SEIU President, and author of A Country That Works: Getting America Back on Track, Andy Stern is visiting New Hampshire, and several other states, for a series of events as presidential candidates gear up for the upcoming primaries. Andy's been in featured in the Washington Post and Wall Street Journal recently, discussing health care and other issues facing working Americans
I don't have to tell you that presidential campaigns will soon descend on New Hampshire in earnest. Some, announced and all-but-announced have probably already made visits. Andy is coming to New Hampshire to talk to people there about the "pocketbook issues" that concern many Americans -- saving for retirement, paying for health care, and having a job and a paycheck that helps make ends meet. Andy's not just encouraging citizens to talk to candidates about these issues, he's encouraging candidates to spend a day working side-by-side with regular working people so they can get a sense of what it's like to struggle with those issues day to day. He's also "walking his talk" by spending time working alongside SEIU members in New Hampshire.
Andy will be appearing at events in New Hampshire, and I'm hoping you'll be able attend an event near you. The events in New Hampshire include:
- Concord; Wednesday 31, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM - Meet with SEIU Legislative Caucus
- Bedford; Wednesday 31, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM - Walk in My Shoes
- Manchester; Wednesday 31, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Walk in My Shoes House Party
Other events may be added to the schedule, and I'll be happy to update you as I receive information. If you'd like to attend any of the events, or want more information, please feel free to contact me. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call me at 202-449-5644 ext. 114.
I'm contacting other New Hampshire bloggers as well. Here's the full list: Blue Hampshire, NH Insider, Democracy for New Hampshire, The Liberal Patriot Blog, Granite Prof, New Hampshire Presidential Watch, Carbon Coalition, Drew Cline, Politizine. If you can think of other bloggers who should be invited, please forward their information to me so I can contact them as well.
Again, I hope you'll be able to attend one of the events. Let me know if you can or are interested in more information. In addition, we have a few extra copies of Andy's book A Country That Works, that we can send to bloggers who are attending events. Let me know if you're interested in getting a copy and I'll send one your way.