Political Update

Texas

In late April, CWA endorsed Texas state senator Royce West in the Democratic primary runoff election for U.S. Senate. CWA legislative-political activists in Texas have been working hard to get out the vote for West, making nearly 7,000 calls to other CWA members across the state. CWA activists also recently held a virtual town hall with West in which members had the opportunity to ask him about his plans for the COVID-19 response, racial justice, labor and organizing rights, and other CWA legislative priorities.

The Texas primary run-off elections will be held Tuesday, July 14th. The winner of the Democratic primary run-off for the U.S. Senate will go on to face Republican incumbent Senator John Cornyn in the November general election.

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Colorado

CWA activists in Colorado have been spreading the word about Republican incumbent Senator Cory Gardner's awful track record of voting against workers and union members, including voting with Trump 98% of the time. He is facing Democratic nominee John Hickenlooper in the November election.

Last month, eight of CWA's political activists from across Colorado participated in a week-long zoom training and phone bank program where they discussed Gardner's record on workers' issues, paid family leave, and much more. Each day after the training, activists made phone calls to working families asking them to vote Gardner out in November, and to support a ballot initiative that would give workers paid family leave.