Labor-Backed Candidate Wins in Houston

February 2010

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Houston-area Seafarers (some of whom are pictured in the group photo below) were part of an effective grassroots campaign which helped Annise Parker (right in other photo below, with SIU VP Gulf Coast Dean Corgey) win a mayoral runoff election last December. “I’ve never seen the members so energized and excited by a campaign,” Corgey said.

“They all realized this was a true grassroots effort. Of particular value to the campaign were the efforts of our bilingual members who made phone calls in Spanish and worked the Hispanic precincts. Bosun/AB Victor Medina voluntarily ran our Latino outreach program with the help of dozens of Hispanic SIU members primarily of Honduran descent. My hat is off to this membership. We look forward to working with the new administration on labor and maritime issues.”

Annise Parker Supporters

Annise Parker

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