This type of involvement not only helps Local 10's membership, but all other unions and working people alike. When seeking the support of elected officials, we must first show that we are familiar with the issues in order for them to take us seriously. Once that is established, the most important task of our union is to be persistent or no official will act on our behalf. That is where you come in. Elected officials often witness Local 10's members mobilizing in support of new legislation or candidate support. The political community instantly recognizes how valuable we are in the political process. When we lobby for laws to protect working people, elected officials are often reminded by their staff of the impact that was demonstrated through our support. They know that when we care about an issue, we commit our full support whenever necessary.