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November 2023 Election Endorsements

The Denver Area Labor Federation (DALF) represents over 80,000 working Coloradans, through over 114 affiliated unions. Our membership is diverse and includes everyone from teachers, firefighters, and home care workers to electricians and aerospace workers.  We come together as the Denver Area Labor Federation because we believe in one simple idea: when working people stand together, we can create positive changes for everyone.

DALF votes to endorse candidates based on how they will impact not only our unions, but all working people in the Denver Area. We carefully consider how each candidate will help us fight for a more equal and secure economy where working people can build power, ensure economic justice for themselves and their families, and combat the influence of corporations and wealthy elites.

Voting is our chance as working people to support those who support us.  Who you vote for is your personal decision, but we hope that you will take DALF’s endorsements into consideration as you fill out your ballot.

 

AS OF SEPTEMBER 29th, 2023, THE DENVER AREA LABOR FEDERATION HAS ENDORSED THE FOLLOWING CANDIDATES AND BALLOT ISSUES:

ARVADA

Mayor: Lauren Simpson

City Council District 2: Shawna Ambrose

City Council At-Large: Sharon Davis

AURORA

Mayor: Juan Marcano

City Council Ward IV: Jon Gray

City Council Ward V: Chris Rhodes

City Council Ward VI: Brian Matise

City Council At-Large (choose 2): Alison Coombs

City Council At-Large (choose 2): Curtis Gardner

CENTENNIAL

City Council District 1: Amy Tharp

LAKEWOOD

City Council Ward 1: Glenda Sinks

City Council Ward 2: Isabel Cruz

City Council Ward 3: Roger Low

City Council Ward 5: Jacob LaBure

THORNTON

Mayor: Jan Kulmann

WESTMINSTER

City Council At-Large (choose 3): Claire Carmelia

City Council At-Large (choose 3): Amber Hott

City Council At-Large (choose 3): Tim Pegg

CHERRY CREEK SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION

District A: Anne Egan

DENVER PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD

District 1: Scott Baldermann

At-Large: Kwame Spearman

DOUGLAS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION

District A: Susan Meek

District C: Brad Geiger

District F: Valerie Thompson

DOUGLAS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT RE-1

Ballot Issue 5A: SUPPORT

Ballot Issue 5b: SUPPORT

 

 

 

 

November 2023 Election Endorsements

After Two Presidents Failed, Can Biden Actually Get Infrastructure Done?

“We’re at a crossroads. Inaction will only worsen the suffering that working people have weathered over the past year,” said Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO.

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Inside Joe Biden's Decision to Dive into the Amazon Union Drive

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka is using the president’s new message to advocate for the swift passage of Democrats’ Protecting the Right to Organize Act. If passed, the measure would be the first bill to overhaul labor rights since the Taft-Hartley amendments of 1947 to the National Labor Relations Act, which outlawed some organizing tactics and allowed states to enact right-to-work laws. The new bill, among other things, would extend collective bargaining rights to gig workers, overturn state right to work laws, and allow the federal labor board to levy penalties against companies who violate federal labor law. Biden, Trumka wrote in a Monday statement, “has proven he’s willing to speak out and stand with us. Now it’s time to follow words with action.”

Read the full article in Politico.

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Biden Backs Amazon Warehouse Workers' Union Drive

Stuart Appelbaum, president of the RWDSU, thanked Biden for his support of the organizing drive. He said in statement, "As President Biden points out, the best way for working people to protect themselves and their families is by organizing into unions.

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USW Member, Single Mom Finishes College Degree With Help From Union Plus

United Steelworkers (USW) member Jessica Hartung has a lot on her shoulders, but her load has been lightened by one thing in particular—her debt-free college degree. “I’m a single mom, with an autistic son.

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As Amazon Union Vote Starts, AFL-CIO's Tech Think Tank Considers Future of Labor

On Monday in Alabama, more than 5,800 of them will be able to vote on whether to become the first Amazon warehouse in the United States to unionize.

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