With its Voter Registration Toolkit, Local 876 has provided a resource for its stewards to help people register. The toolkit allows stewards to provide their coworkers with the appropriate voter registration form to fill out, as well as pre-addressed and stamped envelopes to send the forms back in.
In the toolkit, Local 876 emphasizes why it is so important to help people register this year:
"Working people are facing cut after cut to their wages, health care benefits, retirement security and safety protections. To fight these cuts, we must unite with one strong voice on Election Day to elect candidates who will do what’s best for working families, not what’s best for billionaires.
With so much at stake in this year’s election, UFCW members must turn out at the polls in record numbers to shift the balance of power in the legislature to guarantee that working people will still have a fair shot at the American dream.
To create a great turnout at the polls, it is critical to ensure that all eligible voters are registered to vote and that their voting rights are protected. As leaders in your workplace and in your community, stewards are asked to register six new voters."As the toolkit says, this November is such an important election for working people. The only way to ensure what is best for middle class America, is to vote for a leader that will have working America's best interests at heart. We hope the actions of Local 876 will inspire plenty of new voters to register and VOTE!