District Council 90 hosts Voter Registration Drive-Thru
To make sure of that, AFSCME District Council 90 held a Voter Registration Drive-Thru in Harrisburg as a way to maintain social distancing while encouraging civic engagement.
“This was all about making sure our members have what they need to cast their vote, even during a pandemic, so we gave folks AFSCME masks and hand sanitizer along with their voter registration forms,” District Council 90 Director Carla Insinga said.
Members who entered the drive-thru at the AFSCME Conference Center in Harrisburg received a care package, a gift basket, and any voter or union information they needed, before driving on to meet local legislative candidates and receive a free hot dog lunch.
George Scott (Candidate for Pennsylvania’s 15th State Senate District) and Patty Smith (Candidate for Pennsylvania’s 104th State House District) joined the event along with representatives from the campaigns of Eugene DePasquale (Auditor General running for Pennsylvania’s 10th Congressional District), Tom Mehaffie (State Representative running for reelection in Pennsylvania’s 106th State House District), and Brittney Rodas (Candidate for Pennsylvania’s 105th State House District).
Officers of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder came out to show their support and brought their iconic Union Yes RV.
The importance of voting is at an all-time high, and AFSCME members are preparing to elect pro-worker candidates up and down the ballot.
“I think for me this event was very important, especially being a younger union worker, because if we want the legacy to continue on for generations after us then one of the key ways would be to get people registered and get them to go out and vote. Otherwise the foundation of which those before us fought and died for will be in vain,” said Local 1224 (PHEAA) President Jamar Johnson.
There are a variety of online resources to help get you ready to vote. Click here to register to vote online. If you are already registered, click here to apply for your mail-in ballot. If you are voting in person on November 3, 2020, click here to find your polling place.