Andy Kim Announces Endorsement from Amalgamated Transit Union New Jersey State Council

In a fundraising missive sent out this afternoon, Rep. Andy Kim described anonymous phone calls that were made to voters in NJ's Third Congressional District aimed at casting doubt on Kim's trustworthiness ahead of the 2020 election.

Andy Kim Announces Endorsement from Amalgamated Transit Union New Jersey State Council

MARLTON, NJ – Today, Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) announced the endorsement of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) New Jersey State Council, adding to a long list of local labor organizations supporting his reelection.

 

“I want to thank the men and women of ATU New Jersey State Council for their support and their dedication to protecting good jobs and opportunities for working people across our state and country,” said Kim. “ATU members help deliver our neighbors to work. I’m proud to have them by my side, and will always have their back.”

 

In addition to ATU New Jersey State Council, Kim has been endorsed by 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).

 

The ATU NJ State Council is proud to support Congressman Andy Kim for re-election in 2020,” said Chairman Orlando Riley. “Congressman Kim’s advocacy for increased federal funding for mass transit and his co-sponsoring of the Transit Worker and Pedestrian Protection Act is evidence of his dedication to supporting public workers.”

 

In addition to formal endorsements, Kim 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, Kim raised $900,000 in Q4 and has more than $2.2 million cash-on-hand, putting him in a strong position to win what the Cook Political Report has labeled a ‘toss-up’ race. 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.

 

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