HARLEM, N.Y., March 23, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On 23, March 2016, at 2:30PM, at the Apollo Theatre, 253 W 125th St., NYC, James J. Claffey Jr., President of IATSE Local One, the oldest entertainment union in the United States and the largest stagecraft local in the world, today announced its full support and endorsement of Clyde Williams for Congress in New York’s 13th district, the seat currently held by Charles Rangel.
"We support Clyde Williams' vision for promoting job creation, affordable housing and improved educational opportunity for our members in NY-13 and across the state. Clyde has a demonstrated track record of solving problems in the community, and is the kind of political leader we need – embracing accountability for results and brining the community together," said James Claffey ahead of the announcement. "The well-being of our professional stage technicians their families at The World Famous Apollo Theater, Harlem Stages and Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, among other stage crews and venues we serve throughout the city of New York, is very important to our entire union. The 3,000 members of Local One Stand by Clyde and his campaign for Congress, and firmly believe he will stand up for what is right when elected."
"IATSE Local One and its international counterparts have played such an important role in protecting the rights of workers in this community and throughout the country, and I am delighted to receive their support for my campaign," said Clyde Williams. "Through conversations with workers and other members of this community, it is clear that people are seeking new ideas and fresh leadership for this district, not the same, tired politics of Albany, and I am looking forward to delivering that for the people of this community."
IATSE's announcement follows a number of high profile endorsements for Mr. Williams, including former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, former New Mexico Governor and Latino leader Bill Richardson, and former Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, amongst others.
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