Endorsements

Yassamin has received broad support from labor unions and political leaders alike, from Phoenix to Capitol Hill.

Labor & Organizations

International Association of Fire Fighters

“The International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) and its local brothers and sisters in Arizona felt compelled to come out early and show our strong support for Phoenix Vice Mayor Yassamin Ansari and her bid for Congressional District 3. We see this as a reflection of her unwavering commitment to firefighters over the years. When it comes to public safety, she’s championed raising wages for firefighters and investing in critical infrastructure to improve response times and protect first responders on the job and beyond. We’re certain that when she’s elected to Congress, she’ll continue to be our champion and prioritize keeping our communities safe.”

IAFF District President Stephen Gilman

Southwest Carpenters Union Local 1912

“We are proud to endorse Councilwoman Yassamin Ansari. Her proven leadership at the Phoenix City Council in the fight for workers rights, jobs, labor, and benefits and most recently, helping pass an ordinance on prevailing wage is why we’re confident that she’ll continue to get things done in Congress.”

– Fabian Sandez, Regional Manager, Carpenters Local Union 1912

Laborers International Union of North America

“LiUNA is proud to endorse Councilwoman Yassamin Ansari. After delivering for working families and our members at the City Council, we’re confident that she will continue to be a champion for us in Washington.”

Arizona Pipe Trades

“I am proud to have the support of UA Local 469 in my campaign for Congress. As we’ve done at the City Council to make Phoenix the first city in Arizona to pass a prevailing wage ordinance, I’m looking forward to working together to support policies that raise wages for working families and create union jobs”

– Councilwoman Yassamin Ansari

Association of Professional Flight Attendants

“We are proud to support Councilwoman Yassamin Ansari in her campaign for Congress. After standing with APFA and over 100,000 Union Flight Attendants nationwide to ensure better wages and workplace conditions, we’re looking forward to working together on Capitol Hill to promote fairness for all hardworking people.”

– APFA National President Julie Hedrick

Ironworkers Local 75

“Ironworkers Local 75 is proud to endorse Councilwoman Ansari’s campaign for Congress. We’re supporting her because she looks for opportunities to grow Arizona’s economy and create new high paying jobs that can provide stability for Arizona’s working families.”

– Jason Sangster, Business Manager for Ironworkers Local 75

Foreign Policy for America

“Yassamin is already a proven leader. She has a track record of developing smart, practical solutions on the issues that matter most and working tirelessly to achieve results. She’s done it at the United Nations as a leader on climate action, and she’s done it as a member of the Phoenix City Council. She will enter Congress with a rare ability to get things done on Day 1, and that’s why we’re proud to endorse her. Arizonans know the urgency of addressing our climate crisis, and Yassamin’s experience advising the Paris Climate Agreement and leading Phoenix’s Climate Action Plan is unmatched. We need her fighting for change in Washington.”

– Andrew Albertson, Executive Director of Foreign Policy for America

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees

“I’m proud to have the support of AFSCME and to continue our partnership at the federal level. In Phoenix, we raised the wages of thousands of city workers and I look forward to continuing to fight for working families in Congress.”

Arizona AFL-CIO

“As the state’s labor federation representing 185,000 union members through over 200 local union affiliates, the endorsement of the Arizona AFL-CIO means the world to me. I recently worked hand-in-hand with many local labor unions to pass Arizona’s first Worker Heat Safety Ordinance — a monumental victory for workers’ rights in Phoenix. Together, we’ll continue to put workers first as we’ve done in Phoenix by raising wages, ensuring protections, and making sure labor always has a seat at the table.”

Arizona Building and Construction Trades Council

“I’m looking forward to continuing my partnership with the Arizona Building and Construction Trades Council in Congress. In Phoenix, I helped lead the charge to pass the first prevailing wage ordinance in Arizona, raised wages for working families, and most recently, passed a historic worker heat safety ordinance. I’m honored to have their support and can’t wait to get more done for workers in Washington DC.”

Teamsters Local 104

“We are proud to support Phoenix Vice Mayor Yassamin Ansari in her campaign for Congress. Since being elected, she has fought for better wages, better benefits, and more protections for workers. Along with thousands of Teamsters in Arizona, I am glad to endorse Yassamin Ansari for Congress.”

– Dawn Schumann, Statewide Political Director

Boilermakers Local 627

“I am proud to have the support of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers, and Helpers Local 627. Boilermakers help build our community and I’m honored to work with them to ensure good wages, benefits, and jobs continue to come to Arizona.”

Communications Workers of America

“I am so proud to have the support of the Communication Workers of America Arizona State Council.

With 4000 workers, CWA members keep us connected with one another, take care of us at hospitals and at airports.”

Leaders

Ben Rhodes

Former President Barack Obama’s Deputy National Security Advisor

Flavio Bravo

Arizona State Senator

Eva Diaz

Arizona State Senator

Stacey Travers

State Representative District 12

Consuelo Hernandez

State Representative District 21

Kevin Robinson

Phoenix City Councilmember District 6

Adolfo Gamez

Tolleson Councilmember and Former Mayor

Doreen Garlid

Tempe City Councilwoman

Randy Keating

Tempe City Councilmember

Lorenzo Sierra

Former Arizona State Representative

Steven Slugocki

Former Maricopa County Democratic Party Chair

Maritza Miranda Saenz

Former Executive Director of the Maricopa County Democratic Party

Michelle Steinberg

Former Planned Parenthood Arizona Public Policy Director

Miguel Medrano

Former Executive Director of the Maricopa County Democratic Party

Marco Lopez

Former Mayor of Nogales

Kino Flores

Tolleson Union High School District Governing Board Vice President

Patricia Jimenez

Isaac Elementary School District Governing Board Member and Former President

Dr. Torrence Watkins

Laveen Elementary School Governing Board Member