URGENT: July 6 is last day to register

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2016-ButtonBy CARL GREEN

Correspondent

Missouri union members and their supporters should know that Wednesday, July 6, is the last day to register to vote in the critical Aug. 2 Missouri primary election. The Illinois primary was March 15.

This year the primary elections are vital because many of our Republican legislators who fought against right-to-work, paycheck deception and prevailing wage attacks are themselves under attack in their primaries by the right-wing of the Republican party and their special interest secret PACs ticked that they didn’t kowtow to the party’s anti-worker agenda.

We have to protect these friendly Republicans by asking workers to vote in their REPUBLICAN primaries this August. We understand this will be a tough move for many, but one that is critical to protecting our jobs and our wages next year when we’ll have the same fights all over again.

A full list will be published in the Labor Tribune.

HOW TO REGISTER

If you care about the future of our state and you’re not registered, now is the time to step up and do something about it.

There are several ways to register:

  • GO TO your county clerk’s office.
  • PICK UP an application at a driver’s license office and then mail it.
  • STAY HOME and register by going online to the elections page of the Secretary of State’s website, www.sos.mo.gov. Select “Register to Vote” under the “Elections & Voting” heading. Fill out the application, print it and mail it.

If you’re not sure whether you’re registered, you can check on that same web page.

This year’s elections will make all the difference to your job, your family’s future and the Labor Movement in Missouri and in the nation, so don’t miss out by failing to register!

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