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Best Candidates for Working People, 2018: Claire McCaskill

Claire McCaskill
AFL-CIO

This November's elections are shaping up to be among the most consequential in recent U.S. history. Throughout the summer and fall, we are taking a look at the best candidates for working people. Today, we feature Sen. Claire McCaskill from Missouri.

Here are some of the key reasons why McCaskill is one of the best candidatesĀ for working people in 2018:

  • She worked to pass the first boost in the federal minimum wage in more than a decade and supports raising the current minimum wage.

  • McCaskill wants to invest in the nation's infrastructure to improve access to good-paying jobs.

  • She has long opposed "right to work" legislation.

  • McCaskill supports providing student loan forgiveness to public school teachers who have served at least 10 years.

  • She has sponsored legislation to provide financial assistance to veterans for college or vocational training.

  • McCaskill worked in a bipartisan manner to lower the cost of prescription drugs.

  • She is an outspoken advocate for those who have faced sexual harassment in the workplace.

  • McCaskill is a founding member of the Senate Veterans Jobs Caucus and has worked in a bipartisan way to incentivize companies to hire and train veterans.

  • She has worked to bring affordable broadband access to rural communities.

  • McCaskill fought to save rural post offices and maintain delivery standards for the United States Postal Service.

  • She successfully pushed President Donald Trump to allow Missouri rice and beef producers to export goods to China.

  • She supports a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United.

To learn more about McCaskill, visit herĀ website.