I want to remind you that today is Primary Day here in Washington State, which this is the last day to get your primary ballot in the mail. In addition to all of the endorsements we've made in the primary, I'd like to highlight a few with critical importance to our members:
Cyrus Habib for Attorney General - A state senator with a 97 percent voting record on working families’ issues, Cyrus Habib rose to the top of a crowded field of 11 candidates for this position. Cyrus has been a champion for fully funding our public schools, reducing college tuition, investing in a transportation system, basic protections for working families, and a more open and accountable state government.
Mark Miloscia for State Auditor - Mark has always stood with us on the need for increased transparency in state government. He strongly supported our DOC Assault Benefits Extension bill in 2016, and when the U.S. Supreme Court was considering the Friederichs vs. California Teachers Assn. case this last term, he signed onto an amicus brief supporting our position to oppose "Right-to-Work for less" in the public sector. He was also the only Republican running for statewide office this year to endorse Initiative 1433, the measure to raise our minimum wage and require employers to provide Paid Sick and Safe Leave for all workers.
Dave Upthegrove for Lands Commissioner- Dave Upthegrove is a King County Councilmember and a former state representative with a 97 percent lifetime voting record on labor issues. In his 12 years as a legislator, he served as Chair of the Select Committee on Puget Sound and Chair of the House Environment Committee and has demonstrated his commitment to protecting our environment and the beauty of our state, while also maintaining and improving our economic future.
Here is a comprehensive list of our statewide endorsements as well as who we endorsed in legislative races in your area.
Regardless of who you choose to vote for, your ballot must be postmarked by tomorrow, August 2. Please let me know if you have any questions by replying to this email or give me a call at 206-441-4860 x1262. We also placed a number of resources on our Election Resources page on our website.
Thanks for being a good voter!