WASHINGTON, DC - Service Employees International Union (SEIU) International President Mary Kay Henry issued the following statement after President Obama's comments at a campaign event today in Ohio:
"President Obama's speech today reinforces his belief that the economy grows not from the top down, but from the bottom up. He shares our vision of a nation that invests in good jobs here at home, where everyone pays their fair share and where workers can securely retire in dignity after a career of hard work.
"Americans face a choice - continue moving forward with President Obama to create an economy that works for everyone or turn the clock back and elect Mitt Romney and his Tea Party Republican backers who want to double down on policies that do nothing to help working families or the unemployed. They would rather send jobs overseas, give tax breaks to the richest 1 percent who don't pay their fair share and put up roadblocks to the American Dream. Massachusetts saw firsthand Romney's failed policies; we can't afford to repeat them nationally.
"President Obama was right today when he said that this is a make or break moment for the middle class. That is why SEIU members are out in the field working hard to re-elect President Obama and other candidates who are committed to delivering real policy change for working families in 2013 and beyond."