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Right, right. What was your opinion, if you had any then, of the
The masses will vote for Roosevelt. Do you remember anything in
this period about the American Labor Party?
Of course. There's the American Labor Party there. There was
an American Labor Party and there were splits in the labor party.
There was unity because the unions were in there, in the Labor Party,
and Sidney Hillman. But I remember the Labor Party mostly in the
What role did it play?
It was an important political force. I didn't work with it on a day
to day, but in elections we worked to help get the vote. Also this is a
period when communists were running candidates for City Council and
Peter Cacchione in Brooklyn.
Did he run this early?
You have to put a year on these things. Ben Davis, Peter
Cacchione. I don't know the year.
Probably about '38. But then [Mike] Quill is first elected as a
labor party candidate for the City Council.
I think we should stop now.
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