This is an excerpt from the Huffington Post, "A Doorstep Focus Group Every Night," by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka.
Every day while the right-wing SuperPACs pour millions of dollars into attack ads, canvassers for Working America, the AFL-CIO’s community affiliate, knock on nearly 25,000 doors and talk to more than 10,000 actual voters in town after town and state after state.
Each conversation is a little bit different, but together they amount to something like a series of giant nightly focus groups with people who are as “real” as you can get.
Voters care most about big issues like taxes and jobs and education. People want the richest Americans to pay reasonable taxes so our country can create good jobs in construction, transportation and more, and so we can hire police, firefighters, teachers and other public workers for our communities.