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United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry Local 582 Join Electricians and Painters and Allied Trades in Backing Democratic Businessman Harley Rouda for Congress

LAGUNA BEACH, CA — Further consolidating more support among working men and women, today Democratic businessman Harley Rouda earned an endorsement from the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry (UA) Local 582. The United Association (UA) represents nearly 300,000 plumbers, pipefitters, sprinkler fitters, service technicians and welders across the U.S.

In recent weeks, Rouda was also endorsed by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 441 and the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 36.

In announcing their endorsement, Anthony Novello, Business Manager of UA Local 582, stated:

“Harley Rouda is the only pro-middle class, pro-jobs candidate in this race. As a businessman, Harley has a record as a job creator and will bring together labor and business leaders. He will promote fair living wages, access to healthcare, and will fight against the aggressive right to work agenda. We can count on him to be a champion for working families. Harley stands with us, and we are proud to stand with him to support his campaign for Congress, in the 48th District.”

Today’s announcement follows several campaign updates, all of which illustrate Rouda’s thriving momentum, including:

Rouda’s hard-hitting digital video ad , titled “2 Plans,” where he slams incumbent Dana Rohrabacher for backing Trumpcare, also known as the House GOP’s American Health Care Act (AHCA).

View the ad:

Vvew Rouda’s first digital video ad, “Clean House” here:

Harley Rouda is running to bring much needed common sense solutions, fiscal responsibility, and pragmatic progressivism to the 48th district and our country. Harley has assembled a diverse coalition of support, including 500+ grassroots volunteers, 50+ precinct captains, working families, community activists and more. As of the last report, he was neck-and-neck in fundraising with incumbent Congressman, Dana Rohrabacher, putting up roughly $215,000 raised in his first quarter.

Harley Rouda is a successful businessman, philanthropist and attorney, who created the firm Real Living. Active in numerous charities and civic organizations over the years, he’s been involved in fighting homelessness and domestic violence; active with Human Rights Watch; supporting education for the disadvantaged as well as supporting access to higher education; saving military jobs; and working with civic organizations to drive economic development. Harley lives in Laguna Beach with his wife; Kaira, and their four kids.

Posted on June 27, 2017 in Press Releases.

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