Political Activism

Political Activism

It is very important for us to fight for legislation that helps not only our members, but all workers in this country. There are special interest organizations that work hard at taking away workers’ rights to negotiate for a better life and we have to to stand up against them together. These same special interests dump tons of money into election races to support politicians who will do their bidding. That’s why voting for pro-worker candidates who pledge to fight for working families matters. 

In some instances, the efforts of our membership and the power of solidarity have achieved real success. Recently, the Rhode Island state legislature approved bi-weekly pay for workers in the state, which was lobbied by companies like AAA and CVS Pharmacy. This means that workers have to wait an extra week for their hard earned money, when for many, it’s tough enough getting by day by day. Fortunately, with the solidarity of our membership and our collective voice as one, a provision was woven into the framework of the law excluding workers with a union contract from having to suffer from this legislation. Our members, as a result of their activism and efforts, are still able to collect a weekly paycheck.

Below is a list of UFCW Local 328 endorsed candidates. We urge our membership and their families to support them this November. 

 

Endorsed Candidates by UFCW Local 328

 

Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo

Rhode Island Treasurer Seth Magaziner

Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea

Rhode Island Candidate for Attorney General Peter Nerohna

Rhode Island State Representative Moira Walsh (House District 3 – Providence)

Rhode Island State Representative Camille Vella-Wilkinson (House District 21 – Warwick_)

Rhode Island State Representative Gregg Amore (House District 65 – East Providence)

Rhode Island State Representative Julie Casimiro (House District 31- North Kingstown)

Rhode Island State Representative Robert Craven (House District 32 – North Kingstown)

Rhode Island State Representative Shelby Maldonado (House District 56 – Central Falls)

Rhode Island Candidate for State Representative Mary Ann Shallcross-Smith (House District 46 – Cumberland and Providence)

Rhode Island State Representative Joe Shekarchi (House District 23 – Warwick)

Rhode Island State Representative Evan Shanley (House District 23 – Warwick)

Rhode Island State Representative Scott Slater (House District 10 – Providence)

Rhode Island candidate for State Representative Laufton Ascencao (House District 68 – Bristol)

Rhode Island candidate for State Representative Jim Jackson (House District 26 – West Warwick)

Rhode Island candidate for State Senate Valerie Lawson (Senate District 14 – East Providence)

Rhode Island State Senator Bill Conley (Senate District 18 – East Providence)

Rhode Island State Senator Maryellen Goodwin (Senate District 1 – Providence)

Rhode Island State Senator Erin Lynch Prata (Senate District 31 – Warwick)

Rhode Island State Senator Josh Miller (Senate District 28 – Cranston)

Rhode Island State Senator Ryan Pearson (Senate District 19 – Cumberland)

Rhode Island State Senator Frank Lombardi (Senate District 26 – Cranston)

Rhode Island State Senator Dominick Ruggierio (Sebate District 4 – Providence and North Providence)

Rhode Island State Senator Michael McCaffrey (Senate District 29 – Warwick)

East Providence candidate for Mayor Bob DaSilva (Mayor of East Providence)

 

 

Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin

Massachusetts Treasurer Deborah Goldberg

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey

Massachusetts candidate for the State Representative Nathaniel Powell (4th Plymouth District)

Massachusetts candidate for the State Representative Sarah Hewins (2nd Plymouth District)

Massachusetts candidate for the State Representative John Mahoney (1st Plymouth District)

Massachusetts State Senator Marc Pacheco (1st Plymouth / Bristol)

Massachusetts State Senator Paul Feeney (Bristol/Norfolk district)

Massachusetts State Senator Michael Brady (Second Plymouth / Bristol District)

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Minimum wage, paid sick time, and a host of other serious issues that directly affect the lives of workers are always making their way through our country’s legal system, with anti-worker politicians and wealthy donors constantly pushing to diminish the rights of working people in the name of higher profits. That is why UFCW Local 328 is encouraging you to become more involved with the issues that not only impact your working life, but the country at large. Below are voter registration forms for Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. Voting is the number one way to fight back against big money in politics, and to ensure that we are doing everything we can to maintain and improve the laws that impact us both at home and at work. We hope to see you at the polls.

Massachusetts Voter Registration Form

https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ovr/

Rhode Island Voter Registration Form

https://vote.sos.ri.gov/

Connecticut Voter Registration

https://voterregistration.ct.gov/OLVR/welcome.do

 

Locate your local legislators: 

Massachusetts

https://malegislature.gov/Search/FindMyLegislator

Rhode Island

https://vote.sos.ri.gov/

Connecticut

https://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/menu/cgafindleg.asp

 

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