Happy day, freelancers! Our endorsements are making the news. The City Hall and NY Daily News, to be exact. I know it's not really "cool" to be excited that people are paying attention to you, but I think this is a great, big step for freelancers. It's like my friend once said: "If it's not on Facebook, it didn't happen." And it's not just me who's excited. Adriano Espaillat, for example, whom we've endorsed for New York State's 31st State Senate District seat, is psyched too. Espaillat's campaign press release quotes him: "I am honored to have the support of Freelancers Union," Adriano said. Thirty percent of workers in the United States are employed independently. These freelancers deserve the same benefits and protections that other workers enjoy. Freelancers are an integral force in our economy whose voices must be heard in Albany." [photo: thanks John McNab on Flickr!]