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18 November 2008

AFL-CIO Seeks To Turn Out Union Vote For Jim Martin

Hotline On Call brings our attention to the latest group to jump in Georgia's U.S. Senate race. . .

. . .the AFL-CIO.

The AFL-CIO is launching a major effort over the next three weeks to help Democrat Jim Martin best Sen. Saxby Chambliss in the GA Senate run-off. The group will drop a new mailer to 81K union voters and begin a "wide-scale" ground campaign.

The AFL-CIO's GA game plan:

  • Deliver 550,000 worksite flyers
  • Make 600,000 phone calls
  • Send 610,000 pieces union mail
  • Knock on 225,000 doors
[Source: Hotline On Call, "AFL CIO Dropping Mailer In GA", November 18, 2008]

In addition to the mailer (pictured below), Hotline On Call reports that "the AFL-CIO moved field staff from DC and around the country to GA last week, and expects to have about 10K volunteers pounding the pavement and working the phones."