32BJ SEIU Endorses Ben Shnider for Montgomery County Council


January 17, 2018
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32BJ SEIU Endorses Ben Shnider for Montgomery County Council
Second Labor Union Backs Progressive Challenger in District 3 Race

Rockville, MD - Today, 32BJ SEIU officially announced its endorsement of challenger Ben Shnider for Montgomery County Council in District 3.

“I’m humbled and honored to have the backing of the incredible members of 32BJ. I’m running to ensure that every resident of Montgomery County can afford to live and thrive in this community that I love. I’m proud of the grassroots coalition we’re assembling to bring new leadership to District 3. I’ll work tirelessly on the County Council to provide the members of 32BJ -- and all county residents -- with the bold, progressive leadership they deserve,” said Shnider.

32BJ is the second labor union to endorse Shnider’s campaign. Unite Here Local 23 backed Shnider at the campaign’s September kick-off event.

“Workers, who are struggling to pay the bills, can trust Ben to put their well-being above corporate interests,” said 32BJ Vice President, Jaime Contreras. “We’re confident he will be a reliable advocate for Montgomery County’s working families, and we plan to do everything in our power to help his campaign win.”

With more than 167,000 members, including 18,000 in the D.C. region, 32BJ is the largest property service workers union in the country. The primary election is scheduled for June 26th. Early voting is June 14th-21st.

About Ben:

Ben Shnider is a civic activist running to represent District 3 on the Montgomery County Council. Ben has dedicated his life to fighting for progressive values. Prior to running, he worked as an organizer for then-Senator Barack Obama’s historic 2008 Presidential campaign, launched the political arm of the advocacy organization Bend the Arc, and served as Political Director for the pro-diplomacy group J Street. Ben is a former Board member for the Montgomery County Action Committee for Transit and serves on Rockville’s Human Rights Commission.

He lives with his wife, Sheri, and rescue dog, Twist, in Rockville's King Farm neighborhood. To learn more about Ben, visit www.shniderforcouncil.com.


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