Friday, June 22, 2018
The IBEW is launching a nationwide campaign to register our members to vote so we can vote for pro-union candidates in this year's primaries and the general election. This is part of the IBEW's campaign to elect members to office and elect more union friendly candidates in the 2018 midterm elections. You can find out more about that effort by clicking here. Local 10 has a number of members who are not registered. Even if you had been registered previously, it is possible you're now listed as unregistered because you've moved, changed your name, or haven't voted in the last few elections. Politicians already know that we vote - in much larger numbers than the general population - but member participation this year is more important than ever. The IBEW International Office has strongly requested that we ensure our members are registered to vote.
No matter your party, or the candidates you choose to support, please make sure that you and your family members are registered to vote. Educated IBEW members - and our families - who are registered to vote and armed with the facts necessary to vote for candidates who support our jobs, the right to organize and collective bargaining, are the most important piece of our 2018 mobilization plan.
Why is it so important to register to vote? Because you cannot exercise your civic rights, or even sign a simple petition, if you aren't a registered voter. The stakes are high in 2018. Your sisters, brothers and community need you to make sure you are registered to vote. We need representatives in government who support our Local and protects our jobs while ensuring safety for all workers. When we don't vote, we give our voice up to those that want to enact laws to take away our union rights.
Your future will be decided by those who vote.....
The deadline for the state primary in September is coming up quickly and the final deadline to vote in November is in early October. Please also remember that if you have moved or changed your name you need to re-register. You can click here to find out if you are registered. If you need to register, you can do it online by clicking here.