The AFL-CIO says its push will, in effect, build a "firewall" that will hold the line on expected Republican gains and allow Democrats to retain control of both houses of Congress.
If African Americans, Latinos, first time voters and students defy predictions and vote in large numbers November 2, Democrats can prevent a Republican takeover of Congress.
In the last week before the election, when get-out-the vote efforts become job number one for candidates, the Republican Party has begun to falter.
The Republican Party is spouting vile hatred for immigrants, especially those who have dark skins but don't have papers.
The news that Rep. Raul Grijalva is now in a tighter race than expected has jolted working-class and progressive forces into action.
Jay Z's performances on the campaign trail with Barack Obama encouraged thousands of young people to vote for the first time in 2008. Now he and others are trying to do it again.
In Arizona, Republican candidate Jesse Kelley, for the U.S. House in the 8th District, has come out strongly in favor of salmonella outbreaks. He, like many Republicans denying the obvious need for better enforcement of health and food safety regulations, almost incredibly, espoused what amounts to "E-Coli conservatism" at a campaign rally hosted by the Pima County Tea Party Patriots.
The flood of secret corporate contributions into Republican campaign coffers is bigger than ever in the final week before Election Day.
Republican Party bigotry and political activism has closed the so-called voter enthusiasm gap among Latino voters.
Midterm elections are next week and union construction jobs are up for grabs in California. Nonunion building contractors in the state, hungry for a bigger share of public sector projects in the wake of the building bust, have taken their fight with labor to the ballot box.