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Trumka at the DNC: ‘We love our country… we built it’

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Sept. 5) — America needs good jobs and shared prosperity, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told delegates at the Democratic National Convention tonight. It’s abundantly clear the Romney-Ryan ticket is only offering prosperity for the rich and an economic nightmare for everyone else, whether it’s cutting Medicare and Social Security, giving the rich more tax breaks or outsourcing America’s jobs.

“Prosperity requires democracy — starting with the essential right of everyone in this great country to a voice, both in the ballot box and in the workplace,” Trumka said. “Prosperity requires economic security. Working Americans will stand with leaders who protect and strengthen Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid — not those who plan cuts to benefits working people have paid for, earned and are counting on.”

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