Communication Workers of America Work to Turn Out the Vote Across Pennsylvania
Across Pennsylvania, thousands of activists with the Communication Workers of America (CWA) are working with the NAACP, the Transport Workers Union and other groups to register voters and fight back against what has been called the toughest voter suppression law in the country. While the law, which required voters to show government issued IDs at the poll, was delayed until next year, the late decision has left voters confused on election day.
Across the state thousands of CWA activists are walking neighborhoods, leafleting worksites, talking to co-workers, volunteering at phone banks, and more in support of Senator Bob Casey and to remind working families across the state that the choice between President Obama and Mitt Romney is crystal clear.
CWA and the NAACP registered 25,000 new voters in the state to help offset the attack on voting rights. The effort is part of a national push in battleground states by CWA.
CWA is focusing on one-on-one, member-to-member contacts on the issues and the candidates, and thousands of activists are participating in worksite leafleting, phone banks, labor walks and other actions throughout the battleground states in support of President Obama and candidates in key races in those states.
CWA has state coordinators in more than 30 states, and members are particularly active in Florida, Colorado, Virginia, Missouri, New Mexico, Arizona, Pennsylvania, and Ohio, as well as in states with large CWA membership, including California, Texas, New York and New Jersey.