The SECRC is stepping-up its political game and seeing great results! Over the last 12 months, our efforts include:
June 6th Congressional District Special Election: This was the first coordinated, council-wide effort. In addition to a mailing, 11 of our 300-Hitters and 3rd Year Apprentices mobilized to volunteer.
Atlanta City Council: Council representatives and Local 225 3rd Year Apprentices held political interviews for Atlanta City Council races in November before we announced four SECRC endorsements. We won two of the races, lost one, and one went into a December runoff election. SECRC Reps with the same 2 Local 225 3rd Year Apprentices held political interviews again for the runoff election for Mayor and one District seat, which resulted in two additional endorsements. Apprentices Christy Brown and Daniel Gines, joined by Local 225 journeyman Jim Grace and the SECRC Political Director made more than 239 phone calls. SECRC won 4 out of 6 (67%) Atlanta City Council races including the Mayor and President. Winners were: Keisha Lance-Bottoms, Felicia Moore, Michael Julian Bond and Natalyn Archibong - all carpenters-backed candidates.
Georgia Senate District 17 Special Election: In January of 2018, the SECRC supported Republican Brian Strickland. Brian won a four-person race with 62% of the vote, giving the SECRC our first win in 2018.
The SECRC is building political power and influence - one race at a time!