Remember the reason for the season!
The Ohio AFL-CIO hasn’t forgotten. That’s why they doing a major push this weekend to their membership:
Ohio labor unions are mobilizing hundreds of union volunteers across the state, as part of the Ohio AFL-CIO Labor2010 Program, to educate tens of thousands of workers each week about their choice in the mid-term elections. The Labor2010 Program – launched by the Ohio AFL-CIO and participating unions in July – is one of the largest voter mobilization efforts in the state, reaching union households daily through telephone, direct mail and worksite leafleting.
“Union members have really stepped up to the plate to help get the word out on the choice Ohio workers face in November,” says Ohio AFL-CIO President Joe Rugola. “We plan to contact our members multiple times between now and November.”
The Ohio AFL-CIO currently has sixteen call centers – in Akron, Athens, Canton, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Hamilton, Lima, Lorain, Mentor, Niles, Newark, Portsmouth, Reno, Rossford, and Vandalia – dialing members nightly to talk about the importance of candidates who will fight for good jobs for working families in Ohio.
“This is a critically important election,” Rugola adds. “We understand that workers are frustrated. But we have to remember that Wall Street greed created the situation we now face. The choice in November is clear: continue to move forward with candidates who will save and create jobs for Ohio or move back to the Wall Street values that created the economic crisis.”