Entertainment Unions, PACS Issue Election Endorsements
Two entertainment unions have issued candidate endorsements for Tuesday’s election, and most have come out against California Prop. 32, which would restrict the ability of unions and corporations to use deductions from employee wages in order to influence voters for or against any measure. Opponents call this apparent even-handedness deceptive, since companies don’t fund their political advocacy by payroll deductions, whereas unions do.
The DGA, SAG-AFTRA, IATSE, Professional Musicians Local 47 (of the American Federation of Musicians), Teamsters Local 399 and IBEW Local 40 have all come out against Prop. 32. The WGA has issued no statement on the matter.
IATSE has endorsed President Barack Obama and U.S. Rep. Howard Berman (D-Cal.).
The WGA West PAC has issued a list of endorsement:
President/Vice President: Barack Obama and Joe Biden
For United States Senate:
Arizona –Dr. Richard Carmona
California –Senator Dianne Feinstein
Connecticut –Congressman Chris Murphy
Florida – Senator Bill Nelson
Indiana – Congressman Joe Donnelly
Maine – Governor Angus King
Massachusetts – Elizabeth Warren
Michigan – Senator Debbie Stabenow
Missouri – Senator Claire McCaskill
Montana – Senator Jon Tester
Nevada – Congresswoman Shelley Berkley
North Dakota – Congresswoman Heidi Heitkamp
Ohio – Senator Sherrod Brown
Virginia – Governor Tim Kaine
Wisconsin – Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin
United States House of Representatives
California District 33 – Congressman Henry Waxman
California District 24 – Congresswoman Lois Capps
California District 28 – Congressman Adam Schiff
California District 29 – Congressman Tony Cardenas
California District 34 – Congressman Xavier Becerra
California District 37 – Congresswoman Karen Bass
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