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Call your Representative’s office right now at 1-866-287-6350, and call your Senator’s office at 1-888-329-5096. Make sure you let them know who you are, where you live, and that any federal legislation dealing with this pandemic protects frontline workers and working families across America.

Owen Bieber touched the lives of many during his career, including many UAW members and their families. During his 12 years leading the world’s most powerful union that was 1.1 million members strong, he had a hand in supporting struggles for human rights from Africa to Eastern Europe, and advising President Bill Clinton on labor and economic issues.

Bieber’s work as a union leader went beyond rallies and negotiations. The UAW supported labor and civil rights movements with leaders across the globe, where the stakes were about more than higher wages. He is a leader that will be missed, but never forgotten. Do you have a story about Owen? We'd like to hear it!

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Care about jobs and the future of your community? Angry about sweatshops and the exploitation of children? Resolute that looking for the union label is as important today as it was 40 years ago? Think our country does best when we invest in ourselves?

Last year, the UAW started a campaign to get consumers to understand the power of their wallets. To raise even more awareness, the UAW has partnered with Labor411, UNITE HERE, American Federation of Musicians Local 47 and others to launch a video contest to find creative takes on why we should buy what we build. The contest invites participants to create videos that focus on the value of manufacturing and buying products domestically. The top videos will be reviewed by a panel of celebrity judges, including legendary Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello. Four prizes of $5,000 each will be awarded, and the submission period runs through April 25.

Here’s what you do: create a short (under four minutes) digital video – a song, a short film, skit, poem or other — expressing what BuildBuyUSA means to you, focusing on the message that when we make products in the United States, we are also helping local communities thrive. The message should be consistent with the themes of the campaign, so check out the website to learn more.

Click here for more info and to enter the contest.