UAW Political Activists to Gather in WashingtonTargeted News Service
WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 -- The United Automobile Workers issued the following news release:
Nearly 1,500 active and retired UAW members will gather here from Feb. 3-6 for the union's National Community Action Program (CAP) Legislative Conference.
The conference will take place at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel at 2660 Woodley Road, N.W., in Washington.
UAW delegates from across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico will discuss the union's legislative and political priorities for the coming year, meet with members of Congress to advocate on behalf of working families and prepare for 2014 mid-term elections.
UAW President Bob King will deliver the keynote address the morning of Feb. 4, and UAW members will spend Feb. 5 meeting on Capitol Hill with members of Congress.
Other program highlights include:
Sunday, Feb. 3
Former president of Brazil, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (with translator)
Monday, Feb. 4
UAW President Bob King
E.J. Dionne, Washington Post columnist
Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis.
Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of NETWORK, a Catholic social justice organization, and leader of the "Nuns on the Bus" campaign
Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis.
Tuesday, Feb. 5
UAW CAP delegates lobby on Capitol Hill
Wednesday, Feb. 6
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., and chair of the Democratic National Committee (Note: Media must request special credentials for UAW Women's Breakfast.)
Poverty and Economics panel with Marion Wright Edelman and Frances Fox Piven
Rep. Joe Kennedy, D-Mass.
Conference sessions are open to the news media, however, media must be credentialed to enter. Please submit (email@example.com) credential requests by 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 1.
To obtain credentials, please email your request to Michele Martin, director, UAW Public Relations Department, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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