September 22, 2012
Labor Walks Kickoff Statewide, More Volunteers Needed to Make Laborís Voice Heard
The most important thing we can do in this election is to make our voice heard. But exercising our voice goes beyond just voting on Election Day, now only 45 days away. Every time you knock on doors, make phone calls, and have a conversation at the worksite, you are making your voice heard. Labor walks allow us to educate and engage our union brothers and sisters and make a difference on Election Day.
As union members, if we don’t talk to each other, we allow politicians and the media to outline this election for us. Too many important issues are at stake for us to do that. Romney and Ryan believe in eliminating project labor agreements, repealing prevailing wage laws, ending Medicare as we know it, and placing Social Security in the hands of Wall Street. Romney has publically stated his support for Right to Work (for Less) laws and promises to oppose the Employee Free Choice Act and the list goes on.
We cannot afford to return to the failed policies that led to the great recession. Most importantly, we cannot leave anything to chance, so keep on walking talking. Thank you to all the CLC Presidents, union leaders, and union volunteers who make the labor walks happen week after week. Working together, the voice of working families will be heard.