27 June 2008

AFL-CIO endorses Obama

On Thursday, America's largest labor [sic] organisation - the AFL-CIO, gave its endorsement to Barack Obama.

The AFL-CIO's statement was absolutely in line with the message of Obama's campaign:

"Barack Obama has proven from his days as an organizer, to his time in the Senate and historic run for the presidency, that he's leading the fight to turn around America."

It's expected that the rallying call will help increase support for Obama in the states of Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota - all critical swing states and all states in which union voters make up between 25 and 35% of the vote.

Also, recognising the vital part that the internet now plays in politics, the AFL-CIO have launched a new area on their web site "Meet Barack Obama", an interactive flipbook filled with information and videos of and about Barack Obama and his labor-linked initiatives and policies.

Click here
to visit the AFL-CIO's "Meet Barack Obama" area.

Then there's the AFL-CIO volunteers, who have already knocked on thousands of doors and distributed over a million leaflets critial of Obama's presumptive-opponent, John McCain.

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