The MacKenzie for Congress campaign today announced the endorsement of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Locals 791 and 1445.
“On behalf of the New Hampshire members of United Food and Commercial Workers Locals 791 and 1445 we would like to congratulate you on your decision to run for US Congress in New Hampshire’s 1st District, and proudly endorse you in your campaign,” wrote Peter Derouen (UFCW Local 791 ) and Jim Carvalho (UFCW Local 1445).
“Thank you for your leadership in the past, and all the support you gave our members as President of the New Hampshire AFL CIO. We are excited to have a union brother take on the challenge of ensuring working families in the state of New Hampshire are not left behind in our current economy.’
It is without a doubt that you are the only candidate in this race that understands the policies that truly affect New Hampshire’s men and women, and we know you would be a tremendous advocate for the middle class in Washington DC. Your campaign is an exciting opportunity for New Hampshire, and we are proud to endorse you for the 1st Congressional District,” Derouen and Caralho concluded.
“I am very proud to accept the support of both local UFCW Locals representing working families in New Hampshire,” MacKenzie said. Our campaign is gaining momentum, and the women and men of the UFCW will play an important part in helping us win this campaign for all of us, not just the wealthy few.”
UFCW Locals 1445 and 791 represent over 15,000 workers, over 200 of whom live in New Hampshire. The UFCW joins the United Steel Workers, Service Employees International Union Local 560 and Sheet Metal Workers Local 7 in endorsing Mark MacKenzie for Congress.