Steward’s blog: GOTUV (Get Out the Union Vote)

Yesterday, your official election ballot was mailed. You should receive it in the next few days and I encourage you to fill it out and return it early. If you want to know which of your local candidates has pledged to support a raise for state employees, you can see a full list here.

Equally as important as voting, if not more so, is making sure that state employees support those who support us. 

You can help ensure your coworkers know which local candidates will vote in our favor by becoming a Political Action Volunteer

Political Action Volunteers donate their time to participate in political events organized by labor unions, community organizations, or candidates themselves. This could include phone banking to undecided voters, canvassing neighborhoods to create candidate awareness, or even writing out postcards for specific campaigns.

During the 2014 election season, dozens of WINS members from across the state knocked on more than 4500 doors and talked to more than a thousand people about supporting state legislators who cared about working middle class families and an economy that’s fair to everyone. WINS members walked more than 100 total shifts for our endorsed candidates.

As a Steward, you have the trust and respect of your coworkers, which means others look to you to be a credible source of information. Make it clear that candidates endorsed by the Colorado WINS Executive Board have pledged to support a raise for state employees during the 2017 legislative session. 

Only with state legislator support will we be able to achieve our goal of a 6% raise for all state workers. Let’s work to elect leaders who will have our back when state employee issues come up on the docket.

So become a Political Action Volunteer today and help the last of the undecided voters make up their mind about local candidates.

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