Union Members Canvass Votes For November; Campaign Against Sexual Assault

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Hundreds of union members who support women’s issues gathered to stand against politicians who disrespect women or turn a blind eye to those who do.

Over 400 members of 32BJ, the Service Employees International Union, gathered here on Frankford Avenue, in an effort to hold lawmakers accountable for supporting politicians who make crude remarks about women.

“We’re gonna show Trump, Taylor and Toomey that we are the purple storm here in Philadelphia,” said Mid-Atlantic Union district director Daisy Cruz.

She said union members got on buses to canvas for lawmakers who support their best interest.

“And they’re knocking on these neighborhood doors, making sure that people come out and vote, making sure that they know all the facts about the candidates that are actually running.”

She said lawmakers who don’t respect women, won’t fight for women once in office.

“Some of the stuff that I hear, it’s just crazy,” she said. “You can’t even believe half of the stuff that these men are actually getting away with; let a woman even try to say something like that and forget it.”

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