Nation's Most Diverse Labor Union Backing Major CBC Events, including the National Voting Rights Town Hall and Forum on Black Women in Politics

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Published 3:56 PM Eastern - Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Kawana Lloyd, SEIU, 202-730-7087

Scheduled Events for Participation Include "The Evolutions of Politics & Empowerment," Town Hall Where SEIU Will Detail Its Political Program for Voter Education and Mobilization

Washington, D.C.-- The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) will participate in Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Annual Legislative Conference events Thursday and Friday to help raise awareness of issues affecting working people, including widespread voter suppression tactics.

Executive Vice President Gerry Hudson will give closing remarks that the "National Town Hall: Voting Rights and New Age Discrimination" and SEIU National Political Director Brandon Davis will lay-out current work to re-elect President Obama and rebuild the infrastructure needed to drive policies for working people and communities of color in 2013 and beyond.

SEIU's participation and sponsorship of the events are part of the union's commitment to protect the rights of all Americans to vote and to fight against threats to the fundamental right to vote in any form--especially as working families experience relentless attacks by politicians trying to disenfranchise voters through waves of legislative proposals that suppress the voices of African Americans, Latinos, the youth, senior citizens and women.

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EVENT #1

WHO: International Executive Vice President Gerry Hudson, Closing Remarks.

Attendees include SEIU Int'l Exec.Vice President Valerie Long; SEIU Healthcare Chair Dr. L. Toni Lewis; 1199SEIU President George Gresham; and SEIU Healthcare Illinois/Indiana Exec. Vice President April Verrett

WHAT: National Town Hall: Voting Rights & New Age Discrimination

WHEN: Thursday, September 20; 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Washington Convention Center |

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EVENT #2

WHO: Attendees include SEIU Int'l Exec.Vice President Valerie Long; SEIU Healthcare Chair Dr. L. Toni Lewis; and SEIU Healthcare Illinois/Indiana Exec. Vice President April Verrett

WHAT: The Sojourner Truth Legacy Project "Black Women on Politics: Claiming Our Collective Voice"

WHEN: Friday, September 21; 9 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

WHERE: Washington Convention Center | Room 144-BC

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EVENT #3

WHO: SEIU National Political Director Brandon Davis will discuss how SEIU is engaging African American voters for Election 2012.

WHAT: Emerging Leaders Town Hall, "The Evolutions of Politics & Empowerment," featuring Washington Watch with Roland Martin

WHEN: Friday, September 21; 11am - 1pm

WHERE: Washington Convention Center | Room 207

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