Being Union is the Progressive Choice

This morning, my wife and I are preparing to go to Ellensburg to be adjudicators for the Washington State Thespian Festival today and tomorrow. And today is Saint Patrick’s Day! So I’m wearing my green Keep Film In WA shirt.

Yesterday this came out on the Keep Film In WA blog: http://keepfilminwa.com/lets-get-this-bill-over-the-hump/

Yesterday these came out from SAG-AFTRA:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFDy4UYwaE0
https://www.sagaftra.org/dga-sag-aftra-wga-west-and-east-and-iatse-statement-administration%E2%80%99s-proposed-cuts-national-0

Also yesterday these came out from AEA:

https://members.actorsequity.org/savethenea/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEp3dHx2zKo

Fellow Actors, the most progressive thing you can do as an actor, is to join your unions. SAG-AFTRA and Actors’ Equity. I mean it! I have many titles gained through my 51 years of life: actor, veteran, husband, father, environmentalist, vegan, union member, progressive liberal…and being a union member, a member of SAG-AFTRA and Actors’ Equity are my decision, as an actor to be a part of the solution. Anything less is less, and anything against being a part of these unions, simply takes away from the overall good that my unions, my labor unions, do for me and the combined 210,000 members.

In the days since the new people have taken our government away from us, I have been more active daily in combating their efforts to take us back to the 1950’s. The 1950’s was nice, but we are living in 2017 now! Please help me. Sign the petitions. Talk to your local legislators. Talk to your National Legislators. Take part in your unions. #KeepFilmInWa #sagaftra #askifitsequity

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Eclectic Theater is a professional theatre company in Seattle, WA., dedicated to producing and presenting original, contemporary and classic works for the stage and screen. Plays, Improv, Stand-Up and Sketch Comedy and more! Eclectic Theater is powered by Shunpike. Shunpike is the 501(c)(3) non-profit agency that fuel innovation in the arts by building productive partnerships, cultivating leadership and providing direct services to arts groups of all kinds. Learn more at www.shunpike.org.
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