A sampling of how CLUW engaged and encouraged voters throughout the country (more to come later).
Pittsburgh: The first annual CLUW women to women labor walk took place on Saturday, October 27, hosted by Allegheny County Labor Council President, Darrin Kelly. Congressional Representative Conor Lamb stopped by to say a few encouraging words. The walk was cut short by the tragic shootings at a local synagogue.
CLUW Southwestern PA Chapter President Beth Mikus front middle and Janet Hill, National CLUW VP (USW) to her left surrounded by CLUW members Barb Barnes, Flo Gaskill, Stephanie Reynolds, Alex Criego, Darrin Kelly, Pres. Allegheny CLC, Tammy Sabo and Joanne Kreider.
Cleveland: On October 29th the OHIO Coalition of Labor Union Women and For Our Future OHIO held a rally with comedian and actress Kym Whitley which culminated in a march to the Board of Elections to vote early. The event honored the 19th Amendment that grants women the right to vote with at least 200, mostly women, participating.
Kym Whitley speaks to the crowd at Laborers Local 310 Union Hall before the march to the polls. Davida Russell, CLUW State President is on her right.
Team CLUW participated in a canvas project in Cleveland Heights, OH encouraging women to vote.
Detroit: About 22 members of the Metro Detroit Chapter participated in phone banking and canvasing in key areas in Detroit with lists provided by the Metro Detroit AFL-CIO of 2,000 names for phone banking and canvassing in highly populated areas in key zip codes where the concentration was on women voters. With women running for top positions (Governor and US Senate), CLUW’s candidate comparisons provided a great resource for voters.
10 Metro Detroit Chapter members did phone banking from 12 noon until 8:00 p.m. on Saturday 11/4. Phone bankers were able to use a library at a local apartment complex that recognized the importance of the election.