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Congressman Marc Veasey

Representing the 33rd District of Texas

McClatchy DC: Democrats and unions are trying to figure out how to win back blue-collar votes

Jun 26, 2017
In The News

WASHINGTON 

Labor leaders came to Capitol Hill on behalf of Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Texas, on Tuesday and they had a clear message for Democrats: in order to take back the Capitol and White House, talk about jobs and don’t stop.

Veasey along with Rep. Brendan Boyle, D-Pa., are co-chairs of the Blue Collar Caucus, a newly formed group aimed at winning back the blue-collar voters who left the Democratic Party in droves during the 2016 election and helped flip blue states such as Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin in favor of President Donald Trump.

Veasey and Boyle gathered leaders from some of America’s biggest unions for a listening session aimed at fully understanding the needs of blue collar workers and how Democrats can fight back against Trump’s populist message that proved to be effective at winning votes.