This is the second issue of our Building a Movement newsletter, focused on our national political efforts leading up to election day. Together, our members are building a movement to enable people of all backgrounds to achieve greater equality and opportunity.
“MOM, I DO THIS FOR YOU”
Latino, immigrant and refugee youth in Phoenix are building a movement to stand up to hate. Yonis, a CASE Action volunteer, shares his story of why he is helping the efforts to get out the vote in Arizona.
Democratic Senate candidate Catherine Cortez Masto speaking to canvassers at Culinary Local 226.
In Las Vegas, the Culinary Union has worked with the Las Vegas Strip properties to ensure that thousands of workers will be able to participate in early voting during their lunch break at the Strip’s nearby early vote site through an organized daily bus program.
El Presidente de AFL-CIO y la Secretaria Tesorera de la Union de Trabajadores Culinarios, Geoconda Argüello Kline, hablan sobre cómo la gente trabajadora en Nevada derrotará a Donald Trump.
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Employees of Walt Disney World on leave from work through Election Day are canvassing to turn out recent Puerto Rican immigrants in the key I-4 corridor able to vote for president for the first time.
Orlando union members from Locals 737 and 362 are also working to elect Jose Alvarez to mayor of neighboring Kissimmee, where a large number of hospitality workers live in poverty, Patrick Murphy for U.S. Senate, and Stephanie Murphy, Darren Soto and Val Demings to the U.S. House of Representatives.
Local 355 has endorsed Jose Javier Rodriguez for Florida State Senate District 37. Jose’s been a strong supporter and advocate for our members and all working people in South Florida. Our local has also been canvassing and supporting State Senator Dwight Bullard in Senate District 40, as well as Hillary Clinton for the presidential race.
Thanks to vote-by-mail in Washington State, Local 8 members have been casting their votes for Initiative 124 and Hillary Clinton at break room ballot parties in downtown Seattle hotels.