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DNC Winter Meeting, Washington, DC, Feb. 1-3, 2007
In his speech, former Sen. John Edwards (D-NC) drew repeated applause describing some of the difficulties ordinary Americans face and then stating, "It doesn't have to be that way."  Edwards called upon the audience to stand with these Americans facing trying times.  He cited Dr. Martin Luther King's statement some forty years ago that "silence is betrayal."  On the war in Iraq Edwards declared, "We cannot be satisfied with passing nonbinding resolutions that we know this president will ignore."  Edwards also made the most overt appeal to organized labor.  "I'll tell you one thing, the unions, the men and women of organized labor, they will never lack the backbone to stand up for their workers," he said.  "They will right injustice when they see it, they will fight with courage and passion, and I'll speak to this Democrat: I am proud to stand with them," he said. 
Elizabeth Edwards appreciate the speech.

Copyright © 2007 Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action