Debate Demonstrators Want Better Lifestyle

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By Clint Confehr EDGEHILL, TN — Voters want good jobs, health care, and pensions, an AFL-CIO Executive Council member told demonstrators Oct. 22 near Belmont University before the presidential debate. “We are in the heart of a red state,” said Vonda McDaniel, president of the Nashville/Middle Tennessee Central Labor Council. “Tennesseans have different opinions on moral issues, but we can agree that we want jobs with family-sustaining wages … jobs that provide health care and a dignified pension.” Nearby, “Democrats for Life” is what Harriett Bradley’s sign said. Another woman wore what seemed to be pajamas with a repeating pattern of Trump’s face. “Orangeman good,” she said, walking across a driveway where a crowd waited for the candidates. McDaniel led a march to Magnolia Avenue and Wedgwood Boulevard. While marching, unionists received Biden-Harris signs from Democrats near coffee and smoothie shops. Former Trump voter Shannon Mulcahy lost her job at Reynard Manufacturing, Indianapolis, Ind. “He said he’d stop our jobs from going to Mexico, but they did.” United Steelworkers are gone there, she said, indicating the plant’s closed. Her message: “Stop offshoring” and “Keep jobs here.” Julie Ford of Robertson County waved a white Trump flag at traffic near the...