The Communicator Plus:
PEF Executive Board member runs for Congress
By DEBORAH A. MILES
A well-respected and long-time PEF activist, Radhakrishna Mohan, is a man who believes in taking action. He has raised the bar for himself by declaring his candidacy for the 11th Congressional District, Staten Island and Brooklyn. His goal is to give labor a voice on Capitol Hill.
“I feel strongly that those who advocate for labor rights should have a presence in Congress with the opportunity and duty to deliver labor’s message,” Mohan said. “Before we lose what we rightfully deserve, I hope to gain the grassroots support of my fellow PEF members in terms of phone banking or door knocking. This is an uphill task.”
Mohan’s background is filled with accomplishments as a result of recognizing the value in hard work, teamwork and perseverance. He arrived in the United States in 1989 as an immigrant and built a successful career as he worked for the State Insurance Fund for 28 years as an information technology specialist 4. He is a member of PEF’s Executive Board, and is the PEF chair for the statewide Workers’ Compensation Committee and Information Technology Committee. As a division council leader, he led and responded to 2,000 members. For his union activism and extensive community service in Staten Island, Mohan was the recipient of the prestigious Hon. John W. Lavelle Labor Award from the South Shore Democratic Club, where Mohan serves as a senior vice-president.
Mohan is also an active member of the Community Board 1 of Staten Island, acting vice-president and executive board member of the Staten Island Democratic Association, treasurer of the 121st Police Precinct Community Council, and is a certified neighborhood block watcher and certified CPR first responder.
At PEF’s March 2018 Executive Board meeting, Mohan was overwhelmingly endorsed by the board. He is running on a platform that includes a better health care plan for all Americans, protecting and improving Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, refining and humanizing an immigration policy, improving health care and job opportunities for veterans, ensuring effective deterrents are in place to address terrorism in the U.S., combating the Opioid drug crisis and making college affordable for all families.
“I want to play an active role in making communities, our state and our country a safer, better place to raise children, run businesses, render services to communities and forge a future filled with unlimited promise and realized potential.”
To learn more about Mohan or to volunteer or donate to his campaign, visit http://mohanforcongress.com/.