Kallman announces endorsements

Kallman announces endorsements

PAWTUCKET – City Council candidate Meghan Kallman announces her candidacy has received endorsements from two labor groups, SEIU Rhode Island Council and Unite Here!, as well as the Young Democrats of Rhode Island. Unite Here’s local 26 represents approximately 1,500 workers in the hospitality industry throughout Rhode Island and Pawtucket. SEIU 32 BJ is the largest union of property service workers in the US.

“A strong supporter of the Fight for $15, public education, and a public servant with a vision for an inclusive future for all, Meghan Kallman is the kind of open, humble and constructive leader the city of Pawtucket is yearning for,” said 32BJ Vice President Roxanna Rivera in a release. “With energy we’re seeing from our members and progressive allies like Meghan, we feel confident we can rebuild an economy that works for all.”

She called Kallman one of “a new class of progressive leaders with fresh energy.”

“Meghan Kallman has been a strong community voice for our neighborhoods,” said Hipolito Rivera, a hotel worker at the Renaissance Providence and a leader of Unite Here Local 26.

“I am very pleased to receive these endorsements” Kallman said. “As your new city councilwoman, I will work for policies that support the values of working people in Pawtucket, a habitable and promising future for our young people, and a just and sustainable economy. I am thrilled to receive the support of these groups.”

Kallman is challenging incumbent Mary Bray in District 5, which includes parts of Oak Hill and Woodlawn neighborhoods.