Supporting Candidates Who Support Our Rights

Members of the Council 4 Delegate Assembly voted overwhelmingly in favor of a recommendation from our PEOPLE political action committee to formally endorse Ned Lamont in the 2018 gubernatorial election.

Delegates to our special June 12 meeting also accepted recommendations to endorse William Tong for Attorney General, Shawn Wooden for Treasurer, Jahana Hayes for Congress in the 5th District and several candidates for State Senate and State Representative.

Click here for our statement and list of endorsed candidates thus far.

These initial endorsements follow two consecutive legislative sessions dominated by proposals to eliminate union members' rights and a toxic state budget package authored by corporate conservatives in the legislature that included further attacks on collective bargaining and cuts to state and local services.

Click here for our Council 4 legislative scorecard.

Our legislative and political action program is geared toward defending our pay, benefits and voice on the job -- all of which are under attack by the same ultra-wealthy and corporate special interests that bankrolled the Janus v. AFSCME case.

Protecting our collective bargaining rights requires us to "Remember in November." It's critically important that we support candidates like Ned Lamont who will support our rights and freedoms -- and that we defeat anti-worker candidates. 

Click here for our flyer on the importance of political engagement.
Click here for a list of upcoming AFL-CIO labor-to-labor volunteer opportunties.
Click here for additional election primary voter resources.

If you want to get involved in our #C4Votes2018 campaign, please contact Brian Anderson at [email protected] or Zak Leavy at [email protected]. Be sure to provide your first & last name, local union name or number, & cell phone.