NORTH BERGEN, NJ – (Sunday, November 4, 2018) Tens of thousands of ILA members are working hard in States from Maine to Texas hoping to make a difference on Election Day, this Tuesday, November 6th in the 2018 mid-term elections.
In Georgia and Florida, the ILA has endorsed two African-American candidates for Governor: Stacey Abrams in Georgia and Andrew Gillum in Florida. Both are engaged in tight races and ILA support could make the differences in their respective races. Ms. Abrams plans to meet ILA members on Monday morning at ILA Local 1414 headquarters in Savannah, Georgia.
In the Texas Senate race, Beta O’Rourke has waged a strong campaign in his effort to unseat Ted Cruz. It would mark an amazing shift in politics if O’Rourke can turn Texas blue. ILA members in Houston, Galveston and elsewhere are working hard for O’Rourke.
In the northeast, the ILA has endorsed Senator Robert Menendez for reelection in New Jersey. Sen. Menendez has been a strong ally for the ILA going back decades.
In New York, the ILA is support Andrew Cuomo for reelection hoping that Gov. Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy can form a strong one-two punch to protect ILA members at its largest Port of New York and New Jersey.
In Ohio, Sherrod Brown looks to secure a third term in the U.S. Senate.
All seats of the U.S. House of Representatives are up for grabs this Tuesday and the ILA is hoping for a strong Blue Wave that will help Democrats regain control of the House and serve as a check on President Donald Trump.
ILA President Harold Daggett encourages all ILA members get out and vote and encourages family and friends to do likewise.
“We’re at an important moment in our history,” said President Daggett. “Working families in this country need to put candidates into office that share our values and protect our jobs and future. The most important thing we can do is vote.”