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First Union to endorse in this race calls Lazere a “fighter for working people in DC”

Washington, DC — Today, AFGE Local 1975 President Clifford Lowery announced his union’s endorsement of Ed Lazere, Independent candidate for DC Council.

AFGE Local 1975 represents DC government employees in the DC Department of Transportation, Department of Motor Vehicles, Department of Public Works, Department of For Hire Vehicles, and Metropolitan Police Department. The union membership is made up largely of DC residents who engage in vital work to meet the needs of our community. Many Local 1975 members are proudly serving the District during the coronavirus crisis as “essential workers.”

President Lowery noted his union is excited to make an early endorsement in this race and that “Endorsing Ed Lazere for DC Council is a no brainer. Ed has a deep understanding of DC’s budget and finances, which he has put to use fighting for hard-working DC families for two decades.” Lowery added, “Ed Lazere has been there working side by side with labor unions and community groups in so many fights for good wages and benefits, affordable housing, or better schools.”

Lowery noted that he hopes to work with Lazere, among other things, to promote housing policies that allow long-term residents who work in DC government to stay in DC.

Lazere thanked President Lowery and all members of AFGE Local 1975 for their vote of confidence, and he looks forward to working with the union as a member of the DC Council.

“I thank the hard-working members of AFGE Local 1975 for the vital role they play supporting DC’s transportation and other needs, especially now. It is such an honor to have my two decades of work on behalf of DC residents recognized by my brothers and sisters in the labor movement.”

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