IBEW 2222 Member Kevin McLaughlin, an SST at the Braintree garage, is raising funds for a service trip to Kenya
Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread human rights abuses, affecting one in three women and girls worldwide.
In Mwakirunge, Mombasa, there are high levels of child pregnancy, child marriage and FGM; all factors that prevent girls from finishing their education and living the lives they want.
Acts of violence are rarely reported because of the high costs associated with seeking justice. And, as the perpetrator is often known to the survivor, women and girls can lack the confidence to speak out, fearing reprisals or a backlash from their community.
In October 2019, working with UK ActionAid and the local community, Kevin, along with his wife Linda, and son John will spend 10 days in Mombasa, Kenya helping to build a support center, which will provide education and services to enable women and girls who have been abused to speak out, seek justice and enjoy their right to education in a safe and supportive environment.
If you’d like to support Kevin and his family in fighting violence against women and girls through support and education, please donate whatever you can to help build this support center.
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Shannon Liss-Riordan, Democrat running for the U.S. Senate, received the first labor endorsements of the 2020 campaign for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts. The endorsements come from members of the IBEW System Council T-6 which include IBEW Local 2222, IBEW Local 2321, IBEW Local 2322, IBEW Local 2323, IBEW Local 2324, and IBEW Local 2325.
“Receiving these endorsements from the working men and women of six IBEW locals, especially this early in the campaign, means the world to me,” said Shannon Liss-Riordan.
“I have always fought alongside working people, taking on big challenges, and I am so proud that the working people of the IBEW Council T-6 are standing with me. I am blown away by their willingness to back an outsider who believes that we need to break the cycle of politics in Washington.”
“Shannon’s long history of taking on powerful corporations, and winning, is the kind of experience our members need fighting for them every day in the United State Senate,” said Myles Calvey, Chairman of the IBEW System Council T-6 and Business Manager of IBEW Local 2222. “We are proud to offer the first labor endorsement of a candidate for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts.”
This endorsement comes just four weeks after Liss-Riordan launched her campaign for the United State Senate. The IBEW locals in the System Council T-6 represent over 5,000 telephone workers in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.