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Union volunteers needed for FUN Banks

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UPDATE (Oct. 19, 2020) — Labor Neighbor FUN Banks continue every weeknight from 5 to 7 p.m., on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon, and Sundays from noon to 2 p.m. Register now!

This Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 4 p.m. will be a special FUN BANK with calls to union members in the battleground state of Pennsylvania to get out the vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Please register here and indicate you want to volunteer for the Oct. 21 FUN Bank.

 


(Oct. 12, 2020) — Labor Neighbor FUN Banks are in high gear to make sure union members and their families support the election of champions for working people in the election that’s just 22 days away. Ballots are being mailed to voters this week throughout Washington state, so union volunteers are needed NOW to make calls to fellow union members about which candidates have earned labor’s support — and why.

The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO is hosting the following Labor Neighbor FUN Banks. Click on the links to register and volunteer from the comfort of your own home! For more information, email Dimple Chowdhari.

TODAY — Special Labor Neighbor FUN Bank calling union members in Pennsylvania in support of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris from 4 to 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 12. Join special guest WSLC President Larry Brown as we make calls into this swing state. Make sure your union is represented! Sign up here.

WEEKDAYS and SATURDAYS — FUN Banks are happening every weeknight from 5 to 7 p.m., on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon, and Sundays from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday’s FUN Bank is a “Player’s Choice” where you can pick which races you all calling on. Sign up here.

The Southwest Washington Central Labor Council is also hosting FUN Banks to support labor-endorsed congressional candidate Carolyn Long, plus important state legislative candidates in SW Washington, from 5 to 7 p.m. on the following days throughout October. Sign up for all dates here.

TUESDAYS — Contact Marj Hogan at 503-206-9347 or marj.hogan@gmail.com.

WEDNESDAYS — Contact Diana Winther at 503-360-5017 or diana@ibew48.com.

THURSDAYS — Contact Shannon Myers at 360-921-5225 or president@swwaclc.org.

MLK Labor is hosting a Virtual Canvass for Harborview Bond from 5:30 to 8 p.m. TODAY (Monday, Oct. 12) to call union members in King County about the Harborview Medical Center Bond (King County Proposition 1). RSVP by emailing annie@mlklabor.org. There will be a brief training before the canvass via Zoom. Join the call at MLKLabor.org/Harborview.

Labor Neighbor is the grassroots political program of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO where union members contact other union members to discuss the importance of elections and which candidates and ballot measures have earned labor’s endorsements — and why. See the WSLC’s 2020 endorsements here. For more information, email Cherika Carter, WSLC Political and Strategic Campaigns Director, or call her at 206-384-1133.

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