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Running a Nation Depends More on Substance than Rhetoric
With the interest in the upcoming election being at an all-time high it is important that we as union members, veterans, and working families consider the unforeseen consequences that can happen to our nation when casting our ballot for the next President of the United States.
While rhetoric is flying from both campaigns to try to distance themselves from each other, the importance of this election should and must be on the issues that will affect us as working families.
One candidate has clearly gone on record as supporting the rights of working people to organize and negotiate for better wages and working conditions while opposing corporate attacks to broaden Right-to-Work States. Her opponent is on record stating he would do without unions completely and 100 percent supports Right-to-Work laws that weaken unions, drive down wages, and take power away from working families.
When it comes to our men and women who served our country one candidate fought as Senator to strengthen and expand access to timely and high-quality health care for veterans. She also fought against privatizing the Veterans' Administration (VA), while her opponent believes in privatizing the VA, leaving those who fought so bravely for our country at the mercy of for-profit insurance companies. And, to add insult to injury, he also supports cuts to the GI Bill.
On the subject of retirement, one candidate supports expanding and supporting Social Security by increasing the average monthly benefits for senior citizens and lifting the Social Security payroll tax cap so that millionaires and billionaires have to pay their fair share. Her opponent is against supporting any of these ideas to boost Social Security. It is these issue-backed reasons as well as others that your union, the National Association of Letter Carriers publicly endorsed Hillary Clinton for President.
Your choice is your own; however if you support your union, your benefits, your health care, and your retirement, the choice of who to support this Fall should be obvious. Whether it be through voting by mail or at the polls, regardless of your choice, please exercise your constitutional right and vote November 8th!
California State Association of Letter Carriers