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Please consider our official general election endorsements when making your decisions on the 2016 congressional, statewide, and legislative races. The AFT Washington COPE Committee conducted an extensive vetting process in order to endorse these candidates based on their responses to our candidate questionnaires, their voting records, and their positions on labor and education.
All candidates running for office were sent a questionnaire to complete, and the candidates listed returned their completed questionnaire.
Download a printable version here. (Updated on 10/7.)
Ballots drop October 21, and election day is November 8.
If you have questions, contact Bernal Baca at email@example.com or 206-432-8086.
AFT Washington is seeking a Political Organizer to work on statewide political and legislative education programs involving our members. Resumes with a cover letter will be accepted until November 14. For the job announcement, click here.
by Jeff Johnson, President, Washington State Labor Council
October 7, 2016 | The Stand
Initiative 732, the carbon tax measure on November’s ballot, is opposed or not supported by the labor movement, communities of color and social justice organizations, most environmental organizations, businesses, the Washington State Democratic Party, the Washington State Republican Party, and many others. [read full article]
In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten writes about Donald Trump's education policies amd how they would devastate our public education system.
AFT President Randi Weingarten on July 18 delivered a forceful case for Hillary Clinton, while hailing the 100-year-old union as a vehicle empowering our more than 1.6 million workers at the bargaining table and the ballot box.
COPE - our Committee on Political Education -- is the political action committee for AFT Washington. COPE enables our union to engage the membership in both creating our political agenda and in making meaningful financial contributions to support candidates who will champion our legislative agenda. We do not use union dues to contribute to COPE. All contributions are voluntary.