With 10.5 million members from every walk of life, the AFL-CIO has endorsed Sen. Barack Obama for president.
Barack Obama’s record demonstrates he is a champion for working families and his proposals will improve life for generations of working people and our children. Barack Obama says, “Politics didn’t lead me to working folks; working folks led me to politics.” He was raised by a working mother and grandparents, worked as a community organizer in a Chicago neighborhood devastated by the closing of steel mills, fought for working families in the Illinois State Senate and earned a 98 percent AFL-CIO voting record as a U.S. senator. Barack Obama is not someone who just talks the talk—he walks the walk with working families, on picket lines, in organizing campaigns and in bargaining for a better life.
Learn more about his record, proposals and background at MeetObama08.
With his emphasis on what America once again can be, and his commitment to lead for all rather than the few, Obama has reinstilled hope for a better future and inspired millions of new voters.
If ever working families needed change we can believe in, it is now. Working families are struggling in an economy that works for the few, not the many. We’re squeezed by stagnant wages, soaring costs for health care, gas and food and the sellout of America’s middle class.
With 80 percent of the public saying our country is headed in the wrong direction, it’s time to turn around America. And the first step is electing Barack Obama.
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This is a make-or-break election. We cannot afford to allow the destructive politics and policies of the Bush administration to continue. We need an economy that works for working families—with health care, good jobs, fair rules for global trade, a robust middle class and the opportunity for every worker to join a union and bargain for a better life.
Barack Obama will lead the change we need.
John J. Sweeney, President, AFL-CIO