Media Advisory for Saturday, Sept. 22nd
Contact: Alison Omens 202-341-7263
Rachele Huennekens 703-470-2454
Steve Beshear Joins AFL-CIO KY Union Volunteers at Kick Off Walk
AFL-CIO Sec.-Treas. Richard Trumka to take part in the launch of the AFL-CIO KY political program
On Saturday, September 22nd, gubernatorial candidate Steve Beshear, national AFL-CIO Sec.-Treas. Richard Trumka, and intl. UAW VP Terry Thurman will join hundreds of union volunteers across the state at the massive launch of the AFL-CIO’s political program in Kentucky for the 2007 elections. Before heading out to neighborhoods across Jefferson County, the group will rally around working family issues like good jobs, access to quality healthcare, retirement security, and the freedom to form and join unions to bargain for a better life.
“In 2007, AFL-CIO Kentucky union members and working families will turn out the vote to reject Gov. Fletcher’s anti-working families agenda,” said KY AFL-CIO President Bill Londrigan. “His corporate crony agenda has been built on the backs of working Kentuckians, and this November, working families will make their voices heard, rejecting Gov. Fletcher’s so-called leadership once and for all.”
Working families of the AFL-CIO are turning out at worksites, in neighborhoods, and on the phones in a massive grassroots effort to get out the vote. The member-to-member walks are a key part of the program, which will mobilize close to 350,000 voters in the 2007 election. From now through November, working families across Kentucky will knock on thousands of doors in an unprecedented effort to fight for working family candidates in the 2007 election.
WHO: Steve Beshear, AFL-CIO Sec.-Treas. Richard Trumka, Rep. UAW VP Terry Thurman, hundreds of AFL-CIO Kentucky working families and union members
WHAT: Launch of the Kentucky AFL-CIO political mobilization and neighborhood walk
WHEN: Saturday, September 22nd at 8:30 a.m. (walks begin at 9:00 a.m.)
WHERE: UAW Hall 862, 3000 Fern Valley Road, Louisville