Hillary Clinton Statement on International Brotherhood of Teamsters Endorsement
Today, after receiving the endorsement of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, an international union with 1.4 million members in the U.S. and Canada, Hillary Clinton issued the following statement. Since announcing her campaign, Clinton has received the endorsement of 40 national unions, the AFL-CIO, and the North American Building Trades Unions, collectively representing 18.8 million members:
“I am honored to have earned the endorsement of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
“Unions like the International Brotherhood of Teamsters built the American middle class, and they make our economy run today. Teamsters keep our planes in the air, they put food on our shelves, and they get packages to our doors. In fighting for better wages and safer conditions on the job, the Teamsters are fighting for all America's workers.
“I have always been proud to stand with organized labor to create good jobs with good benefits and wages that make it possible to build a middle-class life. As President, I will stand with organized labor and I will always fight for workers' rights to retire with dignity and security, and to receive the benefits they have earned after years of hard work.
“The stakes in this election couldn't be higher. The Republican candidate for President is a man who has said wages are ‘too high’ in this country. Donald Trump personally signed a contract to hire a union-busting firm to try to stop his workers from organizing in his Las Vegas hotel. His running mate is a man who consistently supported efforts to undermine Social Security and who repealed Indiana's 80-year-old prevailing wage law. Workers deserve better. And both of them support so-called ‘right to work’ laws that make it harder for workers to organize. I am proud to stand with organized labor against these laws, because ‘right to work’ is wrong for workers and wrong for America.
“If elected, American workers will always have a seat at the table and a champion in the White House--because when unions are strong, America is strong.”
Vice President Biden to Campaign for Hillary Clinton in Ohio on Thursday, September 1, 2016
On Thursday, September 1, Vice President Joe Biden will campaign for Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine in Ohio. At public events in the Mahoning Valley and the Cleveland area, Vice President Biden will lay out the high stakes of November's election and urge Ohioans to support Clinton and her vision for an America that is stronger together, with an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top.
Additional details for this event will be released soon.
Members of the public interested in attending the Mahoning Valley event can RSVP here.
Members of the public interested in attending the Cleveland event can RSVP here.
President Obama to Campaign for Hillary Clinton in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, September 13, 2016
On Tuesday, September 13, President Barack Obama will campaign for Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At a public event, President Obama will lay out the high stakes of November's election for Pennsylvania families and encourage Pennsylvanians to register to vote ahead of the October 11 deadline. He will urge Pennsylvanians to support Clinton and her vision for an America that is stronger together, with an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top.
Additional details for this event will be released soon.
Members of the public interested in attending this event can RSVP here.
Making American Great Again? Trump Wins In A Landslinde...With Bobbleheads
With precincts reporting from the North, South, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest, it appears Donald Trump is the clear cut favorite to win the November election. More scientific than the Rasmussen Poll, more accurate than the Economist/YouGov poll and more respected than the Quinnipiac Poll, the Goldklang Group Bobblection, which began with the 2004 battle between George W. Bush and John Kerry, captures the true pulse of the nation through unique polling: bobbleheads.
As fans entered the gates of the three Goldklang Group teams: St. Paul (MN) Saints, Charleston (SC) RiverDogs and Hudson Valley (NY) Renegades they were asked to choose between a Hillary Clinton bobblehead or a Donald Trump bobblehead, which would count as their “vote.” In all three ballparks Trump was the overwhelming winner.
On August 23 the RiverDogs and Renegades set the tone with Trump taking 62% and 65% of the votes, respectively. In Charleston fans were given a third “party” choice, as 1% entered to win a trip out of the country with one “lucky” winner receiving a one way trip to Canada. While the race was a little closer in St. Paul, Trump was still the decisive winner on August 25 receiving 55% of the votes. While most of the national polls show Clinton with a lead, the Bobblection bump could be enough to carry Trump to a HUUUGE victory in November.
When asked about his level of confidence that Bobbleection 2016 would follow in the footsteps of previous Group-wide accuracy in predicting the nation’s next commander-in-chief, Group president Jeff Goldklang responded, “Our fans have spoken. There are clearly two options with no choice, and they believe Trump will prevail in this historic race to the bottom of America’s political party system.”
Originally started in 2004 by the Goldklang Group, the one of a kind Bobblection was an accurate predictor of two incredibly close Presidential Races. Back in 2004, the promotion gained national recognition as George W. Bush took four of seven states to win the first ever Bobblection, with CNN broadcasting results live from the swing state of Florida at Hammond Stadium, home of the Ft. Myers Miracle. The network missed the closest race, which took place at Midway Stadium where John Kerry edged George Bush by just 17 bobbleheads. Three months before the actual election and with exit polls showing the race too close to call, the Goldklang Bobblection got it right.
The trend continued in 2008 with a clean sweep by Barack Obama over John McCain. Though there were some close races in New York and Brockton (MA), the soon to be president-elect was the most popular candidate by a wide margin in ballparks from South Carolina to South Dakota and especially here in St. Paul, winning by the second largest margin at Midway Stadium.
In 2012, the vote of the baseball population differed from that of the American people. Deciding between the Republican nominee Mitt Romney and incumbent President Barack Obama, fans of 10 different teams voted for the former Massachusetts governor to be the next occupant of the Oval Office. While some teams like the Hickory Crawdad’s (NC) gave Romney an overwhelming nod (he won by 14 percentage points), swing states like Florida illustrated how close the election would be, with Obama narrowly winning the vote of the Fort Myers faithful by 0.4 percent.
The Bobblection has become so popular other teams from around the country are taking part this season. In Lincoln, NE the Saltdogs fans spoke to the tune of 66% of the vote for Trump and 35% for Clinton on August 23. The Miracle continued the trend on August 25 when Trump took 60%, with Clinton grabbing 29% and a third option, local DJ’s Stan and Haney, getting 11% of the votes. Mahoning Valley (OH) Scrappers go to the polls on August 27 with the Lakewood (NJ) BlueClaws and Hickory (NC) Crawdads rounding it out on September 1 and 2, respectively.
Each team received 500 of each candidate, with the exception of St. Paul who had 750 Clinton and Trump bobbleheads, and the first candidate to have all their bobbleheads selected was declared the winner.
GOLDKLANG GROUP The Goldklang Group is a sports entertainment consulting and management firm. The Group provides operational consulting and management services in all areas relating to sports franchise, event, and venue acquisition, promotion and operation. The Group owns three teams: St. Paul Saints, Single-A Charleston RiverDogs (New York Yankees) and Low-A Hudson Valley Renegades (Tampa Rays).