AFL-CIO Labor Kick-Off & Canvass

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AFT Executive Vice President Lorretta Johnson and members of AFT-Maryland joined other union activists and Maryland political candidates April 26, 2014, for the Maryland/District of Columbia (MD/DC) AFL-CIO “Labor Kick-off and Canvass” for endorsed candidates. MD/DC AFL-CIO President Fred Mason, Jr., and Secretary-Treasurer Donna Edwards hosted the kickoff event at the Baltimore Teachers Union (BTU), 5800 Metro Drive. Earlier this month, the AFL-CIO interviewed, vetted, and endorsed candidates who demonstrated support for union causes.

Lieutenant Governor and gubernatorial candidate Anthony Brown joined the union activists, at the kickoff event, as did U.S. congressmen Elijah Cummings and John Sarbanes. Maryland Senator Jamie Raskin and state delegates Cheryl Glenn (D), Keith Haynes (D), and Robert Johnson (D) also participated in the event, as did recently announced candidates for the Maryland House of Delegates— Cory McCray and Aaron Barnett. Candidate for Baltimore States Attorney, Marylyn Mosley, also participated in the event.

Activists and candidates canvassed Baltimore’s Congressional District 45, encouraging residents to register and vote in the upcoming 2014 elections. Similar activities were conducted that same day at UFCW Local 400, 4301 Garden City Drive, in Landover, Maryland.

For more photos from the event, check out AFT-Maryland's Facebook page
at facebook.com/aftmaryland.