Political Action in Suffolk County – 3/15/18
We need to keep winning elections
We’re all aware that public education, labor and in particular public employees unions are facing serious threats to their very existence. What has empowered our enemies is that we lost too many elections in the early part of this decade. But starting about a year ago we began to see a change — last May we won a special election with Christine Pellegrino, this fall we demonstrated the clout we could bring to the polls with the overwhelming Con-Con win. Around the country we’re seeing progressive candidates doing better than we have seen in years.
If we’re going to defend labor’s rights, we must keep up the momentum. That means winning more elections.
Our next chance is another special election on Long Island on April 24. NYSUT has endorsed former County Legislator Steve Stern for Assembly. Win this, put another friend in office.
We’re not going to ask you to do a lot. Everybody’s got a lot on their plate. But with a just a little help we can win an election and continue to turn the tide. We need only one day (see below), an hour or two from you and a few of your members.
As part of this campaign we’re going to be asking local leaders to contact members who live in AD 10, NYSUT will do some mailings, but we also need volunteers to make some calls and do some texting. Below are the days and times for phones, let us know when you and your local can help either at the regional office, your office, or whatever works. Please RSVP ASAP
Phone banking at regional office:
Monday April 9 3:30 to 6
Tuesday April 10 Retirees starting at 10:30, everyone else 3:30 to 6
Wednesday April 11 3:30 to 8 (dinner will be provided)
Thursday April 12 3:30 to 6
Monday April 16 3:30 to 6
Tuesday April 17 Retirees starting at 10:30, everyone else 3:30 to 6
Wednesday April 18 3:30 to 6
Thursday April 19 3:30 to 6
Monday April 23 3:30 to 6
Tuesday April 14 Retirees starting at 10:30 to 5