Emily Cain, Democratic candidate for Maine's 2nd Congressional District has been endorsed by the Maine AFL-CIO. The organization's members voted unanimously to endorse Cain and announced the endorsement this morning.
"Emily Cain has a proven track record of bringing people together to improve Maine's economy," said Don Berry, an electrician and President of the Maine AFL-CIO in a statement earlier today. "Emily has the same priorities as the hard working people of the district -- she will work to raise wages, create jobs and defend Social Security and Medicare. Emily Cain will stand up for working people and build a better Maine economy for everyone."
"The differences in this race could not be clearer," said Emery Deabay, a papermaker from Bucksport and co-chair of the Maine AFL-CIO Legislative Committee in a statement earlier today. "Emily Cain will bring people together to support working families, while Bruce Poliquin is a rigid tea party ideologue on the side of the wealthy and of tax breaks for millionaires. Emily understands what working people are facing, she has a proven track record supporting Maine's hard working people, and she will be a strong voice for us in Washington."
"Supporting Maine's working families has always been a top priority for me," said Cain. "We need an economy that works for everyone, because too many Maine families are living on the edge. In Washington I will work every day to improve our economy so Maine families have a greater opportunity to not only succeed, but to thrive."
In addition to the AFL-CIO, Cain has also received endorsements from EMILY's List, League of Conservation Voters, IBEW Local 104, Equality Maine, The Maine State Association of Letter Carriers, The American Federation of Teachers, The American Nurses Association, American Maritime Officers, International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots, Seafarers International Union, Marine Engineer's Beneficial Association, Human Rights Campaign, NARAL, The Women's Campaign Fund, WUFPAC, The Council for a Livable World, and dozens of current legislators, former legislators, and town and county officials throughout the district.