The Rockwood and South County Labor Clubs, St Louis Building & Construction Trades Council, and the St Louis Labor Council are urging members to help with lit-drops and yard sign delivery for Missouri Senate candidates Doug Beck (Dist. 1) and Deb Lavender (Dist. 15).
Beck is a 34-year member of Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 562, and Lavender is a loyal friend of Labor.
Both of these districts are extremely competitive and essential to win to maintain a voice for Labor and working families in the Missouri Senate.
Volunteer opportunities are available on:
• Tuesday, Sept. 29 – Lit drop for Doug Beck starting at 3:30 p.m. at Lemay Park Park, 236 Fannie Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 63125.
• Wednesday, Sept. 30 – Lit drop for Deb Lavender starting at 4 p.m. at the AFL-CIO office, 70 Grasso Plaza, Affton, Mo. 63123
With the COVID-19 pandemic making door-to-door in-person campaigning virtually impossible, Marty McClimens, president of the Rockwood Labor Club said union volunteers are needed to help win these seats for Missouri working families.
“When Labor stands together, we win, and these are two races we can’t afford to lose,” McClimens said. ““It’s time to step up to the plate and help out. If you think it is important for Labor to have a voice in the Missouri Senate, you will find a way to be there.”
ABOUT DOUG BECK
Beck, is a currently a state representative for House District 92 and, as a veteran union member, has been an outspoken advocate for working families and the rights of workers, fighting against the phony “right-to-work,” efforts to undermine the state’s prevailing wage law, cuts to public education funding and a number of other working family issues.
In the votes he’s cast, bills he’s sponsored, and amendments he’s offered, he’s worked to represent the interests of seniors, veterans, the disabled, working people, children, teachers, firefighters, members of law enforcement, healthcare workers, and all working Missouri families.
“As a Missouri State Senator, I will work just as hard,” Beck said. “I am tired of the outside influence of a few mega-donors giving millions of dollars to public officials, and dark money to committees. They seek to dictate policy, to grant favors and big tax breaks for the wealthy, while Missouri’s middle-class and working families struggle.”
Senate District 1 includes all or parts of Affton, Crestwood, Green Park, Kirkwood, Lemay, Mehlville, Oakville, Rock Hill and Webster Groves.
You can donate to Beck’s campaign at secure.actblue.com/donate/beckformissouri.
ABOUT DEB LAVENDER
Lavender is currently a state representative for House District 90.
Mike Louis, recently retired president of the Missouri AFL-CIO, consulted with Lavender on a host of worker issues over her past three terms and called her “a proven champion of the causes that help Missouri’s working class.”
To continue serving her community, Lavender is running for State Senate in District 15, which includes the municipalities of Ballwin, Crescent, Clarkson Valley, Chesterfield, Des Peres, Fenton, Glendale, Kirkwood, Manchester, Sherman, Sunset Hills, Valley Park, Winchester, Twin Oaks and Wildwood.
You can donate to Lavender’s campaign at secure.actblue.com/donate/lavender-for-state-senate-1.