This Thursday, April 1 at 6:30pm we will meet to discuss the work that our Local’s Community Action Program (CAP) working group has been doing. We will also discuss the process of endorsing political candidates through our union in NYC.
The UAW Voluntary Community Action Program (V-CAP) pulls together the resources that UAW Locals in NYC receive from members’ voluntary donations (independent of membership dues) in order to support pro-worker political candidates who support the values of our union. Only citizens or green card holders can donate to the V-CAP, but by working together to shape our priorities we all can have an effect on the political process regardless of our immigration status.
Our Local, along with other UAW unions, can vote on which candidates UAW-CAP endorses in NYC. With upcoming elections for 35 of 51 City council seats, all five Borough Presidents, Manhattan District Attorney, and Mayor (more information about each role here), our CAP working group has been busy collecting information and having conversations to determine which candidates best represent the interests and values of our members. On Thursday, we will hear a report about the candidates whom our Local has already voted to endorse and the upcoming mayoral race.
Following this meeting, on April 7th, the UAW-CAP will organize a Mayoral Forum with the following candidates for mayor:
- Eric Adams https://www.ericadams2021.com/
- Shaun Donovan https://shaunfornyc.com/
- Kathryn Garcia https://www.kgfornyc.com/
- Dianne Morales https://www.dianne.nyc/
- Scott Stringer https://stringerformayor.com/
- Maya Wiley https://mayawileyformayor.com/
- Andrew Yang https://www.yangforny.com/
This Forum is open to all UAW members (more details on how to participate will be sent as the date approaches). Our Local will get to ask the Mayoral candidates one question. Come to our meeting on Thursday so that you can share your thoughts about the candidates and what question(s) we ought to ask them.
If you are unable to attend but you would still like to voice your opinion please, click here to share your thoughts.
CPW-UAW Local 4100 Executive Board and CAP working group