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From UAW International President
I want to thank all the members of the UAW who took the time to go vote last week.
Our union has faced many challenges over the past several years and we will face many more in the future and voting is the surest way to change the environment in our states and nation. The stark fact that so many others stayed home and did not vote is a reflection that too many Americans are being left out of an economy that promotes the success of a few, while leaving the rest of us behind.
While the Republicans now have gained control of the U.S. Senate and House they also have gained responsibility for representing all Americans, not just the wealthiest among us, but also those who spoke through their silence last Tuesday. If not, they misread the Election returns and will pay a price in 2016 as the loudest voice this election was the silence of many frustrated voters who stayed home.
For those of you who volunteered, did GOTV, knocked on doors, dropped leaflets and did tireless work a special thank you and please don't be discouraged. For every valley there is a mountaintop.
See you there in 2016!
On November 6th and 7th the Veterans gate collection generated over $4200.00 that we will apply to our Christmas for Veterans delivered to local Vet Hospitals in December.
We want to thank all who gave at the gate.
Omar Williams-UAW, Kimberly Weaver-UAW, Troy Comiskey-GM, Leo Carrillo-UAW,
James Vestal-UAW, Art Fillmore, Stand Down co-founder and Travis Werths-UAW
Also on Friday all of the Veterans Committee attended the Heart of America Standown at Memorial Hall.
It was wonderful to network with other veterans, share stories and resources. We thank the membership for allowing us to attend. We will not forget this wonderful learning experience and look forward to attending future events.
We will be announcing dates and times for our annual Stuff-a-bag for Vets, and will need your assistance and as always we appreciate our membership’s participation.
The GimmeFIVE program was launched at the 35th UAW Convention in June 2010 by President Bob King, the newly elected International Officers and Regional Directors, and the UAW Local Union Delegates. GimmeFIVE recruits and engages members in a new and innovative mobilizing program to Organize, Build Power and Win Justice for our union and community. TOGETHER WE WIN! more info...