Every election, delegates from the WSLC's affiliated unions vote on candidate endorsements. The WSLC then informs union members about which candidates earned endorsement, and why.
Labor Neighbor, the grassroots political action program of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, held FUN Banks on Tuesday and Wednesday nights in the weeks before the primary election. We’re doing it again for the general election EVERY WEEKNIGHT from 5-7 p.m., SATURDAYS from 10 a.m.-noon, and SUNDAYS from noon to 2 p.m. Union volunteers, working from the safety and comfort of their own homes, are needed to help phone their fellow union members to let them know who labor’s endorsed candidates are in critical races. Click here to register and the WSLC team will contact you and set you up to participate in the Labor Neighbor FUN Banks. For more information, email Cherika Carter, WSLC Political and Strategic Campaigns Director, or call her at 206-384-1133.
The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO held 2020 Committee on Political Education (COPE) Endorsement Conventions. Hundreds of delegates representing unions from across Washington state gathered online for these first-ever “virtual” conventions to vote on which candidates have earned organized labor’s support for election this fall. Delegates considered endorsements for congressional, statewide, state legislative, and statewide judicial candidates. By WSLC Constitution, a two-thirds majority vote is needed for endorsement. Here is the full list of WSLC endorsements, effective Sept. 25. This list includes the endorsement action taken at the WSLC’s 2020 Constitutional Convention on Sept. 23-25.
2020 Candidate Questionnaires
Candidates seeking endorsements from the WSLC should download/fill out these candidate questionnaires for Congress and State Legislature (Word or PDF), and email them to email@example.com. Completed candidate questionnaires have been posted on a password-protected page. For the password, email your name and affiliated union organization to WSLC Political and Strategic Campaigns Director Cherika Carter or call her at 206-384-1133.
Don’t Invest in More Excuses!
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! Send your completed form, along with a check for your contribution payable to “DIME PAC,” to the Washington State Labor Council, 321 16th Ave. South, Seattle, WA, 98144. For more information, contact the WSLC at 206-281-8901.
Join the 2020 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 (Word – PDF) and send it, along with your enclosed contribution, to: WSLC President’s Club, 321 16th Ave. South, Seattle, WA, 98144. Thank you!
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