Former National NAACP President and CEO Continues To Receive Major Endorsements After Securing Democratic Nomination For Governor
Silver Spring, MD — TODAY, Friday, July 6, 2018, Ben Jealous, former National NAACP President & CEO received the endorsement of Vice President Joe Biden, marking another major endorsement since announcing his campaign for governor and securing the Democratic nomination. Jealous has been endorsed by nearly 40 organizations or individuals, including unions representing educators and nurses.
“Ben Jealous has a proven track record of achievement when it comes to making sure government is on the side of working families,” said Biden. “As a civil rights leader, community organizer, and businessman, Ben knows how to build an inclusive economy that works for everyone. Ben has the courage and heart to move Maryland forward.”
“I’m honored to receive this endorsement from Vice President Biden and grateful for his leadership over the years to move our country forward” said Jealous. “This campaign is about offering people real solutions to real problems in real time on education, healthcare, and the economy. Together we are building a movement across Maryland to ensure Democrats win up and down the ballot in November, ensuring that Maryland gets back to doing big things again.”
As National President & CEO of the NAACP, Jealous worked closely with the Obama Administration to build public support for passage of several key pieces of legislation, including the Affordable Care Act.
In addition to Vice President Biden, additional groups or leaders to endorse Jealous include: Maryland State Education Association, Baltimore Teacher’s Union, Maryland Working Families, Maryland Postal Workers Union, CWA, CASA in Action, SEIU, Progressive Maryland, UNITE HERE! Local 7, Our Revolution – Maryland, UFCW 27, UFCW 400, UFCW 1994, ATU 1300, African American Coalition of Howard County, Senator Kamala Harris, Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Cory Booker, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, National Nurses United, District of Columbia Nurses Association, Amalgamated Transit Union International, Environmentalist Bill McKibben, and Democracy for America.
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