United Steelworkers (USW) local unions at Asarco in Tucson, Ariz., contributed to the Congressional campaign of attorney Wenona Baldenegro, a Democrat from Arizona. Ms. Baldenegro, the first American Indian to graduate from Arizona State University’s prestigious Barrett Honor’s College, is attempting to become the first American Indian woman to serve in Congress.
Ms. Baldenegro’s platform focuses on promoting jobs, supporting local businesses and helping to save federal programs. Ms. Baldenegro, a Harvard Law School graduate, works as an attorney in Flagstaff and volunteers for numerous causes.
USW Director Bob LaVenture said Ms. Baldenegro has served her community and her goals as a lawmaker reflect those of unions.
“Ms. Baldenegro brings values to the campaign that we have not seen in a long time,” LaVenture stated. “She reminds us so much of politicians from years gone by that will go to D.C. and actually stand up for workers, working families and retirees. We proudly and wholeheartedly endorse her campaign.”