AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler joined community members and labor leaders in Missouri to urge union members to elect candidates who will advocate for working families.

“It’s truly been an historic effort and a heroic effort here in Missouri, but it will all be in vain if we lose Nov. 8," Shuler said. "We cannot let that happen.”

The national labor organization AFL-CIO is trying to take a more active role in issues affecting people of color, and has its eye on Missouri in particular this election. AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre is in St. Louis this weekend for the fifth time in a year to talk about race, politics and the photo voter ID amendment on Missouri’s November ballot.

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The union-endorsed candidates who will advocate for working families in Missouri.


Chris Koster (D)

U.S. Senate

Jason Kander (D)

U.S. House of Representatives

MO-01 William Lacy Clay, Jr. (D)
MO-02 Bill Otto (D)
MO-05 Emanuel Cleaver (D)
MO-06 Samuel Graves (R)

AFL-CIO secretary-treasurer Liz Shuler says focusing on a specific gender is a first for them. “Normally, our program can engage people in the election is, you know, pretty much on bread-and-butter labor issues. But this time we decided ‘Let’s put an economic agenda that is specifically designed for women.'”

The labor community is rallying around Hillary Clinton following her nomination as the Democratic presidential candidate. The AFL-CIO will begin campaigning for Clinton in full force this weekend with a series of events in battleground states such as Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Missouri and Nevada. “Working people are unified behind Hillary Clinton and are ready to defeat Donald Trump in November,” the AFL-CIO said Friday.