Arlington, TX, December 22, 2017 – Jana Lynne Sanchez, Democratic Candidate for US Congress (TX06) said today that she had won the endorsement of the Dallas AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations), the Dallas area branch of the largest federation of unions in the United States.
“Thank you Dallas AFL-CIO for endorsing my campaign. I am so completely honored to have the backing of the working women and men of Dallas and surrounding counties. As I told them, I will always stand with Working Families,” said Sanchez.
Sanchez is the granddaughter of migrant farm workers who settled in Ellis County in the 1950s. She credits excellent public school teachers in Waxahachie for her being able to go to Rice University, which she could afford thanks to federal financial aid, multiple scholarships and the support of family.
“My upbringing was humble and I was taught the value of hard work. My parents and my grandparents always worked very hard, but they never had the protections workers deserve. We have to change that, so prosperity is shared by all,” added Sanchez. Sanchez is running on a platform of better jobs for our high school graduates, well-funded public schools and affordable, universal healthcare as well as working across the aisle for the betterment of her district. Sanchez is also a strong proponent of Congressional term limits.
“People are sick of partisan ideology and division and just want good government,” she says.
Sanchez has also had other major national and local endorsements including New Democratic Coalition PAC, representing 61 members of US Congress who are pro-growth problem solvers, Latino Majority PAC and Climate Hawk Vote PAC.
Her record-breaking campaign has already raised $120,000 to date, twice the amount of any previous Democratic candidate in this district for three decades.
The funds come primarily from the DFW region, including the district, which spans from Arlington to Corsicana, although a large number of national grassroots donors have contributed. The campaign counts more than 1,200 donations from $1 to the maximum of $2,700 and the average contribution is $47.17. You can make a contribution by going to Sanchez’s donation page: https://act.myngp.com/Forms/8005509043539806976