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Union Members Jazzed in Crucial Special Congressional Elections /

by Seth Michaels, Mar 7, 2008

Momentum is building in the key special congressional elections set for coming days in Indiana and Illinois.

In the open seat in Indianas 7th House District, AFL-CIOendorsed Democrat Andr Carson is working alongside labor to win this key race. Indianapolis-area union members have made more than 14,000 phone calls, knocked on more than 1,200 doors and are getting the message out via newsletters, worksite fliers and messages from labor leaders.

Carson is the grandson of the late Rep. Julia Carson, who represented the 7th District from 1997 to her passing last year. Julia Carson was a UAW member, and Andr Carson points to his labor roots as a reason why hes committed to pro-working family policies like improving health care, protecting Social Security and passing the Employee Free Choice Act.

Mary Theurer of the Indiana AFL-CIO says the mobilization campaign will continue in the closing days before the March 11 special election. Every day from here to the election, union members will take part in phone banks and worksite visits. Union activists also will provide rides to the polls.

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