So far, 335 UNITE HERE members have taken extended leaves from their jobs to make history by joining the union’s election mobilization. UNITE HERE members from around the country are coming together to door-knock and phone-bank for change this fall, reaching over 150,00 voters so far.
Denise Brown-Lipford of Local 25 has been registering voters in Norfolk Virginia for two months. She is motivated to volunteer because “the last eight years under George Bush have been a disaster for workers. If we are to restore our rights in the workplace we all have to do our part. Participating in this program has been one of the best experiences of my life. I have learned so much and met so many wonderful people”