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Every Vote Counts.

(HARRISBURG, PA) – As polls close here in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on this historic election day, the officers of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder made the following statements on behalf of the 700,000 working women and men we represent: “Pennsylvanians have turned out to vote in unprecedented numbers throughout this campaign.   More than 2.5 million ballots were received as of Tuesday morning, greater than one-third of Pennsylvania’s total voter turnout in 2016.  Millions of Pennsylvanians are more inspired to make their voices heard than at any other time in history. Read More

There’s No Need to Wait to Count Ballots.

Cumberland County Bureau of Elections Director Bethany Salzarulo announced that the county would only begin processing mail-in and absentee ballots on the morning of November 4.  The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder made the following joint statement: “There is no shortage of labor in Pennsylvania, and there is certainly a high demand for a timely and accurate vote count.  Poll workers and elections officials have performed essential tasks of our democracy since its beginning, and we urgently need them in this election cycle. Read More

Donald Trump’s Day Trip Across Pennsylvania Leaves Behind a Trail of Lies 

(HARRISBURG, PA) – President Donald Trump held three campaign events across Pennsylvania today in Allentown, Lititz, and Martinsburg.  The officers of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, President Rick Bloomingdale, and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder made the following statements: “As cases of COVID-19 continue to rise at alarming levels, today the president’s campaign events demonstrated yet again that Donald Trump has learned nothing over the past year. Read More