2020 National Election Information
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Election 2020: Get Ready To Vote
- Action #1: Are you registered to vote? If you don’t know here is a site that will tell you, it takes you right to each of the Secretary of State websites and gives you a lot of information you might need. Confirm voter registration here.
- Action #2: If you aren’t registered to vote, here is a quick and easy way to do it. The site will inform you of deadlines for registering in your state and will enable you to either register online or request an application. Register to vote here.
- Action #3: Vote by Mail. This site will tell you how to get a vote by mail ballot in your state, or whether your state will be automatically sending you a ballot. Every state is different so it’s important to check the deadlines and requirements for voting by mail. Remember vote by mail/absentee ballots come early so be sure not to lose it. We will be adding more information through our Vote by Mail Campaign over the coming months. Vote by mail information here.
Why Politics Matter
In the past, issues related to our jobs and industry were addressed primarily through collective bargaining. Now, however, Local 600 has increasingly turned to the legislative and regulatory process to solve problems that affect working families. This is most apparent in efforts around state incentive programs, but we've also used political action to protect and expand access to state disability and family leave programs, contain health care costs and prohibit restrictive pre-hire employment contracts. Our union is most effective when it advocates at every arena where potential solutions can be achieved.
Your union should be involved politically in areas that impact your work life. Whether it's ensuring sustainable and affordable benefits, making sure you can access state and federal programs, or strengthening safety protections, disability benefits or cost transparency when seeking emergency medical care, Local 600 is committed to fighting for state and local legislation and regulations that serve us, and battling those that do not.
2020 will be among the most significant election years ever for our country and for working families, and we will do well to remember that our collective voice and action adds power and urgency to our shared message. Political action and activities are now a regular part of the work we must do together in order to protect each other and build our union. Local 600 sent a survey to all members back in November 2019 - to learn more about your involvement in and thoughts about this area. If you haven't already responded, please consider taking the survey below or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Taking the time to respond strengthens all of our efforts.