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Working people are taking this historic 2016 election very seriously, and when we are inspired, there is no political force in America more powerful.

Organized labor groups including the heavily immigrant Culinary Union are in the thick of an aggressive get-out-the-vote campaign that’s contributing to Democrats’ early voting turnout lead in Nevada, and raising alarms for down-ticket Republicans. The union’s work so far this cycle included ensuring 34,000 of its members are registered to vote, reassigning 150 of its members to full-time political work and leading a ground operation that’s knocked on more than 200,000 doors.

The 57,000-member Culinary Union, which is 56% Latino and includes guest room attendants, is a powerful supporter of Nevada Democrats.

Many union workers and volunteers stood and clapped as AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka walked to the podium Tuesday at the Toledo Federation of Teachers building in Toledo. Before volunteers spent their time canvassing, Trumka stopped by in support of Hillary Clinton to boost the volunteer spirit and to urge people to vote in an election he called “the most consequential of our time.”

Support for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has dropped even lower among union members. Support for Trump among members of AFL-CIO-affiliated unions stood at 33 percent in Florida, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, the five battleground states the group was targeting. That was a decrease from September.

AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler joined community members and labor leaders in Missouri to urge union members to elect candidates who will advocate for working families.

“It’s truly been an historic effort and a heroic effort here in Missouri, but it will all be in vain if we lose Nov. 8," Shuler said. "We cannot let that happen.”

Organized labor launched the final phase of its political battle plan to put Hillary Clinton in the White House, announcing Thursday a new video from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and a door-to-door blitz aimed at getting union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida, and Nevada to the polls to vote for the Democratic nominee.

Organized labor launched the final phase of its political battle plan to put Hillary Clinton in the White House, announcing Thursday a new video from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and a door-to-door blitz aimed at getting union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida, and Nevada to the polls to vote for the Democratic nominee.

National labor unions hoping to put a dent in Donald Trump’s support among working-class voters are running a massive ground game in swing states, sending out a detailed script to nearly 2,000 canvassers who’ve knocked on more than 6 million doors so far.