Item no. 30166
circa 1970
New York
Occupation: Manufacturing: garment
Collection: NYU Tamiment Library

Voter registration in Chinatown, circa 1970.

A powerful tradition in the ILGWU has been its consistent encouragement of its members' right to vote. Here Wing Fong Chin, who went on to be a leader in the union, works at a voter registration table in Chinatown. Voter registration drives have been summer projects for the union for decades.

Learn more about the ILGWU as a Union of Immigrants, a Union of Activists in the exhibit The ILGWU: Social Unionism in Action. 

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