Here’s everything you need to know, including which candidates have earned labor’s support
The following is from the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO:
(Oct. 15, 2020) — This week, Washington voters are receiving their general election ballots in the mail. When you get it, don’t set it aside. Go ahead and fill it out now! The whole thing, all the way down the ballot. If you’re not sure about certain candidates, see our endorsements below. Then…
► Place your ballot and security envelope into the return envelope and seal it.
► Sign it on the back using your normal signature. If the signature doesn’t match your signature when you registered to vote, your ballot might get rejected!
► Put it in the mail — no postage required! — or deposit it in a secure election dropbox in your community.
► Track your ballot at votewa.gov to make sure it is received and accepted. Allow 3-5 business days for your ballot to be posted as received.
UNION MEMBERS: YOUR VOTE IS ESSENTIAL — This fall, your vote is needed more than ever. Washington’s working families need safe jobs, economic security and freedom from systemic racism. That’s why we need to make our voices heard! We need to vote for candidates who share our values, and vote out those who don’t.
As you fill out your ballot, make sure you know which candidates have earned labor’s support.
Here is the list of 2020 Endorsements by the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO. The WSLC is the largest labor organization in the state, representing the interests of more than 600 affiliated unions with some 550,000 rank-and-file members. These endorsements are the result of hundreds of delegates from these various unions who have reviewed candidate questionnaires, interviewed candidates, and then met and voted upon which candidates they believe have earned labor’s support.
You can also find labor endorsements on local ballot measures and races that have been made by your local Central Labor Council: MLK Labor (King County), Pierce County CLC, Snohomish & Island CLC, Southwest Washington CLC, and the Spokane Regional LC. If your CLC is not listed here, contact them to see if they have any recommendations.
WANT MORE INFORMATION ON THE CANDIDATES?
If you are a union member and you want more information on WHY these candidates earned this endorsement, go to the WSLC website and fill out a quick form confirming that you are a member, and you will be redirected to a page with candidate comparison fliers and more information.
Do your part to get others to vote like you did: for candidates who support workers. Union volunteers are needed for Labor Neighbor FUN Banks on weekdays and Saturdays. Get more information here.