November 20, 2018
Thank you for saying “Count Me In” to win the election! We hope we can count you in to hold all of our newly elected and reelected officials accountable and to push a pro-active working people’s policy agenda next year.
Unions of working people in Central Labor Councils across North Carolina endorsed 52 local, state, and federal candidates with primary elections in May and helped propel 35 of those candidates to victory and a spot on the general election ballot in November, including big wins in 3 congressional districts.
Union member Braxton Winston II elected to Charlotte City Council; Union-backed mayors win in Asheville, Charlotte, Durham, Fayetteville, Greensboro, and Raleigh
Several union members are running for office in local elections that will be decided Nov. 7, 2017, including Braxton Winston II, a member of IATSE Local 322 in Charlotte. How you vote is a personal decision, but we hope you’ll back Braxton and these other candidates.
Since the 2016 election, Working America has mobilized its canvassing operation to get to the bottom of what happened by having face-to-face conversations with voters on their doorsteps. Their latest “Front Porch Focus Group” report delves into why turnout among African-Americans dropped last year and what that could mean for mid-term elections in 2018.
Time for Gov. McCrory to concede that his damaging and divisive governorship is at its end so working people can prepare for the challenges that lie ahead – defending our victory in the state supreme court race and breaking the Republican supermajority in special legislative elections next year.
The work of the labor movement continues with fresh urgency. The change voters cried out for in this campaign can be found by standing together in unions.
Describing himself as someone who always voted Republican, laid-off UAW member Jon Greene of Mocksville told the Salisbury Post that Gov. McCrory’s unemployment changes and “shady politics have completely changed the way I vote.”
Before hitting the streets to knock on doors, Will Fischer – the Iraq War veteran, U.S. Marine, and Executive Director of the Union Veterans Council who has been a fierce critic of Donald Trump – recorded a short video message about U.S. Senate candidate Deborah Ross for his fellow veterans in North Carolina.
In this election, at the very end of their ballots, Wake County voters will finally get the chance to vote for a referendum that, if passed, will fund a smart plan to vastly expand public transit and head off a coming traffic nightmare on par with Atlanta.
We’re ramping up Labor’s largest electoral campaign in state history with a powerful new technology that will increase, exponentially, our ability to get out the vote for Hillary Clinton, Deborah Ross, Roy Cooper, and our other endorsed candidates.
On the heels of last night’s debate and with the start of Early Voting, the NC State AFL-CIO released the following statement from Secretary-Treasurer MaryBe McMillan again calling on Governor Pat McCrory and Senator Richard Burr to withdraw support for Donald Trump.
The North Carolina State AFL-CIO is the largest association of local unions and union councils in North Carolina, representing over one-hundred and forty-thousand union members, fighting for good jobs, safe workplaces, workers’ rights, consumer protections, and quality public services on behalf of ALL working people.