Imagine if folks like us were making the laws.
We would be able to make sure the needs of working families are addressed before the wants of CEOs, hedge fund managers and large corporations. We need more AFSCME members sitting in Town Council chambers and Boards of Education. People like AFSCME Local 2663 member Jeanette Morrision, a political novice who won a seat on the New Haven Board of Aldermen.
That’s why Council 4 is holding a 1-day candidate training course on Saturday, July 20 from 10 am to 3 pm to give prospective candidates the tools they need to run for local office and win.
Participants will hear from other union members that have run and won, as well as professional campaign staff. The training will cover all the basics from developing your message to figuring out how to get your name on the ballot.
In 2011, Council 4’s POWER program helped 15 AFSCME members win elected office in cities and towns across Connecticut. This year, let’s make it 30!
If you are interested in participating, contact Matthew Brokman at firstname.lastname@example.org.