The Working People Who Make Our Country Strong

September 3rd, 2018

Happy Labor Day! I hope that you and your family have been able to enjoy the long holiday weekend and a short respite from school and work.

Labor Day was first celebrated 136 years ago today. At the time, many Americans worked up to twelve hours a day, six days a week, in conditions that would be unacceptable in modern times.

Thanks to the strength of the labor movement, we have made great progress over the last century. Last month, Missouri voters overwhelmingly rejected anti-union “right to work” legislation, showing that our state stands firmly behind working people.

Still, there is much more to be done. When Congress comes back into session tomorrow, I’ll be focused on a legislative agenda that puts working families front and center.

It’s my firm belief that our government has an obligation to help each and every person in our country achieve the American dream. If you work hard and contribute to your community, you should not have to worry about putting food on the table, paying for your child’s education, or saving for retirement. 

I’m running for reelection because I know that there’s so much progress we can make to help American families achieve their dreams. I hope you’ll take a moment to honor working people today, and follow along on Twitter and Facebook to stay up-to-date on my legislative efforts.

Thank you,

Emanuel Cleaver