Day 13 Of GOTV Campaign

On a chilly day in northwestern Pennsylvania, the RV arrived at Clarion University to heat things up, including some burgers and hot dogs for Burgers And Ballots.

We got a lot of students who were going to be at school and away from home on November 4 to fill out absentee ballot applications so their voices can still be heard. Check out some photos below of Clarion students on why they are voting.

Speaking of making their voices heard, we had some great speakers today including Student Trustee for CU’s Council of Trustees Darren Young, Student Member of the Board of Governors Todd Garrett, political science professor and APSCUF member Kevan Yenerall, political science professor and APSCUF member Thomas Rourke and Central PA ALF Director and Clarion alum Zach Hause.

We also have to send a big thanks to our union sisters and brothers from AFSCME and APSCUF for being such an instrumental part of today’s successful event. Thank you to AFSCME District Council 85 Director David Henderson, AFSCME District Council 85 Staff Representatives Robin Calabria, Julie Barnett, Shane Clark and Randy Wilson, as well as AFSCME Council Representative Zollie Rayner and AFSCME members Carissa Stearns, Bryan Shreckengost, Diane Whitton, and Ed Scurry. Thank you to APSCUF CU Chapter President Beth MacDaniel for all her help as well as APSCUF members Thomas Rourke, Kevan Yenerall, Jim MacCaferri, and Andy Lingwall. We also want to send a big thanks to retired NALC member Roger Jenkins.

The GOTV Campaign rolls on with Burgers And Ballots at Slippery Rock University tomorrow, Tuesday, October 21 at noon until 1 pm. in The Quad’s SGA Pavilion. We will be at Edinboro University on Wednesday, October 22 at noon until 2 p.m. in front of the Pogue Student Center. We will be at California University on Thursday, October 23 at 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. outside of the Student Union Building.

Check out more photos from today’s event below.

Also on Monday morning, PA AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale joined Philadelphia CLC President Pat Eiding in welcoming delegates of the National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees along with NUHHCE President Henry Nicholas and AFSCME International President Lee Saunders. Check out a couple photos from that occasion below.

Monday evening, PA AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder joined the leaders of AFSCME at a raucous rally for Tom Wolf at AFSCME District Council 33 headquarters in Philadelphia. Philadelphia CLC President Pat Eiding started the rally off and was followed by powerful speeches from AFSCME Council 13 Executive Director David Fillman, the host of the rally AFSCME District Council 33 President Pete Mathews, AFSCME District Council 47 President Fred Wright, Representative for the President of NUHHCE 1199C Chris Woods and bringing the crowd to their feet AFSCME International President Lee Saunders. Check out some photos from the event below.

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Don’t forget to vote on November 4!