Dear IBEW 569 Member:
Election Day is right around the corner, and now is the time to make a Plan to Vote!
Here are our IBEW 569 Endorsements for the November 3rd Election:
Always, our #1 priority in determining who receives the endorsement of IBEW 569 is whether the candidate or the initiative will result in more work for our members with higher wages, and a better quality of life.
Our endorsed candidates have demonstrated they support IBEW 569 members. We arrived at these endorsements through a rigorous democratic process whereby IBEW 569 joined unions of the San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council and Building Trades Councils to interview candidates.
We also carry forth the IBEW endorsement of Joe Biden for President of the United States. He has a plan, created with significant input from IBEW, to create tens of thousands of new union jobs with a $2 trillion investment to rebuild our electricity grid, roads, rail lines and other transportation networks, all while strictly enforcing prevailing wage laws, and supporting the right of workers to bargain collectively.
We also need you to vote Yes on 14 ($5.5 billion in bonds for medical research and construction of research facilities); Yes on 15 (closes corporate tax loopholes to raise money for schools we build); and NO on Prop 22 (a deceptive measure that cheats workers of wages and benefits). With this election, now is the time to:
Check Your Voter Registration Status: https://voterstatus.sos.ca.gov/
Register to Vote: If you recently moved, you must re-register to vote. The registration deadline is October 19th! You can register quickly online at: https://registertovote.ca.gov/.
View IBEW’s Endorsements: Visit www.ibewvotes.com to find out who IBEW is backing by County.
If you have questions about elections or your voter registration status, please contact our IBEW 569 Political Director, Gretchen Newsom at 858-569-8900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We can disagree on some issues, but IBEW 569 will continue to endorse candidates and policies that support putting our members to work with union wages and benefits – that’s always the priority and determining factor and I hope you will join me in voting #UnionStrong.
Business Manager, IBEW 569 | Card # A129528
P.S. If you are voting by mail, be sure to SIGN your return envelope before mailing it in!
On the morning of Monday, September 28th, our IBEW 569 executive board and legislative committee voted to rescind our endorsement of Kelvin Barrios for San Diego City Council District 9.
Please see this Voice of San Diego article alleging public corruption connected to Kelvin Barrios: https://www.voiceofsandiego.org/topics/politics/barrios-worked-with-laborers-as-a-council-staffer-before-taking-a-job-there/
IBEW 569 does not condone public corruption of any sort.
IBEW 569 now endorses Sean Elo-Rivera for San Diego City Council – he supports PLAs, local hire, and putting our members to work.