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December 17, 2015
To: CWA Local Presidents
Dear Colleagues:
I wanted to announce to all of you the action by our CWA Executive Board today in affirming our members’ preference for a presidential endorsement.
From the beginning of our process in September, I made it clear that CWA members decide what action our union takes on a political endorsement. CWA members have made that choice, indicating a clear preference to endorse Bernie Sanders for President. 
I appreciate all the work that you have done to mobilize our members and turn out the vote. I am proud of our democratic process, proud of CWA members, and proud to support the candidate whose vision of America includes a real place for working families in our politics and our economy. 
Several months ago, we began our process to determine whether any candidate would gain CWA’s endorsement. Our online poll opened in mid-September and closed at the end of the day Dec. 10. Our process was open, transparent, and fully democratic, more so than any other union. Tens of thousands of CWA members participated, the highest level of participation we’ve had to-date in our political polling.
The choice to endorse Bernie Sanders reflects the activism of our members and their determination to bring about political and economic change.
Now, we’re ready to do what it takes to elect Bernie Sanders as the next President of the United States.
I’m very proud of our union and our members, and the role we play not only in political action, but in what we do to benefit all working families.
In Solidarity,
Chris Shelton 
c:  CWA Staff
     CWA Executive Board