IBEW Local Union 26
Washington, D.C.

Politics and Local 26

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Primary Elections in the DMV

Washington D.C. Primary- June 2, 2020

dcboe.org    

Mail in ballot requests (202-741-5283) or vote in person

Maryland Primary- June 2, 2020

elections.maryland.gov   

Mail in ballots have been sent to your residence or vote in person

Voter Guide     

Voting Centers

Virginia Primary- June 23, 2020

elections.virginia.gov 

Check website for absentee ballot or in vote in person

 

IBEW Local 26 encourages all its members and their families to vote in both Primary and General Elections. In today’s pandemic world you may still vote in person or take part in the expanded “mail in“ opportunities. Either way, please take part in your civic right and responsibility. We have listed some Candidates that have shown a history and potential to help our cares and concerns. The endorsement process did not consider any affiliation to party or allegiance. Our only consideration was to pick the candidates that best suit the future of our Local, it’s members, and their families.

IBEW Local 26  Endorsements

DC City Council- June 2, 2020

Ward 2       Patrick Kennedy  

Ward 4       Brandon Todd 

Ward 7       Vincent Gray 

Ward 8      Trayon “Ward 8” White

 At Large    Robert White

 

Maryland U.S. House- June 2, 2020

3rd District  John Sarbanes

4th District  Anthony Brown

5th District  Steny Hoyer

6th District  David Trone

8th District  Jamie Raskin

Delegate to the Democratic National Convention, David M. Salazar, 5th District IBEW (IO) Representative

Virginia U.S. House- June 23, 2020

7th District  Abigail Spanberger

 8th District  Don Beyer                                                                                                                                                         

10th District  Jennifer Wexton

11th  District  Gerry Connolly 

Virginia U.S. Senate

Mark Warner

Arlington County Board

Libby Garvey  

Takis Karatonis- Special Election July 7

Remove the GROW Act from the HEROES Bill

CALL YOUR CONGRESSMAN NOW! The House is about to pass the GROW act. The GROW act will tax healthy multi-employer pension funds and literally take money away from retirees. This devastating bill is tucked inside the HEROES act, which is legitimate and will help our front-line workers. Retireees, future retirees: Call or email your Representative this morning. They vote on this issue on May 14th &15th. Tell them to remove the GROW ACT entirely. “Leave our private, healthy pensions alone”, and support our front line workers.

Get the facts and send this letter

Brothers and Sisters please take the time to reach out to YOUR Congressional Rep and ask them to tell

Speaker Pelosi to remove the GROW Act from the HEROES Bill

Maryland Congressional Members:

District              Name                                           Party                       Office Phone

1st

Harris, Andy

R

(202) 225-5311

2nd

Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch

D

(202) 225-3061

 

3rd

Sarbanes, John P.

D

(202) 225-4016

 

4th

Brown, Anthony

D

(202) 225-8699

 

5th

Hoyer, Steny H.

D

(202) 225-4131

 

6th

Trone, David

D

(202) 225-2721

 

7th

Mfume, Kweisi

D

(202) 225-4741

 

8th

Raskin, Jamie

D

(202) 225-5341

 

 

 

Virginia Congressional Members:

1st

Wittman, Robert J.

R

 

(202) 225-4261

 

2nd

Luria, Elaine

D

 

(202) 225-4215

 

3rd

Scott, Robert C.

D

 

(202) 225-8351

 

4th

McEachin, A. Donald

D

 

(202) 225-6365

 

5th

Riggleman, Denver

R

 

(202) 225-4711

 

6th

Cline, Ben

R

 

(202) 225-5431

 

7th

Spanberger, Abigail

D

 

(202) 225-2815

 

8th

Beyer, Don

D

 

(202) 225-4376

 

9th

Griffith, Morgan

R

 

(202) 225-3861

 

10th

Wexton, Jennifer

D

 

(202) 225-5136

 

11th

Connolly, Gerald E. "Gerry"

D

 

(202) 225-1492

 

 

Use this link to determine who YOUR representative is https://ziplook.house.gov/htbin/findrep_house?ZIP= and send them an email TODAY. Call them and speak with a staffer and let them know you are paying attention.

Take Action it’s your VOICE and it’s our fight

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Thank you to you and your family members for voting on Tuesday. Our endorsed candidates won!
VA General Elections

Now we must hold them accountable for supporting our issues and helping us gain more union jobs. That means establishing a relationship with your representatives and staying in touch with them throughout the year to remind them to vote for our bills.

We will keep you informed so you can stay involved!

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:  NONE!

Virginia Senators  Tim Kaine and Mark Warner have not signed-on to support this bill. 

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

Senator Kaine’s Office :  703-361-3192

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.