Happy Almost Weekend! We’re going to follow the lead of our friend Nate Boulton and do an #EndorsementFriday! Last weekend, the Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO (IFL) held its Committee on Political Education (C.O.P.E) Convention, in Miyoko’s hometown, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It is described on the Iowa Labor News website as, “the formal step in the process to evaluate candidates for the first round of endorsements for the 2016 election cycle.”
The Iowa Federation of Labor endorsement process is very democratic. Local labor councils evaluate and recommend endorsements to the state organization, where they must get two-thirds support to get an endorsement,” said Ken Sagar, President of the IFL. “We consider all candidates who return our questionnaire and answer the questions appropriately. The Iowa Federation of Labor is looking for candidates, regardless of party, who are committed to advancing policies that are in the best interests of all working people.”
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About the AFL-CIO:
The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL–CIO) is a national trade union center and the largest federation of unions in the United States. It is made up of fifty-six national and international unions, together representing more than 12 million active and retired workers. The AFL–CIO engages in substantial political spending and activism for working Americans.