We will find hope and opportunity for millions of working people, not inside the major political parties, but inside our movement and our communities.
I don’t care if you’re a Democrat, a Republican or anything in between…if you do right by us, we will do right by you. Our support must be based on issues—not personalities and certainly not party registration.
The economy is nothing but a set of rules. The men and women we elect write those rules—they believe either they are in office to elevate working people or they don’t.
So let us elect candidates who share our vision. Let us go into 2018 and 2020 as one united movement ready to boost worker champions no matter the letter next to their name.
That’s how we change the rules. That’s how we build an economy that works for all of us.
Read AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka’s full opening remarks.