Nov. 2018 Advocate: AFT members canvass in Central Valley


AFT Members head to Central Valley for election canvassing

On Saturday, October 20, five AFT 1493 members from CSM turned out to City College of San Francisco to caravan down to Modesto, while one Skyline member joined a group in Manteca to campaign for pro-public education, pro-labor Democratic congressional candidate, Josh Harder []. Harder is running against Republican incumbent Jeff Denham for California’s 10th Congressional District, encompassing Stanislaus and San Joaquin Counties. AFT members joined up with members from CCSF Local 2121, West Valley Mission, Salinas and staff from the California Federation of Teachers—who organized the outing.

Above: CSM AFT 1493 members get ready to canvass for Josh Harder in Modesto on October 20: from left to right, Katie Manbachi, Christopher Duquette, Tatiana Irwin, and Erin Perseley. Jessica Beard, Executive Director of West Valley Mission Federation of Teachers, AFT 6554, is at far right.

Below: AFT 1493 President Paul Rueckhaus (far right) with other Harder volunteers