Union members will campaign on Labor Day for Bernie Sanders for President

Labor for Bernie

Press Advisory

  Sept. 3, 2015

As grassroots support continues to surge…

Union members will campaign on Labor Day for Bernie Sanders for President

labor for bernie conference call poster

National “Union Members Call” with Bernie set for Sept. 9!

Union members across the country will be out in force on Labor Day promoting Bernie Sanders’ campaign for president and his vision of putting people before profits.

At Labor Day union gatherings, supporters will pass out “Why Workers Support Bernie” flyers, hold signs, march in parades, and sign up more members to be part of the grassroots political revolution.

“By showing the depth of grassroots support for Bernie, more local and national labor leaders will seriously consider his candidacy,” said former CWA President Larry Cohen who will be barnstorming for Bernie at events in eastern Iowa Sunday and Monday.

Click here to see a Round-Up of some of the local Labor Day activities to support Sanders.  Sen. Sanders will be speaking at the New Hampshire AFL-CIO Labor Day breakfast.

As of today, over 7,000 union members have signed a letter supporting Sanders and another 25,000 have donated money or volunteered for the campaign.  Labor for Bernie now has 10,000 “likes” on Facebook with posts frequently reaching over 100,000 people.

The energetic National Nurses Union has endorsed Sanders as well as nine local unions.  Click here for an up-to-date list of union endorsers.

On Sept. 9 at 8:30 PM (Eastern time) thousands of union members are expected to join labor leaders for a national “union members call” with Bernie Sanders.  Participants will hear a short message from Bernie, get reports on grassroots labor activities to build support for the campaign and have an opportunity to volunteer.  Union members
RSVP for the call here.  More details about the national conference call will be released soon.

For more information, contact: laborforbernie2016@gmail.com or Larry Cohen 202-215-1118 larry@berniesanders.com

Labor for Bernie 2016 is a volunteer effort neither funded nor directed by the Sanders for President campaign. To join this grassroots mobilization, download useful organizing materials, or learn more about Bernie’s past and present support for workers and their unions, go to: www.laborforbernie.org


One Response

  1. I would like to know how I can address letters to all labor locals across the country. I have been a labor activist as well as a union rep and acting union local president. However, I’m technologically challenged. I’ve devoted nearly forty years of my life to continue the fight that my dad and my grandpa undertook for a better life. Our national labor leaders need to wake up and trust the membership. Our question to democratic establishment should be, WHAT Have YOU DONE FOR US LATELY!

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