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    2008 Democratic Presidential Candidates Forum

    Candidates for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination participated in a forum. Each candidate appeared individually to answer two questions from moderator George Stephanopoulos…

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    Kerry Campaign Rally

    Ms. Kerry spoke at a get-out-the-vote rally. She urged supporters in her home state to go to the polls and support the Kerry campaign.

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    Dean Campaign Supporters

    The national president of AFSCME spoke in support of the Howard Dean presidential campaign to a group of members at the Merle Hay Bowling Lanes. He urged all members to go to their…

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    Democratic Presidential Candidates Debate

    The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees hosted a town hall meeting in which Democratic presidential candidates debated one another at the Polk County Convention…

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    Labor Issues

    Senator Clinton spoke to labor leaders about the federal budget, the Democratic legislative agenda, and about labor’s role in forwarding the agenda.

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    Working Families and the Economy, Part 2

    Ms. Vanden Heuvel talked about ways for unions and working people to regain control of the political process and to elect officials sympathetic to working families. She answered a…

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    Working Families and the Economy, Part 1

    Following a speech by the federation president, panelists talked about President Bush’s tax cut proposal and its probable affect on working people and their families. After their…

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    Labor Accomplishments in 20th Century

    Officials briefed reporters on a report that details what many scholars feel were the most important achievements by and for American workers in the twentieth century. The report is…

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    Vice President Speech

    Vice President Gore spoke on the importance of organized labor unions in America to provide workers with better wages, health care, and pensions.

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    Clinton Campaign Speech

    President Clinton spoke about economic policy in the past and the future of the American economy. He talked about legislative and ideological changes during his presidency which have…

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    Legislative Conference

    Ms. Lake and Mr. Ickes spoke about the 1994 elections and issues before Congress.

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    Legislative Conference

    Mr. Hightower spoke about the Republican "Contract With America". He is a former Texas Agriculture Commissioner.

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    Health Security Express

    First lady Hillary Rodham Clinton gave a speech on health care reform in Portland, Oregon. The first lady took part in a rally kicking off a nation wide bus caravan designed to promote…

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    North American Free Trade Agreement

    This rally, sponsored by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), was in opposition to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Speakers encouraged…

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    Congressional Support for the Working Class

    Majority Leader Mitchell spoke about the domestic issues facing Congress, now that attention has turned from the Persian Gulf war. He talked about the Democratic Party’s support…

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    The Legislative Agenda for AFSCME

    Speaker Foley talked about the accomplishments of the 101st Congress including clean air and child care legislation. He then described the agenda for the 102nd Congress as it relates…

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    The Will and the Wallet for Domestic Crises

    Mr. McEntee talked about the legislative agenda for the union. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) is the fastest growing union in the United…

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    Tax and Budget Summit

    The speakers from all levels of government were concerned that the federal budget negotiators may have eliminated state and local taxes as a deduction on federal tax returns. They made…

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    Congressional Address

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