OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Northern California District Council of Laborers and its affiliated Locals 67, 73, 166, 261, 304, 324, 886 hosted a massive Get Out the Vote campaign and rally on Saturday, November 3, 2012. The event was attended by over 500 working men and women, community leaders, labor organizations and businesses.
The Get Out the Vote campaign transported hundreds of Laborers, who went door-to-door to Berkeley residents promoting Yes on Proposition 30 and 39, No on Proposition 32, Yes on Berkeley Measures O and N, Yes on Alameda County Measure B1 and Re-Elect Tom Bates for Mayor of Berkeley.
Rocco Davis, Laborers' International Union of North America Vice President and Pacific Southwest Regional Manager stated, "I applaud our members' commitment to our Union. What our members did today demonstrates that people power is just as powerful and effective as corporate dollars."
After the Get Out the Vote campaign, a demonstration and rally was held. Key note speakers at the rally included Congressman George Miller, Yes on 39 Co-Chair Tom Steyer, State Senator Loni Hancock, Assembly Member Nancy Skinner, Assembly Member Sandre Swanson and Executive-Secretary Treasurer and Chief Officer of the California Labor Federation Art Pulaski.
"The message we hope voters receive is that Proposition 32 is not just bad for workers; it is bad for our communities, our neighborhoods and our educational system," stated Oscar De La Torre, Northern California District Council of Laborers Business Manager. "By silencing the voice of working people and small businesses, the proponents of Proposition 32 succeed in moving California a giant step backwards."
More information about the event, including news footage, can be found at www.ncdclaborers.org/media_and_press.html.
The combined Northern California District Council of Laborers' affiliated Local Unions participating in this event represent over 13,548 working men and women who live and work in the East Bay.
SOURCE Northern California District Council of Laborers