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"We send our kids to Iraq"

Remarks by John J. Sweeney, President of the AFL-CIO, at 23rd SEIU Convention, San Francisco

June 22, 2004


WE CARE ABOUT America. When times get tough, we donıt hesitate - we make the sacrifices that are needed.

We work the early shift - the late shift - the double shift.

We do our duty and serve our country and we send our kids to places like Iraq to do the same.

We made ours the most vibrant democracy, the most competitive economy, the strongest middle class, and the most free and open country in the history of the world.

Most important, brothers and sisters, we care about each other and our families and our union movement.

And thatıs why no internal debate is ever going to divide us.

No external force in this world will ever deter us.

And no power in the universe will ever defeat us.

Thank you and God bless you all and God bless America.

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