IAM Transportation Members Come Out in Force for Hillary Clinton

IAM Local 811 hosted members from across the country at a Latinos for Hillary rally in San Antonio, TX.

Off the heels of a strong debate performance, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton came to San Antonio, TX and met with more than 50 IAM Transportation Department members at a Latinos for Hillary Rally.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton chats with IAM Transportation members. “I love the Machinists!” said Clinton.

IAM Transportation members from all over the country descended upon Texas from as far away as Newark, NJ, with healthy contingents from all three Transportation Districts – 19, 141 and 142. IAM members showed their support for Clinton, an honorary IAM member.

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“I thank all our members for taking the time to attend this important campaign event,” said IAM Transportation General Vice President Sito Pantoja. “IAM members always make a difference in who becomes the next U.S. President because we mobilize and do the necessary ground work that wins elections.”

As Secretary Clinton approached a large group of IAM members, she noticed her sisters and brothers and said, “I love the Machinists!”

The Latinos for Hillary event was focused on strengthening the already strong support Clinton has garnered from Latinos. The Latino population is a critically important voting bloc, one that could possibly sway both the race for the Democratic Party’s nomination and the general election.

The IAM, with over 600,000 active and retired members, was among the first major unions to throw its support behind Clinton’s presidential bid.