The Wellstone Legacy


In his first legislative act, Al Franken – new senator from Minnesota and member of four unions – signed on as co-sponsor of the Employee Free Choice Act. Announcing the move at an AFL-CIO reception, he quoted the late Sen. Paul Wellstone, the longtime labor rights supporter whose seat Franken will hold.  

"Politics isn’t about winning, it isn’t about power. It’s about improving people’s lives."

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