Britney Spears or Health Care?
This is a cross post from the Firedoglake blog.
Every evening, Kiel Macey goes door to door talking with working- and middle-class people in Pennsylvania about issues like health care, jobs and the U.S. economy. Even though most have just come home from work and are busy with dinner, their families and yes, television, many of them take time to talk with Kiel, a canvasser for the AFL-CIO community affiliate Working America.
Kiel’s goal is to sign up new members with Working America. When they sign up (at no cost, or for whatever they want to chip in), people who don’t have the benefit of a union on the job get a voice in a growing community of workers who increasingly have a major say in changing the political direction of the nation. Sometimes, as Kiel says, it comes down to this: Britney Spears or health care.