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Senator Schumer and Héctor Figueroa endorse Grace Meng

February 9, 2017

Washington D.C. – Today, Grace Meng received the enthusiastic endorsements of US Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Héctor Figueroa, President of 32BJ SEIU.

A born and raised New Yorker, Senator Schumer has served in Congress for 37 years, 19 of which he’s spent in the Senate. He is in his first term as Minority Leader.

Héctor is a lifelong labor activist and organizer, who was elected President of 32BJ SEIU in 2012. 32BJ SEIU represents 163,000 cleaners, property maintenance workers, doormen, security officers, window cleaners, building engineers, and school and food service worker, making it the largest property service union in the nation.

“Héctor and Senator Schumer have long been leaders in the fight for working families and progressive policies,” said Grace Meng. “Now, they are both leading the fight against Donald Trump’s agenda, in the halls of Congress and throughout buildings and streets nationwide. I’m looking forward to working to ensure that we’re all working together to fight for our country’s future.

In addition, these endorsements join Congressmembers John Lewis, Judy Chu, Maxine Waters, and Barbara Lee; Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers; Stuart Appelbaum, President of Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union; Peter Ward, President of the Hotel Trades Council; the Chairs of the Democratic Parties in Alabama, the District of Columbia, New Mexico, New York, Texas, Virginia, and Wyoming; Bel Leong-Hong, the DNC Caucus Chair for Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders; Andrew Lachman, the Chair of the DNC Small Business Council; Earl D Fowlkes Jr., Chair of the DNC LGBT Caucus; Betty Richie, DNC Rural Council Chair; the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, AFL-CIO (APALA); and many more.