Union members from across the Commonwealth came together on September 12 for SEIU Virginia 512’s 5th annual Call to Action. The event launched the union’s campaign to Get Out the Vote for candidates who will fight for working families.
Union members knocked doors and made phone calls in key districts in Virginia Beach, Richmond, Prince William and Loudoun. United together, we reached out to over 1,100 voters and had over 250 conversations about the importance of voting on November 3rd.
“Taking political action with my union is important to me because my voice can be heard,” said Richmond member and Home Care provider Brenda Cosby. “United in the union, we can make real change.”
Candidates spoke about why they are running for office and why they are proud to have the union’s endorsement. “No one who works full time should struggle to provide for their family,” state Senate candidate Gary McCollum told the crowd in Hampton Roads.
All 140 members of the state legislature and many local elected officials, including Supervisors in Fairfax and Loudoun counties, face re-election this November. The results of the election will have a major impact on the quality of our jobs, schools, roads and public services. Whether or not the legislature raises the minimum wage, protects voting rights and ensures affordable healthcare for all Virginians depends on who we elect November 3.
With so much on the line, union members across Virginia will continue to knock doors and make phone calls to help inform our community and get out the vote.
Want to join your co-workers and make a difference? Sign up today to volunteer at tinyurl.com/VA512volunteer
United together, we can elect champions for working families and make our Commonwealth a better place to live, work and play for all.