2020 elections


December 29, 2020 // 0 Comments

POLITICAL ACTION The critical Georgia Senate runoff elections are on January 5, and the DC 37 Political Action Dept. is coordinating with AFSCME to conduct daily phone banking opportunities for union members to reach out to union households in Georgia. Can you volunteer a hour or two to help? Please click on the link to sign up and join us in this fight:  www.afscme.org/vfo ###  COVID RENT RELIEF PROGRAM The COVID Rent Relief Program application period is open Dec. 18 through Feb. 1, 2021. Previous applicants do not need to reapply. More Information COVID 19 – HCR PROGRAM NOTICES More information DC 37 members can call the MELS Screening Unit at 212 815-1111 or email MELSscreeningunit@dc37.net for more information on COVID rent relief programs or if they need legal assistance with arrears or eviction matters.  ###  ART IS LIFE! VOTE by JAN. 8  DC 37 members shared [More...]


December 16, 2020 // 0 Comments

MELS COVID EVICTIONS MORATORIUM MELS attorneys can help members facing eviction. The CDC COVID extension ends Dec. 31. To speak with a MELS lawyer, call the MELS Screening Unit at 212 815-1111 or email: MELSscreeningunit@dc37.net. ### POLITICAL ACTION THE FIGHT IS NOT FINISHED, HELP GOTV in GEORGIA The presidential elections are over….but our fight is not finished. On Jan. 5, Georgia will vote the U.S. Senate runoff that can determine the course of our democracy and give Democrats the Senate majority. COVID deaths reached a grim toll, more than 300,000 have died and cases are skyrocketing. Everyday Americans are struggling. Our families need a cash stimulus package now. Workers need job security, safe workplaces and union protection. The best way to accomplish this is to get a Democratic majority in the U.S. Senate. We really need your help! You can make a difference. Please [More...]

2020 General Election Endorsements

October 22, 2020 // 0 Comments

DC 37 urges you to vote early using your absentee ballot or you can vote on Election Day. DISTRICT      U.S. CONGRESS MEMBER 5. Gregory Meeks 6. Grace Meng 7. Nydia Velazquez 8. Hakeem Jeffries 9. Yvette Clarke 10. Jerrold Nadler 11 . Max Rose 12. Carolyn Maloney 13. Adriano Espaillat 14. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 15. Richie Torres 16. Jamal Bowman DISTRICT  NYS SENATOR 3. Monica Martinez 5. James Gaughran 6. Kevin Thomas 7. Anna Kaplan 8. John Brooks 9. Todd Kaminsky 10. James Sanders 11. John Liu 12. Mike Gianaris 13. Jessica Ramos 14. LeRoy Comrie 15. Joseph Addabbo, Jr. 16. Toby Ann Stavisky 18. Julia Salazar 19. Roxanne Persaud 20. Zelnor Myrie 21. Kevin Parker 22. Andrew Gounardes 23. Diane J. Savino 24. Andrew Lanza 26 . Brian Kavanagh 27. Brad Hoylman 28. Liz Krueger 29. Jose Serrano 30. Brian Benjamin DISTRICT    NYS SENATOR 31. Robert Jackson 33. Gustavo Rivera 32. Luis [More...]

Special Event for DC 37 Members – Phone Bank with AFSCME President Lee Saunders! 

October 22, 2020 // 0 Comments

Don’t miss our special event this Saturday, October 24. Join President Lee Saunders of our international union, AFSCME, along with our brothers and sisters in labor from other states as we do our part to get out the vote for Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and worker friendly candidates at all levels of government.  We’ll be conducting a virtual phone bank to make calls to union households in the battleground state of Pennsylvania.  This is your opportunity to have a big impact on this historic election!  Never phone banked before? No worries! Using the virtual phone bank is easy and convenient. We provide you with a link to the AFSCME phone banking website where the names, numbers, and a script of what to say during the calls is provided. All you need to do is sign up at: https://www.mobilize.us/afscme-pa/event/352012/.  You’ll receive a Zoom link to join the 10:30 a.m. ET virtual [More...]

Did You Vote Today? Polls Close at 9 p.m.

June 23, 2020 // 0 Comments

Sisters and Brothers, We have only a few hours left until polls close at 9 p.m. TONIGHT.  If you haven’t done so, please go vote and be the change we want in our communities.  You can look up your poll site here. Here’s the list of the progressive, labor-friendly candidates DC 37 has endorsed this year.  Your vote will make the difference in the outcome of these races. Please make sure you are taking proper precaution when voting, and always practice social distancing. Poll site locator.   [More...]