Make no mistake: We kept our pro-labor majority in the U.S. Senate because of tireless campaigning from union members across the country. The union members in Nevada and Arizona deserve special recognition today for their incredible election victories. Thank you!
Some people said our pro-labor majority was a lost cause. But we showed them what we can do when we keep fighting. Now, we have the opportunity to expand that majority.
The runoff in Georgia will be close, and we need to keep our foot on the gas pedal. This election will show beyond the shadow of a doubt that workers, empowered by solidarity, can make lasting progress for our country.
The November 8 election results confirm what many of us predicted — women turned out to vote in huge numbers and a clear majority of voters believe that access to abortion is a fundamental right. This is important because it shows that reproductive rights are a concern to people across gender, race, and religious lines that some people try to use to divide us.
In my home state of Michigan, in California and Vermont, the citizens voted to put the right to an abortion into their state constitutions. In Kentucky, voters have also rejected an anti-abortion ballot initiative, while Montana voters appear to be poised to do the same — proving that there is broad, bipartisan public consensus against extreme abortion bans and restrictions.
There is more work to be done and we cannot do it alone, but together we will rise up for peace and justice for all. Our Vote/Voice! Pro Union/Pro Choice!
Coalition of Labor Union Women