SILVER SPRING, MD. (DECEMBER 2) _ A group of progressive Maryland organizations is endorsing Maryland state Delegate David Moon to fill the seat of departing U.S. Sen. Jamie Raskin to represent Montgomery County’s 20th district.
Moon has a long history of supporting and leading in campaigns such as the Maryland DREAM Act and other progressive efforts. He also supported marriage equality, among other achievements. This time, the organizations look to support legislators like him, who aim to represent people instead of corporate interests. This coming year, they will be launching aggressive campaigns to protect working families by raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, protect civil rights, endorse a progressive tax policy, and boost employment.
The organizations include 32BJ SEIU, CASA in Action, MD/DC SEIU State Council, Mid-Atlantic Laborers, Progressive Maryland, SEIU Local 500, UFCW 400, UFCW 1994 MCGEO, and UNITE HERE Local 25.