BROOKLYN, NY – Earlier today, Brooklyn native and community advocate Jason Salmon was endorsed by the New York State Public Employees Federation (PEF) for the 25th State Senate District. PEF is New York’s second-largest state-employee union that represents over 52,000 employees including nurses, attorneys, social workers, parole officers, investigators, and more.
“Today we are proud to announce that the Public Employees Federation will be supporting Jason Salmon in his race for NY-25. As a local community organizer, Jason has proven time and time again to be exactly the type of strong advocate that our communities deserve. From fighting to strengthen organized labor to demanding political representation of all people, Jason has led a movement that has put the voices of our community at the forefront. We are proud to endorse his race for NY-25,” said Wayne Spence, President of the New York State Public Employees Federation.
“I am proud to receive the endorsement from the New York State Public Employees Federation (PEF),” said Jason Salmon. “I have lived in Brooklyn my entire life and have witnessed firsthand the struggles working families go through to keep their heads above water. This is why as a community liaison, I fought hard alongside working families and unions to improve worker’s rights by increasing wages, guaranteeing safe working conditions, and providing healthcare for all. Today, as we continue to fight the COVID-19 outbreak, I am proud to stand alongside PEF and its 52,000 public employees and 15,000+ healthcare professionals as we continue the fight to protect and strengthen these rights.”
With less than two months to go before the June 23rd Primary, momentum for Jason’s campaign just keeps growing. He has now racked up over 11 endorsements from local community groups, progressive organizations, local electeds, and community advocates. A full list of Jason’s endorsements can be found in the bio below.