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Latest results: Mona Das surges into lead in 47th Senate race

(Nov. 9, 2018) — Senate challenger Mona Das (D), the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO’s endorsed Senate candidate in the 47th Legislative District, has surged into the lead over incumbent Sen. Joe Fain (R) after Thursday’s ballot counting. If the current leads hold in all races, Democrats will pad their majorities in the Senate by three […]

Latest results: Schrier wins, legislative Dems make gains

(Nov. 8, 2018) — Following Wednesday’s additional ballot counting, Issaquah pediatrician Dr. Kim Schrier (D), the candidate endorsed by the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO in the 8th Congressional District, has officially won election to fill the seat being vacated by Rep. Dave Reichert (R). Schrier’s opponent, Republican Dino Rossi, officially conceded the race on […]

Election night: Dems gain in Washington, but how much?

(Nov. 6, 2018—10 p.m.) — As of late Tuesday night, one labor-endorsed Democratic candidate for Congress is leading with Kim Schrier over Dino Rossi in the 8th CD, and another is within striking distance as Carolyn Long narrowly trails Jaime Herrera Beutler. If either (or both) wins and flips these Republican-held seats, Washington will officially […]

WSLC’s Jeff Johnson on election: ‘We’re just getting started’

(Nov. 6, 2018) — As election results from around Washington state were released on Tuesday night (see the latest results here), Jeff Johnson, President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, released the following statement: “Union members and their families have been pumped up this entire election cycle. For months, the Washington State Labor Council, […]

It’s Election Day. Your voice matters. VOTE!

(Nov. 5, 2018) — By all accounts, voter participation is way up for this election. And the Labor Neighbor grassroots political mobilization of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO has matched that mid-term enthusiasm. Hundreds of union volunteers have contacted thousands of their fellow union members in recent weeks to urge them to vote and […]

Just two more days ’til Election Day: GOTV!

UPDATED (Nov. 4, 2018) — Thank you, union volunteers! Hundreds of you stepped up to contact thousands of union households around Washington state over this past week to urge them to vote, and to support labor-endorsed candidates. (Above, volunteers gather for Saturday’s WSLC / MLK Labor Player’s Choice neighborhood walk at the IAM Hall in […]

WSLC urges ‘yes’ vote on Initiative 940 to save lives

(Oct. 29, 2018) — In this fall’s election, voters are deciding on Initiative 940, which is intended to save lives by providing all law enforcement officers in Washington with enhanced de-escalation, first aid, and mental health crisis training, while also implementing a new test to determine whether law enforcement officers’ use of deadly force is […]

Republicans double down with more phony election mail

GOP operatives target another female Democratic challenger with fake mail in effort to protect Republican incumbent   OLYMPIA (Oct. 24, 2018) — Republican political operatives have doubled down on their dirty-tricks campaign and targeted another Democratic woman who is challenging a male Republican incumbent with phony election mail that urges progressive voters to vote for […]

PDC complaint filed regarding Republican election mailings

WSLC, others seek immediate action against Glen Morgan for dishonest mailings   OLYMPIA (Oct. 23, 2018) — As voters received their ballots last week, state Republican Party operatives sent postcards to progressive voters — deliberately disguised to look like they came from unions and progressive groups — urging against voting for the Democratic candidate and […]

‘This is dirty politics at its absolute lowest’

State Republican operatives target female Democratic challengers with fake union postcards in effort to protect GOP incumbents    OLYMPIA (Oct. 20, 2018) — As voters received their election ballots this week, state Republican Party operatives have sent union members and progressive voters fake election postcards in key Washington state legislative races that urge voters to […]


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