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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-15-08 12:34 PM
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SEIU Members Endorse Sen. Barack Obama
Source: SEIU/Sun Times

SEIU Members Endorse Sen. Barack Obama
By Service Employees International Union




WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 --
Nurses, childcare workers, janitors and other service workers endorsed Sen. Barack Obama for president today, calling him the candidate with the best vision, best plan and best strategy to lead the country to a new American Dream.

Members of the Service Employees International Union endorsed Obama to achieve economic justice, quality, affordable healthcare for every American, the freedom for workers to unite in unions, and an end to the Iraq war.

Pauline Beck, a home health care worker in Oakland, CA, said, "Barack is the right candidate for workers. He will change our country." Senator Obama spent a day with Beck last August, helping her care for an elderly patient and spending time with Beck's family.


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Read more: http://www.sunherald.com/447/story/373318.html
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catgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-15-08 01:09 PM
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1. A big kick

Holy hearts babylonsister! Very deserving!!!
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Tarheel_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-15-08 01:14 PM
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2. another big k&r.....n/t
:kick:
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Alexander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-15-08 01:29 PM
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3. This will help Obama with the blue-collar vote.
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eallen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-15-08 02:59 PM
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4. I've long wondered how much such endorsements change the vote.
In this case, I hope it matters.

:hippie:


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RBInMaine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-15-08 04:06 PM
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6. It does because they campaign!!
It matters because these folks get out and campaign, knocking on doors, phonebanking, etc.
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RBInMaine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-15-08 04:05 PM
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5. Oh yeah, OBAMA ROCKS !!!
This is great, and it is because he IS the best candidate for working people. Hillary defends taking corporate lobbyist money and takes more of it than some Republicans. THAT is NOT "change" nor how to change the country. That is the corrupt status quo, and WE ARE SICK OF IT !!!

GO OBAMA !!!!
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TomClash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-16-08 05:51 AM
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7. It's about time Andy! nt
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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-16-08 09:19 AM
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8. K&R!

Two major unions in two days. The UFCW was Thursday.

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catgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-16-08 09:32 AM
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9. He needs one more union endorsement

to shore up union support.
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LifeIsSweet Donating Member (37 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-16-08 10:34 AM
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10. It's insulting

to think people are like cattle and so stupid as to vote for a candidate because the union backs him.
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Tarheel_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-16-08 08:45 PM
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11. wwwwaaaaahhhhh!!!!
:cry:

Union endorsements are important for a number of reasons, and I don't think anyone here expects every union member to back the endorsee. But the Union's infrastructure can provide such services as GOTV, phone banking, passing out leaflets, etc. I don't think the Union tells its members who to vote for. But, never having belonged to a Union, I understand that it's a very democratic process where the members themselves get to vote, and majority wins. I guess that winner was Barack Obama?
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