uaw endorsements 2016 elections

UAW Endorsements are available to you via

Are you looking for the latest political information from the UAW? Wondering who UAW members like you are endorsing for political office in federal, state and local elections? Want to get information about how to register to vote? Want to know when your primary is?

All this information and more is available from the UAW National Community Action Program (CAP) at

This website includes important information for UAW members who are interested in getting involved in the political process.

So what should you do when you visit

First, click on the state where you vote, or search for your state or locality in the search box provided. When you land on the page you will find information about:

  • Voter registration deadlines for the primary and general elections.
  • When absentee ballots are due for the primary and general elections.
  • What dates primary and general elections are held and when the polls open and close.

In addition, you can find information about how to register to vote and request a mail-in ballot.

Moreover, in states where your UAW CAP Council has made endorsements, those endorsements will be available for you to see. You can see who UAW members like you are standing behind for U.S. Congress, Senate, and other important state and local races. Endorsements will be updated throughout the year as more become available.

But that’s not all. You can also sign up to be a part of the process. From canvassing, to phone banking, to distributing literature, to talking to friends and families, the political process only works when we’re all involved.

Just click on the “Sign Up To Volunteer” button on, enter your name, region, local, state, email, phone number, and whether you are an active or retired member. Someone will contact you with more information about how you can get involved.

So what are you waiting for? Head over to now!


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