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UAW political activists to gather in Washington


Media advisory

For immediate release: Friday, Jan. 14, 2011

WASHINGTON -- More than 1,000 active and retired UAW members will gather here from Jan. 17-20 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 the union's 2012 electoral campaign. 

UAW President Bob King will deliver the keynote address on Jan. 17 at 6:15 p.m.

Other program highlights include:


Tuesday, Jan. 18

8:50 a.m.        AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

10:30 a.m.      SEIU President Mary Kay Henry

11:00 a.m.      Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-SC


Wednesday, Jan. 19

8:45 a.m.        Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

9:05 a.m.        Rep. George Miller, D-Calif.

10:35 a.m.      UAW Global Organizing Campaign

11:15 a.m.      Ed Schultz, TV and radio host


Thursday, Jan. 20

8:45 a.m.        CWA President Larry Cohen

9:15 a.m.        Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill.


Conference sessions are open to the news media.