AFL-CIO scales back Democratic convention involvement

AFL-CIO scales back Democratic convention involvement

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The AFL-CIO, America’s largest union federation, will be scaling back its presence at this year’s Democratic National Convention.

In a memo to member union presidents, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said that the federation will not be making any large monetary contributions or hosting events at the convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, The Huffington Post reports.

The AFL-CIO’s involvement with the convention will only extend to hosting a meeting for members who are serving as delegates.

As part of a new political strategy the group will move its resources away from spending on candidates and party structures and toward building its own infrastructure. (SEE ALSO: AFL-CIO shifts resources away from Obama, Democrats)

Trumka said the aim is to “engage in politics in a more effective and grassroots way”.

“Our resources this year will go instead to our core political work … the priority in this cycle is to register and protect voters,” he added.

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