Committee On Political Education
Here you will find all of the information you will need to make an informed decision if you are voting early or when you head to the polls on November 6, 2012. IBEW Local 21 supports our friends, those candidates who stand with working families and will punish the enemies of working families.
Union Families must register to vote, volunteer to help the friends of Labor and then get out to vote on Election Day we do make a difference. After all of the campaign rhetoric we must get out and vote for the candidates who best serve the interests of working people. We must not let wedge issues divide us.
RISE UP AND GET INVOLVED
Early voting in Indiana begins on October 10th and runs through November 5th. Early voting in Illinois runs from October 22 through November 3rd.
In Illinois the grace period to register to vote is from October 10th until November 3rd during that time you must register to vote in person while you are there you must cast your ballot to vote.
To find out more on early voting in Illinois click here.
For Indiana early voting click here.
Voter information on all 50 states can be found here.
VOTING RECORDS AND ENDORSEMENTS
Is your legislator on the side of working families? Check out how they are voting before you vote for them. To see if candidates running for office in Illinois have voted in favor of working families click here. For all other states click here.
Illinois Labor Endorsed Candidates can be found here.
Indiana Labor Endorsed Candidates are listed here.
KNOW YOUR VOTER RIGHTS
The right to vote is a cornerstone of our country’s democracy. Ordinary men and women fought—and even died—to gain voting rights and to protect people’s right to vote without intimidation or obstruction. Yet states across the country continue to pass restrictive voter ID and voter suppression laws. These attempts to reduce access to the polls and make citizens meet unnecessary requirements for voting should be seen as nothing less than an attack on our fundamental freedoms. Find out more about your voting rights here.
David vs. Goliath
Compared with the big-dollar super PACs and corporate front groups, working people are the Davids standing up to Goliath in today’s politics. But our strength is in our numbers, our values and plain, hard work. When we come together, we are formidable.
This election year, what’s at stake are basic values. Will we bow to the top 1%? Or will we honor the simple idea that made America great and will make America great again—respect for hard work and the contributions of every person? Read More about what is at stake here.
Now Meet Mr 1%
Who’s on your side?
If you’ve had enough get involved and call IBEW Local 21 COPE Director Dennis McCafferty at 708 227-0973 or email him at email@example.com
If you would like more information or if you have any questions, please contact:
IBEW Local Union 21 COPE Director Dennis McCafferty
Phone: 630-960-4466 ext. 353
Rosetta Shinn IBEW Local Union 21 COPE Lobbyist
Phone: 630-960-4466 ext. 327
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