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“I refuse to stand by while our democracy is trampled by politicians more concerned about amassing power than helping the people who sent them to Washington in the first place.” Senator John Kerry

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With so many important issues facing working carpenters it is important to your future; and the future of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Jointers of America, that you make your voice heard. Every day our elected officials face legislation that can be detrimental to working carpenters, or that can greatly improve our livelihood. It is important that those that represent us on a State, City, County, or Federal level support the betterment of working people. Regardless of party lines, we need to support those that will support us.

Our elected officials make choices every day that can affect us. Who we elect could be the deciding factor on important issues such as:

-Whether or not a state becomes “right to work”
-Whether or not Free Trade Agreements are passed
-Whether or not job creating bond measures are introduced or passed
-Whether or not Davis Bacon prevailing wage remains in effect

We need to support those that will push to create jobs for Carpenters. If we allow our voices to be unheard, then who will be there to stand up for issues that affect our jobs, our education, our economy, and our checkbooks? The Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters has over 23,000 members in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. One voice may be a whisper, but 23,000 is a scream. Make sure your voice is heard. Every vote for Carpenter’s issues counts; remember the 2008 Washington Governors race came down to a 129-vote margin.

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