The Teamsters Joint Council No. 25 Political Department addressed the importance of voting in midterm elections at the Joint Council No. 25 Women’s Committee First Quarter Membership Meeting on January 27.

The presentation focused on an overview of this year’s midterm elections in Illinois and why these election results matter.

“It is crucial that we all vote for labor-friendly candidates to change the face of Congress, Senate and governorships,” said Terrence J. Hancock, President of Teamsters Joint Council No. 25. “We must promote progressive candidates who support the preservation of health care, food stamps, Medicare and Social Security, and vote against big tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy.”  -Terrence J. Hancock, President of Teamsters Joint Council No. 25

“It is crucial that we all vote for labor-friendly candidates to change the face of Congress, Senate and governorships,” said Terrence J. Hancock, President of Teamsters Joint Council No. 25. “We must promote progressive candidates who support the preservation of health care, food stamps, Medicare and Social Security, and vote against big tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy.”

A labor-friendly Congress would halt the passage of bills that negatively affect workers and their families and ensure the next round of redistricting (the redrawing of political districts) meets the needs of citizens equally. Progressive leadership would execute direct power over President Trump’s cabinet choices and, specifically in Illinois, stop Governor Bruce Rauner’s efforts to roll back the gains the Labor Movement has won over the last 70 years.

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Get Out and Vote!
You can register to vote online, by mail, or in person at these locations:

  • County Clerk’s Office
  • Board of Election Commissioner’s Office
  • City and Village Offices
  • Township Offices
  • Schools
  • Public Libraries
  • Military Recruitment Offices

Locations are specifically designated by the election authority.

You can vote by mail without needing a reason. Early voting runs an entire month and leads right up until the day before Election Day.

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Volunteer and Contact Us
Joint Council No. 25 will have volunteer opportunities for Teamster-endorsed candidates throughout the primary and general election cycles and encourages one and all to get involved. Members with questions are encouraged to contact Teamsters Joint Council No. 25 Director of Government Affairs Mike Ciaccio at 847.292.1225.

Teamsters Joint Council No. 25 is the premier labor organization providing invaluable support and services to all local union affiliates throughout the State of Illinois and northwest Indiana.