The membership of IAFF Local 93, who represent Cleveland Fire Fighters, voted to endorse Councilman Kerry McCormack in his re-election bid to Cleveland City Council. “Our Fire Fighters put their lives on the line every day to protect our residents and keep our community safe.” McCormack said. “I am thrilled to have the endorsement of our Cleveland Fire Fighters IAFF Local 93 and I look forward to continuing our work together to ensure that our fire department has the resources and support it needs to thrive.
Washington, DC – Today LGBTQ Victory Fund – the only national organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ leaders to public office – endorsed 24 more LGBTQ candidates for the 2021 and 2022 election cycles and elevated New Jersey state Senate candidate Vincent Solomeno to Spotlight Candidate status. Solomeno would be the first out state senator in New Jersey history if elected in November.
“The LGBTQ candidates we endorse today will champion equality at the local, state and federal levels – blocking bills attacking anti-trans students, passing laws that ban conversion therapy and changing hearts and minds in their communities along the way,” said Mayor Annise Parker, President & CEO of LGBTQ Victory Fund. “We have groundbreaking candidates running across the country this year and next and together we can help them cross the finish line.” https://victoryfund.org/news/victory-fund-endorses-24-more-lgbtq-candidates/
Response from Councilman McCormack: “I am thrilled to receive the endorsement of the LGBTQ Victory Fund,” said Councilman McCormack. “Since day one of my time on city council, I have been proud to champion LGBTQ rights in Cleveland. From passing full non-discrimination laws, to earning a 100% score on the Human Rights Campaign Municipal Equality Index, I fully believe that a successful future for Cleveland requires that we are an open and affirming city for all.”
“Cleveland Ward 3 City Councilman Kerry McCormack, appointed in March 2016 to complete Joe Cimperman’s term, has shown himself to be a capable and indefatigable public servant, with a deep knowledge of the strengths and challenges that confront his ward and the city as a whole.” – Plain Dealer Endorsement
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Representing over 100,000 working people across three counties, the North Shore AFL-CIO Federation of Labor endorsed Kerry McCormack in the campaign to keep him as our Ward 3 Cleveland City Councilman.
“I am honored and thrilled to have the endorsement of the North Shore AFL-CIO Federation of Labor,” McCormack said. “It means a great deal to me to have the support of working people throughout our region as we take on critical issues such as economic opportunity for all, workers rights, investment in public schools and much more.”
The North Shore AFL-CIO is comprised of a diverse set of labor organizations including bus drivers, steelworkers, public sector workers, grocery store workers, rocket scientists at NASA, journalists, members of the orchestra and more.
Cleveland Stonewall Democrats, an organization devoted to securing equal rights for all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identify by supporting pro-LGBT candidates, voted to endorse Kerry McCormack in the campaign to keep him as our Ward 3 Cleveland City Councilman.
“I am proud to stand with Cleveland Stonewall Democrats and our entire community on the quest for equal rights for all,” said McCormack. “As we continue to work towards a better Cleveland, we must ensure that all people, regardless of who they are or who they love, have equal rights and protections and are welcomed with open arms in our community.”