Labor Party speaker on "Why we need a party of our own"
July/August 2006

On Thursday, July 27, South Carolina AFL-CIO president Donna DeWitt will speak in Gainesville about the Labor Party's successful campaign to get on the ballot in South Carolina.

Over 10,000 South Carolinians have signed petitions to put the Labor Party on the 2006 ballot. DeWitt, who has led the South Carolina AFL-CIO since 1996, will be talking about why union members and working people in South Carolina support the Labor Party.

"We believe the time has come to build a real political alternative capable of running credible campaigns and changing the terms of political debate in our state. We are convinced that it is time for South Carolina's workers to begin to speak clearly with their own political voice," said Dewitt.

The Labor Party was founded in June 1996 at a convention of 1,400 delegates from hundreds of local and international unions as well as individual activists.

Dewitt, who also serves as the National Co-Chair of the Labor Party, will talk on Thursday, July 27 @ 7 p.m. CWA Local 3105 Union Hall, 1949 NE 27th Avenue, Gainesville FL. (Behind Sonny's on Waldo Rd.)

For more information please call the Alachua County Labor Party at 352-375-2832. or

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