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Thu Oct 4, 2012, 02:34 PM

AFL-CIO registers more than 450,000 new voters from union households

Source: The Washington Post

WASHINGTON — The AFL-CIO says it has registered more than 450,000 new voters from union households over the past 18 months, part of an ambitious push to swell the ranks of Democratic-leaning voters and help President Barack Obama win reelection.

The tally includes about 68,000 new voters in Ohio — one of the most contested battleground states this year — and thousands of other union-friendly voters in swing states like Colorado and Nevada.
“That’s an amazing number,” said Paul Beck, a political science professor at Ohio State University. “In an era of declining union membership, one wouldn’t think there would be many new targets out there.”

Obama defeated Republican John McCain by a little more than 200,000 votes in Ohio in 2008 out of about 5 million votes cast in the state.

Voters from union households have traditionally favored Democratic candidates. That trend is expected to continue this year in light of high-profile efforts by Republican leaders to weaken collective bargaining rights in Ohio, Wisconsin, Indiana and other states.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/afl-cio-registers-more-than-450000-new-voters-from-union-households/2012/10/04/148e9912-0e4c-11e2-ba6c-07bd866eb71a_story.html

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Reply AFL-CIO registers more than 450,000 new voters from union households (Original post)
hue Oct 2012 OP
DerelictDeminGA Oct 2012 #1
skeewee08 Oct 2012 #2
sinkingfeeling Oct 2012 #3
secondvariety Oct 2012 #4
Omaha Steve Oct 2012 #5
Ken Burch Oct 2012 #6
hughee99 Oct 2012 #7
bvar22 Oct 2012 #8

Response to hue (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 02:44 PM

1. Woo hoo! Great news.

I wonder if the new voter registrations were of newly-of-age voters. I can't imagine a pro-union citizen not voting.

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Response to hue (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 03:37 PM

2. Awesome!!!!!!

Great Job!!!!!!

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Response to hue (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 03:54 PM

3. Excellent!

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Response to hue (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 04:34 PM

4. Let's they vote Democrat.

You'd be surprised how right wing and how much hatred is directed at Obama by some of my union brothers.

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Response to hue (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 06:56 PM

5. K&R!

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Response to hue (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 06:59 PM

6. Glad to see it. Hope they manage to actually get them to the polls.

n/t.

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Response to hue (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 07:45 PM

7. I'm honestly surprised there were that many new voters in union households.

I'd have though most people in union households would be registered already.

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Response to hue (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 02:08 PM

8. Solidarity!!!

A strong, coordinated UNION voice CAN move President Obama to The Left.



"If we don't fight hard enough for the things we stand for,
at some point we have to recognize that we don't really stand for them."

--- Paul Wellstone


photo by bvar22
Shortly before Sen Wellstone was killed


Solidarity!

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