From local offices right on up to control of the US Senate, the labor movement has a lot at stake in Tuesday’s elections and union activists will be working hard to get out the vote for endorsed candidates. Here’s how you can get involved on Election Day...
Maryland: “We’re asking affiliates and activists to work directly with the Anthony Brown campaign, Sue Cullen campaign (Calvert County), Edith Patterson campaign (Charles County) and the John Bohanan campaign (St. Mary’s County),” says Metro Washington Council Political Coordinator Rick Powell.
District of Columbia: Volunteer are needed to help cover gaps in poll coverage for the Muriel Bowser for Mayor Campaign, Elissa Silverman, At-Large City Council campaign and Edward “Smitty” Smith for Attorney General.
Election Day shifts are 7 am to 10 am, 12 noon to 3 pm and 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm.
Contact Powell at [email protected] or call 202-974-8154 for details on where to go.
Virginia: NoVA Labor Walks/Phonebanks start at 8:30am at 4536 John Marr Dr, Annandale, VA. For more information or to RSVP, contact Dolores, Jessica, Tom, Penny or Russ at 703-750-3633.
If you are working a polling location on Election Day in Virginia, email your name and polling location to [email protected]; “We are trying to monitor the activity of the polling locations, to make sure our folks are where they’re needed,” says NoVA’s Dan Duncan.
photo: In Annandale, VA, NABET-CWA Local 52031 member Chip Catherine makes calls to union households for Virginia congressional elections.