White collar city employees back Democratic nominee
PHILADELPHIA - Civil rights lawyer and candidate for District Attorney Larry Krasner has won the endorsement of AFSCME District Council 47, a proudly progressive union representing over 6,500 social workers, library staff, court staff, and various city government employees. DC 47 has many members who work in public safety, including fire, prisons, and other major city departments.
"AFSCME District Council 47 is proud to endorse Larry Krasner for DA,” AFSCME DC 47 President Fred Wright said. “We know Larry will fight for the people and ensure that the criminal justice system works for all Philadelphians. I know Larry will be the responsible steward of the public trust that we need. The brothers and sisters of AFSCME DC 47 will be working to ensure Larry Krasner gets elected on November 7th."
Krasner said he was honored to receive DC 47’s support because its members are people who work hard to not only administer vital local government operations, but who also strive to make the city a better place to live for the public they serve. They are the social workers, librarians, and administrators who work to improve our city, and in so doing, make it a more just and equitable place.