UNITE HERE’s national political program is built on the tenacity and grit of members just like you who take a leave of absence from their regular jobs to talk to voters throughout the country. As we get closer to the November 8 election day, members from across the country are leading a massive get-out-the-vote effort for a variety of state and local elections and for our next president.
Together, we are building a movement to enable people of all backgrounds to achieve greater equality and opportunity.
The Culinary Union in Las Vegas, the largest political organization in Nevada, is leading an effort to deliver the state to Hillary Clinton while our California locals have been doing the same thing in Reno. For Get Out the Vote, an additional 150 union members visiting from 16 UNITE HERE locals in 11 states will be converging on Nevada. Members will canvass every day to elect the nation’s first Latina senator, stop Republican healthcare tax schemes, and stand up for the America we all deserve.
Pictured are members from UNITE HERE Local 5 in Hawaii (l) and Local 11 (r) in Los Angeles, who are among the 16 Locals that have sent members to help our massive Get Out the Vote effort in Nevada.
- Ralston Reports: Culinary Union could serve up a blue Nevada
“They may be blue-collar workers, but they have sophisticated charts and algorithms designed to maximize the possibility that the doors they knock on will produce voters for their candidates.”
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- Nevada’s Culinary Union is doing serious GOTV for Hillary Clinton and Catherine Cortez Masto
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- PHOTOS: Culinary Union members vote early at the Las Vegas Strip site >>
In Phoenix, Local 631 and CASE Action are mobilizing an inspiring committee of nearly 100 high school students, all Latino and East African immigrants and Muslim refugees, to defeat Donald Trump and Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Video: Adolescentes opinan su voz en estas elecciones… aún sin votar
Telemundo Arizona, Oct 13
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Employees of Walt Disney World are on leave through Election Day to help elect Jose Alvarez mayor of Kissimmee and pro-labor candidates to U.S. Congress.
Over 100 regional volunteers will come to Philadelphia to help turn out voters and win the state of Pennsylvania. Workers from the Trump Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City, who just ended a three-month strike, are helping in Philadelphia, Florida, Arizona and Nevada.
Local 17 members Yohannes Yohannes and Hiluf Tekle are on leave from Sky Chefs as part of the state AFL-CIO program. They’re canvassing to keep control of the Minnesota Senate, try to win a majority in the state House of Representatives, and elect Angie Craig for U.S. Congress.
In December 2015, workers at the Trump International Hotel Las Vegas voted to unionize, but Donald Trump has chosen not to honor the results of that election and refused to negotiate a contract with his workers. UNITE HERE has launched a national boycott of Trump businesses.
UNITE HERE Local 8 members are in the final week of campaigning for Initiative 124, which would create new protections for workers against sexual assault.
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Local 1 made this video for their effort to pass a similar law in Chicago (click to watch the video):
Local 11 in southern California is also working to pass a law to protect hotel workers in the City of Long Beach. You can learn more here.