According to Statistic Brain, over 18.7 billion text messages are sent worldwide every day. With so many text messages being sent, it’s no wonder that text messaging is such a powerful tool for communicating information and staying educated. We use it for everything from getting quick updates from family members to making donations to charity in times of natural disaster to staying up to date on our favorite podcast.
Here at the UAW, we use text messaging to keep our members informed about important issues and events that are of interest to you. What kinds of things might you get if you sign up for text message alerts from the UAW?
- News about important legislation affecting working people
- Alerts about local and regional events happening near you
- Solicitations to call or sign petitions to make your voice heard
- Information about your polling place come election time
Who can sign up for UAW text alerts? Anyone! That’s right, it doesn’t matter if you are an active UAW member, one of our UAW retirees, or a UAW supporter—you can sign up to receive text alerts from the UAW.
All you have to do is text “JOIN” to 99795.*
99795 is the special number, or short code, that texts from the UAW will come from. Think of it as the UAW’s phone number—and save it in the contacts on your cell phone.
What happens once you text “Join” to 99795? You’ll receive a series of prompts that ask you some information about yourself like your name, address, email, UAW local, and other vital pieces of information. It may seem like a lot at first, but we use the information to tailor messages to you specifically and make sure that you get the most relevant texts possible, not a bunch of messages that you don’t want.
So shoot us a text message today and opt-in to the UAW text messaging service! Text “Join” to 99795.
*Message and data rates may apply. By texting “Join” to 99795 you consent to receive periodic text messages from the International Union, UAW. Text STOP to quit, HELP for more info.
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