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These hands spent a lifetime working hard and earned their retirement. They never asked for a handout.

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2012 VOTER GUIDE
SEE WHO’S PROTECTING WHAT WE’VE EARNED INSIDE.

WORKING FAMILIES CONGRESSIONAL

— A message from your union —

Important issues affecting our health, children and retirement are at stake in this year’s election. Learn where the candidates stand.
Jobs

Jim Gerlach
Jim Gerlach voted for unfair trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea that could cost the United States hundreds of thousands of jobs.
(H.R. 3078, Vote 781, 10/12/11; H.R. 3079, Vote 782, 10/12/11; H.R. 3080, Vote 783, 10/12/11; EPI, 2/25/10)

Manan Trivedi
Manan Trivedi believes we should stop giving tax breaks to corporations that send American jobs overseas, and instead invest in American small businesses and workers.
(Philly.com, 9/21/10)

Your friends and neighbors understand how important this election is. Jim Gerlach is part of a systematic attack on working families. In order to pay for tax cuts for the wealthy and increase profits for CEOs, they are ready to: • Cut retirement and benefits working families have earned. • Slash education funding and put college out of reach for middle-class families. • Protect tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas. How you vote is a personal decision. Your union believes Manan Trivedi is the best choice for working families. For more information visit www.aflcio.org.

Education

Jim Gerlach voted to take away taxpayer funding from public education and give it to private schools. He also voted to gut programs that protect middle-class families, such as education and health care.
(H.R. 471, Vote 204, 3/30/11; H.Res. 38, Vote 20, 1/25/11)

Manan Trivedi wants to expand opportunities for early childhood education, and would support education policies to attract and retain quality teachers and end “teaching to the test.” (Campaign website, accessed 8/30/12)

Retirement Security

4/15/11; Economic Policy Institute, 4/7/11)

Jim Gerlach voted for the RomneyRyan plan to end Medicare and replace it with a private voucher system that would raise out-of-pocket costs for seniors by thousands of dollars. (H.Con.Res. 34, Vote 277,

Manan Trivedi, as a doctor, will never support privatizing Medicare or risking our seniors’ health. He won’t agree to cut Medicare for the sake of lowering millionaires’ taxes.
(Reading Eagle, 7/31/11; Press release, 6/23/12)

Stand with working families and vote for

Manan Trivedi.

VOTE Tuesday, November 6.

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