This weekend, the United Steelworkers (USW) “Steel Blitz for Barack” bus tour hits the road with Pittsburgh Steelers team owner Dan Rooney, former Steelers players, USW President Leo W. Gerard and Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland (D).
Between now and Nov. 1, the Steel Blitz bus tour will make stops throughout southwestern Pennsylvania and southeastern Ohio. The tour is mobilizing USW members and union families for the final push of the election campaign.
This past Saturday in West Mifflin, Rooney told the crowd gathered at USW Local 2227’s union hall that he came to his decision to support Sen. Barack Obama after hearing him speak out about helping middle-class families.
That’s the reason I endorsed Barack Obama—seeing the man and seeing what he stood for. He is a person of intelligence, of integrity who wants to move this nation beyond its religious and racial divisions.