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NEWS RELEASE Contact: JAY BENTLEY 817-772-3050 American Income Life Insurance Company Executive Offices P.O. Box 208, Waco, Texas 76703, 817-772-3050 ALEXANDER BARKAN ACCEPTS ASSIGNMENT AS POLITICAL CONSULTANT WITH AMERICAN INCOME LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY WACO, Tex. -Jan. 25, 1982 -Alexander E. Barkan, just retired as director of the AFL-CIO Committee on Political ment as Special Consultant for Political Affairs with the American Income Life Insurance Company of Waco, Texas. American Income Life, which markets life, supplementary health, accident and other related insurance products, has as its primary market union members throughout the country. Bernard Rapoport, chairman of the company, has long supported labor and liberal causes and is a contributor to liberal and moderate Democratic candidates for national office. Rapoport said that American Income has retained Barkan so that the company may “better serve” the democratic process and assist in the election of candidates committed to the restora-. tion of humane government in the United States. He said that Barkan would be available to assist unions in mapping political education and related acitivities and to advise labor-endorsed candidates on the funding and organization of their election campaigns. “We are proud to have Mr. Barkan associated with us. We have a direct interest in the strengthening of the labor movement in the United States. We believe that a strong labor movement is essential to the maintenance of our democratic 1, 20 MARCH 12, 1982