October 7, 2014
To: All Affiliated and Unaffiliated Local Unions, Officers and Delegates
Remind your family and friends that we need their support and encourage them to vote Tuesday, November 4, 2014. Reminder: Take your photo identification with you to the polls. Please vote early.
Early Voting for the Tuesday, November 4, 2014 Election: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 – Tuesday, October 28 (Closed Sunday, October 26) 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. each day at the Registrar of Voters office, 525 Marshall Street, Suite 103 in downtown Shreveport across from the courthouse. Bring your photo ID to Early Voting.
Early voting starts October 21st- 28th 2014 (Closed Sunday, October 26th)
You do not need a reason to vote early! All voters may vote early, just like they are voting on Election Day. Voters who want to vote early for any election may do so in person at their parish registrar of voters office or at designated locations in the parish from 14 days to seven days prior to any scheduled election. Refer to the schedule below for early voting time periods for upcoming elections and refer to the schedule of elections for future time periods.
Use the Louisiana Voter Portal to find where you vote on Election Day; download the free GeauxVote app to your smartphone or tablet to view your polling place for Election Day; visit GeauxVote; call your parish registrar of voters office; or view your polling location on your voter information card received by mail from your registrar of voters.
Click here for the Central Trades and Labor Council, AFL-CIO and Red River United’s endorsements. Also, Red River United is CONSTANTLY monitoring candidate’s public statements at other school board forums that may reflect their changing positions on issues. Watch out webpage for updates by our COPE Committee (Committee on Political Education).
Central Trades and Labor Council of Shreveport and Vicinity (CTLC), AFL-CIO and the Committee on Political Education (COPE) have taken the following positions on School Board Candidates that will be on the November 4, 2014 ballot.
|Caddo Parish School Board|
|Barbara Johnson Simpson||#147||Favorable|
|Jasmine R. Green||#146||Favorable|
|Joy Ellis Walters||#71||Endorsed|
|Kacee Hargrave Kirschvink||#81||Favorable|
Bossier Parish School Board Candidates
Tammy Armer Smith – Endorsed
William “Bill” Lott – Endorsed
Eddy Ray Presley – Endorsed
Red River Parish School Board Candidate
Gary Giddens – Endorsed
The Louisiana AFL-CIO has taken the following positions on Candidates that will be on the November 4, 2014 ballot.
Labor-Endorsed Congressional Candidates
- S. Senator Mary Landrieu #5
- S. Representative 2nd District Cedric Richmond
- S. Representative 5th District Jamie Mayo #31
- S. Representative 6th District Edwin Edwards
|Mayor of the City of Shreveport|
|Benjamin P. Arnold||No position|
|James Flurry||No position|
|Durwood Hendricks Jr.||No position|
|Wanda Wright||No position|
|Terrell J. Myles||#143||Favorable|
|Erin Leigh Waddell Garrett||#62||Endorsed|
|Bossier City Marshall|
|Shreveport City Marshall|
|Public Service Commissioner|
|District Attorney for Desoto Parish|
|Richard Z. Johnson Jr.||#62||Endorsed|
The Louisiana AFL-CIO has taken the following positions on Proposed Constitutional Amendments that will be on the November 4, 2014 ballot.
Proposed Constitutional Amendments
Amendment #1: Do you support an amendment to authorize the legislature to create the Louisiana Medical Assistance Trust Fund, for the payment of Medicaid reimbursement to the health care provider groups paying fees into the fund? YES, we are FOR this.
Amendment #2: Do you support an amendment to create the Hospital Stabilization Fund to stabilize and protect Medicaid reimbursements for health care services by depositing assessments paid by hospitals, as authorized by the legislature, into a fund to support Louisiana hospital reimbursement? YES, we are FOR this.
Amendment #5: Do you support an amendment to remove the constitutional requirement that a judge retire upon attaining the age of seventy or, if his seventieth birthday occurs during his term, that he retire upon completion of that term? YES, we are FOR this.
Amendment #6: Do you support an amendment to authorized the governing authority of Orleans Parish to increase the annual millage rate levied for fire and police protection, to require that the revenue from the fire and police protections, to require that the revenue from the fire and police millages be used for fire and police department enhancements, and to require that any increase be approved by the voters of Orleans Parish? YES, we are FOR this.
Amendment #13: Do you support an amendment to authorize the governing authority of the City of New Orleans to sell at a price fixed by the legislature property located in the Lower Ninth Ward of the City of New Orleans? YES, we are FOR this.
Amendment #14: Do you support an amendment to provide that legislation relative to tax rebates, tax incentives, and tax abatements may not be introduced or considered by the legislature in a regular session held in an even-numbered year? YES, we are FOR this.
Please remind your members early voting starts October 21st- 28th 2014 (Closed Sunday , October 26th)