Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Something huge is happening in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on November 3, 2015. Many of your neighbors who have never voted in a judicial election before will be showing up at the polls this year because of the historic opportunity to elect THREE Supreme Court Justices. This election could determine control of the highest court in Pennsylvania for a generation.
The Supreme Court is our last line of defense against anti-union politicians. In just the past few years, we have seen the Court strike down an unconstitutional Voter Suppression law that was designed to disenfranchise our seniors, poor, and working class voters; and we have seen attempts to gut public pensions, destroy collective bargaining, eliminate prevailing wage, and abolish the freedom to organize unions. In the coming years, a Supreme Court that values the rights of workers may very well be the only thing that stands between your job and those who would deny you the fruits of your labor.
Luckily, we have an outstanding endorsed slate of qualified, fair, and honest candidates running this year. Judge David Wecht, Judge Kevin Dougherty, and Judge Christine Donohue have been recommended by the Pennsylvania Bar Association. Moreover, they are products of working class families who value the rights of workers, and who understand the central role that labor unions have played in establishing the middle class in this country. All three of these judges will be outstanding Supreme Court Justices, who will defend workers’ rights, voting rights, and civil rights in Pennsylvania.
But, they will not be elected if union members and our families stay home on Election Day.
Pennsylvania AFL-CIO’s Endorsed Candidates
|Pennsylvania Supreme Court (Vote for 3)|
Judge David Wecht
Judge Kevin Dougherty
Judge Christine Donohue
|Pennsylvania Superior Court|
Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court
Election Day is Tuesday, November 3. How you vote is a personal decision. Your union believes that Judge David Wecht, Judge Kevin Dougherty, and Judge Christine Donohue are the best choices for Supreme Court, and recommends voting for all three candidates; along with Alice Beck-Dubow for Superior Court, and Mike Wojcik for Commonwealth Court. These candidates have all been endorsed by your union and by the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO. To learn more about these and other candidates, go to www.paaflcio.org
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