(DAYTON, Ohio) – The following is a statement from Teamsters Local 957 regarding the endorsement of Democrat Theresa Gasper for Ohio’s 10th Congressional District:
“When it comes to standing up for a prevailing wage, making health care fair and affordable for everyone, and bringing decent, middle class jobs to workers in southwest Ohio, it is abundantly clear that Theresa Gasper is the best candidate in this race. Now more than ever there is a need for elected officials in Washington who are unafraid and unrelenting in their fight against the insidious influence of corporate interests who seek to destroy organized labor. In Congress, Theresa Gasper will go above and beyond to fulfill that need.”
Gasper owns a business that renovates homes in Dayton that were abandoned in the aftermath of the foreclosure crisis. She is also a housing advocate; in this role she has served on community boards that educate first-time homebuyers, coached existing homeowners through loan modification and organized volunteer repairs for elderly homeowners.
Gasper’s platform includes a number of progressive policies that will improve the lives of working class people in Ohio. Some of these proposals include fighting to defend and strengthen collective bargaining rights, increasing the federal minimum wage and guaranteeing paid family leave.