AFGE District 14 Y.O.U.N.G. -- Young Organizing Unionists for the Next Generation – has reached nearly 31,000 area members via a virtual text bank in recent weeks to let them know about tomorrow’s primaries. “So many people are under the impression that the primaries are solely for the presidential ticket,” AFGE District 14 Program Manager Michelle Hatton told Union City. “They have forgotten that our local races are also at stake.” The idea for the text bank, “Hustle and Flow II,” came from District 14 Y.O.U.N.G. Coordinator Francis Nichols III, from AFGE Local 1456 PreTrial Services, and is a spin-off of last year’s in-person text banking sessions. Participants met via Zoom each week and texted AFGE members varying messages regarding the elections. “We plan to do one last text on Monday, June 1st letting members know where they can drop their ballots and how to confirm that their ballots have been received,” said Hatton.
- Chris Garlock