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JFK GIVES LABOR DAY SPEECH IN DETROIT

JFK GIVES LABOR DAY SPEECH IN DETROIT

DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE ASKS FOR “YOUR HELP, YOUR HAND, YOUR VOICE”

Detroit, Michigan (JFK+50) Senator John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts, the 1960 Democratic nominee for President of the United States, gave a Labor Day campaign speech today here in Detroit.

JFK Speaks in Detroit, September 5, 1960

 

The Senator began by saying:

“I take my case to you because I am confident the American people do not want to continue in this country poverty & discrimination & disease & slums…”

 

Mr. Kennedy continued:

“I want every American to stand up for his rights, even if some times he has to sit down for them.

 

And finally, I am here because we share a common belief in….free collective bargaining & the growth of free, responsible unions.”


JFK then appealed for support by saying:

“The New Frontier is what I ask you to do for your country.  Give me your help, your hand (&) your voice.”

 

The Democratic presidential nominee continued:

“This is the greatest country in the world.  But we can be still greater. This is the most prosperous country in the world.  But we can be still more prosperous….so that every American can share in that prosperity.

 

This is a time for courage & action.  For strong leaders who are not afraid.  Leaders who can turn our dreams into realities.”

 

And JFK concluded this Labor Day campaign address by saying:

“During the dark days of World War II, Winston Churchill appealed to America for help (by saying) ‘Give us the tools & we will finish the job.’ Today, I say to all Americans who want to build a better America, Give us the job for we have the tools.”

 

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