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    2008 Democratic Convention, Day 2

    The second day of the Democratic National Convention at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado, focused on economic issues, providing help to working Americans, and Senator Barack…

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    2010 Medal of Freedom Recipients

    President Obama presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom to 2010 recipients. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the nation’s highest civilian award and recognizes…

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    Democratic National Convention, Day 4 Evening

    In the final night of the Democratic National Convention in Boston, MA, party leaders, legislators and others talked about the Kerry presidential candidacy and his ability as a…

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    National Clean Energy Project

    After opening remarks by several participants, policy makers and energy industry leaders spoke about building a modern electricity grid and reducing reliance on foreign oil. Among the…

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    Democratic Convention Afternoon Session

    Congressional, senatorial and gubernatorial candidates spoke to delegates.

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    Democratic Presidential Candidates Forum

    The AFL-CIO “Working Families Vote” forum for Democratic presidential candidates was held at Soldier Field in Chicago. The event, shown the previous evening on MSNBC, was…

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    Immigration Law Reform Rally

    Politicians, church leaders, labor officials, and members of the Latino community spoke to a crowd gathered at a rally on the National Mall to protest the passage of HR. 4437 in the…

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    Earth Day Rally

    On Earth Day politicians, celebrities and activists held a rally on the Mall to raise awareness of environmental issues.

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    National Rally for Israel

    Politicians, religious leaders and community activists spoke outside the U.S. Capitol about the current crisis in the Middle East and offering support for Israel’s efforts to combat…

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    Global Campaign Against Child Labor

    Participants spoke about the inhumanities of child labor and their goals of ending it worldwide. They discussed the negative effects it has on both the children involved and the…

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    Securing Our Nation From Terrorism

    In a town hall meeting, participants spoke about security concerns of U.S. families and the nation following terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Among the…

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    AFL-CIO Turn Around America Rally

    AFL-CIO leaders and officials addressed union representatives during a rally for Sen. Obama. Topics included labor issues and Sen. Obama’s positions on them.

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    Take Back America

    Democratic legislators, party leaders, labor officials, community organizers, and others spoke at a meeting of progressive activists about the Democratic party agenda and outlook for the…

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    Medicare Part D

    Campaign for America’s Future held a rally to extend the Medicare Part D enrollment deadline. Seniors, nurses, and pharmacists, as well as labor leaders and Democratic leaders…

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    Florida Election Rally

    The AFL-CIO held a rally in support of a ballot recount in the Florida election for president.

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    Steel Industry Rally Part 1

    Members of Congress from steel-producing states, union representatives and others rallied in support of tariffs on foreign steel imports, asking President Bush to save the U.S. steel…

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    Life and Impact of George Meany

    Mr. Swoboda discussed the biography of labor leader George Meany and the impact of his career as a labor leader. George Meany was president of the AFL-CIO from 1955-1979.…

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    Vigil Against Normalized Trade Relations with China

    Opponents to permanent trade relations with China spoke to reporters and others about their opposition to the legislation. Among the issues they discussed were human rights in China,…

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    Lane Kirkland Memorial Service

    Participants gathered to pay homage to labor leader Lane Kirkland. President Clinton described him as “the very embodiment of the cause of freedom,” and praised him for his…

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    Minimum Wage Increase

    Democratic Senators, other leaders, and activists spoke to the press about proposals to raise the federal minimum wage. Activists from the six states - Arizona, Colorado, Montana,…

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