(Nov. 8, 2022) — It’s Election Day!
If you haven’t already voted, find that ballot, check which candidates have earned labor’s endorsement, fill it out, and drop it off at a secure election dropbox near you by 8 p.m. tonight. You can also mail it (postage free!), but it needs to be postmarked by today to be counted, so just to be sure, go with the dropbox.
If you’ve lost your ballot or are not yet registered to vote, welcome to Washington state, where you can still vote. Under our state’s same-day registration law, you can go to your local County Auditor’s office and voting centers until 8 p.m. today to register and vote, or if you misplaced your ballot, you can go there until 8 p.m. to cast a provisional ballot and make your voice heard.
Already voted? You can check to confirm that your ballot has been received at VoteWA.
Also, you can volunteer for the final labor Neighbor virtual
phone FUN bank today from 5 to 8 p.m. to get out the labor vote. Get details and RSVP.
Freedom is on the ballot.
This fall, your vote is more important than ever. The freedom to vote, the freedom to join a union, the freedom to earn a living wage, the freedom to access health care and make decisions about our own bodies… it’s all on the ballot.
That’s why we need to make our voices heard! We need to vote for candidates who will protect our freedoms, and vote out those who don’t. As you fill out your ballot, make sure you know which candidates have earned labor’s support.
How candidates earn labor’s endorsement.
The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO (WSLC), which represents more than 600 union organizations with about 550,000 rank-and-file members from across the state, has made election endorsements. These recommendations are the result of hundreds of delegates from unions across Washington state reviewing candidate questionnaires and voting records, interviewing the candidates, and then meeting to vote upon which candidates have earned labor’s support. A two-thirds majority of delegates is required to earn the endorsement of the WSLC, the state’s largest union organization.
For example, WSLC delegates voted overwhelmingly to endorse the re-election of Patty Murray as U.S. Senator from Washington. The WSLC has also made recommendations in critical races for U.S. House, Secretary of State, and State Legislature. (See below.)
See the entire list of 2022 WSLC Endorsements. You can also find labor endorsements on local races and ballot measures from your local Central Labor Council:
If your CLC is not listed here, contact them to see if they have any recommendations.
Who earned labor’s support.
U.S. SENATE and HOUSE
WASHINGTON STATE LEGISLATURE
See the entire list of 2022 WSLC Endorsements.