NNU ENDORSES APPLEGATE FOR CONGRESS

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 NATIONAL NURSES UNITED ENDORSES COLONEL DOUG APPLEGATE FOR CONGRESS

We are proud to endorse Doug Applegate for Congress because he supports single-payer Medicare for All
so that everyone gets the therapeutic health care they deserve,  said Deborah Burger, RN, NNU co-president.

 

August 10, 2017 – Today, National Nurses United (NNU) endorsed Colonel Doug Applegate for California’s 49th Congressional District, saying he is the candidate that supports Main Street and not Wall Street and espouses policies on education, health care and the economy that will benefit working people, not the very rich.

“The people of the 49th Congressional District need a change of leadership in Washington,” Burger continued.  “Doug Applegate’s experience, progressive values and dedication to our communities prepare him well to be our Congressman in the U.S. House of Representatives.”

"I could not be prouder to stand shoulder to shoulder with National Nurses United in the pursuit of Medicare for All,” said Col. Applegate. “There is no group that has been more visionary and tireless in organizing to make quality healthcare a human right for ALL Americans. I am humbled and honored by their endorsement, and look forward to achieving our common cause in Congress."

National Nurses United has 150,000 members across the United States, including more than 100,000 in California with its affiliate, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee. In addition to promoting Single Payer healthcare, NNU has been a tireless champion of workplace safety, patient care, climate action, environmental justice, and economic reform. 

“It will be my duty and privilege to work with NNU to develop effective legislation to advance these causes.” Applegate continued. “Every day, in hospitals and clinics across the country, NNU’s members care for others. It will be one of my priorities in office to care, in turn, for nurses. I will protect the rights of nurses and other healthcare workers to organize their workplaces, bargain collectively, and promote the welfare of themselves, their patients, and their families. NNU has placed their trust in me to fight for their interests and for our shared values and priorities. I am honored by their faith and will work relentlessly to justify it." 

Momentum continues to grow for the Democratic candidate to replace Darrell Issa.  Colonel Applegate has received the endorsement of the California State Association of Letter Carriers, California State American Postal Workers Union (APWU) and VoteVets.  Applegate will again challenge controversial incumbent Rep. Darrell Issa to represent the 49th District in the June 2018 primary, promising to overcome the narrowest (1,621) vote gap of 2016 election cycle.

For More Information: www.ApplegateForCongress.com
press@applegateforcongress.com
760-575-4902

National Nurses United Press Release

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APPLEGATE STATEMENT ON COMEY TESTIMONY

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APPLEGATE STATEMENT ON COMEY TESTIMONY

San Clemente, CA -- Earlier today, former FBI director James B. Comey provided testimony before the United States Senate Intelligence Committee on private conversations he had with President Donald J. Trump, and subsequent memos he drafted, which were eventually leaked to the media. In reaction to Comey's testimony, congressional candidate Doug Applegate issued the following statement:

"I joined the Marines Corp in 1974 at the height of the Cold War and served as a warrior in that fight. Through his testimony today, James Comey confirmed to the Senate Intelligence Committee that Russia is, in fact, coming after America. Trump and the GOP Congress know we're is under attack, but have done nothing to protect our most sacred right, our right to vote.

The sacrifices made by each generation, from the American Revolution to the present, stand to be thrown away if we stay the present course. Every true American patriot must join the fight to stop this treason of our democracy.”

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CA APWU ENDORSES APPLEGATE FOR CONGRESS

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CALIFORNIA STATE AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION ENDORSES COLONEL DOUG APPLEGATE FOR CONGRESS

We stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Colonel Applegate in his bid to replace Darrel Issa, said California State APWU President Mike Evans

May 23, 2017 – Today, the California State American Postal Workers Union (APWU) endorsed Colonel Doug Applegate for California’s 49th Congressional District, saying he is the candidate that will fight for working families and bring much needed change to Washington DC.

“Darrel Issa is no friend to working families and Colonel Applegate is the candidate that will send him home packing,” said California State APWU president, Mike Evans. “In Congress, Colonel Applegate will fight against privatization of the postal service, maintain direct home delivery, push for postal reform including for some basic banking transactions at post offices, as well as restoring mail delivery standards that were in effect on July 2012.”

“Thank you to my labor brothers and sisters at the California State APWU for their endorsement today,” said Colonel Applegate. “I am running for Congress to protect California’s working families because I come from a union household myself and understand the challenges they face in supporting their families. I will not forget where I come from.”  

Momentum continues to grow for the Democratic candidate to replace Darrell Issa. In the past week, Colonel Applegate has received the endorsement of the California State Association of Letter Carriers and VoteVets.  

A recent poll among likely June 2018 primary voters in California’s 49th Congressional District clearly demonstrates that Darrell Issa remains in a very vulnerable position, and that Doug Applegate is the candidate best positioned to beat him. Applegate and Issa remain in a virtual dead heat Issa (39% and 43% of the vote, respectively). Meanwhile, Democrats are solidly united behind Colonel Applegate, and no other potential primary candidate cracks double digits.

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VoteVets PAC Endorses Doug Applegate for Congress

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VoteVets PAC Endorses Doug Applegate for Congress

"Doug Applegate has service in his blood."

May 22, 2017 - The largest progressive group of veterans in America, VoteVets PAC, is today endorsing Doug Applegate for Congress, in California's 49th Congressional District.

“Doug Applegate has service in his blood.  Given his smarts, he could have done anything, but he followed the path of his father – a World War II veteran – and joined the Marines,” said Jon Soltz, Iraq War Veteran and Chairman of VoteVets. “When his country needed him, Doug was there. When his community needs him, Doug is there.  That kind of dedication, always putting others before himself, is so desperately needed in Washington. He’s going to be a tremendous Congressman for the 49th district.”

Founded in 2006, the mission of VoteVets.org Political Action Committee is to elect Veterans to public office, with a focus on Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, and hold public officials accountable for their words and actions that impact America's 21st century troops and veterans. Though VoteVets.org PAC is non-partisan, candidates it backs must support VoteVets.org's core mission and beliefs.

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CA LETTER CARRIERS ENDORSE APPLEGATE

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CALIFORNIA STATE ASSOCIATION OF LETTER CARRIERS ENDORSE COLONEL DOUG APPLEGATE FOR CONGRESS

Col. Applegate is the leader that will fight for California’s working families and stand-up to Washington Insiders, said CA State Association of Letter Carriers President Harold Kelso

May 19, 2017 – Today, the California State Association of Letter Carriers (CSALC) endorsed Colonel Doug Applegate for California’s 49th Congressional District, saying he is the best candidate able to defeat Washington insider, Darrell Issa.

“We need change in Washington DC and Col. Doug Applegate is the best candidate to send Darrell Issa packing to an early retirement,” said California State Association of Letter Carriers president, Harold Kelso. “Col. Applegate has the courage to stand-up to Donald Trump and the Washington insiders, he is not afraid to fight for workers, students and seniors. We urge our labor brothers and sisters and the residents of the 49th Congressional District to join us in supporting Col. Doug Applegate for Congress.”

The enthusiastic endorsement was announced today at the CSALC Convention in Anaheim, California and is the first labor union endorsement for Col. Applegate this election cycle.  The 38,000-member California organization is a subset of the NALC - National Association of Letter Carriers.

“I am honored to have the endorsement of the California State Association of Letter Carriers,” said Colonel Applegate. “I am running for Congress to protect California’s working families because I come from a union household myself and understand the challenges they face.  In Congress I will fight against privatization of the postal service, fight to maintain direct home delivery and fight to protect their jobs so they can continue to support their families.”

A recent poll among likely June 2018 primary voters in California’s 49th Congressional District clearly demonstrates that Darrell Issa remains in a very vulnerable position, and that Doug Applegate is the candidate best positioned to beat him. Applegate and Issa remain in a virtual dead heat Issa (39% and 43% of the vote, respectively). Meanwhile, Democrats are solidly united behind Col. Applegate, and no other potential primary candidate cracks double digits.

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