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UC-AFT Voter Guide and Statement on Electoral Integrity



Please take a moment to review the UC-AFT voter guide. The guide contains endorsements for President, several State Assembly and Senate Districts, two City Council races, and the propositions. It also includes anti-racist recommendations for the propositions provided by UC-AFT's Anti-Racism Committee. The
stakes in this Presidential election are unprecedented. Please make a plan to vote and encourage your students to do the same.

In response to President Trump's repeated comments claiming widespread voter fraud, calling into question the validity
of votes counted after election night, and his refusal to clearly state that he is committed to a peaceful transition of power
in the case that he loses the election, the UC-AFT Executive Board issued the following statement on our union's commitment
to election integrity and democracy.

UC-AFT Statement on Electoral Integrity (PDF)

October 28, 2020

UC-AFT members are committed to ensuring democracy within our ranks and throughout our nation. In the 2020 Presidential election, if those seeking to undermine American democracy intimidate or obstruct eligible voters; sabotage, subvert, or cut short the vote count; or attempt to overturn the electoral verdict of the American people, UC-AFT, in coalition with other labor and progressive forces, will organize and participate in peaceful, nonviolent mass protests against efforts to thwart free and fair elections. If a peaceful transition of power is threatened or the election delegitimized, we will take to the streets (safely) to protect our nation’s democratic institutions.

While our members voted overwhelmingly (by a margin of 95%) for UC-AFT to endorse Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, our commitment to defending democratic principles does not depend on who wins the election. We will do whatever it takes to counter election interference, threats, tampering, stealing, acts of violence, or other efforts to undermine the will of the people.

UC-AFT Executive Board

Mia L. McIver, President
Katie Arosteguy, Vice President for Grievances
John Rundin, Vice President for Legislation
Daniel Schoorl, Vice President for Organizing
Miki Goral, Secretary-Treasurer