The Power of Member Engagement
Shaping Hawai’i’s Political Landscape through Member Participation
At the Hawai’i State AFL-CIO, we recognize the profound impact our members and the members of our affiliated unions can have on shaping Hawai’i’s political landscape. The political process through which we elect public officials directly affects the lives of our members and their families. It influences the laws that govern us, the taxes we pay, and the services our government provides.
Empowering Union Members in PoliticS
Promoting Active Engagement and Civic Responsibility
We firmly believe that our union members have the right and the responsibility to actively participate in the political affairs of their community, state, and nation. As an organization, we are dedicated to empowering our members and promoting their active engagement in the political process. By embracing civic responsibility, our members can play a pivotal role in shaping policies that support working people and their rights.
Educating and Mobilizing Union Voters
Providing Political Education and Mobilization Programs
To ensure that our union members are informed and have a voice in the political process, we provide comprehensive political education programs. These programs equip our members with the knowledge and understanding necessary to make informed decisions at the ballot box. Additionally, we conduct targeted voter registration drives and mobilization campaigns to ensure our members’ voices are heard through their votes.
Advocating for Pro-Worker Candidates
Endorsements and Advocacy Aligned with Labor Interests
As advocates for working people, we actively endorse candidates who champion labor interests. Our endorsements are based on careful evaluation and consideration of candidates who demonstrate a commitment to workers’ rights, fair wages, and social justice. Through our advocacy efforts, we seek to support and promote candidates who will be strong allies in advancing the rights and well-being of our members.