15 Oct 2003
The Democrat & Chronicle
(ROCHESTER, NY) — The Rochester Labor Council has endorsed Green Party candidate Jason Crane for City Council’s East District seat over two other candidates.
“This city has 10 percent unemployment, an epidemic of child poverty, thousands of lost jobs, and no apparent plan to deal with these issues,” Jim Bertolone, president of the council, said in a statement. “We need a City Council member with innovative ideas to help working families.”
Crane’s platform includes increased investment in small business the creation of a Community Enrichment Index to track companies’ job creation and provision of wages and benefits and more citizen empowerment at every level of government.