Today is National Voter Registration Day! Each year on the fourth Tuesday in September, citizens are urged to register to vote and make sure they’re ready to cast their ballots on Election Day (or before). Every year, millions of Americans find themselves unable to vote because they miss a registration deadline, don’t update their registration, or aren’t sure how to register. With so much at stake this year, it’s critical that all UAW members are prepared to make their voices heard on or before November 3rd. Click here to visit IWillVote.org to confirm your voter registration status, get registered to ... Read more
Join the Poor People’s Campaign Monday, Sept. 14 at 7pm ET/ 4pm PT for an evening that will bring together thousands of poor and low-income people and their allies as they will share tools and teach-in on voter engagement, registration and protection, and announce upcoming activities this election season. This massive online event will feature the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Forward Justice, the 43 State Coordinating Committees, the Co-Chairs of the Campaign, directly impacted people, artists and special guests. Register: https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/voting/moral-monday/
Government matters. Voting matters. Who you vote for matters. For UAW members, government policies impact the health and safety rules in the workplace; the right to organize; the right to a fair collective bargaining process; and even the impact on our health care and retirement. In a time of very deep political divide and social unrest, knowing our core values, knowing who we are, and knowing what the UAW is about could not be more important than it is today. Legislatively, conservatives, benefiting from gerrymandered statehouse seats, have now passed right-to-work legislation designed to undermine collective bargaining in many states like Michigan ... Read more
2018 is a midterm election year and a lot is at stake. Voters across the country are already headed to the polls to select candidates in primary elections. Here are five things you can do to help make sure pro-worker candidates win: 1) Make sure you’re registered to vote 2) Contact family and friends to make sure they’re registered, too 3) Reach out to a campaign and volunteer your time 4) Talk with family and friends about why it’s important to vote on Election Day, especially in midterms 5) Vote!
Reconnecting with voters, rebuilding the infrastructure to elect labor friendly candidates, and concentrating on state and local offices are just some of the ways to fight back against the corporate control of our government, according to panelists at the 2018 UAW Community Action Program (CAP) Conference. Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana; Scot Ross, executive director of One Wisconsin Now; and Will Hailer, senior advisor to the Democratic National Committee (DNC), participated in a lively discussion on the failures of the 2016 election and some early successes in the last year. Mayor Buttigieg said many voters don’t care about ... Read more