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The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release November 12, 1993


Today, we saw a profile in courage. Leo Purcell, President of the Massachusetts Building Trade Council, endorsed NAFTA in a letter to fellow union workers.

In addition to saying, as I have, that this is a choice between change and status quo, Purcell wrote, "No longer can nations afford to build invisible walls at their borders because there are no longer national borders to free trade."

I applaud Mr. Purcell for his leadership, courage and vision and for his strong confidence in the American worker.