AFSCME

When three of the seven seats on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court were up for grabs, Democrats had the best chance in 300 years to dramatically reshape it. AFSCME wanted to ensure there were voices on the Bench who would protect workers’ interests like good public schools, a livable wage, and safeguarding pensions, and we were eager to work with them toward that goal.

They also wanted to make sure Philadelphia honored those values, and asked us to help elect Jim Kenney, a former Union member himself, as the next Mayor.

We needed to motivate AFSCME members, and simply telling them who the Union supported wasn’t enough to motivate them anymore. That’s why it was so crucial to remind them that the issues the Union was focused on were the same issues that really mattered to them, day in and day out. On May 19th, Kenney took 55% of the vote in a 6-candidate primary, and went on to win the general election by more than 50 points.

The good news out of the Keystone State continued, as AFSCME-backed candidates swept the three Supreme Court vacancies.

Telling members that AFSCME supported Jim Kenney wasn’t enough, we needed to show them that he shared their values.

Ensuring great schools in every neighborhood was a big issue in the race.

It was important members knew that Anthony Williams campaign was being bankrolled by for-profit charter school executives.

It was important members knew that Anthony Williams campaign was being bankrolled by for-profit charter school executives.