Wanted: labor union members interested in running for office

Know a union member who ought to run for public office? Maybe it’s you? Oregon unions want members to run, because no one can represent the interests of working people as effectively as working people themselves.

That’s why a group of unions founded the Oregon Labor Candidate School six years ago. The school offers a free six-month, one-Saturday-a-month course in the mechanics of political campaigns — for union members who want to promote a pro-labor agenda in public office. A dozen alumni now hold elected office, including seats in the Oregon Legislature, city halls, and school boards.

The school is now recruiting participants who want to run in 2020 or beyond. Classes start in October. The deadline to apply is Sept. 14. To find out more, and apply online — or to nominate someone you know — visit OregonLaborCandidateSchool.org/apply

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