Robert White Picks Up Momentum with Flurry of Endorsements Ahead of Election Day

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Chanelle Blackwell
Media Relations
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WASHINGTON – As Election Day approaches, Democrat Robert White has continued to expand the coalition of support that carried him to victory in the Democratic Primary for At-Large Councilmember. Labor unions, community groups, and elected officials are coming together in support of a full four-year term for Mr. White to focus on the agenda he has set together with voters.

In endorsing him for the second time this year, The Current Newspapers praised Mr. White for his commitment to curtailing the role of money in politics, expanding early childhood education and vocational training for our students, and protecting and expanding affordable housing.

With their endorsement in the Democratic Primary, Greater Greater Washington lauded Mr. White’s accessibility and robust policy experience, telling their readership, “He will understand how to get things done and involve residents effectively in the political process.”

Labor Unites Behind Mr. White
Labor has united behind Mr. White as the General Election approaches, citing his keen understanding of the importance of collective bargaining and the key issues facing D.C.’s working families. He is proud to accept the support from labor organizations representing a broad spectrum of trades. They include:

    AFGE District 14
    AFSCME District Council 20
    C.H.O.I.C.E. Building Trades
    IAFF Local 36
    IATSE Local 22, The Stagehands Union
    International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
    IUPAT: Political Action Together – DC51 Political
    LiUNA! Baltimore/Washington Laborers’ District Council
    Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO
    SEIU 32BJ
    SEIU 500
    SEIU 722
    Teamsters Local 639
    UNITE HERE Local 23
    UNITE HERE Local 25
    United Food & Commercial Workers Local 400
    Washington Teachers’ Union

Community Groups Show Their Support
Throughout the Primary and General Election seasons, Mr. White has picked up the support of D.C.’s most active community groups that focus on issues ranging from economic justice to the environment to Latino concerns and LGBT equality. He is proud to announce the support of the following organizations:

    DC for Democracy
    DC Latino Caucus
    Gertrude Stein Democratic Club
    Jews United for Justice Campaign Fund
    Sierra Club DC

Elected Officials and Democratic Candidates Rally Behind Robert
This July, Mr. White was honored to receive the endorsement of Mayor Muriel Bowser, who announced her full-throated support in front of an audience of over 100 District residents as the General Election season kicked off. She joined Attorney General Karl Racine and Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh, who supported Mr. White throughout the Democratic Primary, as well as the Democratic nominee for D.C. Council in Ward 8, Trayon White.

Mr. White is also proud to receive the endorsement of many of his fellow colleagues on the Council, including:

    At-Large Councilmember Anita Bonds
    At-Large Councilmember David Grosso
    Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie
    Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen
    Ward 7 Councilmember Yvette Alexander

Mr. White currently serves as interim At-Large Councilmember following his appointment by the D.C. Democratic State Committee to fill the vacant At-Large seat for the remainder of the 2016 legislative session. He is running for a full four-year term.

The General Election will be held on November 8, with early voting centers already open at nine locations across the District of Columbia.

About Robert White
Robert White is the Democratic Nominee for D.C. Council At-Large in the November 8 General Election. Mr. White is a fifth generation Washingtonian and resident of Ward 4’s Brightwood Park neighborhood, where he serves as President of its citizens’ association. Mr. White previously served as an aide to D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton.



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