The AFL-CIO's executive council on Thursday gave final approval to a plan to deploy at least 400,000 union members to work on the re-election of President Obama, keeping the Senate out of the hands of the GOP and taking the House back from Republican control.
The plan was announced here by Jeff Hausner, who emphasized he was speaking with the full authority of the labor federation.
If unions succeed in deploying that number of volunteers, it will be what one labor leader described as the "biggest army of ground troops we have ever put out for an election." In 2008, when President Obama was elected, unions turned out 250,000 volunteers nationwide.
As Democrats and liberals we can NEVER hope to outspend the Republicans, but we CAN mobilize more people, and garner more votes. Let's just hope that it is enough to offset their underhanded attempts to steal yet ANOTHER election.
I now I am going to do everything in my power to help reelect this President and to put as many Democrats in office as possible.