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Why We Strike

We strike because requiring employees to work on election day is one form of voter suppression, one that disproportionately impacts poor communities and communities of color.  By striking we show our opposition to all forms of voter suppression.  

We strike and dedicate Election Day to helping others get to the polls.  

We strike and vote during the day (or by mail) to free up polls for those who cannot take the day off and who must vote before or after work, times often associated with long lines.  (One form of voter suppression is to reduce polling places in poor and minority neighborhoods in order to create long lines.)

We strike to take to the streets to protest against all forms of voter suppression.

Click onĀ Support Our Strike for more information on how to support us and for other actions.