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CWA Members Building Political Power in Louisiana
Last week, CWA local leaders and political activists attended the first ever Louisiana Legislative/Political State Conference in Baton Rouge. CWA District 3 Vice President Richard Honeycutt and political, labor, and community leaders including Luke Mixon, candidate for the U.S. Senate; Katie Bernhardt, Louisiana Democratic Party Chair; and Louis Reine, President of the Louisiana AFL-CIO addressed participants at the event.
Louisiana State Governor John Bel Edwards joined the group for a discussion on CWA priorities including building broadband better by ensuring taxpayer funds support good, union jobs and equitable broadband expansion. Governor Edwards applauded CWA’s campaign and highlighted the leadership of Matt Wood, CWA State Legislative/Political Coordinator, who represents labor on the State of Louisiana Broadband for All Commission. The members also met with their representatives at the state capitol to advocate for CWA’s legislative priorities.
CWA local leaders and political activists met with Louisiana State Governor John Bel Edwards during the first ever Louisiana Legislative/Political State Conference in Baton Rouge.
Texas Election Update
CWA members rallied behind labor champion Jessica Cisneros in her Texas primary runoff election for the 28th Congressional District against anti-labor incumbent Henry Cuellar. CWA Local 6143 turned out hundreds of volunteers to make calls and knock on doors to turn out voters. CWA District 6 also led an independent expenditure campaign that raised $1 million alongside labor partners and community allies including TX AFL-CIO, SEIU, AFSCME, AFT, Texas Organizing Project, Working Families Party, and Way to Win.
Currently, Jessica is behind by 168 votes but the race isn't over yet! This race was heavily contested and there will be a recount to make sure every vote counts. CWAers in Texas will continue to support Jessica Cisneros and send her to Washington, D.C., as the next member of Congress for Texas' 28th Congressional District.
CWA Members in Texas with Senator Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) during a rally to turn out voters in support of labor champion Jessica Cisneros in the Texas primary runoff election for the 28th Congressional District.