The Teamsters are on the ground registering members to vote in advance of the November elections to ensure workers’ voices are heard at the ballot box.
As part of March’s Voter Registration Month of Action, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters encouraged locals to use “lost timers” to register members all across the country. Twenty-five locals in 15 states joined in to register members, including Teamsters in Arizona, California, Georgia, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and Washington.
Even before the union got involved with registering voters, members were hard at work getting Teamster-endorsed candidates elected that will stick up for the rights of workers and ensure hardworking Americans can support their families.
With so many important elections set for the fall, the Teamsters will be ramping up efforts in the coming months because increased turnout at the ballot box will mean increased sway in the corridors of power.
Workers deserve a better life that allows them to earn a fair living. But it won’t happen without electing lawmakers who put working families first.