UE Political Action Updates
Four-term U.S. House of Representatives member Hilda Solis (D-CA) has been chosen by President-elect Obama as the next Secretary of Labor. What do we know about Representative Solis? And what do we know about the direction in which she's likely to take the Labor Department? Let's start with a look at her background and her record in the U.S. House of Representatives.
It appears likely that the Bush administration will soon do what Congress failed to do because of Republican obstructionists in the Senate: Provide a bridge loan to the auto companies to prevent an immediate collapse of that industry.
President George W. Bush is about to leave office with historically low approval ratings, and after voters resoundingly rejected his legacy by defeating his party’s presidential candidate and further shrinking his party’s minorities in both the Senate and the House.
The growth of the internet over recent years has changed the face of political campaigns in our country. Not only do candidates increasingly present their messages to the voters through their websites, but independent groups try to influence the course of the election through websites, ads, e-mail campaigns, and videos on YouTube.
As the Democratic primary contest between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama dragged on, the other remaining Senator in the presidential race - Republican John McCain of Arizona - enjoyed valuable time to salve the wounded egos left over from the Republican's own bruising primary battle. His campaign handlers also had time to test different ways to "market" John McCain to voters in the general election. From now until November, the mission of his advertising consultants and campaign operatives will be to "sell" John McCain to the voters.
On June 10, Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives a 35 count impeachment resolution against President Bush. Kucinich – who met recently with delegates to the UE Political Action Conference – needed more than 4 hours to read the impeachment resolution into the Congressional record. The impeachment articles charge President Bush with a breathtaking list of crimes and impeachable offenses.