Worker Power Update
CWAers in District 6 Gear Up to Make their Voices Heard in the Upcoming Elections
CWA political activists in District 6 kicked off their election mobilization for the upcoming midterm elections with a virtual town hall and phone bank last week. Over 70 CWAers from across the district turned out to hear from endorsed candidates and take action. CWA District 6 Vice President Claude Cummings Jr. kicked off the event, speaking about the importance of this election and urging everyone to vote and encourage others to do the same. The virtual town hall featured other guest speakers such as Rochelle Garza, candidate for Texas Attorney General; Trudy Busch Valentine, candidate for U.S. Senate in Missouri; and a video message from Chris Jones, candidate for Arkansas Governor. CWA District 6 will be holding virtual phone banks every Tuesday and Thursday from now until the election. Members will also have an opportunity to volunteer to phone bank and block walk in-person, locally. Sign up here to volunteer.
United Campus Workers in Georgia Build Power at Labor Day Rally
Members of United Campus Workers of Georgia (CWA Local 3265) hosted a Labor Day rally attended by workers, students, community members, and political candidates running for office. Georgia’s gubernatorial candidate and long time champion of workers’ rights Stacey Abrams joined the rally as a special guest speaker and showed her support for the workers’ fight to take back their power and democratize their workplaces. Other invited speakers included Georgia House of Representatives candidate Mokah Johnson, artist and CWA Local 3265 member Linqua Franqa, former Athens-Clarke County Commissioner Mariah Parker, and Broderick Flannigan from the Economic Justice Coalition.
Members of United Campus Workers of Georgia (CWA Local 3265) hosted a Labor Day rally attended by workers, students, community members, and candidates including gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (center).