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Sat Oct 20, 2012, 08:57 AM

 

AFL-CIO labor union is in it for Obama, big time!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/19/afl-cio-final-four-voters-obama_n_1987505.html?ref=topbar

WASHINGTON -- The nation's largest federation of labor unions says it plans to knock on more than 5 million doors, make 5 million phone calls and blanket battleground states with 12 million pieces of mail in the final four days leading up to the Nov. 6 election.

Billing the undertaking as the group's “final four” get-out-the-vote plan, the AFL-CIO will be pouring its resources into 25 states that hold key congressional races, with a concentration in presidential swing states like Ohio and Nevada.

“It’s a culmination in that we have steadfastly tried to make the case to working people that this election is about their economic future, that there are two very different paths that the two parties want to take them down,” Michael Podhorzer, the AFL-CIO’s political director, said on a call with reporters Friday. “If we continue to bring these points home to people, we’ll see unprecedented turnout.”

In the run up to the election, the AFL-CIO has registered more than 450,000 new voters and gotten 200,000 voters to cast their ballots early. Podhorzer said those numbers are the largest he’s seen since coming to the organization in 1997, and he attributed much of that enthusiasm to the attacks on public bargaining rights in places like Wisconsin and Ohio over the previous two years.

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Zalatix Oct 2012 OP
BumRushDaShow Oct 2012 #1
Zalatix Oct 2012 #4
Robb Oct 2012 #2
still_one Oct 2012 #3
Barack_America Oct 2012 #5

Response to Zalatix (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 09:00 AM

1. K&R

And hopefully this will positively impact down-ballot races so we can bring states back into the blue column!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 09:04 AM

4. Hopefully the Democratic Party will show their thanks to the unions

 

by fighting harder for unions.

Our ultimate goal: knock out "right to work" laws, state by state.

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Sat Oct 20, 2012, 09:03 AM

2. Earliest AFL-CIO endorsement for an uncontested candidate ever, IIRC.

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Sat Oct 20, 2012, 09:04 AM

3. They better be, there very existence depends on it. Women are also being attacked like they have

never been in the last 50 years.

This is the election that will move us forward, or turn the clock back where there is no equal pay for equal work, a foreign policy of manifest destiny and colonialism, not only a reversal of roe v wade and rights to privacy, but health issues in general, and the very existence of social security and medicare is at stake, and wall street want to get its hands on that social security money.

bush almost did it, but when the financial system collapsed, it stopped everything in its tracks

Hopefully, are memories are not that short


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Sat Oct 20, 2012, 09:05 AM

5. Worked with these folks last election day.

They get it done.

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