Dan Duncan is the president of the Northern Virginia Central Labor Council and I've gotten to know him over the last few years as we constantly run into each other while we're out working to improve our community. I have always been impressed with how hard Dan works and the knowledge that he has about how legislation will impact the working class right here in Virginia.
I've also gotten to know his wife, Karen, as she runs the blog Anonymous is a Woman. Although they both bring different things to the table, both of the Duncans are extremely dedicated to improving the quality of life for working families. In fact, I once heard Karen say that "economic populism is one of my biggest passions." This is good news, because it looks like we are going to be facing an interesting battle in order to get the Employee Free Choice Act passed in Congress and it looks like they will be stepping up to the plate to help.
Karen recently posted a video of Dan speaking about the need for a strong grassroots effort to educate both the public and elected officials about why the Employee Free Choice Act should be passed. You can watch it below and I highly recommend then deciding to take some of his advice and let your representatives know why the EFCA is something good for our community. If you're looking for ways to get involved, I have already been doing a lot of offline organizing around this topic so feel free to get in touch with me and we can work out a way for you to get involved in activities supporting working families.