St. Louis — Today, nurse and fourth-generation Missourian Trudy Busch Valentine’s campaign for U.S. Senate was endorsed by the Missouri AFL-CIO.
“Trudy has demonstrated time and time again that she is an ally to organized labor and a champion for working families,” said Jacob Hummel, president of the Missouri AFL-CIO. “She supports raising the federal minimum wage, passing the PRO Act, lowering the cost of healthcare and prescription drugs, protecting prevailing wages, and opposes harmful, anti-labor legislation like Right to Work. Her platform centers the needs of our union brothers and sisters and will strengthen the middle class. We wholeheartedly trust her to stand up for the people of Missouri with integrity, compassion, and common sense and work in partnership with organized labor.”
“I am deeply honored to receive the endorsement of the Missouri AFL-CIO,” said Trudy Busch Valentine. “I’m proud of the fact that my father, Gussie Busch, worked alongside strong union workers to grow Anheuser-Busch into this country’s largest brewery. Together, they made sure union workers were treated with respect, dignity, and paid fair wages that allowed them to support their families and enjoy a good quality of life. It’s one reason why my campaign has been built in partnership with organized labor – to make sure working families have a fair shot at the American dream. I’m eager to continue building on that relationship because together, we can win this race and ensure a Senate majority that prioritizes higher wages and stronger benefits for the middle class over special interests and corporate elites.”
About Trudy Busch Valentine
Trudy Busch Valentine is the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Senator Roy Blunt. Trudy is a fourth-generation Missourian, mother, grandmother, nurse, and advocate for children’s causes. Trudy serves on a nursing board and multiple charitable organizations that focus on children’s issues. Now Trudy is running to put politics aside, stand up for all the families who are just barely getting by, and put Missourians first.