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June 4, 2009

Make Your Voice Heard This Week (June 1, 2009)

SAG TV/Theatrical Contract Just like your National Board and negotiators, Tom Hanks believes the TV/Theatrical tentative agreement is a smart deal and a pro-active move for SAG members. Please go to http://www.sag.org to see a short video of Tom explaining why he voted YES. You can also view other newly added videos (including this one on protecting your future in New Media: http://www.sag.org/protect-your-future-new-media ) and sign the TV/Theatrical Statement of Support which can be found at: http://www.sag.org/tvtheatrical-statement-support . If you haven’t voted yet, please find your ballot, VOTE YES, and mail it right away. The June 9th deadline is approaching fast, and every vote counts. If you believe it is time for SAG to move forward, YOU must act – don’t leave this crucial decision to others. Make sure your vote arrives in time to be counted. Ballots should be mailed NO LATER than June 6th. AFTRA Board Elections AFTRA members: your board election ballots must be mailed TODAY – the deadline is 9AM Wednesday, June 3rd. UFS urges you to vote for the candidates of the AFTRA Leadership Team. For more information and a complete voting guide, go to http://www.aftraleadershipteam.com MPTF Rally TODAY Hollywood members: There is a rally Monday June 1st in Woodland Hills from 4:30 – 8:00 PM to support efforts to keep the Motion Picture Television Fund long-term nursing care facility open. The planned closure of the facility has caused deep concern throughout the entertainment community, and this rally is a valuable opportunity to make your voice heard. For more information and full details visit: http://www.uniteforstrength.com/MPTFrally.pdf . – UNITE FOR STRENGTH – Want to support a YES vote on the SAG TV/Th contract? By volunteering just a couple of hours as a phone bank caller, you can help spread the word about the importance of voting YES. Volunteers are needed now through Jun. 5, so please contact SAG right away if you can help. Call Nayla Wren at 323-549-6592 or Jackie Perez at 323-549-6894 or email nwren@sag.org with the subject ‘Volunteer.’

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