Rights and Democracy

Democracy is a hallowed 1199 concept and practice. Our union draws its strength from broad participation of its members, with full respect to differing views and the rights of members to express those views. We also advocate and fight for the rights of all. We believe that women, people of color, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities all deserve to share in the American dream.

A key avenue to obtaining and defending human and civil rights for all is the electoral process. That is why we encourage members to sign up for PAC and vote for elected officials who advocate for working people and the exploited. We are deeply committed to the fight for the ballot and to the defeat of the ultra-right forces that are attempting to disenfranchise millions.

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Jun 11, 2019
Community advocates, medical professionals and labor leaders Monday urged Long Island’s state Senate delegation to support a bill legalizing…
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Jun 10, 2019
Safe and affordable housing is foundational for physical and mental health, affirmed a recent study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.…
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Apr 16, 2019
Antoinette Rose, a medical records analyst at Montefiore Medical Center in New York, and Anestine Bentick, a PCA at South Boston Community…
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Apr 16, 2019
With 18 months until the 2020 national election, the mass media is in permanent campaign mode— handicapping who’s going to win, who’s…
Apr 15, 2019
The 2019 Maryland Legislative Session was exciting! With your help showing up to vote, knocking on doors, and contributing to our PAC,…
Mar 7, 2019
1199 Massachusetts Executive Board share political action program and 2019-2020 legislative agenda with newly elected officials.
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Feb 27, 2019
Jumaane D. Williams, a Democratic councilman from Brooklyn, was elected as New York City public advocate Tuesday night, notching a victory…
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Feb 19, 2019
President Trump taught us a few lessons when he shut down much of the federal government for several weeks, beginning during the holidays.…
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Jan 22, 2019
Join fellow 1199 members in Annapolis, at the Calvert House Hotel, 58 State Cir., for our annual Legislative Action Day! This is our chance…
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Dec 26, 2018
Anxiety punctuated much of the last year, but 1199ers continued to shine, winning in the workplace, standing up to attacks on health care,…

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