Political Action: United We Are Strong!

When we unite through political action programs, get-out-the-vote and voter registration drives, we can help shape local, state and federal elections in a way that politicians will get our message—we need jobs and we need laws that support working families.

The attack on labor has never been more vicious than in today’s divided political climate. Right-wing organizations are committing massive amounts of money and manpower towards passing laws that suppress labor unions and the middle class, while favoring Wall Street and the 1%.
 

The Roofers Political Education and Legislative Fund

The Roofers Political Education and Legislative Fund (RPELF) provides funds to local unions for use in supporting candidates in local and state elections who are sympathetic to labor's views.
These donations help get leaders elected who will fight for fair wages, good jobs and policies that work for the 99%.
Local union officers who would like to request funds through RPELF should contact the International Office at (202) 463-7663 for more information.
 
 

What Can I Do?

You can stay informed on current issues that affect American workers. You can contact your state and local representatives. Most importantly, you can vote!

Stay current on the issues
It can be a daunting prospect, trying to stay on top of all the legislation that is being pushed by lawmakers on city, state and national levels! Read about current issues that are relevant to labor on our News page, or check the updates at the BCTD Newsroom for the latest news that affects the building and construction trades.

Register to vote
Need information on how to register to vote? The U.S. Election Assistance Commission offers a National Mail Voter Registration Form in multiple languages, along with instructions on how to submit your registration in every state.


Contact your congressperson
Visit the U.S. House of Representatives website and simply enter your ZIP code to find contact information on your congressional representative. Let your congressperson know he or she needs to stand up for workers’ rights—not Corporate America.

Find out how your representative and senator voted on working family issues

Are your senator and representative backing up their promises when it comes time to cast their votes? Find out how your elected officials voted by visiting the AFL-CIO Voting Record.

Learn what your voting rights are
The right to vote is a cornerstone of our country’s democracy. Yet states across the country continue to pass restrictive voter ID and voter suppression laws. Find out more about your right to vote here .

 

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