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AFL-CIO Plans to Mobilize Women During Election Season

Aug. 3, 2016, 9:14 PM

The AFL-CIO said it will seek to advance a “women’s economic agenda” and mobilize women voters to back candidates for public office who support the agenda.

In an Aug. 3 statement released during the summer meeting of the labor federation’s Executive Council, the AFL-CIO highlighted a number of policy areas that it said would advance women’s economic gains.

“Women make up more than half of the U.S. electorate, and we vote at higher rates than men,” AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler said in a statement.

“From now until November, the AFL-CIO will be talking to women voters about the issues that ...