"Republicans know their hold on the country depends on keeping some voters out of the voting place," said Boyd Richie, former chair of the Texas Democratic Party.
Barack Obama accepted the Democratic Party nomination for a second term Sept 6 calling the Nov. 6 election the starkest choice for working people in half a century.
A big bus emblazoned with the words, "Patients Over Politics" rolled into town during Carolina Fest.
Hundreds of union members, delegates to the Democratic National Convention, fanned out among their colleagues bearing little orange cards, talking about union rights.
Women speakers at the Democratic National Convention appealed for President Obama's reelection as the best answer to the GOP's "war on women."
Besides Trumka, Auto Workers President Bob King and Service Employees President Mary Kay Henry also addressed the convention.
In a Sept. 5 prime time speech to the Democratic National Convention, King said Obama went against popular sentiment when he constructed the rescue plan for the two firms.
"For almost 20 years I have been a proud member of UAW Local 1112; thanks to President Obama, I still am."
Military families gave Tammy Duckworth a hero's welcome as the congressional candidate who lost both legs walked to the speakers platform.
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