Thursday, January 19, 2017
Tom Perriello listens to an IUE-CWA Local 162 union member asking about automation.
Tom Perriello’s last stop in his listening tour through Roanoke was at the IUE-CWA Local 162 Roanoke headquarters where about 10 union rank and file members and union shop stewards from Verizon, ITT now the Harris Corporation, GE and Virginia Transformer peppered him with questions. Union members are not shy about asking questions.
Before Perriello arrived Jack Roland Chief Steward with Local 82162 at Harris Corporation said he wanted to know how Perriello views the future of the working class. Where does he see unions place in the future.
Jeff Moran, who works for Harris Corporation (again formerly ITT
Creigh Deeds Democratic candidate for governor finishes up his “Deeds Country” tour. The tour took him to all the small rural towns similar in size to his rural roots in Bath County. Ben Tribbet of Not Larry Sabato does protest too much at times and even he admitted that his insult of the people of rural western Virginia and/or Creigh Deeds went too far when he tweeted:
“Is the Deliverance Tour over yet? (I’m talking about the candidate, not the people of SW Virginia).”
Tribbet though did apologize for his tweet in response to Deeds tweet complaining about judging his campaigns political strategy with the “Deeds Country” tour.
Deeds will not loose much sleep over Tribbet’s tweet I wager as he moves on to the “Ladies of Annandale” on Monday.
PRESS RELEASE: DEEDS TO ANNOUNCE “WOMEN FOR DEEDS” – Candidate, Supporters to Draw Sharp Contrast on Choice, Women’s Health
ANNANDALE – Sen. Creigh Deeds, the Democratic nominee for governor, will join more than 100 women at the Northern Virginia Community College to announce the formation of “Women for Deeds,” a group of Virginia women backing the Democrat’s campaign for governor.
Sen. Deeds will speak to attendees about a range of issues including education, the economy and women’s health. The event will also include remarks by women leaders from Northern Virginia.
Deeds and supporters will highlight the significant differences with Bob McDonnell on the issues of choice and women’s health. They will also discuss key differences in plans to jump-start Virginia’s economy and to invest in Virginia’s public schools.
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Election 2009, Politics, State Politics
Tags: democrat, election2009, governor