Pleased that Brenda Roberts, VP of CWA District 7 asked me to speak at their conference in Minnesota. Obviously my home district. I support Brenda, President Chris Shelton and Secretary-Treasurer Sara Steffens, although they are not being challenged for re-election. I also strongly support Linda Hinton for re-election in D4. She has done a fine job of unifying the District and is a great help to Guild locals. I support Claude Cummings Jr for re-election in D6. He does an incredible job in a District that is mostly “right to work for less” states. The work of D6 is an inspiration to all. Lastly, I support Frank Arce for election to the D9 position. He has served on the board as a diversity VP. I got arrested with him during a protest for real immigration reform in front of the Capitol. I also worked with him when he rounded up funds to help his fellow Puerto Ricans after the last hurricane. The Guild gave $10,000 as did Frank’s local to get generators down to the two locals in PR.