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UPDATE Labor Neighbor walks for Oct. 15 POSTPONED

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UPDATE– The Labor Neighbor walks for this Saturday, Oct 15 have been POSTPONED due to the rain/wind storm. Stay tuned for updates.

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Next week, county auditors will be mailing voters their ballots. That means this is a critical weekend for making sure that union members and their families know which candidates and ballot measures have earned labor’s endorsement — and why.

Labor Neighbor, the grassroots member-to-member political action program of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, will host a neighborhood walk this Saturday, Oct. 15 in Vancouver. Plus, canvasses on behalf of local candidates and ballot measures are planned elsewhere.

NEIGHBORHOOD WALKS

ln-walk-16oct15VANCOUVER — A Labor Neighbor walk will be held to inform union members about labor-endorsed legislative candidates Tim Probst and Sam Kim in the 17th LD and Monica Stonier in the 49th LD in Vancouver and neighboring communities. We’ll meet at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15 at the Laborers Hall, 2212 N.E. Andresen Road in Vancouver to pair up, assign neighborhoods, and get literature and materials. Volunteers will be finished by 7 p.m. Click here to volunteer or call 206-281-8901 for more information. Also, download, post and share the flier announcing this Saturday’s walk.

OLYMPIA — Kelsey Hulse, a Path to Power AFL-CIO participant, is running for Thurston County Commissioner, Pos. 2. A Labor for Kelsey Walk is planned for Saturday, Oct. 15, staging at 9 a.m. from the WSLC’s Olympia office, 906 S. Columbia St., #330. Participants will be finished by 1 p.m. For more information, email WSLC Field Mobilization Director April Sims or call 206-281-8901.

KENT — The M.L. King County Labor Council has organized a canvassing effort on behalf of Sound Transit Prop. 1. Volunteers should meet at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15 at Starbucks, 10234 SE 256th St, #101, in Kent. Volunteers will be finished by 2 p.m. Email Katie Garrow for more information.

POSTCARD PARTIES

Labor Neighbor volunteers are also needed on weeknights for Postcard Parties to prepare handwritten postcards to fellow union members urging them to vote in this important election. Postcard Parties are happening from 5:30 to 8 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday night in Tacoma at UFCW 367, 6403 Lakewood Dr. W.; and the same time every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday through October at the Washington State Labor Council’s Seattle office, 321 16th Ave S. You can RSVP via email to April Sims.

Labor-Neighbor-bigPlease volunteer for this Saturday’s walk to help take our state back so the needs and concerns of working families are addressed in Olympia. Also, check out the Labor Neighbor calendar so you can mark your calendars to help out at other walks that are scheduled in the coming weeks. For more information, email WSLC Field Mobilization Director April Sims or call 206-281-8901.

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