Unions to D.C. Women: Vote Anyone but Mara!
Women in wards 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6 who turn out for most D.C. elections should be getting mailers this weekend from union groups attacking Republican D.C. Council candidate Pat Mara.
The mailers are an independent expenditure paid for by the hotel workers union Unite Here Local 25, Laborers Local 657 and the local Service Employees International Union. They sent LL an advance copy of the two mailers, which are posted above and below.
Why just women? "The Republican agenda has attacked women issue that are working family issues for women living in the District," says Unite's political director, Samuel Epps.
Mara, who is also the beneficiary of an independent expenditure by a newly formed mystery group, calls the ads an "attempt to split up the reform vote" and says he has a strong history of advocating on behalf of the the District.