Labor, Republicans — August 23, 2012 at 12:31 pm

AFL-CIO teams up with for massive grassroots election effort


Workers and progressives unite!

Worker’s rights group Workers’ Voice is spearheading a massive grassroots effort to defeat Republicans, teaming up with another progressive force of nature,

On the weekend before the Republican National Convention, working families will kick off the national 2012 grassroots canvasses across the country to talk to their friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers about the radical Romney/Ryan agenda that will outsource jobs, end Medicare and raise taxes on middle class families to give tax cuts to millionaires.

Over the weekend working families will hit 640,000 doors in 23 states. And for the first time ever Workers’ Voice will partner with Political Action for canvassing and will be sending a convention guide direct mail piece. See here –

Here are a couple of screenshots of some of the convention guide:

Workers’ Voice is the grassroots action arm of the AFL-CIO. President Richard Trumka had this to say:

Working families talking to their neighbors, co-workers, friends and families is kryptonite to the radical right wing agenda. We’ll be breaking through the noise of misleading ads paid for by wealthy special interests, and letting voters hear from the people they trust most on the economic issues they care about. That’s how working families will win this election and lift up the middle class.

Workers’ Voice Executive Director Mike Podhorzer also issued a statement:

The Republican National Convention is going to try and hide their real agenda. But working families will be hitting the streets and combining old fashioned energy with cutting edge technology to ensure people know the truth about the Romney/Ryan radical right wing agenda to outsource jobs and end Medicare.

It’s exciting to see two progressive powerhouses join forces in this way to defeat Republicans across the country. Kudos to them both.