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Benny

National Groups Announce Endorsement of Nina Turner in OH-11

Today, three national progressive environmental groups representing tens of thousands of Ohio voters announced their endorsement of Nina Turner for Ohio’s 11th Congressional district. The groups announcing their endorsement of Turner include the Center for Biological Diversity Action Fund, Friends of the Earth Action, and Zero Hour.

Brett Hart, Political Director at the Center for Biological Diversity Action Fund, offered the following statement:

Nina Turner will be a relentless champion for environmental justice and solutions that help our most vulnerable communities. Turner will put polluters in their place and help us achieve the bold solutions needed to tackle the climate emergency and the extinction crisis.

Ariel Moger, Senior Political Coordinator at Friends of the Earth Action, offered this statement:

Friends of the Earth Action is proud to endorse Nina Turner for Congress. A fearless progressive advocate, Turner will undoubtedly fight for people and the planet in Washington, D.C. We desperately need more champions in Congress to push for meaningful and transformational policy, and, if elected, we know Nina Turner will do just that.

Zanagee Artis, Policy Director of Zero Hour, added:

Nina Turner has the experience and the vision to legislate environmental justice and a Green New Deal for Ohio’s 11th Congressional District and for the country as a member of Congress. Zero Hour is proud to endorse Turner because we know that she will be a leading voice on recovering from the pandemic through a renewable energy economy and will fight for a livable future for young Americans.

The Center for Biological Diversity Action Fund is a national nonprofit organization that advocates for legislation and legislators that will advance a progressive environmental agenda. The Action Fund is the 501(c)(4) affiliate of the Center for Biological Diversity, but these organizations’ names are not interchangeable. This news release is from the Center for Biological Diversity Action Fund, not the Center for Biological Diversity.

Friends of the Earth (Action), Inc. fights for transformational environmental policy and pushes political discourse to center justice and the environment. Friends of the Earth (Action), Inc. is the 501(c)(4) affiliate of Friends of the Earth U.S., but these organizations’ names are not interchangeable. This news release is from Friends of the Earth (Action), Inc., not Friends of the Earth.

Zero Hour is a youth-led movement creating entry points, training, and resources for new young activists and organizers (and adults who support our vision) wanting to take concrete action around climate change. Together, we are a movement of unstoppable youth organizing to protect our rights and access to the natural resources and a clean, safe, and healthy environment that will ensure a livable future where we not just survive, but flourish.

polarbear4

wonderful! CBD (haha–wonder if they though of that) is based in and grew up in Tucson, my hometown. and they are one of the best at saving the environment.

orlbucfan

Go Miz Nina!! 🙂 🙂

Benny

HBCU’s will be receiving funds from ARP, but most of it is going to Howard and one other school.

Benny

wi62

Apparently the jurors were taking a lot of notes when the chief testified, what does that mean who knows?

polarbear4

off to be healed by mama ocean. it’s like she has her arms around all of the land. well, maybe mama kali ocean, cuz she does get a little mad, at times. and moana has a new leash that i got a great price on cuz covid.

maybe jcb or nycvg has heard of new york leather paws? really super nice and the leather has already been worked. just got it in the mail yesterday. family biz.

Benny

More encouraging news for Nina…

Benny

Write up in HuffPo:

A union that represents nearly 2,000 Ohio janitors and food service workers endorsed former Ohio state Sen. Nina Turner in the Democratic primary for Ohio’s 11th Congressional District.

Service Employees International Union Local 1, which has 500 members in Ohio’s 11th, credited Turner’s longstanding support for union priorities like raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

Working families in the district “have seen Nina’s passion and know she will be a warrior who fights for us in Congress,” Yanela Sims, SEIU Local 1 vice president and Ohio state director, said in a statement. “Nina will be a powerful voice on the issues that matter to working families: $15 and a union, clean air and water and real investment in our communities.”

Turner’s history as an ally of organized labor goes back to her days as a state senator from 2008 to 2014. When then-Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) tried to gut public-sector unions’ collective bargaining rights in 2011, Turner traveled the state campaigning in favor of a referendum that overturned Kasich’s bill.

“The house of labor certainly has not forgotten that,” Turner told HuffPost. “I’m on their side and they’re on my side.”

Turner already had the endorsement of SEIU District 1199, which represents health care workers and public employees in the state. She also has the backing of the National Nurses United, the Amalgamated Transit Union, the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers’ union Local 19, and the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, which is trying to unionize Amazon warehouse workers.

Turner has some competition for labor endorsements, though. Shontel Brown, a Cuyahoga County Council member and chair of the county Democratic Party, has won the support of a total of 16 labor unions, including a regional arm of the United Auto Workers and virtually every building trades union in the Cleveland area.

Turner, Brown, and five other Democrats are competing in an Aug. 3 special election primary to fill the seat that had been held by Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge. President Joe Biden tapped Fudge, who had represented the district since 2008, for the Cabinet post in early December.

The Democratic primary contest, sure to determine the general election winner in the solid-blue district, is shaping up to be another proxy war between the Democratic Party’s left wing and its center-left establishment. Turner is the favorite of left-leaning politicians, unions and activist groups, while more moderate Democratic stakeholders prefer Brown.

Lately, though, Turner has also been gaining traction outside of her core progressive base. SEIU Local 1’s endorsement adds to Turner’s momentum as she locks up support from progressive figures, as well as from Democrats more associated with the party establishment, like Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson.

“I’m building a coalition of progressives and Democrats who may identify in other ways,” Turner said. “We’re bringing one happy family together in one pursuit: To help me become the next congresswoman from the 11th congressional district.”

Turner said on Monday that she had raised more than $2.2 million since announcing her campaign in December, and has more than $1 million in cash on hand.

Brown has raised $680,000, though her fundraising pace is accelerating. She raised $180,000 in the final week of March alone, according to her campaign.

Nina Turner is racking up labor union endorsements in her bid to win an open U.S. House seat in Ohio. Turner’s moderate rival Shontel Brown has union endorsements of her own.

orlbucfan

Yeah!!

Benny

orlbucfan

One of my faves. 🙂

orlbucfan

🙂 🙂 I am on my desktop and I don’t have the emojis like I have on the IPad.

Benny

Duckworth is not my favorite senator, but she’s right to bring attention to this matter. This should be a no-brainer for Biden. He’s already nominated half of them.

polarbear4

beyond ridiculous. what’s the holdup.

Benny

charliehorse
charliehorse

This gives the progressives even more leverage to hold up legislation for concessions.. that is of course if they were ever willing to exercise this power. So far I haven’t seen even a hint of this from the left while it seems like the centrists/right leaning Dems threaten to block legislation weekly.

NYCVG

What a nightmare. Unless you are a neoliberal secret (R.)

orlbucfan

Hastings was just as bad and corrupt as Gaetz.

orlbucfan

T and R, jcb, and the rest of the usual excellent TPW suspects!! 🙂

polarbear4

polarbear4

I didn’t realize he was still building the wall, but Peter isn’t one to neglect his research.

polarbear4
Aint Supposed to Die A Natural Death
Aint Supposed to Die A Natural Death

smdh