Dear Brothers, Sisters and Siblings;
We hope this email finds you healthy. The members of the Local 16 Political Committee are acutely aware how the current social and professional restrictions created by the Covid-19 pandemic have affected our membership. We wish that you, your friends, family, and loved ones are continuing to stay safe and persevere as best as possible in this difficult time.
Despite this unprecedented public health crisis, 2020 is an election year, perhaps the most crucial election cycle many of us have faced in our respective lives. With that in mind, we would like to emphasize to all of our members how important their one person/one vote can and will play in this 2020 election.
2020 is also a Census year. Please fill out your Census 2020, in order for local and state governments to receive the proper federal funding and districting for the next 10 years. Click here for Census 2020.
The State of California has mandated (Executive Order N-64-20) all voting will be done by mail. If you have moved or will be moving, then please make sure you have updated your address to vote, or have submitted a mail forwarding form with the USPS. Click here to forward mail.
If you are currently unsure of your voter eligibility status, then please verify as soon as possible to ensure you are registered to vote. Click here for CA voter registration.
The current administration in Washington has consistently obstructed organized labor, and as union members it is our responsibility to vote for candidates who have a labor friendly history. Now more than any other time we must make our voices counted this November 3, 2020.
IATSE endorses Joe Biden for President of the United States. Click here to view the endorsement.
CALL TO ACTION:
1) REGISTER TO VOTE: www.sos.ca.gov. - *One person; one vote*
2) CENSUS COUNT: 2020census.gov - *Constitutional right to be counted (Article I, Section 2)*
3) INTERNATIONAL: www.iatsecares.org to see how the International is working tirelessly on our behalf. - *Union Activity*
4) PAC COMMITTEE: (PAC Opinion) There are two 2020 races worthy of your attention and care, both of which are outside of local and state elections. *Volunteer*
Stay safe, and in solidarity!
The IATSE Local 16 Political Committee
“Let the nation and the world know the meaning of our numbers.” ~ A. Philip Randolph
6-26-20 PAC Committee Newsletter.pdf