Nov 15, 2012
Members of Locals 4310, 4320, 4502, and District 4 vice president Linda Hinton and administrative director Frank Mathews are ready for a 9 am start on Election Day.
CWA's political program for 2012 election was a huge success, as a diverse team of CWA activists worked together to get out the vote, support candidates on every level who support working families, and sign up new members for CWA's Political Action Fund.
"This was tremendous work across our union. We've all seen the news reports about the millions of dollars that business and right-wing groups poured into campaigns this year. Not only did CWA members and our political team stand strong against this flood of money, but we were a big part of the victory of President Obama, of increasing the Democratic majority in the U.S. Senate, of gaining several House seats and of winning back or holding state legislatures that are critical to the rights of our members, especially in New Mexico and New York," said CWA Political Director Rafael Navar.
Thirty CWA state coordinators in 25 states worked to meet and exceed goals for distributing flyers and talking to members at worksites, staffing phone banks and signing up new contributors to CWA's political program, or asking current members to increase their contributions.
CWA's Political Action Fund is a 100 percent voluntary program, and in this campaign, more than 6,000 members made new contributions or increased their contributions for CWA's political work.
Members clearly understand the connection between their basic right to collective bargaining, retirement security and keeping good jobs in the United States and the candidates we elect.