More than 40 of the declared candidates for DC City Council and DC State Board of Education attended the second DC Candidate Labor Education Forum Wednesday on Zoom. Hosted by the MWC’s DC COPE, the forum provided the candidates with the opportunity to hear from local labor leaders and rank and file members representing unions in the healthcare, transportation, entertainment, building trades, education and government sectors, among others. The candidates, who will appear on the November 3 ballot, also got the opportunity to learn about some of the most important issues to labor as we move into 2021 and the “new normal” of life under COVID-19. Following this forum, all candidates registered with the DC Board of Elections will be sent a questionnaire and invited to candidate interviews in September.
- David Stephen