Yes! I commit to talk to five of my friends, family members, and co-workers to make sure they are registered to vote.
Our communities are in crisis because of COVID, but for many of us, the crisis started long before the virus hit. As we approach the next election, our members are demanding bold steps forward, and vowing they will not return to a status quo that may have worked for the richest 1% of our country, but had not worked for working people for decades.
We have endured crises for far too long, including 400 years of systemic, anti-Black racism at all levels of our politics and economy, a rigged economy that forces working people to put themselves at risk without adequate protections or precautions and has allowed more than 30 million people to become unemployed.
“Voting is the bare minimum. It’s the least you an do as an adult to direct the way our politicians act. Even before COIVD, we were in an environment of damage, an environment that was very anti-union. Voting has a lot to do with how we bargain, and who we bargain with. We have to elect politicians we can hold accountable,” said Elizabeth Price Uribe, a school bus driver and Sacramento Unified School District Chief Steward for Transportation.
The first thing we can do to make sure our elected officials are accountable to us is vote. But currently, we have over 10,000 SEIU 1021 members alone who are not yet registered to vote.
Check your registration status today and make sure you’re able to cast a ballot in November!At the website registertovote.ca.gov, you can make sure you are registered to vote, and register if you are not currently registered. As Elizabeth puts it, “It takes 90 seconds. Just do it.”