Dozens of McCain Callers Protest Negative Obama Call Script
According to an article at TPM Election Central, in a show of integrity that chose principle over wages, up to 40 workers in Hobart, Indiana at Americall, a call center that hired workers to place live calls because robocalling is illegal in Indiana, walked off the job, refusing to read a script that they believed to be " .... nasty", which repeated several of the negative statements that have been used by the McCain-Palin campaign against the Obama-Biden campaign for weeks, including, according to one worker, claims that Obama and the Democrats " .... were against protecting children from danger".
From the article:
Nina Williams, a stay-at-home mom in Lake County, Indiana, tells us that her daughter recently called her from her job at the center, upset that she had been asked to read a script attacking Obama for being "dangerously weak on crime," "coddling criminals," and for voting against "protecting children from danger."
Williams' daughter told her that up to 40 of her co-workers had refused to read the script, and had left the call center after supervisors told them that they would have to either read the call or leave, Williams says. The call center is called Americall, and it's located in Hobart, IN.
"They walked out," Williams says of her daughter and her co-workers, adding that they weren't fired but willingly sacrificed pay rather than read the lines. "They were told [by supervisors], `If you all leave, you're not gonna get paid for the rest of the day."
The daughter, who wanted her name withheld fearing retribution from her employer, confirmed the story to us. "It was like at least 40 people," the daughter said. "People thought the script was nasty and they didn't wanna read it."
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An excerpt from the speech delivered by Senator Obama in Canton, Ohio today, October 27, 2008.
Yes, government must lead the way on energy independence, but each of us must do our part to make our homes and our businesses more efficient. Yes, we must provide more ladders to success for young men who fall into lives of crime and despair. But all of us must do our part as parents to turn off the television and read to our children and take responsibility for providing the love and guidance they need. Yes, we can argue and debate our positions passionately, but at this defining moment, all of us must summon the strength and grace to bridge our differences and unite in common effort - black, white, Latino, Asian, Native American; Democrat and Republican, young and old, rich and poor, gay and straight, disabled or not.
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