Why Hillary Inspires Me

June 16, 2016 Jackie Tortora

Born and raised in South Dakota, I am proud to come from a working class family.  To this day, my parents both work in manual labor for hourly wages without the benefit of a union, retirement plans or much in the way of benefits.  But they, and my entire family for that matter, have always been there for me and provided the support I needed to be the first in my family to attend college and eventually end up in Washington, DC working for the AFL-CIO.  My working class background shaped who I am and it's always who I will be.  And it's why I believe in giving working people a fair shot at making a better life.   

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