A data-driven analysis of the upcoming 2019 SAG-AFTRA election.
Ballots due in by August 28th (6:30am)
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There are 4 Union issues close to Jane’s heart as the INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE for SAG-AFTRA President.
This is exactly what’s happening right now with SAG-AFTRA. We have a membership who is dissatisfied and disillusioned by its leaders. Yet how can we elect new leaders who will actually do the work, and not make empty promises, when we still have an antiquated 2 party, 2 slate system in place? You can’t. You either have to vote for this celebrity candidate or for that other celebrity candidate. When they get elected they're replaced with party members that can't get elected. That’s not a choice. The only way we get the trusted leadership we deserve is we actually do something different. That means we choose change. That means we embrace new leaders, and a new way to lead. We're all in this together!
But I can’t do this without you, the established performer, and the rank and file membership. You are the ones who will decide. You are the ones who clearly indicated when I was first elected your National Secretary-Treasurer, and Ken Howard was elected National President, that you were open to this change. And now, with our 2019 election, I believe I am the National Presidential candidate who can deliver on this promise. As the Los Angeles Local President for the last two terms our local has flourished. We’ve gone from 280 event workshops and panels for our members to 499 events attended by over 37,000 SAG-AFTRA members. We have quadrupled the membership of the LA conservatory and have significantly expanded our classes and table reads. I have done everything in my power to protect our members who are working by advocating for strong contracts, enforcing those contracts, and providing the safest sets to work on as possible. It’s now time for me to join you and take my experience and my abilities to get things done to the national level. With your support I have no doubt that we can make this change for a better union for all of us a reality.
If you have any questions, concerns or just want to be heard you can always reach out to me. I will listen, and I will answer truthfully.
As your National President I will...
Protect our members who are working, and help those that aren’t working get work.
Improve the quality of life for our members.
Reduce the costs associated with being an artist.
Help our members be the best trained performers in the business.
Help our members connect with representation, and industry professionals like writers, directors, casting directors, studio executives, network executives, and producers.
Enable our members to make a living wage by negotiating strong contracts, and enforcing those contracts.
Create opportunities for our members to find community within our union for personal and professional relationships.
Provide our members with much needed space and access to technologies to support their rehearsal and marketing.
“I support Jane Austin for president of SAG-AFTRA because she will make sure that members voices are heard in the Union and ensure that what we care about is acknowledged and has action behind it.”
— CARRIE BERNANS, ACTRESS/STUNT WOMAN/MARTIAL ARTIST (BLACK PANTHER, AVENGERS)
“I wholeheartedly endorse Jane Austin for National President of SAG-AFTRA. We members need her passion and expertise to lead us into the future. As Chairman of the Veterans Committee, of which Jane Austin is Vice-Chair, and As a SAG-AFTRA member since 1966, I’m proud to support Jane Austin for National President of SAG-AFTRA .” Love your Union, Vote Jane Austin”
— KEVIN DOBSON, ACTOR/DIRECTOR
Jane Austin Campaign 2019
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