Who says getting out the vote isn’t fun? This weekend many AFL-CIO Labor 2010 GOTV staging locations across Wisconsin welcomed candy and costumes as volunteers celebrated Halloween while talking to workers about Tuesday’s elections.
In the first two days of GOTV (Friday and Saturday), AFL-CIO Labor 2010 volunteers visited about 13,000 union households and called more than 50,000 union voters.
If working families don’t make their voices heard at the polls, the consequences could be downright scary. Gubernatorial candidate Scott Walker has ghoulish plans to gut the public services that working families rely on. Senate candidate Ron Johnson supports the failed trade policies that leave Wisconsin manufacturing facilities eerily empty.
Fortunately, union activists around the state are stepping up to participate in member-to-member phone banks, Labor Walks and worksite leafleting this holiday weekend. It’s not too late to do your part.
Click here for location information and show up for GOTV ASAP!
The National Association of Letter Carriers took time out from their Fall Conference yesterday to contact union voters in the Neenah area. Please follow their example and find time in your busy schedule to support the candidates who will rebuild our middle-class.
In this election cycle, working people could vote and be treated to the strong leadership needed to create a fundamentally different economy that values hard work. Or they could be tricked into staying away from the polls, which would likely result in a government that puts corporate interests before people. The choice is yours.
You have the power to make a difference. Check the schedule and make sure that you do your part to inform and turnout union voters.
(You’ll find the latest GOTV pictures on the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO Flickr page: http://flickr.com/wisaflcio.
Top Photo: Pat Veeser of USW Local 1102 in costume prior to a Green Bay GOTV Rally. Photo Credit: Denny Lauer. Top Left Photo: The Milwaukee Area Labor Council held a Halloween party for kids while their parents voluteered for GOTV. Photo Credit: Robin Lundgren. Second Left Photo: Madison Labor Walk volunteer Jason Tatum of AFT. Photo Credit: Missy Sorenson. Top Right Photo: NALC phone bank volunteer. Photo Credit: Greg Hinds. Third Left Photo: Bill Fleming of APWU leaving to Labor Walk in Madison. Photo Credit: Missy Sorenson. Bottom Left Photo: John Keenan of AFSCME heads out with his Labor Walk packet. Photo Credit: Justin Geiger.
The photos below are listed from left to right. First Photo: Mary Valentine of SEIU Local 150 phone banks in Milwaukee. Photo Credit: Karen Hickey. Second Photo: AFSCME volunteer Beverly Contee phone banks in Racine. Photo Credit: Justin Geiger. Third Photo: UFCW Labor Walk volunteers Raymundo Diaz, Katie Mooreand Alfonso Herrera during Racine GOTV. Photo Credit: Justin Geiger. Fourth Photo: Dennis Martin of AFSCME Local 1914 phone banks in Eau Claire. Photo Credit: Andy Thompson. Fifth Photo: Anita Blue of SEIU Local 150 calls union members as part of Milwaukee GOTV. Photo Credit: Karen Hickey.)