For Immediate Release:
Thursday, April 19
Iowa Federation of Labor Endorses Boulton for Governor
Des Moines, IA – The Iowa Federation of Labor announced their endorsement of Nate Boulton for governor today during a rally of over 150 Iowans in the State Capitol rotunda, reminiscent of the collective bargaining rally held during the 2017 debate on House File 291. Boulton led the fight against HF 291, debating for 26 hours until Republicans turned off his microphone to force a vote. Since then, Boulton has been fighting for working families in the Iowa Senate and on the campaign trail with the support of over 30 labor organizations. Tonight, the Iowa Federation of Labor, which represents nearly 250,000 public and private sector workers and their families, joined Team Boulton with an official endorsement. Ken Sagar, President of the Federation, made the following statement.
“Working people are tired of the same old ideas that have led our state to the brink of financial disaster, led us to the underfunding of schools and disregard for our children’s education, led us to low wages and poor opportunities,” said Sagar. “We need a new leader who will stand up for working Iowans, our children, our seniors, and the values that Iowans’ believe in. Nate has the energy and the positive vision forward that our state needs, and we support him 100%.”
Boulton has visited all 99 counties and held hundreds of events during his campaign to talk to voters and make sure their concerns are heard. As he travels the state, he talks about his Action for Iowa Plan, which consists of legislation he’s already introduced and actions he’s already taken to stand up for working families and show Iowans that he means what he says. In response to receiving the Federation’s endorsement, he made the following statement.
“I have been proud to stand up for working Iowans for 12 years as an attorney. From day one, I have been proud to continue taking on that fight in the Iowa Senate. I come from a union family and know the hard work Iowans do is essential to our state’s success” said Boulton. “The next step in our fight is to get back to what I first ran for the Iowa Senate to do – to expand workplace rights and safety so every Iowan is valued and respected on the job. With the support of the Iowa Federation of Labor and it’s hundreds of thousands of members, our statewide campaign network is poised to take back the governor’s office and get back to making sure that economic progress in Iowa means improving the quality of life for the working families of this state.”