United Food and Commercial Workers District Union Local Two
Endorses Governor Kelly for Re-Election
TOPEKA – Today, Governor Laura Kelly’s Campaign announced that the United Food and Commercial Workers District Union Local Two, composed of over 12,000 hard-working Kansans, has endorsed Governor Kelly for re-election. Kansas meatpacking plant, food processing, and retail workers play a vital role in Kansas’ fast-growing agriculture industry. Governor Kelly’s targeted tax cuts and investments in Kansas’ agriculture sector opened up more opportunities for meatpacking and food processing plant workers to find jobs, contribute to Kansas’ economy, and provide for their families.
“Governor Kelly’s investments in Kansas’ workforce and commitment to supporting working families has allowed our members to thrive, and once re-elected to a second term, she will continue to be a friend and crucial partner to our hard-working members,” said Martin Rosas, President of UFCW Local 2. “During the pandemic, her office ensured that essential meatpacking and retail workers — who had risked their lives and their health to keep America’s families fed throughout the worst of the crisis – were prioritized in Kansas’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan. Also, through the Kansas Hispanic and Latin American Affairs Commission, she has promoted the active participation of Hispanic and Latino leaders to represent and stand up for the wellbeing of our families and the working class in Southwest of Kansas and throughout our great state. UFCW Local 2 looks forward to continuing our crucial work with Governor Kelly and her team over the next four years.”
“I am honored to have the support of the United Food and Commercial Workers in Kansas and look forward to continuing our partnership in my second term,” Governor Laura Kelly said. “Strengthening and protecting our workforce is key if we want to keep up with the record economic success in Kansas. UFCW members are critical workers for our economy and our community. I’m proud to have them on the team.”
Governor Kelly’s campaign continues to build momentum earning broad support from every corner of Kansas, including former RNC Committeewoman Alicia Salisbury, former Republican Attorney General Robert Stephan, former Republican Representative Jan Kessinger, former Republican Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger, over 60 other Kansas Republicans, over 125 current and former Kansas educators, the Kansas Carpenters Union, and Equality Kansas.