Painters Covering the Country to Help Elect Obama
Members of the Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) union are launching a national political mobilization tour, kicking off this weekend, to help energize union members and send Sen. Barack Obama to the White House.
The “Army of Black and Gold,” including IUPAT President James Williams, will set off on a bus tour of key states through the election. At every stop, IUPAT members will take part in rallies, door-to-door walks and worksite visits. Williams says IUPAT members are committed to getting out every vote.
This election is the most critical since the Great Depression to the future of working Americans. The IUPAT has always been one of the most politically active unions in this country, so we’re hitting the road to visit with working families to get them excited about this election and show them how important their vote is this year.