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Holt Baker Energizes Bluegrass Workers to ‘Ditch Mitch’

Posted on October 31, 2008 | in Labor News | by
Mandy Dixon
Arlene Holt Baker joins Working America canvassers in Louisville, Ky.

The tight Kentucky Senate contest has been dubbed the “second most important race in the country.” Bluegrass working people have mobilized in a big way to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a nemesis of working people in the upper house and one of the most virulent opponents of workers’ rights in the Congress.

Yesterday, AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Arlene Holt Baker spent the day in Louisville, Ky., energizing union members to make a strong push in the final four days before the election to get out the vote to elect Sen. Barack Obama president and to “Ditch Mitch” by sending Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Lunsford to Capitol Hill.

Lunsford has a good chance to defeat McConnell and led the filibuster that prevented the Employee Free Choice Act from passing the Senate this year. As minority leader, McConnell has actively opposed every piece of pro-worker legislation to come to the floor.

 

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