Side-by-side black and white portraits of Jimmy Carter and Walter Mondale in the center, green text above and below, white background.
Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter, a Democrat, ran for president of the United States with U.S. Senator Walter Mondale from Minnesota as his running mate in 1976. Voters elected Carter as the 39th president. He took 50.1 percent of the vote compared to Republican candidate Gerald Ford and his running mate Bob Dole who captured 48 percent of the vote. Carter and Mondale remained in the White House until 1981 after losing the 1980 election to Republican Ronald Reagan and his running mate George H.W. Bush. After losing the election, Carter returned to his hometown of Plains, Georgia, and his peanut farm.
The Machinists Non-Partisan Political League (MNPL) was created within the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers to allow members to organize political activity and election candidates that support members. The organization holds economic justice, workplace security and equality in high regard. MNPL supported Carter in 1976 but later determined some of his policies did not align with their interests.