After an unprecedented pre-primary Labor Neighbor effort, the Washington State Labor Council’s grassroots union member-to-member political education program begins its general election efforts in earnest this week. Phone banks are scheduled across the state this week and this Saturday, Sept. 15 will be the first set of Labor Neighbor “Super Walks.”
VOLUNTEER! See the full Labor Neighbor calendar for a list of all of the weekday phone bank opportunities and Super Walks in your area. Also, volunteers can call from anywhere. If you have a computer and phone available at your office/home, you can participate in phone banking remotely via a virtual predictive dialing system. Click here to RSVP to volunteer, or contact Lori Province for more information via email or at 206-351-2956.
The dates and locations for the first round of walks this Saturday, Sept. 15 are:
AUBURN — IAM 751 Hall, 201 A Street SW.
TACOMA — IBEW Local 76, 3049 S. 36th.
SPOKANE — IUOE Local 370, 510 S. Elm.
Labor Neighbor volunteers made nearly 130,000 phone calls and knocked on more than 5,000 doors in the primary season. These volunteers explained to fellow union members which candidates support strong working families, a secure middle class, and a better future for our children.
Since the primary, Labor Neighbor phone banks have already been running, including contacting union members to urge them to register to vote or to update their voter registration.
“We have not yet felt the effect of Citizens United,” Province said. “Every one of us needs to step up and take one shift or more to support the candidates that hold our values if we want to succeed against the corporate money that will be thrown into Washington state’s races.”
With just eight weeks until this year’s critically important election, volunteers are needed to sign up for Labor Neighbor shifts! See the full Labor Neighbor calendar for a list of all of the phone bank opportunities and Super Walks in your area. Click here to RSVP to volunteers for phone banks and Super Walks.
For more information, contact Lori Province at 206-351-2956.