Underlining the high priority labor is putting on turnout in the 2020 elections, Metro Washington Council affiliates gathered just two weeks into the new year to strategize for the year ahead. About a dozen representatives from Council affiliates met at the Teamsters 639 hall on January 16 for a conversation about the 2020 election season in DC, led by Council President Jackie Jeter. Topics included the critical importance of union involvement in this election season, as well as the calendar of events for the Council’s endorsements of candidates, kicking off with the candidate education forum scheduled for Monday, February 3. The group also shared their legislative priorities, including issues in education, entertainment and health care and the most effective ways to get more union members involved in Labor 2020. Armed with this information, DC COPE will now fashion the labor questionnaire that will go out to DC City Council candidates by February 25. “All union members affiliated with the Metro Council are strongly encouraged to attend the monthly DC COPE meetings,” said Metro Council Political Director David Stephen. The next meeting is Thursday, February 13, at 4:00 pm (CLICK HERE to RSVP).
If you have any questions about the endorsement process or DC COPE, contact David Stephen at [email protected].