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  • Monday, August 25, 2008 The Deciding Vote 2008: America's Workers Ready to Vote for Obama

    American Dream Frames Economic Agenda for Working Families

    DENVER, CO. -- Barack Obama can capture the votes of America's workers, including so-called Reagan Democrats, with a strong message of economic populism and sharp contrasts with McCain on taxes, health care, trade and corporate power according to a new survey conducted by Lake Research Partners and released today at a news briefing at the 2008 Democratic National Convention by Change to Win.

    "The American Dream defines both a value system and a broad economic reform agenda focused on jobs with wages that can support families, affordable health care, retirement security and opportunity for a better future," said pollster Celinda Lake. "Workers see the Dream at risk and want government action to create a new infrastructure for a new American Dream. They want a candidate who is not controlled by big corporations, and who will support progressive taxes, limits on corporate power, worker rights and proactive government."

    Reagan Democrats, the key swing vote since 1980, have moved overwhelmingly to Obama. The American Dream is the cornerstone of their support with strong majorities seeing Obama as best representing the American Dream values and vision.

    Overall, workers are abandoning the conservative view that government is the problem, and now are demanding government reform and believe government must be part of the solution. They believe Obama understands their struggles; and has a better vision for restoring the American Dream, and is more likely to improve wages and working conditions.

    Among white workers, Obama and McCain are in a tight battle, but on core economic issues and values, Obama maintains a significant advantage. Senator Obama can win their votes with a clear message of economic recovery and renewal of the American Dream.

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  • Monday, August 25, 2008 The American Dream: Survey, August 2008

    On August 25, 2008, at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado, Change to Win released the findings of its latest American Dream Survey. The survey found that levels of economic anxiety among working Americans had increased even further -- and that workers would be supportive of efforts by Barack Obama to restore the American Dream.

    Press release: America's Workers Ready to Vote for Obama

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  • Monday, August 25, 2008 The Deciding Vote 2008: America's Workers Ready to Vote for Obama

    American Dream Frames Economic Agenda for Working Families

    DENVER, CO. -- Barack Obama can capture the votes of America's workers, including so-called Reagan Democrats, with a strong message of economic populism and sharp contrasts with McCain on taxes, health care, trade and corporate power according to a new survey conducted by Lake Research Partners and released today at a news briefing at the 2008 Democratic National Convention by Change to Win.

    "The American Dream defines both a value system and a broad economic reform agenda focused on jobs with wages that can support families, affordable health care, retirement security and opportunity for a better future," said pollster Celinda Lake. "Workers see the Dream at risk and want government action to create a new infrastructure for a new American Dream. They want a candidate who is not controlled by big corporations, and who will support progressive taxes, limits on corporate power, worker rights and proactive government."

    Reagan Democrats, the key swing vote since 1980, have moved overwhelmingly to Obama. The American Dream is the cornerstone of their support with strong majorities seeing Obama as best representing the American Dream values and vision.

    Overall, workers are abandoning the conservative view that government is the problem, and now are demanding government reform and believe government must be part of the solution. They believe Obama understands their struggles; and has a better vision for restoring the American Dream, and is more likely to improve wages and working conditions.

    Among white workers, Obama and McCain are in a tight battle, but on core economic issues and values, Obama maintains a significant advantage. Senator Obama can win their votes with a clear message of economic recovery and renewal of the American Dream.

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  • Saturday, August 23, 2008 Burger: Biden A Great Choice For American Workers And Labor

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The following is a statement from Change to Win chair Anna Burger regarding presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama's announcement today of Senator Joe Biden as his running mate for the 2008 election.

    "Change to Win members and leaders are excited to see Senator Biden added to a winning Obama team. Joe Biden is a great choice for American workers and labor. He was raised in a hard working family and has always led with the values and work ethic that he learned growing up in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Joe Biden has been a friend to working Americans throughout his public life, standing up and fighting alongside us for the right to organize, for living wages, for family and medical leave, for safe workplaces, and for a strong social security system. He respects the dignity of all work and all people.

    "Change to Win members have spent thousands of hours walking precincts, making phone calls, and passing out materials at our worksites since endorsing Barack Obama six months ago, and today's announcement gives us a great boost as we prepare for the convention and the hard work ahead of us before victory for Obama, Biden, and America's workers on November 4th."

    Contact: 

    Greg Denier, 202-486-2365
    Noreen Nielsen, 603-858-2607 or Noreen.nielsen@changetowin.org

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  • Monday, August 18, 2008 Unions Say: It's Time For Some Real Straight Talk About John McCain

    Change To Win Launches Nationwide Truth Campaign on John McCain

    Truth Squad to Hit 10 Battleground States in Seven Weeks
    Workers to Directly Question McCain on New Website

    Online Video Series to Showcase Controversial McCain Agenda through Parody

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A new campaign by the seven unions and six million members of Change to Win is telling working families about John McCain's anti-worker agenda.

    In a multifaceted, multimedia effort, Change to Win is launching a McCain Truth Squad tour; starting a new website, www.worsethanbush.org, that allows workers to directly question McCain and his agenda; and premiering after Labor Day, a two-part online comedy video series showcasing McCain's anti-worker policies through humor.

    The Squad of 9 workers starts its journey today in Nevada and will travel through three states using direct action and creative events to educate members on controversial McCain positions on America's mortgage crisis, Yucca Mountain, Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons and McCain's own negligence in the Senate.

    "It's time for some truth about who John McCain really is and what a McCain presidency would mean for America's workers," said Anna Burger, chair of Change to Win. "Change to Win's Truth Squad is standing up to John McCain's campaign of distortion, which disguises a Bush-inspired agenda that will bankrupt our economy for four more years. At the same time, the Squad is standing up for Barack Obama whose presidency will help build a new American Dream for working families by delivering the change our members desperately need on the issues that matter most -- the economy and jobs, health care and workers' rights."

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