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      Brothers and Sisters,

      Even though we are living in some turbulent times, Indiana is still set to have their Primary Election this coming Tuesday, June 2nd.  If you are unsure of where to vote, or who is on your ballot, please check out www.indianaworkersvote.com.  This is your one stop resource for all information regarding the Indiana Primary Election.  

      In this Primary, both Democrats and Republicans will be electing who will be on the November General Election ballot for the Indiana 1st Congressional District seat.  For years, this seat has been held by long time friend of labor, Congressnman Pete Visclosky.  The Northwest Indiana Building Trades has come out and endorsed Mayor Tom McDermott for this Congressional Seat.  If anyone is interested in volunteering at the polls for Tom, please let me know.  They are looking for volunteers for Lake, Porter and LaPorte county locations. 

      The Indiana Election Division has also announced that it needs Election Workers on June 2nd.  If you feel this is something you would like to do, please click here for more information.

      Elections are decided by the people who go out and vote. Please take some time and learn about your candidates. If you don’t vote, someone else will make the decision for you. Your power is in your vote.

      In Solidarity

      Jim C.

      Brothers and Sisters, I would like to take this opportunity to provide you with some updates on Local 531 Business.  As you well know, our election of officers is scheduled to take place on Friday, June 5th, at the hall, from 11 am – 7 pm.  Masks, hand sanitizer, wipes and gloves will be available for anyone who wishes to use them.

      Brothers and Sisters The Trustees of our NECA-IBEW Health and Welfare fund (Decatur) have issued an update concerning our benefits.  Updates include some added clarification on COVID-19 antibody testing, an update on our office operations, and few other minor, immaterial edits.  To view the entire update click here.

      We regret to inform you of the passing of Brother Jake Wright.  A celebration of Jake's life will be held Saturday, August 15, 2020, from 2 - 6 pm at Countryside Park, 5250 U.S. Highway 6, Portage.  A request for financial assistance for the family was also sent in the mail along with the Conduit Newsletter.  Click Here to view Jake's obituary.  His obituary can also be viewed in the In Memoriam tab of the website by clicking here.

      June 5th, from 11 am to 7 pm at the Union Hall, is your election of officers for IBEW Local 531. We want you to know that the staff is taking all precautions to ensure a safe voting environment. We will have masks available for those who want one, we are trying to procure sanitizer and wipes and the Election judge and his tellers will be controlling the amount of people into the building.

      Brothers and Sisters, Today, Governor Holcomb announced his Back on Track plan for reopening Indiana.  Indiana has met a number of criteria to move itself from Stage 1 to Stage 2.  Stage 2 will begin on March 4th and will include a number of restrictions being lifted or relaxed.
      Download: Stage 2 - May 4th.pdf , Indiana Back on Track.pdf

      Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the Indiana Primary Election has been postponed to June 2, 2020.  May 4th is the dealine to register to vote and to verify your voter registration status.  Click here to check your status/register to vote.  All voters may choose to cast a ballot by mail in the upcoming June 2, 2020 Primary Election.  To request an absentee by mail ballot, click here for the application.  The application can also be downloaded below.

      Brothers & Sisters Yesterday, Governor Holcomb extended the State's stay-at-home order until Friday, May 1st at 11:59 pm.  The state is starting to look at slowly reopening in stages as hospitals can now conduct diagnostic procedures, and nurseries, greenhouses and pet groomers can also be open.
      Download: Opening America UP Guidelines.pdf , Executive Order 20-22 Extension of Stay at Home.pdf , nominations 2020.pdf

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