President of LA Fed Votes As CA State Elector for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris
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Labor Federation Celebrates Historic Victory Made Possible By The Efforts of Working People
(SACRAMENTO, CA) In the final phase of the 2020 Presidential election, Ron Herrera, President of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor and International Vice President of the Western Region for the of International Brotherhood of Teamsters participated in a vote as a member of the Electoral College to vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to be the next U.S. President and Vice President.
Mr. Herrera was appointed as one of California’s fifty-five Electors in the Electoral College. As head of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, the second-largest labor council in the U.S., he led one of the largest get-out-the-vote operations in the nation.
Throughout the election cycle, The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, representing over 800,000 workers from over 300 affiliates led socially distanced phone banking and door-knocking operations staffed by union members across Los Angeles County. This operation was key in contacting tens of thousands of voters in key swing states like Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Nevada, and Arizona, which were critical in determining the outcome of the 2020 Presidential election. This included a partnership with the Arizona AFL-CIO and our affiliate, UNITE HERE Local 11 where over 250,000 conversations were had with Arizona voters that were critical in delivering the state and its electoral votes to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
Following the Electoral Vote, President Ron Herrera stated, “ It was an honor to participate in this historic vote in the Electoral College representing the hard-working union members that were crucial in winning this victory for the future of our country. Working families have experienced unimaginable hardships, especially this year, through record layoffs, job losses, and deaths due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, income inequality in our country has increased with the top 1% holding more wealth than the bottom 50% of Americans. It’s shameful. But today, we have hope for the future. This is a victory for our democracy and for working families. Our work does not end here, Union members must roll up our sleeves and get to work to heal and rebuild our Nation by pursuing the common good through Labor’s values of hard work, respect, dignity, and integrity.”