AFSCME members rally to Get Out the Vote in Jacksonville

Hundreds of members and retirees of AFSCME Locals from across Jacksonville rallied and canvassed this weekend for a slate of local, state, and national candidates that will best carry forward the fight for workers' rights in Florida. 
National AFSCME President Lee Saunders came to town to join the effort reminding all those in attendence that "we have the power to make history this election. We have the opportunity to have a Governor here in Florida that will fight for working people." Check out his speech here. 


Saunders was joined by AFSCME Vice President Se'Adoreia CeeCee Brown, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, and Florida Senator Audrey Gibson who all implored folks to do everything they can to ensure that candidates who support working families win this election. "Everything hinges upon this," said Gibson, "we can not afford a Governor who won't stand with the working people of this state." 

Mary Blocker Williams, a Patient Care Assistant at UF Health Jacksonville and shop steward with AFSCME Local 1328 was excited to hit the streets for a candidate like Andrew Gillum. "This is a man who was raised by a hard working union bus drivers of many years. We know she instilled that work ethic in her son and that's the kind of work ethic we need leading this state into the future." 
Over the last few weeks, AFSCME members voted on their final endorsements in the 2018 general election and to increase their commitment in time and resources to contact coworkers across the state to get out the vote for the best candidates for Florida's future. They will continue to phone bank and knock doors until election day to Get Out the Vote on the issues that matter most to hard working families and the communities they serve. We are just getting started.
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