Franken, Ritchie, Klobuchar, Dayton Speak At AFL-CIO Convention

Senator Al Franken addresses Minnesota AFL-CIO Convention

Minnesota Senators Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar, Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, Michelle Bachmann opponent Tarryl Clark, and gubernatorial candidate Mark Dayton all addressed the Minnesota AFL-CIO convention at the Sheraton Hotel in Bloomington Sunday and Monday. Their speeches to the organized labor base were raucous and passionate. Watch Franken’s speech here. We’ll post the others soon.

Jacob Wheeler

In addition to shooting videos for The UpTake, Jacob Wheeler is a contributing editor at the progressive political magazine In These Times, publishes the Glen Arbor Sun in his native Michigan, and authored "Between Light and Shadow," a recent book about the Guatemalan adoption industry. Wheeler's stories have appeared in such magazines as the Utne Reader, Earth Island Journal, Rotarian and Teaching Tolerance magazine, and newspapers including the San Francisco Chronicle and Christian Science Monitor. He speaks fluent Spanish, German and Danish.

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