Monthly Archives: September 2016

Presidents

Reagan lauded emigration, labor rights, Voice of America and Radio Free Europe in a 1980 campaign speech

Cold War Radio Museum September 10, 2016 Ronald Reagan kicked off his presidential campaign with a Labor Day speech at Liberty State Park, Jersey City, New Jersey on 1 September 1980. In his speech, Reagan talked about the United States as a nation of immigrants, mentioned the Solidarity independent trade union strike in Gdańsk, Poland, and stressed the importance of…

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