Politics from the Palouse to Puget Sound

Monday, November 20, 2006

Tell the Politicians not to Side with Union-Backed Critics

From Working Families for Wal-Mart:
Last week, former Senator John Edwards and Senator Barack Obama chose to side with a special-interest, union-funded campaign to attack Wal-Mart.

Many of our supporters have sent their letters to these politicians asking them to end their partnership with the special interests. We are sending a clear message to Washington and we need your help to make it even stronger.

Please tell Sen. Obama and Sen. Edwards that Americans support Wal-Mart.

It’s time these Senators heard from working families who understand the positive impact that Wal-Mart makes.

Speak out today. Tell Senators Obama and Edwards that Wal-Mart stands for working families.

These politicians should know what Wal-Mart means to their communities.

In Sen. Obama's home state of Illinois, just last year, Wal-Mart spent more than $12 billion with more than 2,700 businesses, generated more than $420 million in tax revenue, and made more than $8.4 million in charitable donations. More than 45,000 people in Illinois work at Wal-Mart, and at new Wal-Mart stores in Evergreen Park and the West Side of Chicago, more than 40,000 people applied for 750 jobs.

Nevertheless, Senators Obama and Edwards are working with special-interest, union-funded groups who are attacking Wal-Mart at the expense of America's working families.

Send them a message that attacking Wal-Mart is not a solution to anything.

Make your voice heard now.

Follow the link to send a letter to Sen. Obama and Sen. Edwards. Tell them that siding with the Washington special interests is not the way to help working families.

Thank you in advance for your support.

Catherine Smith
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1 comment:

Satanic Mechanic said...

I hate to be the negative one here but for any politican who lives in New England, Union money is #1. Even though I was born in Idaho, my parents came from Rhode Island and could tell you stories about state corruption.
I have been to R.I. and Taxachuesetts many times in my life. The unions are corrupt and so are the politicians.
The unions pay...err... contribute money from members into a PAC which goes to the politicians. So long as the union contributes money to the politician and the union promises to get the Rank and File to vote for that politician, that politician will vote for any pro-union laws.
Massachuesetts is very socialist and pro-union. You have a choice when you work there, join a union and pay dues or don't join a union and still pay union dues. No joke.