The Data Port received the following press release from the Giffords Campaign
TUCSON – Labor organizations which represent Arizona's First Responders have endorsed the candidacy of former state Sen. Gabrielle Giffords for the U.S. Congress.
Giffords, a Democrat running in Arizona's 8th Congressional District, has won backing from the following unions:
* The Arizona Conference of Police and Sheriffs (AZCOPS), Local 7077, a coalition of eighty-two law enforcement associations with over 6,000 members. AZCOPS is also part of the Communications Workers of America/National Coalition of Public Safety Officers, and includes the following organizations:
o Benson Police Officers Association
o Douglas Police Officers Association
o Marana Police Officers Association
o Oro Valley Police Officers Association
o Pascua Yaqui Police Association
o Sahuarita Police Officers Association
o Sierra Vista Police Officers Association
o Tucson Police Officers Association
o Tucson Police Commanders Association
o Cochise County Law Enforcement Association
o Cochise County Probation Association
o Pima County Attorney Criminal Investigators Association
o Pima County Association Corrections Professionals
o Pima County Deputy Sheriff's Association
o Pima Juvenile Corrections Association
o Pima County Probation Officers Association
o Santa Cruz County Deputies Association
* The Professional Fire Fighters of Arizona
* Tucson Fire Fighters Association, Local 479
* The Associated Highway Patrolmen of Arizona
These groups have joined a growing coalition of unions, professional groups and community leaders who support Giffords for Congress, in addition to the over 1,500 individuals who have donated their personal time and money to the campaign.
"We know that Sen. Giffords is committed to public safety, because she supported us in our mission when she was in the Arizona Senate," said Jim Parks, AZCOPS President. "She has proven herself to be a great ally in state government and we know that when she gets to Washington, DC, she will continue to be an effective advocate for public safety."
Latas Announces Media buys.
Jeff Latas announced today on his blog that he has 3 commercials, produced “pro bono,” ‘in the can.’ He reports he is scheduling buys tonight. (April 12, 2006)
You can see the ads and vote for a favorite here.
The Latas Blog is here.