Dear UAW Member,
Tuesday, August 4th is an important primary election for Washington state legislative and congressional races. If you’re registered to vote in WA, you should be receiving your ballot soon: please take a minute to send it in! Our work to dismantle racism, anti-Blackness, and economic exploitation; to ensure that struggling students and workers receive critical support during the pandemic (regardless of citizenship); to pass housing affordability and progressive taxation legislation; to prioritize climate justice: will all be heavily influenced by who is making decisions in Olympia and Washington D.C. Primary elections are an especially important way to influence the outcome: your vote makes a difference!
These past weeks we’ve seen how collective action – with strong support from electeds – can make transformational change. We helped get the Trump administration’s ICE Directive rescinded. We helped pass Tax Amazon to fund affordable housing. And there’s much more to do!
Through our Political Work Group, UAW 4121 members assembled questionnaires, reviewed candidate responses and their records on our core issues, and conducted several candidate interviews. The result is a strong slate of recommendations that, if elected, will fight for issues most important to us.
The deadline to register online to vote or change your address (and still receive a mail-in ballot) is July 27th! Primary ballots will start arriving on July 17, and ballot drop boxes close promptly at 8 pm on the 4th of August. You can also register and update your address or name in person until 8 pm election day. If trans/nonbinary folks would like help navigating this process, please reach out to the Ingersoll Gender Center.
Below are our UAW recommendations! Click on the hyperlinked names to jump to more information and feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or would like additional information on any of these candidates. For more information, you can also check out this page on our website.
Jay Inslee, Governor
Suzan Del Bene, House CD 1
Lori Feagan, House Seat Pos 1, LD 4