Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois (AFFI) Endorses Duckworth
This morning the Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois (AFFI) announced they are endorsing Tammy Duckworth for Congress in the 8th District Democratic primary.
"AFFI, representing thousands of Illinois Fire Fighters, is proud to endorse Tammy Duckworth for Congress in the 8th District,” said AFFI President Pat Devaney. “Through her work in the Chicago area, Springfield, and Washington D.C., Tammy has proven herself to be an effective and hardworking leader. We look forward to working with her to protect our communities and ensure a quality of life for working families, fire fighters and EMS providers."
The Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois has 15,000 members in over 200 local unions throughout the state. AFFI is the state's foremost authority on, and advocate for, issues related to professional union fire fighters and EMS providers.
"I'm honored to have the support of the Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois. We will continue to work together to protect our first responders and working families," said Duckworth. “This endorsement means we continue to gain momentum and strength to take on Tea Party Congressman Joe Walsh in November.”
AFFI joins more than a dozen labor organizations who have endorsed Duckworth including UFCW, SEIU Illinois Council, and Teamsters Joint Council 25.