“Week one’s turnout was extremely inspiring and surpassed even our most optimistic expectations,” said Tom Thompson, NATCA & NOVA Zone Lead, referring to last Saturday’s official kick-off for Virginia AFL-CIO's Labor 2019 program. The central Virginia staging location was action-packed with visits from both Delegate Schuyler VanValkenburg (HD 72) who is running for re-election and Delegate Debra Rodman (HD 73) who is running for the state Senate in District 12. Out west, the Roanoke staging location was animated with union members from near and far, while Northern Virginia's staging location had union members engage in discussions with visiting candidate Dan Helmer (HD 40) and Union Veterans Council Executive Director Will Attig. And in the eastern part of the state, both staging locations kicked things off with great enthusiasm as they had been joined earlier in the week by many of the House of Delegate and State Senate candidates. Walks and phonebanks continue tomorrow; see Calendar above for details.
DC LABORFest 2021