It’s often said that each election is more important than the previous, and this year, it couldn’t be any truer. From the presidential to the US Senate to the state legislature and the different propositions, each and every race affects public employees and it is absolutely critical that we vote.
Election day is Tuesday, November 6, and the polls are open from 6AM-7PM. If you are in line at 7PM, you must be allowed to vote, though it is advised to go earlier in the day to avoid long lines.
As for voting, when it comes to the presidential race, AFSCME has endorsed President Obama for reelection.
The fact is, public employees can’t afford a Mitt Romney presidency, especially when he advocates for tax breaks for the rich and tax hikes for working families. Mitt Romney has also stated that he is in favor of national Right-to-Work-for-Less legislation, just like Gov. Scott Walker used to attack public workers in Wisconsin last year.
In the US Senate race in Missouri, Sen. Claire McCaskill is an ally to public workers and deserves your vote. Public employees have a “legitimate” problem with Todd Akin as he is against the rights of public workers to organize, has reiterated time and time again his stance against equal pay for women, and he is against raises for public employees. Sen. Claire McCaskill, on the other hand, is for the right for workers to organize, in favor of equal pay for women, and she is also in favor of tax fairness, having voted to close loopholes that allowed millionaires to avoid paying their fair share in taxes.
At the state level, AFSCME Council 72 PEOPLE recommends:
Governor: Jay Nixon
Lt. Governor: Susan Montee
Attorney General: Chris Koster
Treasurer: Clint Zweifel
Secretary of State: Jason Kander
To find your polling location, visit this website
or call the AFSCME office at (573) 635-9145 and we will assist you.