The Indiana State AFL-CIO is proud to announce our endorsements for the 2022 General Election. Endorsements are based on voting records, in-person interviews, and responses to a questionnaire issued to all candidates. Affiliates of the Indiana State AFL-CIO reviewed this information and voted for the candidates they think best embody the labor movement's values.
“Workers across the country are organizing and Indiana is no exception. We need elected leaders who share our values and are willing to protect workers’ rights,” said Indiana State AFL-CIO President Brett Voorhies. “The Indiana labor movement has come together, studied the candidates, and made endorsements because we believe these candidates will be a voice for working Hoosier families. We fight for candidates who fight for us, so we'll do everything we can to ensure they're elected this November.”
The Indiana AFL-CIO makes endorsements for state and federal candidates. These endorsement recommendations are voted on by the statewide Committee on Political Education (COPE), made up of representatives from all affiliated unions, statewide councils and regional AFL-CIO organizations. This ensures that the full diversity of the labor movement and regional diversity of Indiana is reflected in the process. The Indiana AFL-CIO seeks to educate, engage and mobilize the more than three hundred thousand union families on issues, candidates and policies that protect and support working Hoosiers. With members in all areas of the state, the Indiana AFL-CIO uses person-to-person contact at the worksite or home, direct mail, social media, rallies and public events, to ensure working families receive information crucial to making decisions concerning elections and laws that affect their everyday lives. Below are our Labor 2022 endorsed candidates.
The Indiana AFL-CIO, through a convention of affiliates, makes all endorsements for state level offices. Candidates for local office should contact their local Area Labor Federations and Chapters for local endorsement information. Candidates seeking support from the Indiana AFL-CIO or our affiliates must complete this form to be eligible for consideration. If you are a Union Member, please complete the Path to Power application at www.indianapathtopower.com/apply