Union Backs Kallos

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DC 1707 AFSCME, one of the largest social service workers unions, has backed Ben Kallos in the City Council District 5 Race, saying that "Ben Kallos knows that every child needs early education to lay the groundwork for a life of equal opportunity."

Kallos has said that if elected, he would work to create more Pre-K seats on the Upper East Side, where parents have had to scramble in recent years. "The confidence of this city's daycare workers in our fight to expand education is invaluable to my campaign," said Kallos in a statement.

This is just one of a wave of endorsements Kallos has received in the past few weeks following the high-profile accusations of sexual harassment against his competitor, Assembly Member Micah Kellner, who allegedly harassed a female staffer four years ago. Kallos has also received endorsements from NOW-NYC, the women's rights group, as well as the Tenants' PAC and former Congresswoman Elizabeth Holtzman.

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