Nashua Labor Coalition Endorses Daniel Weeks For Executive Council In District 5
Today, the Nashua Labor Coalition, a group of local union members and community activists, are proud to endorse Daniel Weeks for Executive Council from District 5, highlighting his commitment to bringing commuter rail to Southern New Hampshire.
Deb Howes, Chairwoman of the Nashua Labor Coalition released the following statement:
“We are proud to endorse Daniel Weeks for Executive Council,” said Deb Howes, Chairwoman of the Nashua Labor Coalition. “Daniel has spent many years advocating on behalf of working families, eliminating poverty, and restoring our democracy. Now he will be able to continue to fight for the working people of New Hampshire as our Executive Councilor.”
“Over the last few years we have seen the Executive Council take a decidedly partisan turn. Executive Councilor David Wheeler, and others on the council, attempted to block the expansion of Medicaid to thousands of low-income families, to defund women’s healthcare facilities, and most of all, blocked the expansion of rail service to Southern New Hampshire.
“Study after study has shown expanding rail servicein Southern New Hampshire will significantly boost our local economy. Yet David Wheeler continues to vote against expanding rail service, and against the people he represents. Daniel Weeks is committed to expanding rail service to Nashua and beyond, and will continue to do what is necessary to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure.
“We need a strong leader like Daniel Weeks to represent us as our Executive Councilor, who will put the people above partisan politics.
“I am honored to receive the Nashua Labor Coalition’s endorsement for Executive Council and eager to work together on the issues that matter most our community,” said Daniel Weeks. “Working people in District 5 deserve a voice on the Executive Council–someone who understands systemic inequality and will fight to expand opportunity for all by making smart investments in transportation infrastructure, women’s health, and life-saving drug treatment. With your help, I will continue my lifelong work to ensure that every voice is heard in our democracy.”
The Nashua Labor Coalition is a chapter of NH AFL-CIO. It includes Nashua Area Affiliated and Non-Affiliated Unions, as well as community organizations.