For Immediate Release
Saturday, February 20, 2016
AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on Sec. Hillary Clinton’s Victory in the Nevada CaucusWashington, D.C. —
AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders issued the following statement on Sec. Hillary Clinton’s victory in the Nevada caucus:
“Tonight, Nevada’s working people stood up for Secretary Clinton because they know she will stand up for them and fight every day to make real progress on issues that affect their families and communities. From protecting and expanding President Obama’s signature health care law, to improving incomes and investing in our crumbling infrastructure, no one is better prepared to create an economy that works for everyone than Hillary Clinton.
“The tireless efforts of hundreds of volunteers in Nevada showcased the enthusiasm and grassroots organizing power of the working people who support Hillary Clinton. AFSCME public service workers in Nevada were a key partner in the joint GOTC effort among unions that endorsed Hillary Clinton. AFSCME members knocked on more than 3,500 doors, and the coalition efforts resulted in more than 10,000 personal conversations about how to caucus for Hillary Clinton.
“As the contest for the Democratic nomination advances, we will continue to make the case to our friends and co-workers across the country that Hillary Clinton is the champion working families need in the White House.”