The C.I.O. in Politics: Attack and Defense
The energetic effort of the Congress of Industrial Organizations to mobilize labor and public support for the reelection of President Roosevelt is one of the most striking features of the 1944 campaign. C. I. O. political activities have been attacked as an effort to buy the election, to capture the Democratic party, to control the Government of the United States: they have been defended as a legitimate movement by working men and women to insure continuation of the public policies which they believe will best serve the interests of the whole people.
In the opinion of Philip Murray, president of the C. I. O., the electorate has a choice in 1944 between a return to the policies followed after World War I and a continuation after the present war of policies which will insure balanced prosperity for all.
Political action is the key to this all important decision which confronts America this year. Every American who wants to see America advance after the war to a period of expanded production and employment should do his level best to get out the vote for the reelection of President Roosevelt and for the election of a progressive Congress which will support his policies.