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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Thursday, February 25, 2016
California’s Largest Union for Hospitality Workers Backs Joe Dunn for Congress
Santa Ana, Calif. – UNITE HERE Local 11, which represents more than 21,000 hospitality and culinary workers throughout Southern California, has endorsed Joe Dunn for California’ 46th Congressional District, announced the Dunn campaign.
“Joe has the strongest record of helping working families and our immigrant communities rise to the middle class,” said Ada Briceño, Secretary-Treasurer of UNITE HERE Local 11. “We need a doer and Joe Dunn is the most experienced and most qualified candidate in this race to break through the gridlock in Congress.”
Locally, UNITE HERE Local 11 represents workers at Disneyland, area hotels, and the John Wayne Airport. Joe has stood with those workers to win fair wages and safer working conditions. He is currently working with the University of California, Irvine to permanently fund a labor center that would give workers a stronger voice in our local economy.
Joe Dunn has thirty years of experience standing up to the establishment and holding big corporations and government bureaucracies accountable to Orange County’s middle-class families. He’s empowered communities through the legal system to stop polluters and fought price-gouging drug companies. He investigated Enron and other unethical energy companies manipulating prices. He took on oil companies ripping off consumers at the gas pump and stood up to gun manufacturers to make our neighborhoods safer.
Joe fought to secure millions of dollars from tobacco companies to be used for local health care services and community clinics. While heading the California Medical Association, Joe worked with physicians to help broaden access to affordable health care for Californians.
Joe lives with his wife, Diane, in their Santa Ana home of nearly twenty years. They have two adult children, Sarah and John. California’s 46th congressional district includes the cities of Anaheim, Garden Grove, Orange, and Santa Ana.
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