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Tuesday, August 01, 2017

SAG-AFTRA Presidential Election Heats Up With Accusations Flying

Variety: SAG-AFTRA’s election has gone into the hot zone with adversaries denouncing each other in a bid to sway the 144,000 performer members.

The key race is for the presidency, with incumbent Gabrielle Carteris heading the Unite for Strength slate and facing a challenge from Esai Morales as head of the Membership First faction along with independents Pete Antico, Robert Martin Jr., and Marilyn Monrovia.

1 comment:

blue Williger said...

Having just met Gabrielle Carteris I was drawn to this article. I was working an event at my school where she was a guest speaker. SAG-AFTRA’s most current election, has found its way into the hot zone. The opponents have been denouncing each other in a effort to sway the 144,000 performer members. The two main canidates running for the presidency, are the incumbent Gabrielle Carteris heading the Unite for Strength slate and facing a challenge from Esai Morales as head of the Membership First faction. The two are also running along side the independents Pete Antico, Robert Martin Jr., and Marilyn Monrovia. The two major parties running for office are the Unite for Strength slate and the Membership First faction. These two sides have been combatting for almost a decade, dating back to 2008, when the progressive members of Membership First lost control of the SAG board. Unite for Strength, led by Ken Howard, pushed for a pragmatic non-confrontational approach. He also pushed hard for the merger with AFTRA.