9/16/08

UFCW preps community organizers for Barack

UFCW To Train 500 Members From Ohio, Michigan, Indiana and Kentucky For Massive Mobilization Effort At Political Conference In Dayton, Ohio

The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), one of the largest unions in the country, will hold a regional membership mobilization political conference on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 in Dayton, Ohio to train 500 members in key battleground states -- Ohio, Michigan, Indiana and Kentucky -- for a massive mobilization effort from now to Election Day. This conference will bring together hundreds of volunteers that will play a critical role in addressing the tough issues facing working families and turning out the critical working middle-class vote for Barack Obama in November.

Speakers at the opening session of the political conference will include former Mississippi Governor Ray Mabus, UFCW national political campaign director Steven Powell, and UFCW International vice-president and director of Region 4 Larry Plumb.

UFCW REGIONAL POLITICAL CONFERENCE
DATE: Tuesday, September 16, 2008
TIME: 10:00 a.m. ET
LOCATION: Dayton Convention Center 22 E. Fifth Street
Dayton, Ohio.
PARTICIPANTS: Ray Mabus, Former Gov., D-Miss.
Steven Powell, Natl. Political Campaign Dir., UFCW
Larry Plumb, International vice-pres. and Region 4 Dir., UFCW

(marketwatch.com)

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