Poorer people and students scored a voting rights victory in New Hampshire as a veto by Democratic Gov. John Lynch of a controversial voter ID law was upheld.
Boosting the fight against Republican attacks on union and voting rights, tens of thousands rallied at Labor Day picnics, festivals and marches in cities throughout Ohio.
Thousands rallied in Columbus and hundreds in Cleveland Saturday to support efforts to repeal laws suppressing trade union and voting rights enacted by the extremist Republican administration of Gov. John Kasich.
Vote suppression and denying ex-felons the right to vote are the new Jim Crow laws of the 21st century, says NAACP leader.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka is redefining workers' battle with the radical right as a moral struggle, saying it involves the nation's future.
A recent study by the Pew Hispanic Center reported that a million more Latinos voted in 2010 than did so in the 2006 midterm election.
A recent GOP ad urged Latinos to stay home rather than vote, but it may actually provoke a backlash and motivate Latinos to vote.
Pollsters are now beginning to predict a better election night for Democrats than they were expecting up until now, with the unprecedented campaign the labor movement has mounted getting much of the credit.
"Every day is Election Day from now until Nov. 2," said Petra Falcon of Promise Arizona, a group that is mobilizing Latino voter turnout in Arizona.
A protest rally calling for restoration of voting rights for ex-felons was held last week at the University of the District of Columbia.