USAN2013_small

ALEC BALDWIN, RON PERLMAN, OTHER HIGH PROFILE MEMBERS JOIN SAG-AFTRA CO-PRESIDENT KEN HOWARD AND EXECUTIVE VP NED VAUGHN IN ENDORSING MIKE HODGE AND THE USAN TEAM

USAN also Announces Convention Delegate Candidates for 2013 SAG-AFTRA Elections

 

New York, (July 19, 2013) USAN today announced its list of endorsers for the 2013 SAG-AFTRA New York elections. Joining SAG-AFTRA Co-President Ken Howard and Executive Vice President Ned Vaughn, who previously endorsed Mike Hodge and USAN, are Alec Baldwin, Ron Perlman, S. Epatha Merkerson, Susie Essman, Phylicia Rashad, Margo Martindale, and Isiah Whitlock, Jr. among others.

“Ken Howard, Mike Hodge and USAN are the clear choice to lead SAG-AFTRA to a strong future,” said Alec Baldwin. “From job-creating NY production incentives to the overwhelming success of our merger, they have achieved some important goals and have demonstrated leadership we can count on.”

S. Epatha Merkerson declared, “It’s crucial that we are fairly paid in cable television and new media. With negotiations coming up, it’s Mike and USAN I trust.”

Ron Perlman added, “Whether it’s caring for NY members by promoting the Superstorm Sandy Fund or fighting for a better deal, Mike Hodge and the USAN team always get the job done. Vote USAN.”

“Join me in voting for Mike Hodge and the entire USAN team in this historic NY election,” Phylicia Rashad commented. “They are the model of inclusion and truly represent our diverse membership across the board — their leadership, experience and vision is key to moving SAG-AFTRA forward.”

Susie Essman joined in, “Ken Howard, Mike Hodge and the USAN team led us to merger–I knew they would. I would love to see the good work that this team has done continue. With your vote, they can!”

 

“I know without a doubt that our new union is stronger because of Mike and the USAN team,” Margo Martindale noted. “They’re smart advocates for us — they are us! Join me and vote for Mike Hodge and USAN.”

 

Isiah Whitlock, Jr. said, “After so many attempts by the unions, Mike Hodge and USAN pushed merger across the finish line. We need the new union to be stronger than the old ones. I believe USAN can make that happen.”

 

USAN also officially announced its list of endorsed delegate candidates for the 2013 SAG-AFTRA elections. Officer, National and New York Local Board Candidates had been previously released on June 27th.

 

A full list of endorsers and the USAN Voter Guide can be found on www.USANLeadership.com.

 

NATIONAL PRESIDENT

02. Ken Howard*

 

NATIONAL SECRETARY-TREASURER

05. Amy Aquino*

 

NY PRESIDENT

02. Mike Hodge

 

NY VICE PRESIDENT

03. Liz Zazzi

04. Rebecca Damon

05. Maureen Donnelly

11. Jay Potter

 

NY LOCAL BOARD

 

Actor/Performer

13. Buzz Roddy

15. Kevin Scullin

18. leslie Shreve

19. Keith Randolph Smith

25. Rick Zahn

26. Liz Zazzi

28. Manny Alfaro

30. Dave Bachman

31. Edoardo Ballerini

32. Marc Baron

35. Rebecca Damon

36. Gene DeFrancis

37. Maureen Donnelly

43. Traci Godfrey

45. Stephen McKinley Henderson

46. Mike Hodge

48. Sandra Karas

50. Verania Kenton

52. Jeff Knapp

53. Ezra Knight

56. John Leyman

60. Samantha Mathis*

65. Jack Mulcahy

67. Jay Potter

68. Linda Powell*

 

Broadcast-News & Information

71. Christine Nagy

 

Singer/Dancer/Recording Artist

73. Jamal Story

74. Janice Pendarvis

 

NATIONAL BOARD

 

Actor/Performer

76. Kevin Scullin

77. leslie Shreve

79. Liz Zazzi

82. Rebecca Damon

83. Maureen Donnelly

86. Traci Godfrey

89. Mike Hodge

92. Verania Kenton

93. Ezra Knight

98. Samantha Mathis*

103. Jay Potter

104. Linda Powell*

 

Broadcast-News & Information

106. Christine Nagy

 

DELEGATES*

107. Rao Rampilla

109. Marisa Redanty

111. John Rothman

112. Buzz Roddy

113. Nick Sakai

115. Kevin Scullin

119. leslie Shreve

120. Keith Randolph Smith

122. Alice Spivak

123. Barbara Stein

124. Nancy Ellen Sutherland

126. Megan Thomas

129. Byron Utley

132. Tania Villanueva

134. Rick Zahn

135. Liz Zazzi

138. Manny Alfaro

140. Michael Arkin

141. Dave Bachman

142. Edoardo Ballerini

143. Marc Baron

145. Sandra M. Bloom

146. David Bodenschatz

148. Christine Bruno

149. Sheffield Chastain

150. Malachy Cleary

153. Nicole Ansari Cox

155. Tandy Cronyn

157. Rebecca Damon

159. Gene DeFrancis

160. Maureen Donnelly

161. Ray Durand

162. Venida Evans

171. Traci Godfrey

174. Stuart Green

176. Bruce Hawkins

178. Stephen McKinley Henderson

179. Mike Hodge

181. France Iann

183. Sandra Karas

184. Sean Kavanagh-Dowsett

186. Verania Kenton

187. Peter Kilcommons

189. Jeff Knapp

190. Ezra Knight

192. Stan Krajewski

194. John Leyman

195. Catherine Lilly

198. Robert Lydiard

199. Samantha Mathis

200. Mitchell McGuire

201. Robert G. McKay

206. Mary Elaine Monti

208. Jack Mulcahy

209. Joanna “Jody” Myers

215. Jay Potter

216. Linda Powell

219. Christine Nagy

220. Jamal Story

222. Carlos Ricketts

224. Amanda Homi

225. Janice Pendarvis

 

*USAN Endorsed Candidates

 

Follow USAN on Twitter (https://twitter.com/ # !/USANLeadership) or Facebook

(https://www.facebook.com/pages/USAN-Leadership/399817970139069)

 

About USAN

USAN is dedicated to protecting everyone who works in front of a camera or microphone. Founded in Screen Actors Guild as United Screen Actors Nationwide, our new mission is to Unite SAG-AFTRA Nationwide. USAN representatives work in every area of the entertainment and media industries and are committed to securing the strongest wages and working conditions for SAG-AFTRA members across all media.

**Titles above are used for identification purposes only and do not imply any official position or endorsement of SAG-AFTRA.**

 

 

# # #