L.A. Musicians Local 47 Endorses Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

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Reprinted from Deadline Hollywood by David Robb on October 22, 2020.

Los Angeles’ American Federation of Musicians Local 47 has endorsed Joe Biden for president and Kamala Harris for vice president. The local’s AFM parent union endorsed the Democratic candidates in August. Other entertainment industry unions and PACs that have endorsed the Biden-Harris ticket include IATSE, Actors’ Equity and the WGA West Political Action Committee.

“Amid rising calls for action, Local 47 members and leaders have become more politically engaged since the last presidential election,” the local said in a statement. “There’s a growing consensus among musicians that the 2020 election will have tremendous consequences, and that organizations that can take a stand should do so. Endorsements were taken up at the most recent Local 47 Executive Board meeting, open to all Local 47 members, where rank-and-file musicians and elected leaders had a healthy, open discussion about the contests most important to musicians and our communities.” …

Deadline Hollywood 10/22

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