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It’s Election Day: Here’s how to vote today

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(Nov. 4, 2014) — Ballots must be returned with a first-class stamp and postmarked by today. Post offices will be closing at different times today depending on location. Most counties also have 24-hour ballot drop boxes where no stamp is required in various communities, but ballots must be deposited by 8 p.m.! If you didn’t […]

Find your ballot, fill it out, and mail it in!

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OLYMPIA (Oct. 22, 2014) — Voter turnout for the Aug. 5 primary election was abysmal in Washington state and was historically low nationwide. Fewer than one in three registered voters in our state bothered filling out and mailing in their ballots, and in some states (Nevada and Iowa) fewer than one in 10 registered voters […]

One week left to get (or scare) out the vote; volunteer today!

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UPDATE (Oct. 31, 2014) — Costumed WA YELLers scared out the vote Thursday night in Seattle at the Labor’s Voice phone bank. There’s still more opportunities to volunteer for GOTV activities this weekend (see the schedule below). SEATTLE (Oct. 28, 2014) — Just a week remains of organized labor’s get-out-the-vote efforts for an election that […]

Your vote counts even more this year… use it!

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(Nov. 5, 2013) — It’s Election Day so, um… VOTE! Secretary of State Kim Wyman’s office predicts that barely more than half of Washington’s voters will bother participating the this year’s election. And some areas of the state are hoping a mere 40% of registered voters cast their ballots. That means your vote will count […]

Alaska Airlines fighting to keep wages low

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By DAVID GROVES The Stand OLYMPIA (Oct. 29, 2013) — Deep-pocketed corporate interests are now filing their Public Disclosure Commission reports indicating how much last-minute money they are pumping into initiative campaigns, and the numbers are truly alarming. In the case of labor-supported measure to label genetically engineered foods, The Seattle Times reports today: Bankrolled […]

Final 2013 Labor Neighbor walk in Bremerton, phone banks this week

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BREMERTON (Oct. 25, 2013) — The Washington State Labor Council’s 2013 Labor Neighbor program is in its home stretch. Voters have received their ballots and are mailing them in between now and Election Day, Nov. 5, and Labor Neighbor is focused on making sure working families in the 26th Legislative District cast their votes in […]

Check out State Labor Council’s 2013 election endorsements

Voter receiving ballot through mail

(Oct. 18, 2013) — Ballots for the2013 general election were mailed by county auditors Thursday and Friday, so voters in Washington state should begin receiving them soon. Even though this is an odd-year election with no races for Congress, Governor or statewide offices, there are important ballot measures, special legislative elections, and city and county […]

Johnson, Trumka: Working families win!

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Following is a statement by Jeff Johnson, President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, regarding the 2012 election results: (Nov. 7) — Voters on election night repudiated the Republican vision of feeding the rich to grow the economy and austerity for the rest of us by re-electing Barack Obama to a second term as […]

Key election results in Washington state — as of Nov. 7

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Following are selected 2012 election results from Washington state as of 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7. Also, you can check Vote.WA.gov for the latest results. Washington State Labor Council-endorsed candidates are listed on the  left — * denotes incumbents. GOVERNOR Jay Inslee (D) 51.32% 975,340 Rob McKenna (R) 48.68% 925,131 U.S. SENATE Maria Cantwell […]

Final Labor Neighbor GOTV phone banks Monday, Tuesday

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This is it. Here is your final To-Do List for the 2012 elections: 1) VOTE! Visit the state’s MyVote page to find your nearest ballot drop box, where it must be delivered by 8 p.m. on Tuesday.  You can also mail it in, but it must be postmarked by Tuesday to be counted. 2) Can’t […]

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