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Endorsements: Issues

Sen. Karen Tallian


USW District 7


LiUNA! Local 81


Sen. Tallian represented Senate District 4 from 2004-2021. When she made the tough decision to step down after 16 years honorably served in the Senate, she vetted numerous people before deciding to support Rodney as her replacement.

United Steelworkers District 7 represents steelworkers in Indiana and Illinois

LIUNA Local 81 currently represents members who work in the construction industry in northern Indiana affiliated to LIUNA - the Laborers' International Union of North America - the most progressive, aggressive, and fastest-growing union of construction workers, and one of the most diverse and effective unions representing public service employees.

IBEW Local 531


IBEW Local 531 represents electricians in LaPorte, Porter, Starke, Jasper and Pulaski Counties in Indiana.

AFT Indiana

Teamsters Local 142


Teamsters Local 142 workers in many transportation-related industries across Northwest Indiana.

NWI Building Trades

IUOE Local 150


The International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 150 is a labor union representing nearly 23,000 workers in various industries, including construction, construction material development, public works, concrete pumping, steel mill service, slag processing and more.

Plumbers UA 130


The American Federation of Teachers is a union of professionals that champions fairness; democracy; economic opportunity; and high-quality public education, healthcare and public services for our students, their families and our communities. 

Northwestern Indiana Building & Construction Trades Council works to help its affiliated unions organize new workers, pass legislation that positively affects working families, and assist in the securing of better wages, hours and working conditions through collective bargaining.

For over 120 years Local 130 has been protecting the health of Chicago and the surrounding communities by providing the highest quality plumbing craftsmen through intensive, certified education and work placement.


Planned Parenthood Alliance Advocates - Indiana

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Indiana PAC for Education

Professional Firefighters Union of Indiana

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Planned Parenthood Alliance Advocates protects and promotes reproductive health, rights and justice by advocating for public policies that guarantee the right to choice and full and nondiscriminatory access to reproductive health care. 

The Professional Firefighters Union of Indiana represents all professional firefighters and emergency medical services in the state of Indiana and works to promote legislation and public policies that protect and advance the members of the union. 

The purpose of I-PACE is to promote the cause of public education in Indiana through political action. 

Indiana Farm Bureau AgElect

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The Indiana Farm Bureau protects and enhances the future of agriculture in our communities while endorsing candidates and providing support in federal races. 

Carpenters Local 599

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Carpenters Local 599 Union representing carpenters in Lake, Porter and Newton Counties.  

Indiana Stonewall Democrats

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The Indiana Stonewall Democrats are the LGBTQ+ Constituency Caucus of the Indiana Democratic Party and they're committed to pushing for civil equality for the LGBTQ+ community by endorsing, supporting and voting for democratic candidates that support their values. 

Indiana State Teachers Association

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The ISTA's mission is to sustain quality public education, improve students' educational opportunities and advance the professional status of educators. 

Indiana National Organization for Women

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The Indiana National Organization for women prioritizes winning economic equality and securing it with an amendment with the U.S. Constitution that will guarantee equal rights for women, championing abortion rights for women along with other women's health issues, fighting discrimination based on sexual orientation and ending violence against all women. 

Indiana Young Democrats

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The Indiana Young Democrats are the official youth arm of the young Democratic Party in Indiana. They fight to get many young Democrats elected to public offices.  

American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)

Indiana Latino Democratic Caucus

Chesterton Firefighters Local IAFF 4600

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The AFL-CIO is the largest federations of unions in the U.S. Made up of 56 national and international unions, together representing more than 12 million active and retired workers. 

The INLDC encourages and facilitates the active participation of Latinos in Democratic processes.

IAFF Local 4600 represents the firefighters of Chesterton, Indiana.

Portage Firefighters Local 3151

Carpenters Union Local 1485

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Portage Firefighters Union Local 3151 represents the firefighters of Portage, Indiana.

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Carpenters Union Local 1485 Represents carpenters in LaPorte, Starke and Pulaski counties. 

Laborers Local 41

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Laborers Local 41 represents construction members in Lake County and parts of Porter County. 

Northwest Indiana Coalition for Public Education

International Longshoreman

Northern Indiana Federation of Labor

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The Norther Indiana Federation of Labor represents over 55 affiliate unions in the Northern portion of Indiana. 

The International Longshoremen's Association is a North American labor union representing longshore workers along the East Coast of the United States and Canada, the Gulf Coast, the Great Lakes, Puerto Rico, and inland waterways. The ILA has approximately 200 local affiliates in port cities in these areas.

Northwest Indiana Coalition for Public Education's mission is to advocate for a high quality and equitable public education for every child in NWI. 

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