Today, U.S. Rep. Andy Kim (D-3) announced the endorsement of the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), Local 32, AFL-CIO adding to a long and growing list of local organizations supporting his reelection.
“OPEIU Local 32 is proud to endorse Congressman Andy Kim’s reelection campaign. Andy is a champion for working people who has delivered exactly what he promised- a terrific record working for our community. He has visited every corner of New Jersey’s Third District, working with people whether they voted for him or not. Andy is leading the charge in the response to the coronavirus, and OPEIU Local 32 is standing right with him.” – Bill Henning OPEIU Local 32, AFL-CIO Business Manager
“Representing more than 6,000 public and private sector workers, OPEIU Local 32 is a hallmark of our community here in New Jersey. I’m proud to have their support,” said Kim. “I work every day for the people of this community, and I’m honored that organized labor has my back as we take our fight back to Washington.”
In addition to the the OPEIU Local 32, Andy has been endorsed by International Association of Sheet Metal, Air & Rail Transportation Workers (SMART), and the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers (Boilermakers), the ATU New Jersey State Council, Ironworkers Local 399, UA Local 322, Plumbers, Pipefitters and HVAC Service Technicians, Teamsters Joint Council 53 and Local 676, the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers of New Jersey, the Communication Workers of America Local 1036 and Local 1032, The International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE), the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW), the New Jersey State Association of Letter Carriers, and the American Federation of Teachers New Jersey (AFTNJ). Andy also has the support of the American Postal Workers Union, the National Treasury Employees Union, the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, and the Air Line Pilots Association, among others.
Without taking support from corporate PACs, the campaign raised more than $1 million in the second fundraising quarter of 2020. The campaign has raised more than $4.3 million in the 2020 cycle, and currently has more than $3.5 million cash on hand. The campaign has put itself in a strong position to win what is widely expected to be one of the most competitive races in the country this fall. Of individual donations to Kim’s campaign, 90 percent were $100 or less, demonstrating continued grassroots support that helped him win in 2018.
Congressman Kim has been listed as part of the DCCC’s Frontline program and has been endorsed by government reform groups like End Citizens United PAC and the Patriotic Millionaires; national security and veterans groups like VoteVets, Serve American PAC, Foreign Policy for America, and Council for a Livable World; progressive groups like the League of Conservation Voters and Planned Parenthood Action Fund; and advocacy organizations like Brady PAC, Emgage Action and Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA), among other organizations.
Congressman Kim grew up in Marlton, NJ and lives in the district with his wife, Kammy, and two young children. He previously served as the Director for Iraq and the Counter-ISIS fight at the White House National Security Council and as a strategic adviser to top generals in Afghanistan.