The AFSCME DC 47 consists of 3,500 members who work in the non-profit, higher education and government sectors in Philadelphia. The AFSCME stands for the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees.
“AFSCME DC 47 has endorsed Val Arkoosh for Congress in the 13th District because we know, from her work getting healthcare reform passed in Washington and her long career serving women and working families in Philadelphia’s hospitals, that she is the candidate who is best able to address the needs of working people,” said Vanessa Fields, Vice President of AFSCME District Council 47.
“AFSCME and I worked closely together here in Pennsylvania and in Washington pushing for affordable, quality health care for all,” Arkoosh responded. “I’m honored that AFSCME DC 47 is supporting my campaign as a continuation of that work, and I’m looking forward to working with them in Congress to broaden economic prosperity for working families.”
Other Democratic candidates in the PA-13 contest include State Rep. Brendan Boyle, State Sen. Daylin Leach and former Congresswoman Marjorie Margolies.