CFL News
November 13, 2012

Union Makes Major Ad Buy Appealing To Elected Officials About State, National Issues

A new 30-second television commercial sends a clear message: the election may be over but our fight for the middle class has just begun

Source: Progress Illinois

By Aricka Flowers

The Chicago Federation of Labor has made a major television ad buy with a 30-second message making an appeal to elected officials and constituents about the fiscal cliff. The ad notes that although the election may have been a victory for Democrats at the local and national levels, "the fight has just begun."

Noting the unseating of Joe Walsh (R-8), Bob Dold (R-10), and Judy Biggert (R-11), the CFL is calling on legislators in the lame-duck session to address the expiration of the Bush tax cuts and ensure the future of the social service safety net, including Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare. 

“Voters sent a clear message in this election that they reject policies that favor the super-wealthy at the expense of middle class families,” said Jorge Ramirez, president of the Chicago Federation of Labor. “At the state, local and national levels, voters demand a fair economy that works for everyone. Organized labor helped build the middle class. That’s what we’re fighting to protect.”

The ad is also asking Americans to stay politically active and involved in the debate surrounding the taxes and the expected cuts to domestic spending. 

Take a look at the ad