AFSCME endorsement caps off a week featuring four Labor endorsements and endorsement from Rep. Melissa Sargent
AFSCME People has endorsed Alder Lindsay Lemmer for Wisconsin State Assembly, District 48.
The American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) is the largest union of public employees in the United States. AFSCME represents public sector employees and retirees including health care workers, corrections officers, sanitation workers, and childcare providers. It was founded in Madison in 1932.
“AFSCME members are helping to keep Madison, Dane County, and Wisconsin functioning during this pandemic,” Lemmer said. “Their work has always been critically important and now they are among the essential workers we rely on. I am honored to have their support in this campaign.”
Lemmer is also endorsed by Madison Teachers, Inc., Building Trades Council of South Central Wisconsin, The Northern States Regional Council of Carpenters, AFT-Wisconsin, and Women Lead Wisconsin along with 30 current and former elected officials, more than any other candidate in the race. She has also earned the Gun Sense Candidate distinction from Moms Demand Action.
Alder Lindsay Lemmer is a Madison City Council member with a proven track record of solving tough problems. Throughout her career she has championed access to education, voting rights, environmental protection, access to health care, and economic opportunity for all.
Lindsay’s commitment to public service is extensive. A longtime member of the National Organization for Women (NOW), she is President of the Wisconsin chapter. She has also served as the Communications Chair for the Dane County Voter ID Coalition, working with the League of Women Voters and the NAACP on voting rights.
Lindsay has an MBA from Edgewood College and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She and her partner Adam Hills-Meyer live in the Heritage Heights neighborhood on Madison’s east side.