“Barack Obama has mobilized a historic movement to reclaim the greatness of America,” Gerald McEntee, AFSCM President, said. “With his leadership, our nation will rise up to rebuild the middle class at home and restore America’s reputation in the world. <> “We’ve had an opportunity … to sort out our differences to move ahead,” he said. “We have changed positions [on Obama]. He’s more sure-footed. We fought like hell for Hillary, no question about that, and at times it was tough on the campaign trail, but now we’re prepared and ready” to back Obama.
This action, broken on WaPo’s The Trail election blog, has enormous impact bringing millions of union members and their resources formally to the Barack Obama movement. The healing of the Democratic Party and strengthening of the Obama campaign against the attack machine of John McCain and it’s surrounding organizations is in full swing.