Thursday, August 19, 2010

Democratic Strategy: More unemployed = more votes

Organized labor, in a bid to help Congressional allies in this fall’s elections, is trolling unemployment offices and job-training facilities for prospective voters.
Working America, an affiliate of the AFL-CIO that focuses on outreach to non-union workers, announced Wednesday that it was launching a campaign to organize and mobilize unemployed workers for the November elections.
“Obviously a lot of people are talking about enthusiasm and turnout. A lot of these people could be discouraged from voting this year because of the economy or their own personal employment situation,” AFL-CIO spokesman Eddie Vale said. “Our message is, ‘If you are concerned about jobs, it is more important than ever that you vote in this election.’”