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Thu Feb 27, 2020, 07:58 AM

Labor union unveils $150M campaign to help defeat Trump

Source: AP

By STEVE PEOPLES

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the nation’s largest labor unions is unveiling plans to invest $150 million in a nationwide campaign to help defeat President Donald Trump, a sweeping effort focused on eight battleground states and voters of color who typically don’t vote.

The investment marks the largest voter engagement and turnout operation in the history of the Service Employees International Union, which claims nearly 2 million members. The scope of the campaign, which quietly launched last month and will run through November’s general election, reflects the urgency of what union president Mary Kay Henry calls “a make-or-break” moment for working people in America under Trump’s leadership.

“He’s systematically unwinding and attacking unions. Federal workers rights have been totally eviscerated under his watch,” Henry said in an interview. “We are on fire about the rules being rigged against us and needing to elect people that are going to stand with workers.”

The union’s campaign will span 40 states and target 6 million voters focused largely in Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin, according to details of the plan shared with The Associated Press. The union and its local members will pay particular attention to two key urban battlegrounds they believe will play a defining role in the 2020 general election: Detroit and Milwaukee. There may be some television advertising, but the investment will focus primarily on direct contact and online advertising targeting minority men and women who typically don’t vote.



President Donald Trump with members of the president's coronavirus task force speaks during a news conference at the Brady press briefing room of the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)


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Reply Labor union unveils $150M campaign to help defeat Trump (Original post)
Omaha Steve Feb 2020 OP
Bernardo de La Paz Feb 2020 #1
Bernardo de La Paz Feb 2020 #2
Magoo48 Feb 2020 #4
Mc Mike Feb 2020 #3
Magoo48 Feb 2020 #5
JudyM Feb 2020 #6
BlueTillIDie Feb 2020 #7
not_the_one Feb 2020 #8
Karma13612 Feb 2020 #9
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Judi Lynn Feb 2020 #11

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Feb 27, 2020, 08:29 AM

1. The hypocrite wears pink on Anti-Bullying Day

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Feb 27, 2020, 08:30 AM

2. That's $75 per union member and $25 per voter targetted


Good for them to fight tRump!

But it's sick how much money is wasted in the US on election campaigns.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 27, 2020, 09:31 AM

4. Yes and yes.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Feb 27, 2020, 09:01 AM

3. Good activist union.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Feb 27, 2020, 09:33 AM

5. SEIU, thank you. It's a shame that it is necessary. Nevertheless, thank you.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Feb 27, 2020, 09:38 AM

6. Excellent news!!!!

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Response to BlueTillIDie (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 27, 2020, 02:32 PM

8. RIGHT ON!!

 

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Feb 27, 2020, 02:47 PM

9. This is good news. Especially since

1199SEIU endorsed Clinton in 2016 much to the chagrin of his members who did NOT get a vote on it.

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Response to Karma13612 (Reply #9)

Thu Feb 27, 2020, 02:50 PM

10. I hope the union members who sayed home on Election Day 2016 have learned

their lesson.

I used to be a member of SEIU. Good union.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Feb 27, 2020, 02:55 PM

11. Hope their help will be well rewarded. It couldn't have been a small gesture, no doubt they need it.

It has been obvious from the first Trump actually envies people who can make their livings honestly, through actually working.





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