Marcus is one of dedicated group of Pittsburgh member political organizers who are working hard to make sure that Tom Wolf is the next governor of Pennsylvania.
Every day Marcus hits the streets to talk to hundreds of voters about importance of the upcoming gubernatorial election.
“I believe that Tom Wolf will turn Pittsburgh and PA in the right direction so that working families can be successful,” said Marcus.
Although Tom Wolf remains ahead in the polls, outreach and turnout is key to winning in a non-Presidential year election. With energy and enthusiasm, Marcus convinces drop-off and other unlikely voters of the importance of voting. Current governor Tom Corbett has devastated PA schools by cutting $1 billion from education in the last four years. Corbett’s drastic cuts have made education funding the foremost issue for most voters, including Marcus.
“What’s at stake for this election is education. Education is failing in the Pittsburgh-area because Tom Corbett doesn’t care about us. It’s time we stand up and fight back for our right to good schools,” he said.
The same passion and dedication Marcus applies to being a shop steward in his building on Technology Drive is evident in his approach to politics.
Marcus recognizes that low-wage workers rising up across the state—from Pittsburgh security officers to Philadelphia airport workers—need support from our political leaders and from union members.
“I think it’s important for 32BJ members to go door-to-door for this election to show Pittsburgh the power of our union,” he said. “So many workers from different industries are trying to organize right now. It’s our responsibility to fight for them to get a union.”