Where is America? Where is the Working Class?

There’s an event this Friday we’ll be attending, and you should come. Working America and the AFL-CIO have been speaking around the country about the 2010 elections. Now that the primaries are behind us, it’s time for a reality check: Where is America? Where is the working class?

For those of us interested and engaged in the upcoming elections, it’s a wonderful opportunity to get deep insights about the state of electorate. The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to secure a seat.

When:
Friday, September 24, 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Where:
The Great Hall at Cooper Union, 51 Astor Place.

Moderated by Katrina vanden Heuvel, Editor & Publisher, The Nation

Confirmed panelists:

  • Richard Trumka, President, AFL-CIO
  • Karen Nussbaum, Executive Director, Working America
  • Eric Alterman, Journalist & Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
  • Bob Herbert, The New York Times

Please send a note to RSVP@workingamerica.org so they know how many to expect.

And that’s not all…

The New York Metro Labor Communications Council, the local affiliate of the International Labor Communicators Association, is having an afterparty / happy hour right afterwards – and you’re invited. It will be at Colors, 417 Lafayette St., very close to Cooper Union.

There’s a lot going on in the country right now, and a lot of it is scary. Makes me want to hang with my friends and get inspired. How about you?

See you there,

Charles Lenchner & Elana Levin