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YOUR VOTE IS ESSENTIAL

America faces crises on three critical fronts: a public health pandemic, an economic free fall and long-standing structural racism.

And too many of America's working families are suffering needlessly because of ineffectual leaders and their reckless policies.

Elections have consequences.

Working people need safe jobs, economic security and freedom from systemic racism. We need to vote for candidates who share our values, and vote out those who don't.

Make your voice heard this fall.

Together, we can truly make America great and build a nation that works for all working people.

Support Candidates Who Support Working Families

"Wall Street and the CEOs didn't build this country. The middle class did. And the middle class was built by unions."

—Vice President Joe Biden

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Americans should vote on Nov. 3 because our lives are literally depending on it.

Fifty-five years ago, in a speech to the convention of the Illinois AFL-CIO, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. laid out with characteristic moral clarity the essential role of unions in American life.

Recent News

This week, President Trump took part in an ABC town hall while Vice President Biden took part in a similar event hosted by CNN. While Trump showed us he still does not have a strategy to beat COVID-19 and fix the economy, Biden showed why he has earned our support. Here is some of what working people heard from both town halls.

Donald Trump’s every move has taken money out of our pockets and put it into the pockets of big corporations.

He gave a tax windfall—the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act—to billionaires and corporations that ship jobs overseas.

This election year, America faces interlocking crises—a global health crisis, economic collapse, and systemic racism. Even as we live in fear of disease and economic ruin, we have had to watch the on-camera murders of unarmed Black people by officers who have sworn to protect and serve us. So many of us have stood outside nursing homes and hospitals as our loved ones died inside, alone. In response, we are struggling with despair and asking, Dare we hope for profound change in our public life?

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is courting union members with what California Labor Federation spokesman Steve Smith described as “the strongest platform to support workers since FDR.” Biden wants to end “right to work,” allowing unions to collect fees from everyone they represent even if a worker does not choose to join. He wants to hold company executives liable if they interfere with workers’ efforts to unionize, and he wants to allow workers to form a union without holding an election if they gather signatures from a majority of them.

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A complete and accurate count in the 2020 census is vital to working families in every corner of our country but the enumeration period ends soon and there are still communities with low response rates.