A fund raiser, hosted by IATSE raised more than $13,000 in support of U.S. Representative Dennis Kucinich, it was announced by IATSE President Thomas C. Short.
The event, held in the headquarters of Local 80, Motion Picture Studio Grips, was one fund raiser in a series of many that have been held in various cities throughout the country with future events being planned.
Kucinich, a member of the IATSE for over 30 years, is running for re- election in the Ohio’s 10th Congressional District. Kucinich won his previous re-election bid with 67 percent of the vote, an increase of eighteen percentage points from his 1996 showing and the third highest percentage increase of any re-elected incumbent Member of Congress.
President Short stated, “Congressman Dennis Kucinich is one of the best friends labor has in any branch of government. We are honored to show our support to this champion of working families.”