Today, Joe Morelle announced that the City Public Employees Coalition (CPEC) has endorsed his candidacy for the 25th Congressional district. The CPEC is comprised of five unions in the City of Rochester, including: Board of Education Non-Teaching Employees (BENTE) Local 2419, Rochester Teacher’s Association (RTA), Rochester Police Locust Club, International Association of Firefighters Local 1071, and the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 1635. Both Local 2419 and Local 1635 are affiliated with AFSCME Council 66.
“Throughout Joe’s time in public service, he has never stopped fighting to strengthen our schools and ensure students, teachers, and essential support staff have the resources they need to succeed,” said Dan DiClemente, President, CPEC and BENTE Local 2419. “Joe is the strong partner we need in Congress working to support our schools and ensure every child has the tools to reach their potential and build a bright future.”
“I am humbled and honored to have the support of the City Public Employees Coalition. We need to put hardworking families first again by fighting to expand job opportunities, ensure fair wages, and create access to quality, affordable health care for every person,” said Morelle. “I am proud to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with these dedicated men and women who are working tirelessly to build a stronger Rochester.”
Morelle, who currently serves as a state Assemblymember representing the towns of Brighton, Irondequoit and parts of the city of Rochester, has spent a lifetime in public service working to advance the best interests of his community. In the Assembly, Morelle has successfully fought for the passage of legislation to raise the minimum wage in New York State, establish paid family leave to ease the burden on our working families, improve access to healthcare for all people, bring millions of dollars in infrastructure improvements to our area, and increase workforce development training to ensure individuals have the skills and training they need to be successful.