American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Endorses Senator Martin Heinrich for Re-Election

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American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Endorses Senator Martin Heinrich for Re-Election

Latest Labor Endorsement Underscores Heinrich’s Commitment to Workers in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — New Mexico Senator Martin Heinrich’s campaign today announced the endorsement of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), which represents more than 12,000 workers in New Mexico.

“Our sisters and brothers in labor across New Mexico know what a difference it makes when we elect leaders that have our backs when things get tough. Senator Martin Heinrich, the son of a strong union household, has always put workers first—not just when it’s politically convenient,” said Connie Derr, AFSCME Council 18 Executive Director and International Vice President. “His dedication to improving the lives of our members and his unwavering commitment to advancing workers’ rights make him the clear choice for re-election this November.”

AFSCME houses the various city, county, and state locals affiliated with the American Federation of State County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) in New Mexico. 

“Supporting workers and their families is at the heart of everything I fight for in the U.S. Senate,” said Sen. Martin Heinrich. “I’m honored to receive AFSCME’s endorsement and humbled to represent twelve thousand of its members in New Mexico. I don’t take their support for granted, and will continue to champion policies that uplift organized labor, strengthen workers’ rights, and create more opportunities for all New Mexicans.”

Senator Heinrich has been a consistent ally for workers in New Mexico, plain and simple. We need more leaders like him who truly understand and respect the work we do,” said Louis Montoya, President, AFSCME Local 624 and AFSCME Council 18. “The important legislation he’s helped pass—like the American Rescue Plan Act and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs  Act—tells us that he’s not just talking the talk; he’s walking the walk.” 

Sen. Martin Heinrich has made workers’ rights and organized labor a top priority in the US. Senate. Heinrich is a co-sponsor of the PRO Act, legislation that would protect the basic right to join a union. He has also co-sponsored the Social Security Fairness Act of 2023 which would repeal provisions that reduce Social Security benefits for individuals who receive other benefits, such as a pension from the state or local government.