Chris Van Hollen’s positions demonstrate a strong commitment to ensuring that all Americans have the secure retirement they have earned. We welcome your leadership on issues such as strengthening Medicare and Social Security, while protecting the programs from cuts or privatization efforts. Our members support your candidacy because of your belief in affordable health care, including lower drug prices, pension security, and quality long-term care.
“For more than three decades, since your early days in the State Legislature, to your seven terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, and now in the Senate, you have been a champion for the middle class, proving time and time again that your dedication to the needs of Maryland’s working families runs deep. You have always been a strong supporter of organized labor, pushing for passage of the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act to provide a more level playing field so that an increased number of workers can join unions and have a better chance to successfully fight for their wages, benefits, and working conditions. In addition, you are one of the leading supporters of public transportation on Capitol Hill, most recently playing a leading role in securing nearly $70 billion in emergency Covid relief funds to keep transit systems running and save our members’ jobs during the pandemic. And of course, as the leading Senate sponsor of the Transit Worker and Pedestrian Protection Act, which was included in President Biden’s critical infrastructure bill, you have saved countless lives and ensured that our members will now have a voice on the job, enhancing safety for thousands of workers who have been the victims of vicious attacks for far too long. We cannot thank you enough for your leadership. For all these reasons and more, we proudly endorse your campaign for reelection and pledge to mobilize our members in Maryland to ensure that you will continue as Senator for the next six years, and beyond.” – John A. Costa, International President
“Senator Van Hollen has always been in AFGE’s corner on issues such as pay increases, employee benefits, and paid parental leave for Federal workers. Senator Van Hollen understands the sacrifices of public sector workers and has worked tirelessly on safe working conditions for workers and their families. AFGE District 14 and District 4 are proud to endorse Senator Van Hollen.” – Ottis Johnson, National Vice President District 14 and Dan Doyle, National Vice President District 4
“Senator Van Hollen has been a champion for all AFSCME members and all working families. When the pandemic hit and our members on the frontlines were at risk, we knew we could count on Sen. Van Hollen in Washington. Time and time again he has delivered for working people and has been critical to the recovery efforts here in Maryland. AFSCME Council 3 is proud to endorse Sen. Van Hollen.” – Patrick Moran, President Council 3
“Senator Chris Van Hollen is a lifelong leader in the fight for safer communities. From the Maryland state house to the U.S. Senate, he has led the charge for common-sense gun safety measures to protect every Marylander and to strengthen resources within local communities. Senator Van Hollen is committed to working with anyone, anywhere to end our nation’s gun violence epidemic. Brady PAC is grateful to have him as a partner in this fight, and we are proud to endorse him for re-election to the Senate.” – Jason Pressberg, Executive Director, Brady PAC
“From leading the call for TPS for Cameroon to fighting for justice for families from Central America, Senator Van Hollen is a true leader who understands that our diversity is a strength; that regardless of your immigration status, you are contributing to a stronger economy and stronger community. Chris Van Hollen is a Senator for all Marylanders, and we are proud to endorse him.” – Gustavo Torres, President
Senator Chris Van Hollen has been an active and outspoken champion on our issues, regularly using his committee positions to support diplomacy, arms control, and shift funding from certain unnecessary and wasteful weapons programs into more pressing national security needs. Last year, he introduced a bill to prohibit development of a Trump-era new nuclear-armed sea-launched cruise missile and warhead and has been urging President Biden to reduce U.S. reliance and spending on nuclear weapons. Senator Van Hollen has been a long time advocate for the adoption of a clear U.S. policy on ‘no first use’ of nuclear weapons.
“No leader in Maryland history has done more to fight against climate change and promote clean energy than Chris Van Hollen. From his time in the Annapolis State House to the US House of Representatives to the US Senate, Van Hollen has relentlessly challenged big polluters and worked for climate justice for all Marylanders. He is precisely the sort of bold leader we need in the US Senate to tackle the climate emergency over the next six years and beyond. The Chesapeake Climate Action Network/Action Fund wholeheartedly endorses Senator Chris Van Hollen for re-election.” – Mike Tidwell, Founder and Director
“Senator Van Hollen has proven his dedication to fighting corruption on every level, consistently pushing for reform, and introducing legislation to fix our broken system. His voice and advocacy have been critical in the effort to get dark money out of politics and ensure our elected officials work for the people, not the special interests.” – President Tiffany Muller
“In his decades of public service, Chris Van Hollen has always been a fierce advocate for Marylanders. I’ve been proud to call him a colleague, a friend, and a partner in the fight to end gun violence. Senator Van Hollen is not afraid to stand up to the gun lobby and push for the commonsense gun safety legislation we desperately need in this country. I know that he will never stop fighting for Marylanders. We need Chris Van Hollen in the US Senate.” – Gabrielle Giffords
Senator Van Hollen has supported our joint apprenticeship programs, recognizing that IBEW Local 26 offers world class training that gives people an opportunity to gain a middle-class career. Chris also recognizes our Union’s efforts to grow union minority-owned contractors and to reach out to members of underserved communities. In addition to fighting for our Union and for the building trades in general, Senator Van Hollen has voted for the PRO Act to protect the right of all workers to join unions. He has called for hazard pay for frontline workers, has proposed safety measures for workers, and has urged Met Warrior to reach a settlement with striking miners. For every issue and every battle, Senator Van Hollen has been there for working people. Therefore, we enthusiastically endorse Senator Van Hollen for election to the U.S. Senate. – George Hogan, Business Manager
“We appreciate your steadfast support of the Port of Baltimore and the good jobs it sustains in our state. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, you have delivered resources to maintain the channel to the Port and fought to secure federal funding to upgrade the Howard Street Tunnel to allow for increased cargo capacity. And you worked to pass the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which will deliver $17 billion to ports across the country and spur jobs for longshoremen and maritime workers. The bottom line is that you have stood with the men and women who work hard every day to make our Port a great engine of commerce, and we stand with you.” – Scott Cowan, International Vice President
“On behalf of the 500,000 men and women of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA), I am proud to announce our endorsement of Chris Van Hollen for re-election to the United States Senate this year. Senator Van Hollen is a champion for working families and all Marylanders and has been there for Laborer’s time and time again. We need him to serve another term in the U.S. Senate to keep up the fight for workers and unions.” – Dennis Martire, Vice President and Regional Manager
We look forward to working with Chris Van Hollen in Congress to advance our shared legislative priorities on behalf of social workers and the communities we serve.
“NARAL is proud to support Senator Chris Van Hollen in his reelection bid to the U.S. Senate. Senator Van Hollen has stood strong against restrictions on abortion access and been unequivocal in his support for reproductive freedom. With an anti-choice supermajority on the Supreme Court poised to potentially overturn Roe v. Wade in just a few short months, we must send leaders like Senator Van Hollen back to the U.S. Senate. We know he will continue to work to protect and expand abortion access and vote ‘yes’ on critical legislation like the Women’s Health Protection Act.” – Mini Timmaraju, President of NARAL Pro-Choice America
“In March of 2021, as a member of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus you stated: ‘Our federal firefighters work tirelessly to help keep our communities safe – often working long and non-traditional hours. When something comes up, they deserve the ability to trade shifts without losing out on pay or annual leave,’ You then re-introduced the Federal Firefighter Flexibility and Fairness Act (S. 838), which ensured that federal firefighters who trade shifts across multiple pay periods would not see their regular pay decrease or trigger overtime pay requirements. This bill alleviated stresses on our Federal Firefighters and saved the Government significant money in saved overtime payments. On the side of every Federal Fire Truck staffed by IAFF Local F-121 members is our Mission Statement: “Protecting Those Who Defend America”. You take our Mission Statement to heart every day you have our backs in Congress, and for that – we are forever grateful!” – President, Scott “Scotty” Alan Burkhardt Jr.
“The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, on behalf of its millions of members and supporters, including over 41,000 in Maryland, enthusiastically endorses your candidacy for reelection to the United States Senate. We know that you will continue your exemplary record on seniors’ issues in the next Congress and beyond. The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare looks forward to continuing our work with you to address the challenges facing seniors… from lowering prescription drugs costs to expanding Medicare coverage to improving Social Security benefits and solvency. National Committee members know that they can count on you in the future as they have throughout your congressional career.” – Max Richtman, President & CEO, Chairman
“Sen. Chris Van Hollen is a champion for America’s students and Maryland’s working families. He is someone who knows how critical it is to ensure that every student – Black and white, Native and newcomer, Hispanic and Asian, rural and urban alike – has access to quality public schools. In the Senate, he has lead the efforts to ensure all students have the resources and support they need by fully funding Title I and IDEA. Sen. Van Hollen has always partnered with parents and educators to ensure all students – no matter their ZIP code or background – have the freedom and opportunity to achieve their dreams. He understands that educators – those who know the names of the students in the classroom – must have a seat at the table when making education policy. Sen. Van Hollen recognizes that expanding the use of community schools – bringing academic coursework, health and social services, and community engagement under one roof – is the most effective way to address the gaps our students face, improve learning, and build stronger communities. And Sen. Van Hollen will continue helping level the playing field for working families, while getting things done to help students, educators, and families across Maryland, which is why the National Education Association is proud to recommend him for re-election to the U.S. Senate,” said National Education Association President Becky Pringle.
“I am pleased to inform you that the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU), representing approximately 150,000 federal workers across 34 government agencies, endorses your campaign for reelection to the U.S. Senate. Throughout your career you have fought along with us to ensure that federal employees are treated with dignity and respect and that the federal government is a model employer that provides competitive pay and benefits. As Chair of the Senate Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee, which has jurisdiction over many NTEU-represented agencies and matters affecting the civil service, you have used your position to promote fairness and justice for union members. And as the nation continues to face a global pandemic, you have continued to show your commitment to workers by leading the way on critical issues like telework and emergency paid leave.” – Anthony Reardon, National President
“NOW PAC is proud to endorse Maryland’s Chris Van Hollen for reelection to the U.S. Senate. Senator Van Hollen continuously promotes NOW’s values, including those surrounding economic justice, affordable childcare for working families, and a woman’s right to choose. We know he will be a leader in the fight for social justice, racial equity, immigration reform, and gun safety. We also recognize he is an important voice in the conversation regarding the power of dark money in politics, and how we can better safeguard our most basic Democratic institutions. We are confident that Senator Van Hollen will continue to be an essential advocate and reliable ally who will help push forth an intersectional feminist agenda.” – Christian F. Nunes, Chair of NOW PAC
“Chris Van Hollen has been committed to the fight for reproductive rights for Marylanders for decades. And now as abortion access is under attack everywhere from the Supreme Court to state legislatures, Chris remains an unwavering champion that we can count on in the United States Senate. Planned Parenthood Action Fund is proud to endorse Senator Van Hollen for re-election because we know he will keep working to expand access to quality, affordable health care, and secure true reproductive freedom for all.” – Alexis McGill Johnson, President of Planned Parenthood Action Fund
“Your commitment to expanding the rights of working men and women is unmatched, especially those on the front lines like the members of the Professional Fire Fighters of Maryland. You have been an effective leader in the Senate delivering funding for essential grant programs that support the health and safety of our firefighters with advanced training, updated equipment, and more resources for firehouses. Whether it’s a matter of federal funding or a legislative priority, you never back down when it comes to fighting in Congress for fire fighters. Fire fighters put themselves at risk every day, and we thank you for having our backs as we serve communities throughout Maryland.” – President, Jeffrey Buddle
“As voting rights across the country are under attack, we need proven leaders like Chris Van Hollen in the United States Senate. Chris is a democracy champion, helping lead the fight to pass the For The People Act and John R. Lewis Voting Right Advancement Act. These historic bills will get big money out of politics, end partisan gerrymandering, and ensure public officials work for the public interest. To defend our democracy, we need more Senators like Chris Van Hollen, which is why Progressive Turnout Project is proud to support his re-election in 2022.” – Alex Morgan, Executive Director, Progressive Turnout Project
“Service Employees International Union Chris Van Hollen has stood shoulder-to-shoulder with our workers in the fight for good-paying jobs, fair workplaces, and equal justice. Chris partnered with our members to pass and defend the Affordable Care Act and have been a steadfast supporter of the Fight for $15. During the pandemic, when SEIU members have been on the frontlines in hospitals, long-term care facilities, childcare, airports and the service industry, Chris fought for personal protective equipment, resources for providers, and relief to keep workers paid through shutdowns and closures. We are proud to continue to work with Chris to expand affordable childcare and long-term care.” – Local 32BJ, 1199, 400, 500, 722
“The Sierra Club enthusiastically endorses Senator Chris Van Hollen for reelection. Throughout his career, Chris Van Hollen has fought to give everyone clean air to breathe, clean water to drink, and a healthier Chesapeake Bay. Senator Van Hollen is also leading efforts in the Congress to address climate change, and we need him in the Senate to continue that fight.” – Rich Norling, Political Chair at Maryland Chapter
“Senator Chris Van Hollen has been a champion on the issues that matter most to working people: good wages and benefits, a safe work environment and the right to organize. Chris Van Hollen stood with us to defend the dignity of work and we stand with him now as he runs for re-election to the Senate. He has been a strong supporter of the PRO Act to level the playing field for workers who want to join a union and he represents the values of the thousands of hard-working members. For these and other reasons, Teamsters Local 730 and the Teamsters Joint Council 55 are proud to support Senator Chris Van Hollen for re-election.” – Ritchie Brooks, president
“The Coalition of Asian Pacific American Democrats-MD (CAPAD) enthusiastically endorses Chris Van Hollen’s re-elect campaign for United States Senate. Chris has always been a friend and champion for the AAPI community. When there was a rise in anti-Asian hate crimes, Chris worked to introduce the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act which was signed into law. Chris is a proven leader who has stood with us, time and time again and we are proud to now stand with him.” – Co-Chair, Matthew Lee
“Chris Van Hollen is receiving the endorsement of our union because we share a common desire to protect workers’ rights in our region and the country as a whole. Making sure that working class families receive a fair wage, good benefits, and the safe working conditions they deserve seems like common sense, but Chris understands there are those who actively take steps to weaken workers’ rights. Their actions weaken our local standard of living and our communities. Our union looks forward to advocating for these rights with Chris as well as fighting against construction industry tax fraud, so-called right-to-work legislation, misclassification of workers, coerced labor, and more. By working with leaders like Chris Van Hollen, we can protect fair standards and protect working families.” – William Sproule, Executive Secretary-Treasurer
“The Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA) is proud to endorse Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) for re-election. Since he was first elected in 2016, Senator Van Hollen has been a champion for our shared Jewish and Democratic values on countless issues, including combating climate change and extremism, and preventing gun violence. Senator Van Hollen is a strong ally and partner of Maryland’s Jewish community, and a vocal supporter of the U.S.-Israel relationship. In the lead-up to the midterm elections, JDCA will mobilize Jewish voters across Maryland in support of Sen. Van Hollen.”
“The Maryland State Association of Letter Carriers is proud to endorse you for the Maryland Senate seat in the U.S. Senate. Your continued support for the United States Postal Service and the National Association of Letter Carriers demonstrates that you are a true champion and friend of not only the 4,697+ letter carriers across Maryland, but also to the 290,000 active and retired letter carriers across the country. We appreciate that you stand with us on our issues, and we are proud to stand with you.” – Doreen Carter, President
“The United Auto Workers Community Action Program (CAP) endorses you in your election bid for Senate. The CAP endorsement is based upon your support for the interests of Maryland’s working families and your commitment of continued support for the efforts of the United Auto Workers’ union members.” – Mark Dowell, UAW Region 8 CAP Coordinator
“Chris Van Hollen’s work to close corporate loopholes and to crack down on unscrupulous contractors helps more Marylanders put food on the table and send their kids to college; Chris’s work to protect Davis-Bacon provisions and expand collective bargaining means our members can earn fair wages and benefits. I have the utmost confidence in your ability to continue to put working families like ours first, and of your commitment to fighting for Marylanders every day in Washington, D.C. Our members throughout Maryland – from Local 5, Local 486, Local 489, Local 602, and Local 669 – are proud to stand with you as you run for another term representing Marylanders in the United States Senate.” – Mark McManus, General President
“UFCW Local Unions 1994, 400, and 27, are proud to extend an endorsement for the advocacy and actions you have continued to demonstrate to the working families of Maryland. UFCW Local Unions 1994, 400, and 27, represent over 25,000 union members across Maryland working in grocery, retail, hospitality, public sector, and nursing. Our members are frontline workers and are dependent upon your continued interest, advocacy, and support in creating and maintaining worker-friendly legislation and programs that support their hard work and well-being. From your support of the PRO ACT to fighting for affordable housing to supporting universal Pre-K, you have always been on the side of working families. You have led the charge to increase paychecks and benefits for working families and cut the costs of prescription drugs. We know that you will continue to fight for the working families across Maryland. We applaud your efforts and look forward to working, supporting, and advocating forward – together.” – Gino Renne, President & International Vice President of Local No. 1994 and Jason Chorpenning, President of Local No. 27 and Mark Federici, President & International Vice President of Local No. 400