AFSCME Council 25 endorses Dana Ferguson for Congress

NEGAUNEE, Mich. – Dana Ferguson has been endorsed by Council 25 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) in the Democratic Congressional Primary.

AFSCME is the largest trade union of public employees in the United States. It represents 1.3 million public sector employees and retirees, including health care workers, corrections officers, sanitation workers, police officers, firefighters, and childcare providers.

“This signals our momentum, and I’m very grateful for AFSCME Council 25 recognizing this campaign’s intention to protect and fight for the hard working people of the First District,” said Ferguson. “Unions like AFSCME are essential in our fight to advance the values of the American people and I’m honored Council 25 has entrusted us to lead.”

“The Republican leadership in Lansing and D.C. has fought tooth and nail to make life harder for every day working people and rig the rules in favor of big businesses and CEOs” said Council 25 President Lawrence A. Roehrig. “Our endorsed candidates have bold visions so that anyone who works hard isn’t forced to choose between groceries or prescriptions, where children from every zip code can get a quality Public Education with Vocational Training, and where our Seniors don’t have to worry about constant attacks on their pensions and healthcare and can retire with dignity and respect and the pension checks and healthcare they earned.”

AFSCME says Dana Ferguson and other endorsed candidates understand the issues they fight for every day, showing they understand the struggles workers face on the job and in our communities.

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A list of AFSCME 2020 endorsements can be found at

Dana Ferguson is a Democrat running in the Aug. 4 Primary Election competing to represent Michigan’s 1st Congressional District, which includes the Upper Peninsula and the Northern Lower Peninsula. The seat is currently held by Republican Rep. Jack Bergman.