Oct 4, 2012
CWAers join a labor walk for Rep. Tim Bishop.
District 4 Vice President Linda Hinton and CWA Local 4900 Vice President Jane Phillips leaflet.
CWAers tell voters that Sean Patrick Maloney will stand up for the middle class.
CWA District 4 Vice President Linda Hinton joined members of CWA Local 4900 and Legislative-Political Action Team activists in leafleting in downtown Indianapolis outside AT&T Internet, consumer and network employees' call centers.
Activists handed out 200 packets that included voter registration materials and details about early voting that starts October 9, along with important information about the presidential race and many state races, including the Senate contest between Rep. Joe Donnelly (D) and state treasurer Richard Mourdock (R). District 4 has leafleted so far a total of 141 worksites, talking to co-workers about candidates and the elections. CWA has placed a special emphasis on worksite member-to-member electoral communications this year. Recent AFL-CIO polls clearly show that this kind of contact is the most effective. CWA activists nationwide have been at 415 worksites with many more planned.
In New York, about 47 CWAers went door-to-door to campaign for Rep. Tim Bishop (D). Members from CWA Locals 1108 and 1104 joined other activists on a labor walk last weekend to support Bishop, who is running against outsourcer Randy Altschuler, and 14 CWA members from Locals 1120, 1101 and 1103 went door-knocking for Sean Patrick Maloney, who is running against tea party favorite Rep. Nan Hayworth. Maloney, an attorney, has walked picket lines, attended CWA meetings and has pledged to help working people get good contracts.
So far 4,064 CWA members have volunteered to talk to co-workers and neighbors about the candidate choices in this election with more coming forward every week.