Union Support Secures Cortez Masto’s Second Term Win

Nevada Union Carpenters have someone in their corner.

Senator Catherine Cortez Masto returned to Washington early this year, ready to start her second term with a focus on gas prices, price gouging, and unemployment. Issues that were a major focus of her campaign and concern of her constituents.

“[She would] say, ‘yeah, I don’t like the gas prices either,’ instead of just trying to sweep it under the rug,” said Frank Hawk, the president of the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters. “And then [she] really pointed out what’s a little more true, [which] is that you have oil companies and pharmaceutical companies and Big Corporate America making record profits on a daily basis, and we as the middle class are struggling to fill our gas tanks. And that should make us angry. And I think her passion came through, along with her sincerity.”

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