This week I learned that I have received the endorsement of the Iowa Federation of Labor-AFL/CIO. Thank you to the membership and leadership of the Iowa Federation for this vote of confidence.
Now, more than ever, the interests of Iowa’s working families need a voice. We have watched a legislature dominated by representatives hostile those that labor for a living. We have watched as these same legislators squandered precious time in the session over proposed laws to silence the voices of Iowa workers. The final insult has been to devise a budget/tax scheme in secrecy, only to reveal the contents of this poorly devised scheme days before the session is to end. It is a budget that puts the interests of working families at the bottom of the list.
I am honored to receive the endorsement of the men and women that value hard work and that value the good of their communities over personal gain. I pledge to fight for these values. I pledge to put our communities and their citizens ahead of the special interests that would choke effective government out of existence.