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Text of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka's speech to the DNC

Besides Trumka, Auto Workers President Bob King and Service Employees President Mary Kay Henry also addressed the convention.

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UAW's King praises Obama's 'moral courage' in auto firm rescue

In a Sept. 5 prime time speech to the Democratic National Convention, King said Obama went against popular sentiment when he constructed the rescue plan for the two firms.

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Obama praised for creating 4.5 million jobs

"For almost 20 years I have been a proud member of UAW Local 1112; thanks to President Obama, I still am."

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Vets, military families rally for Obama

Military families gave Tammy Duckworth a hero's welcome as the congressional candidate who lost both legs walked to the speakers platform.

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Unity newsletter provides tools for voter education

As part of the Republican and Democratic convention coverage, peoplesworld.org is republishing the political action newsletter, UNITY, which is full of links and tools to help educate voters on the critical issues facing them at the ballot box.

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On the streets in Charlotte: "Obama ... 4 more years!"

Uptown Charlotte is packed with people of every hue. They are natives of this sprawling city but also delegates and guests to the Democratic National Convention from every corner of the land.

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"Democracy at Crossroads: Class Warfare and 2012 Elections" released

People's World pamphlet "Democracy at the Crossroads: Class Warfare and the 2012 Elections" is available to order or to download.

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AFL-CIO President Trumka to speak at Dem convention

Trumka "will stress the importance of electing leaders like President Barack Obama who will stand with working people in creating an economy that works for all."

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"Ground game" of historic proportions launched at DNC in Charlotte

"Fired up -- Ready to go," was the enthusiastic chant at overflow caucus meetings of youth, African-American, Hispanic and Asian-American Pacific Islander (AAPI) delegates on the eve of the opening of the Democratic convention.

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Charlotte chant: "We are union, the mighty, mighty union!"

Delegates here for the Democratic National Convention applauded as union men and women marched through Charlotte in the annual Labor Day parade chanting, "We are the union, the mighty, mighty union."

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