E-Mail from AFL-CIO's Trumka RE: Current Political Climate & Scott Brown Election My husband is a firefighter, and a member of the IAFF (firefighters union). The IAFF is affiliated with the AFL-CIO. Below is an e-mail my husband received yesterday from Richard Trumka, the AFL-CIO president regarding the current change in the political climate after the Scott Brown win in Massachusetts. --- On Thu, 1/21/10, Richard L. Trumka, President, AFL-CIO <[email protected]> wrote: From: Richard L. Trumka, President, AFL-CIO <[email protected]> Subject: A Wake-Up Call To: "XXXX X XXXXXXXX ([email protected] Date: Thursday, January 21, 2010, 2:35 PM Pledge Now: Work Harder, Faster, Smarter The wake-up call sent by Tuesday’s special election in Massachusetts for the U.S. Senate couldn’t be clearer. Working people are fed up with inaction in Washington and expect real results. We can’t leave it to any political party to protect the interests of working families—it’s up to us to organize and mobilize harder, faster and smarter than ever before. Please pledge to do your part. Recommit now to push harder to win jobs, health care and an economy that works for all of us. Click here: Dear XXXX, What happened Tuesday in Massachusetts was a wake-up call to all of us. It was a working class revolt—a signal that in this economic crisis, the American people demand jobs, health care and an economy that works for them now—not political business as usual. It was a loud and clear message that our elected leaders—and our labor movement—must do more for working people, do it fast and do it smarter. An AFL-CIO poll taken Tuesday night shows without doubt: Voters are fed up that elected leaders have done too little to help working families. They said Democrats have NOT overreached on jobs, the economy and health care—they have underreached. Voters have seen too much help for Wall Street and not nearly enough help...

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