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April 30, 2007

John Edwards Chose Seattle

Edwards is doing a bunch of events in Seattle and Everett tomorrow but he is in this area because he chose to be interviewed by Labor in Seattle and he chose to be interviewed tomorrow.  Every Democrat running for President is being interviewed in the next month or so as part of an AFL-CIO process to select a candidate to back.  Obama will be in Trenton, N.J.; Clinton will be in Detroit and so on.

The M.L. King County Labor Council, AFL-CIO is hosting a Union Member Town Hall meeting featuring Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards at Noon on Tuesday, May 1 at the Aerospace Machinists in Seattle.  This is not open to the public.  Labor families were invited to attend and ask questions which will be posed by three panelists to John Edwards. 

Pretty cool idea.  I like the way that labor is building on previous experience to really leverage their power.  This first set of interviews is part of an intense six-month effort "to engage union members and their families in the AFL-CIO’s presidential endorsement decision-making process". Then the national union will decide whether they want to back someone or not.  They have asked that individual unions not endorse a candidate until this decision has been made.  AND they will have a website that will be tracking how folks respond to the various candidates and their stands.

AND: if you're in a John Edwards kind of mood, last week his campaign put out quite a nifty video-clip of him talking about his background and where he grew up.  It's called "Mill Village Kids"

Posted by Lynn Allen on April 30, 2007 at 11:16 PM in Candidate Races, National and International Politics, Strategery | Permalink

Comments

Edwards is right: Tell Congress Don't Back Down ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xO4X1Hhe5uE

Posted by: Dan Walter | May 1, 2007 1:20:16 PM

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