Classes

Politics 2024: What’s at Stake?

3:30 - 5:00 pm
2024-Ed-Seminar-Wednesday, April 17
Location: Heritage A
Speakers: AJ Johnson, Bud Sizemore, Osta Davis, Joe Kendo

Every election is billed as the “most important election of your life” but this one might just be it. At the Federal Level, Congress has ground to a halt while basic commitments to democratic norms have burned away. In Washington State, bills important to the labor movement generally advance, but with so many critical offices open in 2024, and with three destructive initiatives on the ballot, Labor’s power in this election is more important the ever. Join WSCFF and WSLC political staff to learn more about labor’s political plan for 2024 and how you can add your voice to this critical conversation.

What’s at Stake Presentation

About the Speakers

AJ Johnson

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Bud Sizemore

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Osta Davis

Osta Davis serves as the WSLC as Political and Strategic Campaigns Director. In this position, she develops and implements the council’s strategic political plan, runs the WSLC’s Labor Neighbor grassroots political action program, promotes member education campaigns on election issues, and helps recruit and elect pro-workers. Prior to joining the WSLC, Davis served as...

Joe Kendo

Joe Kendo serves as the Chief of Staff at the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, where he supervises the program staff of the Council, and directly assists the President in the execution of her vision for the labor movement. Hired in 2013 as Legislative Director, Kendo spent ten years on the lobbying team where...

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