IBEW Local Union 26
Washington, D.C.

Politics and Local 26

IBEW Local Union 26 Endorsed Candidates (printable pdf)

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“Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.”  -Abraham Lincoln

*CALL TO ACTION*  

Members and Retirees: Our phone banks are about to begin. We will be calling union families and encouraging them to vote. For information on signing up, please email Tom Clark at Tclark@ibewlocal26.org. To participate you will need: a computer, a phone, and be an advocate for working families.

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VOTE BY MAIL * WORK SAFE-VOTE SAFE * VOTE BY MAIL


**LOCAL 26 ENCOURAGES VOTE BY MAIL**
How do you request a Mail-in in ballot? What are the deadlines?
Do you live in the District, Maryland or Virginia? Click on your jurisdiction below (in blue).

To register, request a Mail-in Ballot, inquire about early voting, or any other questions.

 

District of Columbia

Every registered voter will receive a Mail-in Ballot
Early Voting- October 28th to November 2nd
Election Day- November 3rd Polls open 7 am to 8 pm

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Maryland

Deadline to request a Mail-in Ballot- October 27th
Early Voting- October 26th to November 2nd
Election Day- November 3rd Polls open 7 am to 8 pm

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Virginia

Deadline to Request a Mail-in Ballot- October 23rd
Early Voting- September 19th to October 31st
Election Day- November 3rd Polls open 6 am to 7 pm

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To register to vote or request a mail-in ballot for any jurisdiction, please visit ibewvotes2020.org.

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Local 26 hopes that all its members and their families vote. In today's COVID-19 world and considering there will be an extraordinary turn-out for this election, we encourage you to request a Mail-in Ballot. It’s easy and safe. If you have any questions concerning registration or voting, please contact Tom Clark at 301-459-2900 or tclark@ibewlocal26.org.

This is the most consequential election of our time. Please exercise your civic responsibility. Let your voice be heard! 

“In selecting people for office, let principle be your guide. Regard not the particular sect or denomination of the candidate-look to his or her character.”  -Noah Webster

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IBEW LOCAL UNION 26 - 2020 ELECTION ENDORSEMENTS

The Local 26 staff and the many activist members of our Union have met, interviewed, and questioned numerous candidates on both sides of the ballot. We have offered an olive branch to all candidates, in all parties. In some election races, neither candidate received our support. Our endorsements went only to those candidates who best served the members of Local 26, our families, and our future. Please use this endorsement list as a guide when casting your ballot. If you have any questions about registering, voting, ballot initiatives, or candidates please contact Tom Clark at 301-459-2900 Ext. 8804 or tclark@ibewlocal26.org

US President/Vice President
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

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Maryland
US House District 2: Dutch Ruppersberger
US House District 3: John Sarbanes
US House District 4: Anthony Brown
US House District 5: Steny Hoyer
US House District 6: David Trone
US House District 7: Kweisi Mfume
US House District 8: Jamie Raskin
Question 1: YES
Montgomery County
Question A: For
Question B: Against

District of Columbia
US House: Eleanor Holmes Norton
DC Council at-large: Ed Lazere
DC Council at-large: Robert White
DC Council Ward 2: Brooke Pinto
DC Council Ward 4: Janeese Lewis George
DC Council Ward 7: Vincent Gray
DC Council Ward 8: Trayon “Ward Eight” White

Virginia
US House District 1: Qasim Rashid
US House District 2: Elaine Luria
US House District 3: Bobby Scott
US House District 4: Donald McEachin
US House District 5: Dr. Cameron Webb
US House District 7: Abigail Spanberger
US House District 8: Don Beyer
US House District 10: Jennifer Wexton
US House District 11: Gerald Connolly

Arlington Co Board Supervisors: Libby Garvey

House of Delegates District 29: Irina Khanin

Frederick County Board of Supervisors, Shawnee District: Richard Kennedy

Luray Town Council: Leah Pence

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The PRO Act

A legislative priority for the AFL-CIO is HR 2474, the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act and it’s identical version in the US Senate, S. 1306. This legislation, would rewrite the rules around labor law in this country.  The PRO Act was introduced in the US House of Representatives (HR 2474) by Virginia Congressman Robert “Bobby” Scott.  The following MD, VA and District of Columbia representatives have signed as co-sponsors:

Maryland:  Raskin, Cummings, Trone, Brown, Sarbanes, Ruppersberger and Hoyer

Virginia:  Beyer, Luria, Spanberger, McEachin, Connolly and Wexton

District of Columbia: Holmes-Norton

The identical bill was introduced in the US Senate (S 1306) by Senator Patty Murray (D-WA).  The following Senators have signed as co-sponsors:

Maryland:  Cardin, Van Holland

Virginia:  Tim Kaine 

Virginia Senator Mark Warner have not signed-on to support this bill. 

Tell him to SUPPORT THE PRO ACT (S. 1306)

Senator Warner’s Office:  703-442-0670

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Politicians on Our Side

We at Local 26 are bringing in local politicians to show them what we can offer to their constituents in the way of training for a lifetime career in our trade. And also the type of training they should expect in the workforce that is building their projects in their County’s and Communities. We are in a full blown effort to secure more work for our members to be able to support their families for now and into the future.

I'll Be There Award

In November 2018, Business Manager George Hogan presented the DC Jobs with Justice "I'll Be There" award to Washington, DC, Attorney General Karl A. Racine. AG Racine has been vital to the efforts being made by Local 26 to get rid of a BAD Player, Power Design, in contracting in the Metro area. To read more about the efforts Local 26 has made to bring down such nonunion companies, check out the 4th Quarter 2018 IN Charge magazine.