There are just a few weeks left until the elections. At both the national and state levels, there are important races that will decide control of the government. It is important that we have representatives in both Albany and DC that stand up for working people. We need elected officials who will invest in infrastructure projects and will fight to protect prevailing wage laws and apprenticeship language. To make sure that these people get elected, I am asking every member to take part in a labor walk. Anyone that participates is now paid $50 per shift. Below our Political Coordinator Josh Slaughter has provided some information on what labor walks are and how you can get involved.
Labor walk's are a combination of knocking on doors to try and talk to people if they're home and/or just leaving campaign literature at about half the doors where no one is home. We've been using the term labor walk because these are done in concert with the LI Federation of Labor and other labor unions. Also we ONLY go to labor union households.
We usually go out in groups of 2 or 3 (you decide who) with a list of about 30-45 houses to hit. (of course people who are pumped can do more). Usually takes a couple hours. Volunteers are given lists, script, map, etc. Pretty much always done by about lunchtime.
A number of us have done these many times and have never had an issue. When you do get to talk to anyone most are appreciative of what you are doing. All research shows this is by far one of the most effective ways to campaign.
Saturday October 13, 10:00 AM Monica Martinez 3rd Senate District at SCDC 1461 Lakeland Avenue, Suite #3 Bohemia
Saturday October 20, 10:00 AM Jim Gaughran 5th Senate District and Allen Foley 15th Assembly (IUPAT-DC 9 Member) at 5th SD Campaign HQ 8 Washington Avenue, Plainview
Saturday October 27, 10:00 AM John Brooks 8th Senate District and Christine Pellegrino 9th Assembly (NYSUT Member) at 8th SD Campaign HQ 2750a Old Sunrise Highway Massapequa
Saturday November 3 TBD
If you would like to take part in an upcoming labor walk please email Josh Slaughter at firstname.lastname@example.org or on his cell 631-456-1718.