by David Patterson | February 01, 2016
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – After a full day knocking doors and making phone calls for Secretary Hillary Clinton on the eve of the Iowa Caucus, more than 400 volunteers from AFSCME and other unions joined former President Bill Clinton at the Machinists union hall for a Get Out The Caucus event.
“You’ve got to have someone in the Oval Office who will protect you against the continual all-out assault on the labor movement,” Clinton said. “We have a candidate committed to shared prosperity and I just want you to remember that you can get it. Take your wife and your kids to the caucus. Take your neighbor. Get any one you can to take part.”
With chants of “Hillary, Hillary!” from the packed crowd, AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders revved up the union members, reminding them that the next President could be responsible for nominating at least three U.S. Supreme Court justices, and the effect their decisions could have on all working people.
During AFSCME’s get-out-the-caucus program, AFSCME members knocked over 8,000 doors to ensure AFSCME members will be at their caucuses supporting Secretary Clinton on Monday night.
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