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UFS Completed LA Local Ballot

July 22nd, 2013 · Voting Guides

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Current UFS SAG-AFTRA Board Members

July 20th, 2013 · 2011 Candidates

National Officers

Ken HowardAmy AquinoGabrielle Carteris
Ken Howard
National President
Amy Aquino
National Secretary-Treasurer
Gabrielle Carteris
National Executive Vice President
Clyde KusastuJenny O'HaraSusan Boyd Joyce
Clyde Kusatsu
Vice President
Los Angeles
Jenny O’Hara
First Vice President
Los Angeles
Susan Boyd Joyce
Second Vice President
Los Angeles

National Board

Michelle AllsoppAdam ArkinL Scott CaldwellGabrielle Carteris
Michelle AllsoppAdam ArkinL. Scott CaldwellGabrielle Carteris
Assaf CohenStephen CollinsMimi CozzensKate Flannery
Assaf CohenStephen CollinsMimi CozzensKate Flannery
Jeff GarlinJason GeorgeClark GreggArye Gross
Jeff GarlinJason GeorgeClark GreggArye Gross
Hill HarperDule HillClyde KusastuDawnn Lewis
Hill HarperDule HillClyde KusatsuDawnn Lewis
D.W. MoffettMarisol NicholsJenny O'HaraMichael O'Keefe
D.W. MoffettMarisol NicholsJenny O'HaraMichael O'Keefe
Ron PerlmanTony ShahloubMarcia StrassmanNancy Travis
Ron PerlmanTony ShahloubMarcia StrassmanNancy Travis
Marcia Wallace
Marcia Wallace

Los Angeles Board

Bob BergenWilliam CharltonParvesh CheenaEllen Crawford
Bob BergenWilliam CharltonParvesh CheenaEllen Crawford
Bertila DamasPatrick FabianJon HuertasChristine Lakin
Bertila DamasPatrick FabianJon HuertasChristine Lakin
Donal LogueAllen LuluJohn Carroll LynchMichael O'Neill
Donal LogueAllen LuluJohn Carroll LynchMichael O'Neill
Conrad PalmisanoTara RadcliffSarayu RaoWoody Schultz
Conrad PalmisanoTara RadcliffeSarayu RaoWoody Schultz
Mandy SteckelbergIqbal ThebaStacey TravisLisa Vidal
Mandy SteckelbergIqbal ThebaStacey TravisLisa Vidal

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2013 Campaign Mailer- Candidates

July 19th, 2013 · Voting Guides

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July 19th, 2013 · Voting Guides

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2013 National Officer Ballot

July 19th, 2013 · Voting Guides

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2013 UFS Candidates Press Release

July 19th, 2013 · Press

UNITE FOR STRENGTH ANNOUNCES CANDIDATE SLATE FOR
2013 SAG-AFTRA ELECTIONS

Ken Howard and Amy Aquino to Seek Re-election as
SAG-AFTRA President and Secretary Treasurer

UFS Slate a Broad Coalition of Proven Union Leaders, Seeking National and
Los Angeles Local
Board Seats, Officer Positions, and Convention Delegate Seats

Los Angeles, (July 18, 2013) – Unite for Strength today announced that SAG-AFTRA Co-President Ken Howard and Co-Secretary Treasurer Amy Aquino will seek re-election as the Union’s top directly elected national officers. The group will field a slate of 52 candidates running for positions on the SAG-AFTRA National and Los Angeles Local Boards, including veteran actor Clyde Kusatsu, who is running to become Los Angeles Local President. [Read more →]

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First Major SAG-AFTRA Contracts Overwhelmingly Approved with 96 Percent of Vote

July 19th, 2013 · Archives, Press

First Major A Contracts Overwhelmingly Approved with 96 Percent of Vote SAG-AFTRA

May 31, 2013, 7:18pm

New Three-Year Commercials Contracts Effective Retroactive to April 1, 2013

LOS ANGELES (May 31, 2013) — In national voting completed today, SAG-AFTRA members overwhelmingly approved new, three-year contracts negotiated with the advertising industry covering commercials. The 2013 SAG-AFTRA Commercials Contract and 2013 SAG-AFTRA Radio Recorded Commercials Contract are the first major contracts negotiated by SAG-AFTRA as one union since merger in March 2012.

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SAG-AFTRA members give big thumbs up to new commercials contracts

July 19th, 2013 · Archives, Press

SAG-AFTRA members give big thumbs up to new commercials contracts

By Richard Verrier
May 31, 2013, 8:14 p.m.

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SAG-AFTRA members overwhelmingly approved new contracts covering work in commercials.

The new three-year contracts, which cover performers working in commercials for television, radio, the Internet and new media, were approved by a 96% margin, the union said in a statement Friday night.

The contracts, which take effect immediately and will be retroactive to April 1, will result in wage increases and other payments totaling $238 million for all categories of performers, improvements in cable use fees, increases in payments for work on the Internet and new media platforms and higher contributions to the union’s health and pension/retirement plans.

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Julie Michaels

July 18th, 2013 · 2013 Candidates

Julie Michaels

Julie Michaels

Some of you know me from my roles in films like “Road House” and “Point Break.” However, I have also been a SAG Award nominated stunt performer and currently I am the stunt coordinator on HBOʼs “The Newsroom.” As Vice President of JMP Productions Inc, I hire hundreds of SAG-AFTRA performers a year. I am convinced it is time to take my 20 plus years of experience, strong communication skills, and constant ethics training and put it to work for all of us.

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Marcia Wallace

July 18th, 2013 · 2013 Candidates

Marcia WallaceMarcia Wallace

I’ve served for five years on the National & Hollywood Boards of SAG and now SAG-AFTRA. One of my greatest sources of pride is having been instrumental in merging our two Unions -friends call me Marcia “Merger” Wallace! As a breast cancer survivor, I have an intimate understanding of just how critical health insurance is to our members and our families. I’ll advocate for reciprocity, so that no member is left without coverage due to a split between SAG and AFTRA earnings. Chaired the Elections and Disciplinary Committees at SAG. Member of Communications, Probable Cause and Seniors Committees. www.UniteforStrength.com

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Tony Shalhoub

July 18th, 2013 · 2013 Candidates

Tony ShalhoubTony Shalhoub

I was gratified to see such a strong contract emerge from our recent Commercials negotiation. I know that this was largely due to our working together as one union. I’m looking forward to our next TV/Theatrical negotiation because we’ll be well-positioned to achieve the strongest contract for our members. When I was working on Monk, one of my positions was Executive Producer and I gained valuable insights into management’s perspective and priorities. The interests of SAG-AFTRA members overlap with those of our employers in some aspects and less in others. Let’s mine that knowledge to advocate for actors. www.UniteforStrength.com

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Robert Pine

July 18th, 2013 · 2013 Candidates

Robert PineRobert Pine

When considering your vote I hope you will give some thought to those who helped create this new union. They have an understanding of what still needs to be done to ensure it’s ultimate success. Continuity is vitally important now. I was an alternate on the G 1 committee that oversaw the process of creating the new union and am currently on the SAG-AFTRA National and LA Local Boards. I would very much appreciate your support to continue the important work ahead. Committees: Co-Chair Cable, Vice- Chair Frank Nelson Fund, Honors & Tributes, Technology. www.UniteforStrength.com

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Jeff Garlin

July 18th, 2013 · 2013 Candidates

Jeff GarlinJeff Garlin

I really care that you are treated fairly by studios, producers, directors, and this union. Yes, also this union. We are working out the kinks with our new merged union and if something falls between the cracks I’m going to help. Getting residuals in a timely manner is crazy important. Look, the same things that upset you also upset me. I’ll always do what I can. www.UniteforStrength.com

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Hal Eisner

July 18th, 2013 · 2013 Candidates

Hal EisnerHal Eisner

After 32 years of reporting news on TV in Los Angeles, and before that 15 more on radio in Texas, I’ve seen lots of changes in our industry. No change has been so profound as the onslaught of new technology coupled with online media. Phones deliver breaking news. Management wants its journalists to carry cameras and edit, raising huge jurisdictional questions. At KTTV-KCOP I was a shop steward for over 20 years and currently sit on the Broadcast Steering Committee. If elected, I will focus on how we stay ahead of these changes and confront this shifting landscape. www.UniteforStrength.com

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Vivicca Whitsett

July 18th, 2013 · 2013 Candidates

Vivicca WhitsettVivicca Whitsett

Proud union actor 18 years. From background to minorities to voice artists, members deserve a diverse Board pursuing new ways to organize more work. I bring a commitment to inclusiveness, responsibility and accountability for the future of the great merged Union. No more divisiveness; our fellow actors are not our enemies. Together we stand stronger. Contracts worked include Commercials, TV/Theatrical, Web/ULT. Current: 2012 Co-Chair LA Host Committee, Communications, Honors & Tributes and MOVE Committees. Prior: 2011 National Co-Chair Ethnic Employment Opportunity Committee, Agents Relations, Communications. www.UniteforStrength.com

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Tara Radcliffe

July 18th, 2013 · 2013 Candidates

Tara RadcliffeTara Radcliffe

We did it! We finally merged our two unions, but there’s still much more work to be done. We must encourage the SAG P&H and AFTRA H&R trustees to rapidly and responsibly merge our plans. As one union, we negotiated a remarkable Commercials contract and will continue to make great strides in our upcoming contracts. My personal focus will be on Interactive and New Media. Current member of Los Angeles Local Board; Hollywood Armed Services Support Task force; Mid-Year Membership, Performance Capture, Low-Budget, New Media, Young Performers and SAG Film Society Committees. www.UniteforStrength.com

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Holly Pitrago

July 18th, 2013 · 2013 Candidates

Holly Pitrago

Holly Pitrago

I am excited to be serving our new union! Thank you all for making the merger happen! I’ve been a union performer for 12 years working as a singer, actor, stand-in and background actor across many of our contracts. The union is its members. No matter what our category, we all deserve a living wage and a chance at health and retirement benefits. Therefore, I want to make organizing new covered work for performers of all types a priority. It would be an honor to continue to serve you on our new local board. www.UniteforStrength.com

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Connie Palmisano

July 18th, 2013 · 2013 Candidates

Connie PalmisanoConrad E. Palmisano

I’m currently on the Los Angeles Board of Directors, have been involved in Guild politics since the mid 70′s and served on the SAG Board in the mid 80′s. I currently chair the Stunt & Safety Committee. As a 40 year Veteran Stuntman, I’m a get it done guy who knows how to succeed through negotiations and hard work. In the post merger SAG-AFTRA world, we must now work hard to properly meld these two great unions together. I would greatly appreciate your vote and if re-elected, I promise I will continue to work hard on your behalf. www.UniteforStrength.com

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Elizabeth McLaughlin

July 18th, 2013 · 2013 Candidates

Elizabeth McLaughlinElizabeth McLaughlin

For the past two years, I’ve been honored to serve as the National Co-Chair of SAG-AFTRA’s Young Performers Committee. A member since 2008, a YPC member since 2009, and now a SAG-AFTRA delegate for the L.A County Federation of Labor, and appointed to the AFL-CIO’s National Young Worker’s Advisory Council, I fight for young Performers. For too long the young performers’ voice has been hushed within our union. Now that we’ve united, it’s time to work on our strength; our strength lies in our future, the young performers. With your support, I will continue to fight for our future. www.UniteforStrength.com

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Jon Huertas

July 18th, 2013 · 2013 Candidates

Jon Huertas

Jon Huertas

2013 marks my 40th year in the “business”. I’ve been fortunate to have worked contracts covering films, television, series regular, industrials, voice-over animation, and commercials. It has been a privilege to have you elect me to serve on the National Boards of Legacy SAG and AFTRA. I currently serve on the National Board of SAG-AFTRA. Service is a team effort, and I’m a proud member of the Unite For Strength team that has worked to successfully achieve merger. I ask for your vote to continue this service and represent the Los Angeles Local of SAG-AFTRA. www.UniteforStrength.com

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Lauri Hendler

July 18th, 2013 · 2013 Candidates

Lauri HendlerLauri Hendler

As Los Angeles Vice Chair for the 2013 SAG-AFTRA Commercials Negotiating Committee, I was proud to help deliver the first major contract of our new union which membership passed with 96% approval and unprecedented gains for thousands of actors.  Dual legacy member since 1974/1977. I’ve worked almost every acting contract: Series Regular (Gimme A Break!), Guest Star, Commercials, Animation, Video Games and more. With almost fifty years vested between the two Plans, a top priority as a board member will be encouraging the trustees to expedite the merging of those Plans. I’ll ask questions and listen to the answers. www.UniteforStrength.com

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David Westberg

July 18th, 2013 · 2013 Candidates

David WestbergDavid Westberg

“An informed artist is an empowered artist.” I say it every month at Member Orientation, whether your artistry springs from behind the microphone or in front of the camera. Merger was Step One. Challenges abound! Next comes the grunt work, honing and shaping a union that can answer your calls, step up to bat and have your six! I have had entertainers’ backs for forty-five years. You have had my deepest respect and commitment. Now I ask for yours. Thank you! As Jed Bartlet (“THE WEST WING”) said, “Vote early and vote often!” www.UniteforStrength.com

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Randy Crenshaw

July 18th, 2013 · 2013 Candidates

Randy CrenshawRandy Crenshaw

Our recent merger offers us exciting new opportunities to consolidate our union’s leverage on behalf of our members. In this rapidly-changing entertainment industry, we need to be proactive and forward-thinking. An active union member for 25 years, in both legacy SAG and legacy AFTRA, including a term as AFTRA L.A. Local Board member and leadership on the SAG Hollywood Singers Committee and AFTRA L.A. Singers Caucus, I’ve been a principal performer, working under most of the different contracts in our union (without agent or manager assistance). I bring knowledge, experience, and energy. I’d love your vote! www.UniteforStrength.com

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Ana Lilia

July 18th, 2013 · 2013 Candidates

Ana LilliaAna Lilia

This year I had the privilege of being a member of the first ever SAG-AFTRA Commercials Negotiations Committee. I played an important role in getting a supersized increase (an additional 10%!) for Spanish Language Program Use. I am also a member of the Commercials Committee. As a Latina, it is important for me to have minorities represented in our union’s leadership, which is why I am running for local board. www.UniteforStrength.com

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Shlya La’Sha

July 18th, 2013 · 2013 Candidates

Shyla LashaShyla La’Sha

I’ve spent most of my life serving those in need and standing up for those whose voice isn’t always heard. As SAG-AFTRA, we must stay focused, working together to strengthen contracts in all media – opportunities abound. By increasing understanding of each other and our various disciplines, we find ways to support each other and strengthen our union. If you allow me to continue serving you, I’ll represent you with honesty, integrity, and fortitude. Current LA Local Board (2010); Committees: National – EEO, Disciplinary Review, Women’s; Local – Vice-Chair EEO, Vice-Chair MOVE, Military Personnel and Families Support, Executive, Women’s. www.UniteforStrength.com

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Alex Daniels

July 18th, 2013 · 2013 Candidates

Alex DanielsAlex Daniels

Now we’re one union of performers. So let’s act like it. Time to humbly stand in solidarity to safeguard all that our union sisters and brothers before us worked hard to establish, and time to aggressively improve our contracts and residuals in this evolved industry. Currently serving on the Stunt and Safety committee, I have been a stuntman/actor for 33 years, a stunt coordinator for 19 and a voice over artist for 10. We have multiple areas of performance to nurture and protect. I hope to lend my baritone to the Unite for Strength “voice” of performers. Please vote. www.UniteforStrength.com

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Kate Linder

July 18th, 2013 · Press

Kate LinderKate Linder

I’ve been an actor on the Emmy-winning The Young & The Restless for 31 -years, performed in two recent films, served four years as Governor of the Academy’s Daytime Programming Peer Group and been on the AFTRA Board of Directors since 2004. I received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2008. The recent merger of SAG-AFTRA brings many issues to the table that requires experience in the industry that will enhance appropriate decision making and outcomes for all members. I am willing to take on the goal of making SAG-AFTRA the union leader in the entertainment

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Lisa Vidal

July 18th, 2013 · 2013 Candidates

Lisa VidalLisa Vidal

I’ve had the honor and pleasure of working in our industry as a SAG and AFTRA member for 32 years. I’ve been fortunate to work on many wonderful projects, and my experience has shown me where our union still needs to improve in representing and protecting us. Now that we have accomplished our goal in uniting our unions and creating strength, I’d like to continue representing us as a strong voice in our ever-changing industry. Help bring our actors back the power and value that belongs to us! www.UniteforStrength.com

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Clyde Kusatsu

July 18th, 2013 · 2013 Candidates

Clyde KusatsuClyde Kusatsu

for Los Angeles President, National Board and
Los Angeles Local Board

2013 marks my 40th year in the “business” and I’ve been fortunate to have worked contracts covering films, television, series regular, industrials, voice-over animation, and commercials. It has been a privilege to have you elect me to serve on the National Boards of Legacy SAG and AFTRA. I currently serve on the National Board of SAG-AFTRA. Service is a team effort, and I’m a proud member of the Unite For Strength team that has worked to successfully achieve merger. I ask for your vote to continue this service and represent the Los Angeles Local of SAG-AFTRA. www.UniteforStrength.com

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Ken Howard

July 18th, 2013 · 2013 Candidates

Ken HowardKen Howard

for National President and National Board

We merged to increase our bargaining power and made historic gains as a result. Our new Commercials Contract delivers $238 million more in wages and benefits – that’s REAL strength. Now we must achieve even greater gains in film, television and new media. I’ve made my living under our contracts for 44 years; I want to give back by making our contracts and union stronger for future generations. That’s why I focused on merger. Now I want to focus on delivering a strong TV/Theatrical Contract and seeing that our benefits are safely merged. Endorsed by www.USANLeadership.com and www.UniteforStrength.com

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Amy Aquino

July 18th, 2013 · 2013 Candidates

Amy AquinoAmy Aquino

for Secretary-Treasurer, National Board and Los Angeles Local Board

When something matters to me, I simply don’t give up. After two merger efforts failed, I came back as SAG Secretary-Treasurer for a third; we prevailed. With checks multiplying by millions a year, residuals handling needs fundamental change. So when I was brought a proposal for a revolutionary new payment system, I wouldn’t stop until SAG-AFTRA agreed to help test it; we’re starting that this fall. Other challenges ahead- health plan merger, contract negotiations, long-term fiscal security — require vision and persistence. You can count on me for both. Current Co-Secretary-Treasurer, SAG P & H Trustee. www.AmyAquino.com. Endorsed by www.UniteforStrength.com

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Patrick Fabian

July 18th, 2013 · 2013 Candidates

Patrick Fabian

Patrick Fabian

Thank you for allowing me to serve these past 3 years on the Hollywood SAG and Los Angeles SAG-AFTRA Boards. My service includes: Open Board Chairman, Low-Budget, Health Care, Agent Relations, VO & Mid-Year Membership Committees. I’d like to continue. With all the new platforms developing, I’m excited by the potential quantity of jobs that can be created… as long as they’re properly covered. The recent successful Commercials Contract demonstrated the power of Unity. I look forward to harnessing that power to help strengthen our members’ wages, working conditions and healthcare in the upcoming years. www.PatrickFabian.com www.UniteforStrength.com

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Marisol Nichols

July 8th, 2013 · 2013 Candidates

Marisol NicholsMarisol Nichols

After years of working on SAG and AFTRA projects, I’m thrilled that our unions are finally one and that I was able to contribute to that merger as a member of the SAG and now SAG-AFTRA National Boards. Having the work of performers split between two different sets of pension and health plans has never made sense and I’ll continue to advocate for the Trustees of those plans to merge them rapidly and more importantly, responsibly. Our business is rapidly changing and SAG-AFTRA must adapt and grow with it. Let’s use our collective strength in our upcoming TV/Theatrical negotiation. www.UniteforStrength.com

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Stephen Collins

July 7th, 2013 · 2013 Candidates

Stephen Collins

Stephen Collins

Proud to have been a SAG board member as we transitioned into SAG-AFTRA. I’ve also served on both SAG and AFTRA Negotiating Committees for the TV-Theatrical contract and on the Seniors and Legislative SAG-AFTRA Committees. Now our job is to complete the transition to our new union… and continue toward a single health and pension plan. www.UniteforStrength.com

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Natalia Castellanos

June 30th, 2013 · 2013 Candidates

Natalia Castellanos

Natalia Castellanos

I’m grateful to have worked on a wide variety of SAG-AFTRA contracts. This year, I served as a member of the Commercials Contract Negotiating Committee and National Ethnic Employment Opportunities Committee. We are privileged individuals to work in entertainment; we are the benefactors of many years of sacrifice and progressive thinkers who built this great Union. I aspire to continually improve our profession and have SAG-AFTRA represent the multitude of divinities, nationalities and eclectic members who define our future. I want to help expedite the merger of the health plans and, as a Latina, ensure minorities are well represented. www.UniteforStrength.com

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Bobbie Bates

June 30th, 2013 · 2013 Candidates

Bobbie BatesBobbie Bates

My first SAG job was in the 1968 film Funny Girl. Joined AFTRA in 1970 and danced on Carol Burnett show for 8 years. I’ve been working most contracts ever since. Local and National Boards since 1980. Chair SAG-AFTRA Dancers Committee. Served on most negotiating teams since 1992, including the current Commercials Negotiations; Advocate for dancers and merger since 1980. Honored to have served on the SAG-AFTRA Local and National boards this past year. We still have many challenges ahead, but the cooperation and integrity in the room, working as one, is gratifying. 26 years vested in both unions. www.UniteforStrength.com

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Granville Ames

June 30th, 2013 · 2013 Candidates

Granville AmesGranville Ames

I have been a member of SAG, AFTRA and AEA for over 30 years. I have worked under all contracts, and am honored and proud to have been a member of the Commercials Contract Negotiating Committee for the 2009 and 2013 contracts. The latter being the first major contract negotiated by our newly merged union SAGAFTRA – wherein we made unprecedented gains and which was ratified by a whopping 96% of voting members!! If elected I will work hard on behalf of all actors to protect our contracts and to continually make our union stronger and even more effective. www.UniteforStrength.com

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Galen Hooks

June 30th, 2013 · 2013 Candidates

Galen Hooks

Galen Hooks

I’ve been honored to serve on the LA Local Board and am chair of Dancers’ Alliance. We’ve changed the industry by winning a union music video contract, but right now we risk losing everything we’ve worked so hard for in the new union. Vote for the UNITE FOR STRENGTH slate and tell your friends to do the same. The time is now. www.UniteforStrength.com

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Parvesh Cheena

June 27th, 2013 · 2013 Candidates

Parvesh CheenaParvesh Cheena

I’ve had the pleasure of serving on the LA Local Board for the past two years. Merging the unions was the main focus for me running back in 2011 and I hope to continue the solid work we are doing as a stronger union. I’ve been a member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Committee along with the Asian and South Asian subcommittees as well as the Member Reinstatement Committee. I hope to continue serving my fellow members moving forward with stronger contracts and making sure we, as actors, are knowledgeable with the changes in the new media landscape. www.UniteforStrength.com

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Susan Boyd Joyce

June 27th, 2013 · 2013 Candidates

Susan Boyd JoyceSusan Boyd Joyce

for Los Angles Vice President and National Board

Vested stakeholder in former AFTRA (1975), SAG (1965), AFTRA LA Local President 1995-2003. Worked in and helped negotiate Commercials, Network Code, TV/Theatrical, Co-Ed contracts over the years. The first National Board sets the tone (positive, inclusive, productive) and direction (education, organizing the top priorities) for SAG-AFTRA. Old hands and new blood together will keep us afloat and set a new course in an anti-union sea. Performers must develop and maintain solidarity with our fellow unions and guilds. It’s time for us to rebuild bridges as a strong new union. www.UniteforStrength.com

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Michelle Dunker

June 27th, 2013 · 2013 Candidates

Michelle DunkerMichelle Dunker

(aka Michelle Allsopp)

For the past 4 years I have had the privilege of serving you on the Hollywood and National Boards of SAG. It was a great honor to be part of the dedicated leadership who, with your support, made the historic merger of SAG and AFTRA a reality. Now we face the challenge of working together as one to achieve the critical goals set before us. I ask for your vote so that I can continue to speak up for the many diverse needs of our members and help ensure that SAG-AFTRA is truly “one voice to be reckoned with!” www.UniteforStrength.com

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Jon Joyce

June 27th, 2013 · 2013 Candidates

Jon Joyce

Jon Joyce

Past negotiating committee member for Commercials, TV/Theatrical, Non-broadcast/Industrial. Committed to a union that answers the phone, organizes new work, and gets our residuals to us on time. In merger, we sought the best of both unions brought forward into one. That is my continued goal: a national union joined with the labor movement, with a focus on local organizing and member service. TV: Two and a Half Men, Family Guy, American Dad, Animaniacs. www.UniteforStrength.com

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Iqbal Theba

June 27th, 2013 · 2013 Candidates

Iqbal ThebaIqbal Theba

Brothers and sisters, now that our two Unions have merged, we must press on with restructuring and reduction of redundancies to make SAG-AFTRA a supremely efficient and fiscally responsible Union. A primary goal moving forward should be merging of our Health and Pension plans. We must communicate forcefully to the Trustees of the Plans to do this as soon as possible. I am confident that with the help of my like-minded fellow board members we can achieve our goals. Let’s work together to make ours and next generation’s future safe. www.UniteforStrength.com

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Clyde Sacks

June 27th, 2013 · 2013 Candidates

Clyde SacksClyde Sacks

Civil rights and union activism filled my home growing up. Since the 1970′s, I have continued to fight for the rights of others in many unions, having joined my first union in 1972. I’ve met many of you at the Member Orientation tours I lead, or on one of the 12 committees on which I have served. You can be assured I will fight for your protection, opportunities for more work, and P&H issues. www.UniteforStrength.com

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Dan Navarro

June 27th, 2013 · 2013 Candidates

Dan Navarro

Dan Navarro

A proud Unite for Strength candidate. Like many of us, I wear many hats — singer, VO and voice actor in English and Spanish in films, television and commercials; recording and touring artist; hit songwriter (Pat Benatar’s “We Belong”). SAG-AFTRA must be equally focused and nimble to effectively combat regressive industry pressures. I have the background and energy for that fight — 22 years vested (x2), SAG-AFTRA National & Local Boards 2012-2013, AFTRA National & Local Boards 2000-2012, eleven Contract Negotiating Teams 1997-2011 (Commercials, Sound Recordings, TV-Theatrical, Network Code), maaaaany committees. Please let me continue to serve you. www.UniteforStrength.com

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Ron Morgan

June 27th, 2013 · 2013 Candidates

Ron MorganRon Morgan

Here’s your opportunity to determine the direction of the new Union by choosing dedicated and experienced people to serve on the board. Having worked for members in both Unions for many years, I know the importance of this first SAG-AFTRA election and I want to continue to work for you. I served on: Commercials W&W and Negotiating Committees which brought SAG-AFTRA its first major contract, including meaningful gains; Chair SAG-AFTRA Conservatory & National Conservatory; Vice-President LA County Federation of Labor; Member Orientation, MOVE, Local Executive Committee, Organizing, National Agent Relations, Military & Families Support. I will work for you and respectfully ask for your vote. www.UniteforStrength.com

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D.W. Moffett

June 27th, 2013 · 2013 Candidates

D.W. MoffettD.W. Moffett

I have been blessed with a 30-year career in Film/TV and am proud to have done it as a union member!! I became involved in union politics to encourage the merger of SAG & AFTRA and, having achieved that, would like to continue to serve to ensure that the Health and Pension Plans are successfully merged as well. I have had the honor or serving on both the Hollywood and National Boards this last term and am asking for your support so that I may continue. www.UniteforStrength.com

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Jason George

June 27th, 2013 · 2013 Candidates

Jason GeorgeJason George

Merger is complete. I’m asking for your vote to finish the hard work that remains: The Health plans need to merge—We’re already pushing the Plan Trustees hard to accomplish this; Agents force actors into General Service Agreements instead of SAG-AFTRA franchised contracts—that must stop; Internet Contracts need deeper scrutiny because original content online has grown exponentially; And I want to continue fighting for Diversity in all facets of our industry as Chair of the National Diversity Advisory Committee. Please allow me to continue serving you as I have for over a decade on the SAG and AFTRA boards. www.UniteforStrength.com

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Tracy Fraim

June 27th, 2013 · 2013 Candidates

Tracy FraimTracy Fraim

I am proud to have served as a member of the first ever SAG-AFTRA Commercials Negotiating Committee. After months of listening to our members, we went to New York and fought hard for you. What we brought back was a Commercials contract that exceeded everyone’s expectations and was approved by 96% of our members. As one union, we were able to achieve significant gains while adapting to an ever-changing world. I look forward to serving as a local board member where I will continue to fight for our members. www.UniteforStrength.com

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Patrika Darbo

June 27th, 2013 · 2013 Candidates

Patrika DarboPatrika Darbo

I’ve served on the AFTRA Legacy Boards since 1999, starting when I was a diva on DAYS OF OUR LIVES. I have worked regularly as an Actor on many TV series, as well as in films including IN THE LINE OF FIRE, SPEED 2 and MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL. Our business is continually changing and I would like to keep working for you and our Union. I want all my peers to have successful careers, acces to health coverage and a pension when they retire. Please vote PATRIKA DARBO and www.UniteforStrength.com

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