Transcript: Vice President Biden’s Convention Speech

 Transcript of Vice President Joe Biden‘s speech at the Democratic National Convention, as prepared for delivery:
September 6, 2012
Enlarge J. Scott Applewhite/APVice President Joe Biden addresses the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday.

My fellow Democrats, and my favorite Democrat.

Jilly, I want you to know that Beau, Hunt, Ashley, and I are so proud of you. We admire the way you treat every single student who walks into your classroom. You not only teach them. You give them confidence. And the passion you bring to easing the burden on the families of our warriors. They know you understand what they’re going through. It makes a difference. And I’m grateful. So grateful that you said Yes on that fifth try.

And Beau, thank you for placing my name in nomination to be Vice President of the United States. I accept. Continue reading “Transcript: Vice President Biden’s Convention Speech”

Richard Trumka: ‘We Love Our Country….We Built It’

09/05/2012; Jackie Tortora

America needs good jobs and shared prosperity, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told delegates at the Democratic National Convention tonight. It’s abundantly clear the Romney-Ryan ticket is only offering prosperity for the rich and an economic nightmare for everyone else, whether it’s cutting Medicare and Social Security, giving the rich more tax breaks or outsourcing America’s jobs. “Prosperity requires democracy—starting with the essential right of everyone in this great country to a voice, both in the ballot box and in the workplace.”  Continue reading “Richard Trumka: ‘We Love Our Country….We Built It’”

2012 Democratic National Convention: Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by The Honorable Richard Trumka, President of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)

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2012 Democratic National Convention: Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by The Honorable Richard Trumka, President of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)

CHARLOTTE, Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The following is a copy of a speech, as prepared for delivery, by The Honorable Richard Trumka, President of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday, September 5, 2012:

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Good evening, brothers and sisters. I’m Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO. I’m a third-generation coal miner from Nemacolin, Pennsylvania. I’m here on behalf of millions of people who do the work of America.

Last week, Mitt Romney told us that he and his friends built America—without any help from the rest of us. Well, let me tell you, Mitt Romney doesn’t know a thing about hard work or responsibility. We are the ones who built America. We are the ones who build it every single day—because it is our work that connects us all. Continue reading “2012 Democratic National Convention: Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by The Honorable Richard Trumka, President of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)”