DETROIT — The 18-member UAW International Executive Board has unanimously voted to endorse Howard Dean for chair of the Democratic National Committee.
“We believe that Howard Dean will be a dynamic, innovative and effective leader for the DNC,” UAW President Ron Gettelfinger said on behalf of the board. “Gov. Dean has proven his ability to bring new people into the Democratic Party and energize grassroots political activists in all parts of America.”
“Gov. Dean understands quite clearly that the Democratic Party cannot afford to write off voters in any region of the country, and we’re convinced that he will work tirelessly to make Democratic ideas and candidates winners in local, state and national elections,” Gettelfinger said.
Four members of the UAW International Executive Board are members of the DNC.
The UAW is one of North America’s largest and most diverse labor unions, representing 1.2 million active and retired workers in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.
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