Labor 2014 kicks off with campaign school, days of action

vote buttonGet the skills to make a difference this election year at the Labor 2014 Campaign School, a training opportunity for union activists, staff and potential volunteers. In the Metro Area, the training will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Minnesota Nurses Association, 345 Randolph Ave., St. Paul.

Labor 2014 is a coordinated effort among the state’s unions to elect labor-endorsed candidates on the Nov. 4 ballot, including Gov. Mark Dayton, U.S. Sen. Al Franken and members of the Minnesota House of Representatives.

The campaign school will feature informative sessions and fun workshops designed to equip participants with the skills and knowledge they need to win this fall. Topics include why politics matter for union families, how to share the most impactful messages with co-workers and friends, organizing at the worksite and recruiting volunteers.

The metro campaign school is co-hosted by the Minnesota AFL-CIO and the St. Paul and Minneapolis regional labor federations. Click here to register, or contact St. Paul RLF Political Director Kera Peterson at 612-382-9864.

Labor 2014 Days of Action

In addition to the campaign school, Labor 2014 organizers have announced several Days of Action, when labor volunteers will make a concerted push to reach union voters on the phones and at the doors.

The first Day of Action is Thursday, Sept. 4. In the Metro, volunteers will meet at IUPAT District Council 82, 3205 Country Dr., Little Canada beginning at 4:30 p.m. Other dates include Saturday, Sept. 27 and Sunday, Oct. 19, as well as get-out-the-vote efforts leading up to Election Day, beginning Oct. 30. Monitor The Advocate or stpaulunions.org for details.

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