UAW political activists to gather in Washington


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WASHINGTON – Nearly 1,500 active and retired UAW members and guests will gather here from Feb. 2-5 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. 3, and UAW members will spend Feb. 4 meeting on Capitol Hill with members of Congress.

Other program highlights include:

Sunday, Feb. 2

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez

Monday, Feb. 3

UAW President Bob King

Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio

AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre

Tuesday, Feb. 4

UAW CAP delegates lobby on Capitol Hill

Wednesday, Feb. 5

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi

Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III, D-Mass.

Social media panel moderated by Stephanie Cutter, deputy campaign manager Obama 2012; Teddy Goff , digital director Obama 2012; Jessica Morales, senior AFL-CIO media strategist; and Greg Greene, 2010 and 2012 election cycles new media outreach director for the Democratic National Committee

Rep. George Miller, D-Calif.

Media Credentials

Conference sessions are open to the news media; however, media must be credentialed to enter. Please submit credential requests by 5 p.m., Friday, Jan. 31.

To obtain credentials, please email your request to Sandra Davis, assistant director, UAW Public Relations Department at (313) 926-5291 or (313) 506-1571.

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