Chestertown, MD — Today, Heather Mizeur, Democratic candidate for Congress in Maryland’s First District, announced she has earned the support of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) Maryland/DC State Council, representing thousands of workers across Maryland.

CWA is the latest union to announce its support for Mizeur, who is the only candidate in the First District field to earn labor endorsements. Mizeur has also already earned the support of dozens of state and local elected officials and seven members of Maryland’s congressional delegation. During her eight years in the state legislature, Mizeur was a consistent champion for Maryland workers and their families.

Mizeur and CWA MD/DC also have a shared goal of increasing broadband access, especially in rural areas, which will create good union jobs in the process. This issue is a key priority for Mizeur’s campaign, and one of CWA’s top legislative issues.

“We are proud to announce our full support for Heather Mizeur in her congressional race,” said Shannon Opfer, President, CWA MD/DC State Council and CWA 2107. “Heather understands firsthand the importance of strong unions to working families – because she has lived it, as the child of a union member. Heather stood with our union at every turn during her time in the Maryland Legislature, and we have no doubt she will be a champion for our members in Congress.”

“My father was a factory welder for 32 years, so earning the support of organized labor, our most dedicated champions for workers, is very meaningful to me,” said Heather Mizeur, Democratic candidate for Congress in Maryland’s First District. “Growing up in a union family has colored my record on labor issues – and throughout my time in the Maryland Legislature, I was always proud to stand with workers and their families. CWA knows the First District needs a champion for workers’ rights in Congress, and I am honored to have their support in this pivotal race.”

Mizeur’s momentum continues to grow, as she racks up new endorsements from prominent Maryland organizations and leaders. Campaign finance reports showed she has out-raised incumbent Congressman Andy Harris over the course of the campaign, and broke the record for off-year fundraising in the First District.

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