The Scranton area's local postal union, Local #101 of the American Postal Workers Union, threw its support behind Matt Cartwright today. The decision to endorse Cartwright's candidacy comes following a unanimous vote of local membership
"I am very pleased to accept the endorsement of the Postal Workers Union that represents the countless dedicated public service employees throughout my district," said Matt Cartwright. "Their support is indicative of the widespread support my campaign has sought and received as we have worked to reach out to directly to the voters of the 17th District," Cartwright continued.
The Postal Workers endorsement was based upon Cartwright's platform on job creation and retention for working class families and a pledge to ensure that the U.S. Postal Service does not impact local jobs as it seeks to reorganize.
As Kevin Gallagher, President of Local #101, states in a letter announcing the endorsement, "We need someone who will fight for our Area and middle class families and to keep decent paying jobs in our Area including the Scranton mail procession plant."
Matt Cartwright is a Democrat, running for Congress in the 17th Congressional District, which now includes parts of Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe and Northampton Counties, as well as all of Schuylkill County. Cartwright is running for Congress to bring jobs to Northeast Pennsylvania, and make sure that corporations and wealthy Americans pay their fair share of taxes.