AFSCME District 1199C Endorses Larry Krasner

Krasner Receives Endorsement from Major Philadelphia Union with Over 13,000 Members

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Today, civil rights lawyer Larry Krasner's campaign for District Attorney received the support of District 1199C, NUHHCE, AFSCME, AFL-CIO. One of the largest and most progressive labor unions in Philadelphia, District 1199C has over 13,000 members concentrated in hospitals and the healthcare industry.

“It is truly an honor to receive the endorsement of District 1199C,” said Larry Krasner. “Under the effective and progressive leadership of the legendary Henry Nicholas and of Executive Vice President Chris Woods, 1199C has been a leader in countless progressive struggles. Members of 1199C have given their lives in the battle for social justice and human dignity. I am proud that we stand shoulder to shoulder.”

Larry Krasner's campaign has also been endorsed by a number of other progressive organizations, including Philly For Change on Wednesday. He also is supported by the Pennsylvania Working Families Party, Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees (BMWE) Division (national) - International Brotherhood of Teamsters; B.L.O.C. (Build, Lead, Organize, Campaign); and Reclaim Philadelphia.

“We believe you have the experience and values required for this office,” wrote 1199C Executive Vice President Chris Woods. “We are looking forward to a long and positive relationship with you as an elected official and are confident that you will work diligently on behalf of the 1199C membership.”

Larry Krasner is a long-time civil rights lawyer seeking the Democratic nomination for District Attorney of Philadelphia. After earning degrees from the University of Chicago and Stanford Law School, he started his career as a public defender in Philadelphia. In 1993 he started his own Center City law practice, specializing in criminal defense and civil rights. Since then, Krasner has tried thousands of jury and bench trials in criminal and civil court and represented countless defendants arrested for free speech activity.