Democrat John Liu Earns Coveted Hotel Trades Council Endorsement for State Senate Run

50,000+ Member Union Plans Major Effort to Back Liu

NEW YORK (TIP): Citing his lifelong commitment to fighting for working families, the New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council, AFL-CIO (HTC) announced, May 22, its endorsement of John Liu in the race for New York State Senate. The union, which represents 50,000-plus workers and retirees, is known for its highly sophisticated political operation. With a proven track record, having decisively won recent elections supporting Rep. Grace Meng, Assemblywoman Nily Rozic and Senator Martin Golden, HTC will launch an aggressive on-the-ground network to organize the growing support throughout District 11 for John Liu.

“John Liu is the real progressive candidate in this race and he knows how to deliver results for the working people of this city,” said Peter Ward, President of the Hotel Trades Council. “John has never wavered in his commitment to fighting for the working men and women of New York. He is the type of leader we need in Albany, and with his proven track record, John’s far and away the best choice for State Senate.”

“Our members will be on the frontlines working to elect progressive Democrat John Liu, who has fought for years to improve the lives of working families. In the Senate, John will keep fighting for the issues that New Yorkers care about, including raising the minimum wage, creating good jobs and fully funding our schools,” said Josh Gold, Political Director of Hotel Trades Council. “We are committed to putting the resources and people-power behind John Liu because we need a leader who will not stand in the way of progress.”

“I am deeply honored by the outpouring of support from the hardworking men and women of the Hotel Trades Council,” said progressive Democrat John Liu. “This is a clear sign that people of New York City want a real progressive change in Albany and effective leadership that will not protect the Republican status quo.

Together, with HTC and the working families of the 11th District on my side, we will finally deliver the change New Yorkers deserve.” With the endorsement of labor heavyweight HTC, Democrat John Liu is off to a commanding start in his race for State Senate. This endorsement affirms the outpouring of support he continues to receive for his growing campaign.

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