Greater New Orleans AFL-CIO

The Greater New Orleans AFL-CIO has endorsed the following candidates for the  NOVEMBER 18, 2017 GENERAL ELECTION for STATEWIDE and Orleans Parish:

 STATEWIDE:

TREASURER                                                                    DERRICK EDWARDS

ORLEANS PARISH:

CIVIL DISTRICT COURT, DIVISION J                            OMAR MASON

                 (DUAL ENDORSEMENT)                                D. NICOLE SHEPPARD

 MAYOR                                                                             DESIREE CHARBONNET

COUNCILMEMBER DISTRICT B                                    JAY BANKS

COUNCILMEMBER DISTRICT E                                    JAMES GRAY II

JEFFERSON PARISH:

VOTE YES ON THE JEFFERSON PARISH SCHOOL DISTRICT 1 MILLAGE

TANGIPAHOA PARISH:

VOTE YES ON 3 TANGIPAHOA PARISH SCHOOL DIST 100 PROPOSITIONS

Please encourage your family, friends and neighbors to VOTE for our Labor-endorsed candidates and amendments in this very important election.

Thank you,              

Robert “Tiger” Hammond/President                       Anthony “Tony” Behan/Secretary-Treasurer

Working people are tired of hearing how tax giveaways for Wall Street billionaires and corporations will supposedly trickle down to the rest of us.

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