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Hoyer Endorsed for Re-Election by 32BJ SEIU

BOWIE, MD -- Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) received the endorsement of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 32BJ. Representing more than 175,000 janitors, security guards, and contracted airport workers nationally and more than 18,000 workers in the DC-Maryland-Virginia region, 32BJ SEIU praised Congressman Hoyer for his leadership on workers' rights issues, highlighting his successful effort to secure House passage of the Heroes Act on May 15, legislation that would expand protections for America's frontline workers. 
"I am honored to receive 32BJ SEIU's endorsement," said Congressman Hoyer. "I join in thanking the hardworking men and women of 32BJ SEIU for the important work they are doing on the frontlines during this pandemic. Our communities could not function without the essential work provided by our janitors, cleaners, security guards, and airport workers. Throughout my career, I've been proud to work with 32BJ SEUI members and advocate for them in Congress. I will continue to fight to ensure they have the benefits they deserve and resources they need to stay safe during this public health crisis."

“Congressman Hoyer has been a fearless leader who played a critical role in passing the HEROES Act, which turns gratitude into action and is an important step towards helping essential workers who have risked their lives,” said Jaime Contreras, Vice President, 32BJ SEIU.  “The men and women who are risking their lives to keep us safe during this pandemic are deeply grateful for Hoyer’s help to best protect their livelihoods and health. He understands that these essential workers who keep our economy running need and deserve essential pay to better support their families. The HEROES Act would provide long-overdue compensation and desperately needed PPE, which would be even more necessary as cities begin the process of reopening. The bill would also deliver $1 trillion in aid to state and local governments to keep vital services in place."

The primary election for Maryland's Fifth Congressional District will take place on Tuesday, June 2, and ballots will be cast primarily by mail. Ballots must be completed and returned with a postmark no later than June 2 to be counted. No postage is necessary to return a completed ballot by mail. 
To learn more about Congressman Hoyer's record on workers rights and other important issues, visit