As the 2014 midterm elections loom large, members from 16 CWA locals in North Carolina gathered in Charlotte this week to participate in an intensive one-day political training boot camp to prepare.
North Carolina CWAers from 16 locals participate in political training boot camp. At center is CWA Human Rights Director Chris Kennedy.
Topics covered included learning what's at stake in the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal that is being negotiated around the world; getting money out of politics; 'Our National Reality: the 40 year Class War'; voting rights; tips for starting a PAF conversation; tips for political organizing; and how to talk to members about political issues.
Importantly, members also learned about creating the CWA LPAT (Legislative and Political Team) Structure.
In breakout sessions, each of the 16 Locals in attendance at the training began forming their Local Union Activist Plans and setting clear goals and objectives for their Local's political agenda.
The atmosphere was energetic and members committed to organize and educate other members on how to fight back in the political arena.