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Why Rick Nagin Is the Best Candidate for Ward 14
Submitted by talbano on Tue, 09/29/2009 - 12:49.
Check out www.naginforcouncil.com/ for more information on Rick Nagin's campaign for Ward 14, to volunteer and to read his endorsements.
· Rick knows Ward 14 better than any other candidate. Rick has lived in Ward 14 over 25 years. He has raised a family and his children attended Denison Elementary. He worked as the Ward 14 Councilman's Assistant for over seven years and handled 40,000 requests for service. He has been active in block clubs, social clubs, voter registration drives and election campaigns in the ward.
· Rick has worked closely with Hispanic agencies and organizations on many issues. He was a coach for the Roberto Clemente Little League. He was a member of the San Lorenzo Club and helped found the Cleveland chapter of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) affiliated with the AFL-CIO. Ward 14 is 44% Hispanic. No one can or should represent this ward who does not have close ties to the Hispanic community.
· Ward 14 has a growing African-American population. Rick has worked for many years on voter registration drives with the NAACP Voter Fund.
· Working people are the overwhelming majority of Ward 14. Rick is a member of the Communications Workers of America and a delegate to the North Shore (Cleveland) AFL-CIO. He has the endorsement of the AFL-CIO, Laborers Local 310, the Postal Workers Union and AFSCME Local 3360 representing the employees at MetroHealth, the largest employer in Ward 14.
Labor backs Rick because of his many years of involvement in organizing drives, strike support and electoral and legislative campaigns of organized labor. He was on the staff of the Labor 2006 election campaign and a full time volunteer for the Labor 2008 effort to elect Pres. Barack Obama.
· Rick understands the values and ideals of the growing number of professionals now living in Ward 14 due to its proximity to downtown and the presence of MetroHealth. Rick is a graduate of Harvard College and has a doctorate in biology from The Rockefeller University.
· Because of his many years of activism in labor and progressive causes and his service in City Council, Rick has close ties with government officials at City, County, State and Federal level. He can get help to address the problems we face in Ward 14. As a labor and politics writer for a national newspaper, he is well versed on the critical issues we face.
· Rick is a doer. He listens to your concerns and takes action. He is hard-working, honest and accessible.