A huge thank you to all of the volunteers for Labor Neighbor, the Washington State Labor Council's grassroots political action program. Hundreds of volunteer shifts were logged visiting and calling fellow union members homes' to talk about the special State Senate special election in 26th Legislative District. And it made a big difference.
Labor-endorsed Democrat Nathan Schlicher, an emergency room physician who had never run for election and had very low name recognition, started the election season with a high double-digit polling deficit behind Republican challenger, Jan Angel, who has been elected in the district to both state and local offices. The deficit narrowed to 9 points by the Primary Election in August. And by Election Day, it was a dead heat.As of this writing, Angel has a narrow 51.4% to 48.6 lead (get the latest results).
Only lawmakers who stand up for working families deserve organized labor's financial support. That's why the Washington State Labor Council created the "Don't Invest In More Excuses" Political Action Committee (DIME PAC). Its mission is to recruit and elect champions of Washington's working families. THAT'S how we will defend against attacks on workers' rights and it's how we will put government's focus on creating and maintaining good jobs. Click here for a DIME PAC contribution form so you can contribute to keep Washington a great place to live and work! Submit this form electronically by saving it to your computer, filling out the information and resaving, and then emailing the form (PDF file) to email@example.com. Or you can print the form and mail it, along with a check for your contribution payable to "DIME PAC" to the Washington State Labor Council, 314 First Ave. West, Seattle, WA, 98119. For more info, contact WSLC Political Director Karen Deal at 206-281-8901.
2013 WSLC Legislative Report & Voting Record
The 2013 edition of the Washington State Labor Council's Legislative Report and Voting Record, which summarizes the fate of legislation affecting Washington's working families in this year's Legislature, is available online (in HTML and PDF formats). Printed copies are being mailed to all affiliated unions. Rank-and-file members of WSLC-affiliated unions may also request a free printed copy of this publication to be mailed to them. Call 206-281-8901 for more information.
Join the 2013 WSLC President's Club!
The Washington State Labor Council President's Club is an organization established to raise political action funds and promote labor's political action program. Members are invited to attend a special luncheon during the WSLC's annual convention that will feature a distinguished guest speaker discussing the coming election. President's Club membership is $150. You may contribute the entire amount or make quarterly contributions of $37.50. To join, please print this form, and send it, along with your enclosed contribution, to: WSLC President's Club, 314 First Ave. West, Seattle, WA, 98119. Thank you!
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