We apologize for the delayed posting. We hope our union family and their loved ones enjoyed the Labor Day weekend as much as we have.
Last month, the Coalition of Labor Union Women worked diligently to amplify the voices who fought to ensure all working women's voices are heard. CLUW hosted its first town hall, SNAP* (Sisters not Afraid of Power) the Vote, with women leaders discussing the complexities of the suffrage movement. If you missed the All of Us CLUW town hall, please feel to watch and share the recording with the following link: bit.ly/snapthevotestream. Our live stream was very successful. We reached 15,000 people on Facebook, and at this moment of writing, CLUW has the most commented stand-alone event in the AFL-CIO's All of Us town hall series. We appreciate our supporters for attending, sharing your happiness and feedback, and snapping the vote with us.
Additionally, we highlighted a woman suffragist every day and implemented a month of action on our social media platforms to get out the vote (Twitter and Instagram: @CLUWNational, Facebook: @CLUWomen). And on August 18, 2020, the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, CLUW hosted a candlelight vigil in commemoration of the suffragists who fought for the right to vote for all women and streamed it on Facebook: bit.ly/cluwvigilstream. Again, we appreciate our allies and members hosting candlelight vigils in their local communities and joining national in Washington D.C. We would not have a CLUW without the strength of our supporters.
Hetty Scofield, Interim Director of the Coalition of Labor Union Women, shared these words:
This is the day when we recognize you and celebrate your tireless dedication to your job and your family. This is the day we remember that our Union stands with us every day fighting for fair wages and a safe and healthy workplace. This is the day when we look around our home and realize all we own is due to the labor of others.
And this year, in the midst of a pandemic, Labor Day is an opportunity to say thanks to all those workers who have kept us fed, kept the lights on and the mail delivered, to show our gratitude to those Sisters who have found new and innovative ways to teach our children, and who have worked countless hours in nursing homes and hospitals to care for us.
Labor Day, 2020, has shown us we’re strong, we’re resilient and we’re determined to move forward in Unity.
On Labor Day at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT: Labor Heritage Foundation and the People's Music Network teamed up to bring together musicians and artists from around the country to give voices for working people, struggling for justice. Watch the recording by clicking here.
Have a great holiday Sisters, and remember, you are loved and appreciated.