IBEW 77 Political Action Committee
2019 Washington and Idaho Legislative Session Updates
The session started in January and the first large event was the Washington State Labor Council Legislative/Lobbying Conference! This event was well attended, and LU 77 was again a FORCE to be reckoned with! There were many workshops, and presentation and training, before our Delegation took to the Hill. Our mission, to focus on a few of our priorities for 2019. Our Delegation was comprised of an awesome group of dedicated members, including: Madeline Danielson, Rhiannon Edwards, Charlie Reyes, Damian Hernandez, Rick Mittge, Christine Reid, Rob Coleman, Jen Watson, Helen Berglund, Chris Coffee, Karl Freudenstein, and Sean Bagsby. Thank you all for the hard work, and heling to protect the rights of ALL LU 77 workers across Washington!
Happy Friday, Local 77 Family! With the WA and Idaho 2019 Legislative Sessions under way, our Political Department is working hard to fight for worker protections, Apprenticeship, safety, and projects that will benefit LU 77 members for years to come.
This week in Washington, our Utility Worker Assault Protection Bill (HB 1380) had its first hearing of the year. This bill is focused to provide protection for our Members when faced with aggravated circumstances she while working hard to perform their jobs.
Thank you to Members Rick Luiten, Damian Hernandez and Political Director Sean Bagsby for testifying before the Committee on this issue! Brother Rick Luiten came in from Spokane to testify because this issue is so important to our Members!
When we fight together, we WIN! Thank you Damian and Rick!
More to come...
LU 77 Business Manager/Financial Secretary Lou Walter voted last week, have you??
The LU 77 2018 Scare out the Vote was a huge success! Local 77 members reaching out to fellow brothers and sisters about the importance of voting in this election. Membership education and out reach our critical to keeping our union strong, and protecting our future. HUGE thanks to our members and friends who stepped up to help out: Josh Draper, Colton Sims, Damian Hernandez, Jansen Edwards, Reese Hinkle, Rhiannon Edwards, Eric Vane, Vanessa, Matt Reese, Teri Kannor, and Sean Bagsby!
#IBEW77GOTV2018 #UnionStrong #Vote
2018 LU 77 Endorsed Snohomish County Commissioner Candidate Sid Logan with Political Director Sean Bagsby attending the Annual Solar Summit in Bellevue, WA.
Political Action Committee:
IBEW Local 77, along with ALL of organized labor have been under attack for some time. NOW is the time that ALL of YOU can make a direct difference and help elect people who will support OUR ISSUES, and protect our Great Union. The power of your vote is key to our success! The ballots have dropped for the WA State General Election, so if you have yet to cast your ballot, PLEASE review this list of IBEW Local 77 endorsed candidates TODAY and VOTE. If you do not see your local candidate on this list, or if you have any questions, please contact IBEW 77 Political Action Coordinator Sean Bagsby at (206) 639-0748 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your time, and help in keeping IBEW 77 Union Strong!
Call to Action for Members of Local 77: The General Elections for both Washington and Idaho are upon us, and YOU have a direct impact on the outcome! Your IBEW Local 77 Political Action Committees have been working hard to review and endorse pro-labor, pro-UNION candidates from across our jurisdiction, and we need your help to push them across the finish line. We are asking for volunteers to help with political member–to–member outreach, canvasing, and phone banking. Any time you can donate would be greatly appreciated and will help protect your Union! For more information on how to volunteer, please contact LU 77 Political Director Sean Bagsby at 206 639-0748 or email@example.com.
WE NEED YOU!
2018 Primary Election Endorsements
LU 77 members hosting a dinner meeting with local Labor Champions and 2018 Washington General Election candidates Carolyn Long (3rd Congressional District) and Erin Frasier (State Representative 19th Legislative District)! Members in attendance: Jason Dahlin, Rick Mittge (with spouse, Shelly), Damian Hernandez, Bernie Boucher (with spouse), Chris Henning, Travis Hefely (Business Representative from IBEW 125), and Sean Bagsby.
Together we stand Union Strong!
IBEW Local 77 endorses the 2018 I-1000 Campaign! Above are LU 77 Officers and Staff: Damian Hernandez (Recording Secretary), Reese Hinkle (E-Board), Rick Johnson (President), Helen Berglund (E-Board), Sean Bagsby (Membership Development & PAC Director), Lou Walter (Business Manager), Bill Meyer (E-Boad), and Larry Becht (E-Board) presenting a contribution check to Former WA State House Representative Jesse C. Wineberry on behalf of Democrats for Diversity and Inclusion (DDI) and the One Washington Coalition for Equity. For more information, please visit www.YESon1000.com and sign the petition!
2018 Candidate Christine Brown for US Congress 4th Congressional District receiving campaign contribution from LU 77 E-Board Member Brother Charlie Reyes III.
IBEW Local 77 2018 Primary Election endorsed candidate Zahra Roach, running for Franklin County Commissioner! PAC campaign contribution presented by LU 77 Executive Board Member Charlie Reyes III.
IBEW Local 77 Assistant Business Manager Mike Brown with 2018 endorsed candidate Lisa Brown for the 5th Congressional District! #UnionStrong
Previous LU 77 Political Action Committee events and activities
Katrina Ondracek & Jackie Rae
President Rick Johnson and Business Manager Lou Walter with candidate for Washington State Lieutenant Governor Karen Fraser. Local 77 has endorsed Ms. Fraser and PAC contributed to her campaign.
Business Manager Lou Walter presents a PAC check to Washington State Speaker of the House Frank Chopp. The contribution to the Truman Fund will support efforts to expand the majority in the State House of Representatives.
Local 77 Delegates at the 2016 Idaho AFL-CIO Convention
Lou Walter, Barb Harris, Shaunie Wheeler, Rick Johnson, Austin Nagle, and Kyle Beierle
9th District, International Representative Rick Hite and Business Manager Louis R. Walter strongly believe that political action participation helps build union strength and solidarity.
As your union’s Governmental Affairs Advisor, I will attend as many Unit Meetings as possible before the end of the year to engage and activate our membership; allowing them to participate in the political action process. We have lots of work to do and I need the help of you, our Brothers and Sisters.
It is extremely possible to expand our Political Action Committee (PAC). Who would have thought that Brother Bernie Boucher, from Pacific County PUD, would be able to sign up 40 members to contribute to PAC in 1 day? Well, he did. So can you!
I will hopefully see you at your next Unit Meeting.
Bob Guenther, Governmental Affairs Advisor
President Barack Obama & President Rick Johnson
PAC Member Dave Patrick, Vice President Walt Aho & Senator Maria Cantwell
PAC Member Dave Patrick, Brother Chris Reed & Senator Patty Murray
Sister Nichole Reedy & Frank Chopp
Dusty Hoerler & Brother Tom Caddy
Kathleen Drew & Treasurer Lynne Moore
Vice President Walt Aho & Jeff Johnson
Jay Inslee & President Rick Johnson
President Barack Obama, Senator Patty Murray & Business Manager Don Guillot
President Rick Johnson, Vice President Walt Aho & Mark Miloscia
Sister Gina Beecher, Andy Billig and Assistant Business Manager Suzanne Brunner
Assistant Business Manager Suzanne Brunner, Timm Ormsby and Sister Gina Beecher
Suzan DelBene and Sister Jackie Rae
IBEW Local 77 PAC Member Jackie Rae gives a donation to Democratic Candidate Mike Wilson. Mike Wilson is running for State Representative in the 44th Legislative District.
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