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With ballots in the mail, it’s GOTV time!

Labor’s Voice walks Saturday in Everett, Spokane, Tacoma, Vancouver


Labors-Voice-logo-WSLC-web(Oct. 14, 2014) — County auditors will start mailing General Election ballots to voters on Wednesday, which means it’s time for the home-stretch push to Get Out the Vote for candidates who support working people. These GOTV efforts of Labor’s Voice, the Washington State Labor Council’s grassroots voter education-mobilization program, have never been more critical than this year, when fewer than one in three voters bothered to return Primary Election ballots and no presidential or gubernatorial candidates are on the ballot.

But it’s a very important election for Washington state. Right-wingers who control the State Senate already have created gridlock in Olympia, threatened a D.C.-style state government shutdown, and killed efforts to sufficiently fund public schools and provide job-creating infrastructure investments. Unless working people vote — and vote for candidates who support their priorities — the next two years could be even worse. That’s where YOU come in.

With 21 days until Election Day and ballots in the mail, volunteers are urgently needed for Labor’s Voice, to help reach out to voters across the state, explain which candidates have earned working families support (and why), and most importantly, to urge them to fill out their ballots and VOTE!

LV-frontCheck the updated Labor’s Voice schedule and you’ll see that there are phone banks tonight (Tuesday, Oct. 14) in Bellingham, Everett, Olympia, Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, and Vancouver. They are set to continue Thursday night in many of those cities.

And this Saturday, Oct. 18, there are important neighborhood walks planned in Everett, Spokane, Tacoma and Vancouver. These walks are fun and way more efficient than years past because, instead of juggling maps and paper, an efficient new smart-phone app is being used that has gotten rave reviews from participants in Primary Election walks.

Volunteer online to participate. If you have questions, contact WSLC Field Mobilization Director Lori Province via email or by calling 206-351-2956.


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