From the Release:
"I first met John DeStefano fighting for working families," said Rev. Jackson. "He will be a role model for governors across the nation. He has stood and fought for workers, he has built coalitions. He has fought for hospital workers and he has fought for working people and the middle class. He deserves our respect and our support." Rev. Sharpton said, "This man (DeStefano) has no peer when it comes to workers rights, and when it comes to resurrecting hope."
Slap, Derek. "DeStefano endorsed by Rev. Jesse Jackson and Rev. Al Sharpton at events in Bridgeport and New Haven". Official Campaign Press Release. 8/2/2006