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AFL-CIO to Host Working Families Presidential Forum on August 5th:
Union Members to Assess Democratic Candidates at Forum at Chicagos Navy Pier
The AFL-CIO will host a national working families Democratic presidential forum in Chicago on August 5th in conjunction with the AFL-CIOs Executive Council meeting there. Questions from rank-and-file workers will shape the direction of this lively forum among the nine Democratic candidates and raise issues central to working families lives.
“America needs a leader who plans to put the needs and concerns of working men and women front and center,” said AFL-CIO President John Sweeney. “This forum will help our members decide who best represents working peoples interests as the unions of the AFL-CIO prepare to undertake an unprecedented mobilization effort for the 2004 elections.”
The forum will be held from 8:00 9:30 E.T. at Chicagos Navy Pier.
In addition, hundreds of local union groups will come together in “watch parties” in union halls and homes in cities across the nation to view the event and gain a comparative look at the candidates.
President Bush has been invited to speak before the AFL-CIO Executive Council.
The AFL-CIO Executive Council will discuss next steps in the labor movements Presidential endorsement process on Wednesday following the Tuesday forum in Chicago.
The AFL-CIO is the umbrella organization for Americas unions, representing 13 million working men and women across the nation.
Reporters and cameras should call the AFL-CIO at 202-637-5018
in advance to register their attendance.