If the Dems can't squeak out some victories in PA, it won't be for lack of trying by the GOTV efforts of the AFL-CIO which has been conducting an unprecedented seven-week direct mail program to union households in this state. Via Marty Marks, National AFL-CIO Field Communications:
-In PA we now have 400 full-time paid union election workers organizing and working with 5000+ union volunteersAnd please note that unlike, say, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, labor unions must disclose where their funding comes from.
-Along with the national mail, most of our members will receive at least one letter from their local unions pushing our endorsed candidates
-Our twenty+ phone banks throughout PA will make many thousands of live member-to-member GOTV phone calls to union households and additional robo calls from local union leaders and national union leaders will be going out through Election Day
- We will hit hundreds of work places with GOTV material this week and through election day
-Starting Thursday through the closing of polling places, we will knock on the door of every union household located in a walkable precinct turning out our voters
We believe our program will deliver results mirroring what we have seen in recent years. We anticipate union households, which comprise about 12% of PA voting age population, will turnout at a rate that is double non-union households. That means that union house holds will comprise about 28% to 32% of the electorate, more than double our share of the voting age population.