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security – through meaningful pension reform – to America’s seniors. Gore also has been a strong advocate for support services and service opportunities made available in the Older Americans Act. Since his days as a Congressman from rural Tennessee more than 20 years ago, Vice President Al Gore has understood the needs of America’s rural citizens. He has been a leader in this Administration’s efforts to strengthen family farms, promote rural economies, open foreign markets to American produce, enhance farm income and has fought for emergency farm relief when natural disasters strike. For more than twenty years, while serving as a Congressman, a Senator and now as Vice President, Al Gore has fought tirelessly to improve the standard of living of America’s working

families. With an 88% lifetime rating from the AFL-CIO, Al Gore supported increases in the minimum wage, opposed dangerous cuts to worker safety, fought to guarantee workers’ rights to organize and participate in our political system and has supported laws to help working families. As Vice President, and as a Member of Congress, Al Gore has fought hard to expand opportunities for women. He has worked to erase the earnings gap between men and women, fought for quality child care services, helped increase funding for women’s health care programs, and has been praised for his efforts to protect a woman’s right to choose. Al Gore has been a leader in the Administration’s efforts to help move welfare recipients to work. Since 1993, welfare rolls have dropped by 53 percent, or

by 7.5 million recipients. In March 1997, Gore challenged federal agencies to hire 10,000 welfare recipients by the year 2000. By April 2000, the federal government nearly tripled that goal, hiring nearly 30,000 welfare recipients. In addition, Gore created the Welfare-to-Work Coalition to Sustain Success-comprised of national civic organizations that work with federal, state and local governments, private corporations and small businesses to help welfare recipients obtain and retain jobs in the private sector. It is these stances on these issues that lead me to even further believe that all gore is the best choice for president For my interview I sent a open email to the Democratic National Committee in Washington D.C. A man named Joe Andrew replied to my questions about the

DNC. Q What is the Democratic National Committee? A The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is the national party organization for the Democratic Party of the United States. It was founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1792. The Democratic Party was originally called the “Republicans” or “Democratic-Republicans.” In 1830 the name was shortened to just “Democrats.” Q Where is the DNC located? A 430 S. Capitol Street SE Washington, DC 20003 Main #: 202-863-8000 Q What is the Function of the DNC? A The DNC plans the Party’s quadrennial presidential nominating convention; promotes election of Party candidates with technical and financial support; and works with national, state, and local party organizations, elected officials, candidates, and constituencies to respond to the

needs and views of the Democratic electorate and the nation. Q Do you have any electronic news services or mailing lists? A Yes, the DNC has an on-line news service called Democratic News that we send to our subscribers via e-mail.. There is no fee to subscribe to our newsletters. By i maid one up