PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Transportation Workers Union Local 2054 today announced its endorsement of Lt. Governor Sabina Matos for Congress in the special election for Rhode Island’s 1st District. They represent members across the airline, railroad, and transit, university, utility, and service sectors.
“Sabina Matos is exactly the type of person Congress could use right now. I grew up in public housing and I was able to secure a good living for my family thanks to a union and strong backing from our friends of organized labor like Sabina Matos. Working people can count on Sabina Matos to be strongly in their corner and work to create good-paying jobs,” said Ed Flaherty, President of Transportation Workers Union Local 2054.
“I’m proud to have the support of the Transportation Workers Union Local 2054 – their members help keep our communities connected and are vital to our economy. I’ve always stood on the side of working people who need a champion and a voice in government. Working Rhode Islanders can depend on me to have their backs and fight for good paying jobs that enable them to support their families,” said Lt. Governor Sabina Matos, candidate for Congress.
Last month, Matos’ campaign released a memo detailing the findings of a new poll that shows Lt. Governor Matos with a commanding, double-digit lead in the special primary election. Matos leads the crowded field with 22% of the vote, besting nearest competitor Aaron Regunburg who polls second with 9% support. Earlier this month, former RI-01 candidate Nick Autiello’s campaign also released the findings of a poll that shows Matos leading Regunberg 20-12 on the initial ballot and 22-13 on the final ballot, after hearing messages from the candidates.
Sabina Matos continues to have strong momentum in the special election for Rhode Island’s First District. Matos has earned key support from organized labor – the Laborers, the Building and Construction Trades Council, Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 51, Iron Workers Local 37, and Painters District Council 11. She has also earned endorsements from key groups, including EMILYs List, Elect Democratic Women, Congressional Hispanic Caucus BOLD PAC, Latino Victory Fund, Defend the Vote, PODER PAC, Vote Mama PAC, and Her Bold Move – as well as dozens of local leaders, including Myrth York and former Lt. Governor Elizabeth Roberts.