The Maryland State and D.C. AFL-CIO is hosting an Inaugural Municipal Class for Labor Candidates on September 7 at IBEW Local 26’s union hall in Lanham, MD. “This is your call to Stand Up and Be Counted by finding and recruiting members in your union to become Maryland’s Wave of Union Members Winning Political Offices,” said State Fed president Donna Edwards. Metro Washington Council president Jackie Jeter urged “Every metro-area union local to join the effort” to recruit local union members to run for elected office. The State Fed is targeting municipal races this Fall, identifying what Legislative/Political Director Chuck Cook called “high electability possibilities” in eight Maryland cities, including Aberdeen, Bel Air, Bowie, Delmar, Denton, Greenbelt, Greensboro and Pittsville. Email [email protected] for more details on the Sept. 7 class and requirements for potential candidates.