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AFL-CIO Says 'No' To Debbie Wasserman Schultz

June 18, 2016 - 1:45pm

For the first time in 24 years, Debbie Wasserman Schultz will not get the endorsement of the AFL-CIO. 

Despite winning the recommendation of the Broward County chapter, Wasserman Schultz failed to get the required 2/3 votes to secure the endorsement.

Some state AFL-CIO chapters have stated there would be no endorsement of Democrats who voted in favor of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

That includes Wasserman Schultz.

If you remember, Wasserman Schultz’s primary opponent, Tim Canova, protested the recommendation that Wasserman Schultz be endorsed, citing the union's failure to screen all candidates.

Turns out Canova was right.

At a June 12, 2016 meeting in Orlando, where AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka was present, as was Wasserman Schultz, delegates from the CWA and the NNU spoke out against Wasserman Schultz. It resulted in the failed endorsement.

Wasserman Schultz challenged the position of the national leadership, but it fell on deaf ears.

Both the CWA and the NNU have endorsed Tim Canova.

Richard Templin, president of the Florida AFL-CIO confirmed to me, via phone, that Wasserman Schultz did not receive the required number of votes needed for the endorsement.

Wasserman Schultz’s vote in favor of the TPP, as well as her role in pushing the Democratic Party to the right, were the major bones of contention delegates cited.

This is a second blow to Wasserman Schultz in quick-time. This week she was relieved of control of the DNC, relinquishing it to a member of Hillary Clinton’s campaign staff.

Tim Canova, who recently passed the $2 million mark in donations, is giving Wasserman Schultz a run for her money in Congressional District 23.

Canova has challenged Wasserman Schultz to a series of six debates, in which she will have to defend her record publicly.

So far, she has refused to commit to any debates.

Politicians are realizing that votes have consequences, and for Wasserman Schultz, one of those consequences is losing the support of major labor unions.

It is yet to be seen if she will also lose her congressional seat.

CD 23 is heavily Jewish, but Wasserman Schultz’s vote for the Iran agreement has angered many in the Jewish community.

Her performance as DNC chair has angered many Democrats across the country, resulting in petitions and calls for her removal as chair, the loudest critic being Bernie Sanders.

Wasserman Schultz, who received $68,000 from the Payday Loan industry, walked back her support of the industry after heavy pressure from Tim Canova and Allied Progress.

Some say it’s too little, too late.

Wasserman Schultz has been a divisive figure in the Democratic Party mostly due to her handling of the presidential primary.

Some feel she attempted to stack the deck in Hillary Clinton’s favor.

A DNC member, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said perhaps now that Wasserman Schultz has been relieved of her duties, the picketing that routinely went on at the DNC will stop, and things can get back to normal. The national convention is coming up, and the party is preparing to officially nominate its standardbearer, and unite to defeat Donald Trump.

As far as CD 23, things are just starting to heat up and a lot of eyes will be on that race to see if Canova can pull off in Florida what Dave Brat pulled off in Virginia, when he defeated Eric Cantor.

Leslie Wimes is founder and president of Women On The Move, and the Democratic African American Women Caucus,


I'm one of many forcing change upon our corrupt politicos and she's had this fight brewing ever since she backed payday lenders, corporate Wallstreet, The Sugar Cane Industry, and fraud within the DNC, and if Tim Canova's progressive agenda and grass roots backing aren't enough to stop her and her corrupt backers then the Class Action brought by Beck and Lee Law firm will.

She's needs to get out, she won't win now. I'll be voting against her this election. This time I'm looking into each candidate for every seat. Im voting for the people that will use common sense and are not corporate owned. Purple with integrity and honesty.

Please do the right thing FL and vote her out! Corporate lackey, not a democratic bone in her body.

DWS is getting exactly what she deserves.

Bernie or Bust! BDS BLM and all the rest! We the People have had Enough!!! #ZionismMustGo #StopALEC #StopTheKochs #ImpeachObama #StopTPP #ObamaKnew #IndictAlready

There is plenty of fiction in this article. Pretty much everything that we read about Debbie is pure fiction. Fiction that is propagated by Debbie herself and her machine. Few understand the true powers of this woman. Few understand how she sees the world. Few understand what she controls and how she does the controlling. So much can be said about Debbie; about Debbie and Hillary; about Debbie and Sanders; about Debbie and the DNC; about Debbie and the United States; about Debbie and the rest of the world. But where does one begin?

UH....Really??? You said there is "plenty of fiction in this article" and then went on to say absolutely nothing. She has no powers, she has no control, and she has a very narrow, unacceptable vision once she feels "bullet proof". She has lost her job for the DNC, she has lost her support from the unions, she has lost support from Jewish voters and with all due respect, the only relevancy she may have is IF Clinton wins and names her to her administration.....even then, I don't see things going well for her. She took some calculated risks and she lost.

One begins getting a CAT Scan to see if your brain literally fell out of your head.

DWS is probably the most hideous looking creature in Florida. She needs to get her hair did, then her face!

Now, Congressman Alcee Hastings is the incumbent that received the highest amount of funds from payday loan sharks. Leslie, you wrote so bravely about Wasserman Schultz not giving a damn about minorities, and about Alcee now?

Leslie writes with prejudice in her mind, and heart! GO TRUMP!!

she is a corporate sellout

Another Clinton lackey bites the dust for them. At least Wasserman-Schultz isn't going to jail or ending up dead like some of the past "friends of the Clinton." The Clinton's don't care (they only care about power and money) and the sad thing is her supporters don't realize it or seem to care either.

Give it time....

And, if anyone knows about being devisive, it's Leslie Wimes! GO TRUMP!!

Dump Trump. He is a lying, com man who wants to be King.

It couldn't happen to a nicer person. People are finally waking up and realizing she's worthless.

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