Jackson County Dems Deliver Supplies As Prez Joins UAW Strike

An e-mail blast from Jackson County leaders proves apropos given today's historic flex from the Commander-In-Chief. 

First, here's the word according to Jackson County Democrats:

"If you want to help support the ongoing UAW strike, our local candidates are helping to collect canned goods, toilet paper and other household items needed to restock the the local UAW worker pantries. Bring what you can to the next event, or reach out and we can connect you to a place to drop off!

"Join us tonight at Llewelyn’s Pub at 5:30pm for the re-election kick off for State Representative Kemp Strickler, and stick around for the Lees Summit Democrats meeting with special guest Jess Piper starting at 7pm!"

And then, a word from our leader amid the ongoing auto worker strike that he joined today . . . 

"Now the companies are doing incredibly well. And guess what?," said Biden. "You should be doing incredibly well, too." Speaking through the cheering crowd, Biden continued, "Stick with it. You deserve the significant raise you need, and other benefits."

Biden joined the auto workers on day 12 of the strike. Asked if the UAW should get a 40% pay increase over the life of the contract that the UAW is seeking, Biden, wearing a UAW baseball cap, said yes.

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