John Garamendi Wins in Congressional District 10
Statement by California Labor Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski
“Voters of the 10th Congressional District yesterday elected a tireless advocate and proven champion for working people in John Garamendi. We congratulate Congressman Garamendi on his victory, and look forward to working closely with him in his new role.
“Congressman Garamendi has his work cut out for him upon arrival in Washington, but we’re confident his decades of experience on issues important to working families uniquely positions him to make an immediate impact. Garamendi is a critical vote in support of comprehensive health care reform, providing vital leadership on what has been a signature issue throughout his career. Battles loom on many other issues as well, including restoring the freedom for workers to join and form unions. We know Congressman Garamendi will continue his lifelong advocacy for workers’ rights by being a leader in the effort to pass the Employee Free Choice Act.
“This important victory puts us a step closer to rebuilding our economy, both in California and nationwide. The fight doesn’t stop with this election though; it’s just beginning. Congressman Garamendi will continue to have our full support as he works with Speaker Pelosi and President Obama to create a better future for America’s working families.”