On Tuesday, CWA-endorsed candidates won big across the country!
In North Carolina, Cal Cunningham won the U.S Senate primary to take on incumbent Republican Senator Thom Tillis in the fall. CWA members from Locals 3611 and 3682 text-banked and phonebanked to get out the vote for Cunningham.
The stakes for the North Carolina Senate election are high for CWAers. In February, members tried to deliver postcards to Tillis' office asking him to support the PRO Act but his staff wouldn't even open the door.
"For far too long, North Carolina working families have neither been heard nor represented by our U.S. Senators," said Grant Welch of CWA Local 3611. "Cal Cunningham is going to change all that. He is listening to all, not a select few. With Cal's leadership, working families will have a voice in the Senate."
Also in North Carolina, CWA-endorsed candidates Deborah Ross (2nd Congressional District) and Alma Adams (12th District), won their primaries.
In Texas, where CWA members fought hard to try to take out anti-worker incumbent Henry Cuellar in the 28th Congressional District, Jessica Cisneros just fell short with 48% of the vote. Cuellar, who has a long record of siding against workers and voted against the PRO Act, was carried over the finish line by massive spending from corporate special interest groups, including Charles Koch's Super PAC – the first time that group has ever supported a Democrat.
Other CWA-endorsed Congressional candidates who won their primaries include Christy Smith (California's 25th District), and in Texas, Mike Siegel (10th District), Wendy Davis (21st District), Gina Ortiz Jones (23rd District), and Julie Oliver (25th District).
CWA members from Locals 3611 and 3682 text-banked and phonebanked to get out the vote for Cal Cunningham.