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on Labor Day

Today has three different meanings for me. The first Labor Day is that celebration of all that Organized Labor - our women and men who have come together in unions - have done for every American. From the 40-hour workweek and the eight-hour workday, to the ability to negotiate a living wage, and the opportunity to retire someday without living in poverty. The quality of life we enjoy in America today was earned, one day at a time, by the men and women of our labor unions. We owe them not just celebration, but thanksgiving.

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Separate but Equal: 75th Anniversary of the Alexandria Library Sit-In

Friends, I want to write to you today about an important event in Alexandria’s history. On this day in 1939, an African-American lawyer, Samuel Tucker, organized a sit-in at Alexandria’s sole library, which at the time was open only to whites. Six black men entered the library, quietly took a book from the shelves, and sat down to read. They were arrested. True change takes courage and time, and some progress comes slowly.

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Don Beyer Honored to Receive Endorsement of Sierra Club, AFL-CIO, NAR, VAR, NEA, VEA, and J Street PAC

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Around the 8th in 80 Days!

Friends, this weekend we were so lucky to spend a gorgeous day in Quincy Park, with ice cream, puppies, and a crowd of over 100 friends, both old and new. I was so happy to share all the great events, policy forums, and meet-and-greets we have planned on the road to November 4th!

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