October 31, 2016

Union head resigns after defending ad attacking Republican whose wife, daughters were raped and murdered as “anti-family”

StaffRebel Columnist

William Petit lost his wife and two daughters during a vicious home invasion in 2007 in which they were raped and murdered. Now, a union group has targeted him in an ad linking him to Trump.

The ad in question, paid for by Labor United for Connecticut, shows a large picture of Donald Trump and says: 'Stop Donald Trump and Republican William Petit's attack on women and families.'

Executive director of SEIU Connecticut State Council, Paul Filson originally defended the ads saying, “We can only imagine the pain that Petit has gone through, and would never target his loss for our political agenda.”

He then added, “It is not intended to reference any personal history. The Facebook post in question holds numerous Connecticut Republicans accountable for their support of Donald Trump and his policies, which independent experts have found to be harmful to women and middle class families.”

According to The Daily Mail Paul Filson, resigned on Thursday after the ad caused an uproar and protests.

“I'm just flabbergasted and appalled that anyone would stoop this low,” Petit said at a news conference.

Hartford Courant reports that this is one of several digital ads targeting about a dozen Republican legislative candidates across the state. Campaign finance filings show the group paid $2,112 for online ads against Petit.

It's been difficult to find anyone in favour of the ad. However, this article by Turtle Boy Sports showcases one individual who is still on board.

SOUND OFF in the comments: are you surprised that a union would target a man who lost his wife and daughters?

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commented 2016-11-01 18:51:40 -0400
@anonymous…yep…in fact you don’t know the half of it…..:-)
commented 2016-10-31 22:36:21 -0400
Anon you got that right, union dues are not for this kind of thing. It is sickening.
commented 2016-10-31 18:04:11 -0400
Union Heads who engage in “White Privilege” seminars, especially using union dues, should resign as this is no different than supporting “Black Criminality” or “Muslim Terrorism”

To me, these are hate acts
commented 2016-10-31 18:01:53 -0400
Glenn Craig – you mean like all men are rapists “Rape Culture”, “advantaged” even though the said “femazi’s” are more advantaged than 99% of the men they accuse as most of them are able to take limited employment Wimins/Wymyns degrees in universities.

Then they get jobs in the unions, the mainstream media or some useless govt job that their union persons harass employers to give them
commented 2016-10-31 15:24:52 -0400
The feminazis and their white knight champions attack men every day without knowing what the story is on the men they attack. About time somebody was held to account for it. Hope he learned a lesson.
commented 2016-10-31 14:50:00 -0400
Nothing unions do surprises me. They are like one-trick ponies who never learned anything beyond their extremely narrow dogma :“Union good! All else bad! Where my vine?”