Los Angeles Labor Council Blocks Tea Party Grab for Power

Los Angeles Labor is the antidote to the Republican tea party politics!

http://launionaflcio.org/by Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO

(Los Angeles) – We did it!  We elected Jerry Brown, Barbara Boxer, and all of our statewide candidates, Kamala Harris pending.  Across the country, the Republican and tea party candidates may have won, but in California, the two main expressions of tea party politics, Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina, were stopped in their tracks.

For the last six weeks, we ran a major campaign from Lancaster to Long Beach to elect Jerry Brown. We filled more than 14,000 volunteer shifts on the phones and knocking on doors. Our efforts resulted in 450,000 one-on-one conversations with voters on the most important issue of this election—Jobs.

“We learned here in California, that the antidote to the tea party is the labor, Latino, African-American, progressive White vote coming together,” said Maria Elena Durazo, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO “If we do our job right, there are more of us than there are of them. Thanks to all of the sisters and brothers of LA Labor who did all the work and deserve this victory.”

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