (R) and Frederick County Sheriff Charles A. “Chuck” Jenkins (R) have endorsed Liz Matory. Matory is running in the Republican primary to unseat incumbent Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger in Maryland’s 2nd Congressional District. “We need Liz as another Republican in Congress to advocate for us in Washington. If we do not do something on the federal level, more and more lives will be destroyed,” Gahler said in a statement.

“I support Liz 1,000 percent,” Jenkins said.

Matory also has earned the endorsement of the Black Conservative Federation, which supports efforts to promote economic stability, ensure both quality and choice of education, as well as a multi-pronged approach to community investment.

For Michele Guyton

Michele Guyton, a Democratic candidate for the Maryland House of Delegates from District 42B (Baltimore), has received endorsements from the Maryland League of Conservation Voters; Metro Baltimore Council AFL-CIO;  Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate Distinction; NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland Endorsed Champion of Choice; Baltimore Women United for Action PAC; LiUNA Mid-Atlantic Region/Baltimore Washington Laborers’ District Council; state Sen. James Brochin, a candidate for Baltimore County executive; Central Baltimore County Democratic Club; and Baltimore County Progressive Democrats Club.


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