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White House hopefuls speak up

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Hillary, what do you think?

The presidential candidates are weighing in on the writers strike. U.S. Sen. Barack Obama on Monday released the following statement:

‘I stand with the writers. The Guild’s demand is a test of whether corporate media corporations are going to give writers a fair share of the wealth their work creates or continue concentrating profits in the hands of their executives. I urge the producers to work with the writers so that everyone can get back to work.’

Today, Sen. John Edwards released his statement:

“The striking Writers Guild members are fighting an important battle to protect their creative rights. These writers deserve to be compensated fairly for their work, and I commend their courage in standing up to big media conglomerates. As someone who has walked picket lines with workers all across America and as a strong believer in collective bargaining, I hope that both sides are able to quickly reach a just settlement.” UPDATE: U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton issued her statement in regards to the strike on Monday: ‘I support the Writers Guild’s pursuit of a fair contract that pays them for their work in all mediums. I hope the producers and writers will return to the bargaining table to work out an equitable contract that keeps our entertainment industry strong and recognizes the contributions writers make to the success of the industry.’

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