On Nov. 7, the UFCW called for unity after former Vice President Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election, and highlighted the key role our union played in getting out the vote.
The UFCW represents more than 120,000 workers in battleground states, including Pennsylvania, Georgia, Nevada, Arizona, Michigan, Wisconsin, and North Carolina, and played a central role in mobilizing union workers across the country to vote in this election through phone banking and helping to register new voters. UFCW members also took the time to record videos about the importance of voting. This effort payed off, according to a new report released by AFL-CIO, which shows that Biden won 58 percent of union workers in this election, thanks to the UFCW and other labor unions mobilizing their members to vote.
“Today, all Americans must unite to congratulate Joe Biden as the next President of the United States,” said UFCW International President Marc Perrone in a statement. “Millions of hard-working Americans voted in historic numbers in this election, making their voices heard in a call for a return to unity.”
“This election proves the power that hard-working men and women have, including over a million UFCW members, in shaping a stronger future for this nation,” Perrone added. “Regardless of who we voted for, now is the time to heal and bridge our divisions. We are all Americans first, and we should join together to wish President-elect Joe Biden success – for his success will ensure the success of this great nation.”