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Mark Schauer to Accept the Michigan State AFL-CIO Endorsement in Detroit

Mark Schauer to Accept the Michigan State AFL-CIO Endorsement in Detroit

Workers and retirees will be out in force to show their support

Media Advisory for Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Contact: Sara Wallenfang

269-290-2523swallenfang@aflcio.com

 

Mark Schauer to Accept the Michigan State AFL-CIO Endorsement in Detroit

Workers and retirees will be out in force to show their support

(Detroit, Michigan) Following the unanimous vote of the Executive Council and General Board last week, gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer will accept the Michigan State AFL-CIO endorsement directly from workers in Detroit this Wednesday.

 

“Mark Schauer is a fierce advocate for the middle class who fought to save Michigan auto jobs while in Congress,” said Michigan AFL-CIO President Karla Swift. “Mark is ready to fight for students and seniors as governor. This is in sharp contrast to Rick Snyder, who cut school funding and taxed seniors in order to give tax cuts to corporations, even if they ship jobs overseas.”

 

“It’s an honor to have the support of Michigan’s working families,” said Schauer. “I am committed to building an economy that works for the middle class, not just the wealthy and the well-connected. As governor, I’ll make education a top economic priority to help our kids compete for high-wage, high skill jobs, and I’ll fight to get rid of the job-killing Snyder Retirement Tax.”

 

What:    Mark Schauer Endorsement Rally

 

Who:     Mark Schauer

Karla Swift, Michigan State AFL-CIO President

Michigan working families representing a broad cross section of industries

 

When: Noon on Wednesday, March 19

 

Where: AFSCME Council 25 at 600 W. Lafayette Blvd.; Detroit, MI

 

Visuals: Large crowd with brightly colored signage

 

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