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AFL-CIO launching pro-Clinton effort in battleground states

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The labor community is rallying around Hillary Clinton following her nomination for president at the Democratic National Convention.

{mosads}The AFL-CIO will begin campaigning for Clinton in full force this weekend with a series of events in battleground states such as Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Missouri and Nevada.

“Working people are unified behind Hillary Clinton and are ready to defeat Donald Trump in November,” the AFL-CIO said Friday.

“The morning after the convention ends, working people in every state are ready to take off and work to elect Hillary Clinton and other pro-worker candidates,” the nation’s largest labor organization added.

The AFL-CIO’s battleground blitz will include 35 events across 13 cities over the weekend. Tefere Gebre, the group’s executive vice president, will head to Florida to kick off the labor campaign, while other union members will participate in phone banks, rallies and canvassing.

“Working families are an unstoppable force when we stick together,” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said in a statement. “We spoke loud and strong and have helped put the country on a path to shared prosperity. We have driven the debate that put the brakes on the [Trans-Pacific Partnership] and have established the standard for rewriting the economic rules that will shape this election.”

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