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Defend Democracy: WSLC training Nov. 19 on post-election self-care

Election Day has come and gone. The counting has taken a while, but the outcome is now clear. The people have chosen Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Americans turned out in record numbers to restore democracy, justice for all, and a nation where every one of us is respected no matter what we look like, where we come from, or how we live.

But throughout this election season, Donald Trump has sought to divide us and stir racism in our communities. He has empowered white nationalists and domestic terrorists, and has placed Americans in danger of vigilante violence, with his agenda of hate. Although his re-election campaign has failed, his actions have done real damage to many of us, particularly to those in Black, Indigenous and People of Color communities.

The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO invites leaders, staffers and rank-and-file activists from all affiliated unions to attend the third training in our series, “Defend Democracy: Protect Our Communities” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19 via Zoom video conferencing. Join WSLC President Larry Brown and WSLC Secretary Treasurer April Sims and facilitator/healer Yvette Murrell for this important training in self and community care. We will provide tools for self-care grounded in labor values, solidarity and moving from “I” to “WE” in the wake of this divisive election. Click here to register for the training.

And if you haven’t already done so, please make sure to take the Defend Democracy Pledge, a WSLC survey where everyone has the opportunity become a Democracy Defender and receive alerts, training opportunities and invitations to take various forms of action to defend our democracy and move forward together after this election.

For more information about the Nov. 19 training, email Ingrid Chapman or call her at 206-566-3067.

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