Send John McCain a Message from Working People

This just came “over the transom” from the OC Labor Federation. Apparently, we’ll have a special guest in town next week… And you can help give our guest a special message on behalf of OC’s working people.

The OC Union Voice

LISTEN UP, JOHN McCAIN!

Republican Presidential Candidate John McCain will be in Orange County for a fund raising event. We need to make sure that no matter how hard he tries to ignore us that he hears the voices of Orange County’s working families. Join the Orange County Labor Federation and picket McCain while he and his rich friends wine and dine in Newport Beach.

What: Orange County Fundraising Luncheon

When: March 25, 2008 12:00 Noon

Where: The Island Hotel
690 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Here are some of the votes John McCain has cast:

Raising the Minimum Wage
McCain has voted against raising the federal minimum wage to $7.25 an hour. (S. Amdt. 44 to S. 256, vote number 2005-26, 3/7/05) McCain also voted to allow states to opt out of future federal minimum wage increases, which would effectively repeal the federal minimum wage requirement. (S.Amdt. 116 to S.Amdt. 100 to H.R. 2, vote number 24, 1/24/07)

Trade & Manufacturing
In the Senate, McCain voted for Fast Track trade authority. He also voted in favor of CAFTA, as well as free-trade agreements with Singapore, Chile, Oman and Australia. McCain voted to normalize trade relations with China and Vietnam and voted against the Schumer-Graham bill, which would have imposed tariffs on China as a penalty for currency manipulation.

Retirement Security
McCain voted against a resolution amendment saying Congress should reject any Social Security plan requiring deep benefit cuts or massive increase in debt. (S. Con. Res. 18, 3/15/05)

For more information, contact Carlos Camacho. Email: Carlos@oclabor.org or phone 714-385-1534.

  4 comments for “Send John McCain a Message from Working People

  1. Laura Fowler
    June 18, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    Dear Mr McCain,

    I agree with you on most issues. The one I wish you would reconsider is the buildng of nuclear plants. With the world the way it is today, I don’t feel it is a safe answer to our power problems.
    The power we get from the sun and wind is incredible. And it’s free. I really want a safe world for my grandchildren. We have a few wind towers that supply whole towns.
    Please, Please, reconsider.

    Regards,
    Laura Fowler

  2. Arlene Leedom
    October 9, 2008 at 7:30 am

    Senator Mc Cain:

    My family was for you until this last debate and you, your wife & Palin’s attacks on Senator Obama. First of all, you referring to him as “That One”–uncalled for–did you forget his name? Then your wife and Palin’s comments. Let me tell you sir, I would rather have Senator Obama & on the job training as you say than a HOCKEY MOM!!!! She talks as if she is addressing kids. I would not trust her to run a day care let alone the country. The President can not do anything without the approval of the rest of the politicians that are in WA. Why do all of you have to have such high pay and all the benefits when us common people suffer–give up some of your wages. Politicians are usually wealthy to start with so why do they have to have a retirement and get paid for the rest of their life. This is wrong when the people have to always struggle. I also think that the immigration laws MUST change–the illegals and ALL their children need to leave. My friends child could not get help but the illegal one does. If a child is born here and the parents are not citizens the child should not be either. My great great grandparents came her legally, spoke English, became citizens and had a farm which provided food for others. I could go on and on, I am really tired of all the blow heart politicians and the negative ads. ALL politicians need to stop throwing up the past and get to the issues of today and what they will do in the future to get us back to where we need to be. Our country has gone downhill. As I drive in different neighborhoods I am ashamed of how people take care of their yards, the crime and so on. Stop letting people over here because as they come it gets worse.

  3. David Grisham
    October 20, 2008 at 11:40 pm

    Dear Senator McCain,

    I appreciate your service to this country, but history is not with you in seeking the White House. Senator Obama can inspire the nation and the world to a new era. Please discontinue your negative campaigning against him to preserve your reputation as a patriot and honorable senator and avoid the scorn of the world audience. You are a better man than that. Be apart of the new era as the loyal consultant and senator. You are right to reach across the isle and work with the new senate given your foreign affairs experience. Hubris has been the downfall of our country for 8 years–Iraq invasion, wall street greed, congressional blindness, and tax breaks for the rich in particular. I pray you do not contribute to that legacy. Go with God. Dr. David Grisham

  4. November 5, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    My comment to you John is that before Obama was elected president you tried everything int he book to turn the world against him, but now I hate to tell you it did not work. John also you tried to persuade lots of people that he was a socialist, what if he was. Palin your running mate is a feminist and no one said anything about that did they. My point here McCain is that we are the ones who need the world to change and Barack Obama unlike you will deliver that change and we will be truly happy that he is there and not you.

    YEAH I SAID IT AND IT’S TRUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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