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American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 1902 Endorses Suzie Price for Mayor

She "Is a True Advocate for Women, Minorities, the LGBTQ+ Community, and Other Union Members"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 4, 2022

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Long Beach, CA  Today, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 1902, threw their unanimous support behind Councilmember Suzie Price for City of Long Beach Mayor.


The endorsement comes on the heels of Price storming out of the gate with a commanding fundraising lead, raising $522,655.98 – $175,626.01 more than City Hall Lobbyist Rex Richardson. Price has also earned the support of the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 47, California State Controller Betty Yee, State Senator Tom Umberg, and Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell. 


“Councilmember Price is a true advocate for women, minorities, the LGBTQ+ community, and other Union members who have been marginalized in the workplace,” says AFSCME Local 1902 Executive President Alan Shanahan. “When the L.A. Times broke the heroing story about AFSCME members at Metropolitan Water District being discriminated against, retaliated, re-victimized, and ignored, Suzie stepped up and took decisive action. Suzie jumped in with both feet and immediately worked on passing a city resolution in support of our members. We have no doubt that as Mayor of Long Beach, Suzie will act, not just put out empty talking points and ensure that the California State Audit findings are implemented. Suzie will ensure that the MWD Director does what is right for the residents of Long Beach during this historic drought, as well as the members of AFSCME Local 1902 who ensure that safe, clean, and reliable drinking water flows to the taps of Southern California residents without interruption 24/7, 365 days a year.”


The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 1902 represents the working women and men of the Southern California Water Districts. AFSCME Local 1902 members work from the Ventura County border to the north, the Pacific Coast to the west, the San Diego County region to the south, and the Nevada/Arizona border to the east. 


“I am honored to receive the endorsement of AFSCME Local 1902,” says Price. “While on the City Council, I have worked alongside the leadership at AFSCME Local 1902 to ensure their members’ rights are protected. As Mayor, I will work directly with City Departments as well as unions like AFSCME Local 1902 to create a functioning and responsive governmental body for all residents in the City of Long Beach.”


A full list of endorsements can be found HERE


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Mom, Councilwoman, Small Business Owner, and Deputy District Attorney, Suzie Price is running for Mayor to get Long Beach back to basics, with a competent and functional City Government focused on improving the quality of life for its residents. Elected in 2014 and re-elected in 2018, Price was the first Democrat elected to Council District 3 in 42 years. On the City Council, Suzie has worked across district lines to focus on homelessness, public safety, street repair, infrastructure investment, improving and expanding our green spaces, and ensuring Long Beach remains a place where you can afford to buy a home and start a business. Suzie and her husband Mark, a military veteran, have lived in Long Beach for 20 years where they are raising their two boys. 


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