Thursday, April 26, 2012

New GOP PAC Aims to Take on Obama's Union Forces

SEPAC NOTE: The strength and power of the labor movement has always been its ability to have "boots on the ground" during any election. Now, the GOP sees the logic in labors strategy and is not only going to provide cash well beyond labors ability, but will attempt to put boots on the ground as well. The future of the labor movement and our opportunity to start winning back collective bargaining rests with the commitment of union members to engage in the Wisconsin Recall elections and stop the GOP attacks on workers by ensuring that ONLY worker-friendly candidates are elected and that Governor Scott Walker is removed from office.

A new Republican super PAC aims to put boots on the ground in key states in an effort to blunt big labor’s traditional campaign on behalf of Democrats that includes door-to-door canvassing, phone banks, poll workers and get-out-the vote operations. …. Bo Harmon, one of the founders of Republican Union, explained that the goal of the PAC is “to help Republican candidates by providing boots on the ground grassroots operations in targeted states.” He said that the Republican Union has begun fundraising operations to pay for travel and lodging of conservative activists willing to travel for anywhere from a few days to a few months to provide grassroots campaign support. …. The group’s plan to counter unions is, to say the least, ambitious. Recent reports, including one in The Washington Post, reveal that big labor hopes to match the $450 million spent in 2008 with the usual suspect of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, and the National Education Association leading the charge.

New GOP PAC Aims to Take on Obama's Union Forces

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