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We Support Elissa Silverman for D.C. Council At-Large

Local 400 is proud to endorse Elissa Silverman for D.C. Council At-Large. Silverman has served on the council since 2014 and chairs the Committee on Labor and Workforce Development.

In that capacity, she championed the passage of the District’s monumental paid family leave law that provides guaranteed paid time off to workers to during critical life events, such as starting a family or taking care of a loved one.

Elissa has only taken money from individuals, refusing any money from corporations or PACs. She is beholden to voters – not to special interests with deep pockets.

Dyana Forester, UFCW Local 400 Director of Political & Community Affairs, issued the following statement regarding the endorsement:

“A vote for Elissa is a vote for someone who gets things done. As a councilmember, Elissa was a consistent and reliable champion for our members. On every issue that matters most to our members, her record is spotless. While others said it couldn’t be done, Elissa successfully championed the District’s groundbreaking paid family leave bill. And she has committed to bring that same grit and determination to tackle one of the most critical issues facing our members today: abusive scheduling.

“If you walk into any retailer in the District and ask the employees what issues effect their work the most, nine times out of ten they will talk about scheduling – not getting enough hours to make ends meet, chronic understaffing, and erratic schedules that constantly change. Elissa has heard our members loud and clear and she is committed to passing Just Hours  legislation to curb abusive scheduling practices in the retail industry.

“She is far and above the best councilmember to fight on behalf of our members. We look forward to her continued service.”

Election Day: Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Find your polling place: https://dcboe.org/Voters/Where-to-Vote/Find-Polling-Place

Early Voting: October 22 – November 5

Vote early! Early voting is open in the District of Columbia, October 22 – November 5.

Find your Early Voting Center: https://earlyvoting.dcboe.org/

How Candidates Are  Recommended

Local 400 recommends candidates for office only after an exhaustive process of getting to know them, analyzing their records, and reviewing their positions on issues impacting our members’ lives. These issues include jobs, the economy, workers’ rights, health care, retirement security, workers’ compensation and education. We recommend those candidates judged to have your best interests in mind.

In order to decide on a candidate to endorse, we:

  1. Review the voting records of incumbents on labor issues.
  2. Participate in the AFL-CIO interview process and schedule one-on-one interviews between Local 400 and many of the candidates.
  3. Discuss with other union members and leaders the interviews and the written questionnaires candidates submit.
  4. Make recommendations to the executive boards of the relevant area labor councils.
  5. Participate in state AFL-CIO meetings, where delegates from Local 400 and other unions vote to give labor’s recommendation to a limited number of candidates.
  6. After acceptance, these recommendations are communicated to Local 400 members.

Maryland Elections: Local 400 Recommends These Candidates

Tuesday, June 26 is election day in Maryland. Make a plan to vote!

As your union, we have endorsed the following list of candidates because of their track record of fighting for economic and social justice. They have committed to passing a $15 minimum wage and supporting efforts to improve the quality of life for our members and all Marylanders. We strongly recommend you give them your vote on Tuesday, June 26th.

Candidates Recommended By UFCW Local 400

Governor & Lieutenant Governor
Ben Jealous & Susan Turnbull

Montgomery County

Montgomery County Executive
Marc Elrich

County Council, At-Large
Brandy Brooks

County Council, At-Large
Will Jawando

County Council, At-Large
Chris Wilhelm

County Council, District 3
Ben Shnider

County Council, District 4
Nancy Navarro

County Council, District 5
Tom Hucker

Prince George’s County

Prince George’s County Executive
Donna Edwards

County Council At Large
Gerron Levi

County Council At Large
Karen Toles

County Council, District 1
Tom Dernoga

County Council, District 2
Taveras Deni

County Council, District 5
Jolene Ivey

County Council, District 7
Krystal Oriadha

County Council, District 8
Tony Knotts

State’s Attorney
Aisha Braveboy

May 8: Cast Your Vote in West Virginia Primary Election

On Tuesday, May 8, 2018, West Virginians will vote in an important statewide primary election. We must vote to change our current legislative leadership’s war on working families which has stifled workers’ voices, lowered wages, and made workplaces less safe.

It is vital that you vote in the election Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Your vote is a personal decision. As your union, it is our job to recommend candidates who share our values and will fight to make a better life for our union family. We have endorsed the following candidates for office because we believe they will fight to turn around the anti-worker, anti-union legislature in West Virginia.

Don’t know where to vote? You can look up your registration status and find your polling location by visiting  the WV Secretary of State website at this link: https://services.sos.wv.gov/Elections/Voter/FindMyPollingPlace

 

Candidates Endorsed by UFCW Local 400:

PARKERSBURG AREA

3rd SENATORIAL DISTRICT:
JAMES LEACH (D)

7TH  HOUSE DISTRICT:
LISSA LUCAS (D)

8TH HOUSE DISTRICT:
DAVID BLAND   (D)

9TH HOUSE DISTRICT:
JIM MARION (D)

10TH HOUSE DISTRICT:
ANDY DANIEL (D)
J.MORGAN LEACH (D)
HARRY DEITZLER (D)

12TH HOUSE DISTRICT:
MISSY MORRIS (D)

13TH HOUSE DISTRICT:
SCOTT BREWER (D)

14TH HOUSE DISTRICT:
BRIANNE SOLOMON (D)

 

BECKLEY AREA

6TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT:
CHARLES SAMMONS (D) 

10TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT:
STEPHEN BALDWIN (D)

26TH HOUSE DISTRICT:
ED EVANS (D)

27TH  HOUSE DISTRICT:
PHOEBE MEADOWS (D) 

28TH HOUSE DISTRICT:
JOSEPH ANDREW EVANS (D)
ANDRA LEE SHAW (D)

29TH HOUSE DISTRICT:
RICK MOYE (D)

30TH HOUSE DISTRICT:
MICK BATES (D) 

31ST HOUSE DISTRICT:
RICHARD SNUFFER (D)

32ND HOUSE DISTRICT:
MARGARET ANNE STAGGERS (D)
SELINA VICKERS (D)
LUKE LIVELY (D)

 

CLARKSBURG-MORGANTOWN-BUCKHANNON AREA

2ND SENATORIAL DISTRICT:
DENNY LONGWELL (D)

11TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT:
BILL HAMILTON (R)

12TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT:
MIKE ROMANO (D)

13TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT:
BOB BEACH   (D)

14TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT:
STEPHANIE ZUCKER (D)

5TH HOUSE  DISTRICT:
DAVE PETHTEL (D) 

6TH HOUSE DISTRICT:
T. CHRIS COMBS (D)

46TH HOUSE DISTRICT:
ROBERT STULTZ (D)

47TH HOUSE DISTRICT:
FRANK ED LARRY (D)

48TH HOUSE DISTRICT:
TIM MILEY (D)
RICHARD IAQUINTA (D)
ROBERT GARCIA (D)
DEREK MCINTYRE (D)

51ST HOUSE DISTRICT:
BARBARA FLEISCHAUER (D)
EVAN HANSON (D)
JOHN WILLIAMS (D)
DANIELLE WALKER (D)
RODNEY PYLES (D)

52ND HOUSE DISTRICT:
JUSTIN HOUGH(R)

53RD HOUSE DISTRICT:
CORY CHASE (D)

 

HUNTINGTON AREA

5TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT:
MIKE WOELFEL (D) 

6TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT:
CHARLES SAMMONS (D)    

7TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT:
RON STOLLINGS (D)

16TH HOUSE DISTRICT:
SEAN HORNBUCKLE (D)
MATT SPURLOCK (D)
VERA MILLER (R)

17TH HOUSE DISTRICT:
CHAD LOVEJOY(R)
MATTHEW ROHRBACH( D)

19TH HOUSE DISTRICT:
KEN HICKS (D)
ROBERT THOMPSON (D)

20TH HOUSE DISTRICT:
BARRY MARCUM (D)

21ST HOUSE DISTRICT:
PHYLIS WHITE (D)

22ND HOUSE DISTRICT:
GARY MCCALLISTER (D)
ZACK MAYNARD (R)

24TH HOUSE DISTRICT:
RALPH RODIGHIERO (D)
SUSAN PERRY (D)

 

CHARLESTON AREA

4TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT:
BRIAN PRIM (D)

8TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT:
MARK HUNT (D)

17TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT:
TERRELL ELLIS (D)

15TH HOUSE DISTRICT:
CASEY HORTON (D)

23RD HOUSE DISTRICT:
RODNEY MILLER (D)

33RD HOUSE DISTRICT:
DAVID A WALKER (D)

34TH HOUSE DISTRICT:
BRENT BOGG (D)

35TH HOUSE DISTRICT:
ANDREW BYRD (D)
RENATE PORE (D)
JAMES ROBINETTE (D)
DOUG SKAFF JR (D)

36TH HOUSE DISTRICT:
LARRY ROWE (D)
ANDREW ROBINSON (D)
AMANDA ESTEP-BURTON (D)

37TH HOUSE DISTRICT:
MIKE PUSHKINS (D)

38TH HOUSE DISTRICT:
TOM TULL (D)

39TH HOUSE DISTRICT:
DAVID “WOODY” HOLMES (D)

40TH HOUSE DISTRICT:
MELISSA HUFFMAN (D)

Election Day West Virginia: Vote Tuesday, May 10

Tuesday, May 10 is election day in West Virginia! Polls open at 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m.

Together with the West Virginia AFL-CIO, UFCW Local 400 has endorsed the following candidates for office. Who you vote for is your individual choice, but we encourage you to consider voting for the candidates below. We strongly believe these are the best choices for our members and all working people in West Virginia.

Print the complete list (PDF)

Find your polling place:

Don’t know where to vote? You can look up your polling place online or contact your County Clerk if you have questions. Polls open at 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10.

PARKERSBURG AREA

House Districts 8, 9, & 10

Supreme Court of Appeals
Darrell McGraw

 State Auditor
Jason Pizatella 

Secretary of State
Natalie Tennant

House of Delegates – 10th District
Andy Daniel
Bill Merriman
Stephen Ruble

RIPLEY AREA

House Districts 11, 12, 13, & 14

State Senate – State Senate – 4th District
Brian Prim (D)
Dustin Lewis (R)

House of Delegates – 12th District
Missy Morris

House of Delegates – 13th District
Scott Brewer

TEAYS VALLEY AREA

House District 15

Supreme Court of Appeals
Darrell McGraw

 State Auditor
Jason Pizatella

 Secretary of State
Natalie Tennant

State Senate – 4th District
Brian Prim (D)
Dustin Lewis (R)

House of Delegates – 15th District
Terrence Turley

HUNTINGTON AREA

House Districts 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, & 21

Supreme Court of Appeals
Darrell McGraw

 State Auditor
Jason Pizatella

Secretary of State
Natalie Tennant

State Senate – 6th District
Rocky Seay

State Senate – 7th District
Art Kirkendoll

House of Delegates – 16th District
Sean Hornbuckle
James Stacy

House of Delegates – 17th District
Chad Lovejoy
Matthew Rohrbach

House of Delegates – 18th District
Paul David Ross

House of Delegates – 19th District
Ken Hicks
Matthew McComas

House of Delegates – 20th District
Justin Marcum

House of Delegates – 21st District
Phyllis White 

BOONE, LINCOLN & LOGAN AREAS

House Districts 22, 23 & 24

Supreme Court of Appeals
Darrell McGraw 

State Auditor
Jason Pizatella 

Secretary of State
Natalie Tennant

State Senate – 4th District
Brian Prim (D)
Dustin Lewis (R)

State Senate – 7th District
Art Kirkendoll

House of Delegates – 22nd District
Jeff Eldridge
Gary McCallister 

House of Delegates – 23rd District
Rodney Miller

House of Delegates – 24th District
Ralph Rodighiero

BECKLEY AREA

House Districts 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 & 32

Supreme Court of Appeals
Darrell McGraw 

State Auditor
Jason Pizatella

Secretary of State
Natalie Tennant

State Senate – 6th District
Rocky Seay

House of Delegates – 26th District
Ed Evans

House of Delegates – 29th District
Ricky Moye

House of Delegates – 32nd District
Greg Crist
John Pino
Margaret Anne Staggers

CHARLESTON AREA

House Districts 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39 & 40

Supreme Court of Appeals
Darrell McGraw 

State Auditor
Jason Pizatella 

Secretary of State
Natalie Tennant

State Senate – 4th District
Brian Prim (D)
Dustin Lewis (R)

House of Delegates – 35th District
Ben Adams
Andrew Byrd
Shawn Little
Ben Sheridan

House of Delegates – 36th District
Nancy Guthrie
Andrew Robinson
Larry Rowe

House of Delegates – 37th District
Mike Pushkin

House of Delegates – 39th District
Shannon Hagerman

House of Delegates – 40th District
Melissa Riggs Huffman (D)
Ronald Shamblin (R)

LEWISBURG AREA

House Districts 41, 42, 43 & 44

Supreme Court of Appeals
Darrell McGraw 

State Auditor
Jason Pizatella 

Secretary of State
Natalie Tennant

House of Delegates – 41st District
Adam Young

House of Delegates – 42nd District
Stephen Baldwin, Jr. (D)
Ray Canterbury (R)

House of Delegates – 43rd District
Bill Hartman

CLARKSBURG AREA

House Districts 45, 46, 47, 48 & 49

Supreme Court of Appeals
Darrell McGraw 

State Auditor
Jason Pizatella 

Secretary of State
Natalie Tennant

State Senate – 13th District
Roman Prezioso 

House of Delegates – 45th District
Bill Hamilton (R)

House of Delegates – 48th District
Richard Iaquinta
Derek McIntyre
Tim Miley
Wayne Worth

FAIRMONT AREA

House District 50

Supreme Court of Appeals
Darrell McGraw 

State Auditor
Jason Pizatella 

Secretary of State
Natalie Tennant

State Senate – 13th District
Roman Prezioso

House of Delegates – 50th District
Mike Caputo
Linda Longstreth
Tim Manchin

UFCW Local 400 Endorses Delegate Aisha Braveboy for Maryland Attorney General

Delegate Aisha Braveboy (left) with Sonny Garibay, UFCW Local 400 Organizer. photo by Karlyn Williams.

Delegate Aisha Braveboy (left) with Sonny Garibay, UFCW Local 400 Organizer. photo by Karlyn Williams.

The 35,000 working men and women of UFCW Local 400 proudly endorse Delegate Aisha Braveboy in the 2014 Democratic primary election for Maryland Attorney General. Our endorsement recognizes Aisha’s tireless leadership to raise the minimum wage and advocacy on behalf of working families. We have endorses Delegate Braveboy because she is a strong and effective leader with an exemplary 8-year record of fighting for Maryland workers, consumers and taxpayers.
For the full letter of endorsement please click here.