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.
The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO makes endorsements in races for Congress, statewide offices and judicial races, State Legislature, and on some statewide ballot measures. The WSLC considers these endorsements at its annual convention or at its political endorsement (COPE) convention on even-numbered years. The WSLC Executive Board is also empowered to consider endorsements.
For 2019, the WSLC has made the following endorsements:
Sen. Liz Lovelett for State Senate (40th Legislative District)
Initiative 1000 / Referendum 88 – APPROVE
Initiative 976 – NO
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 2019 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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