Presidential Candidates to Speak at SEIU Members Political Action Conference

Six leading candidates for president will address close to 2000 of SEIU’s most politically active members at the Member Political Action Conference (MPAC) on Monday, September 17. Secretary-Treasurer Anna Burger will present SEIU’s plan for electing a pro-worker president in 2008. On Tuesday, September 18, SEIU members will flood the Capitol and meet with their members of Congress on a range of issues, including nurse staffing, SCHIP funding, and the war in Iraq.

Press access for the conference is as follows:

Monday, September 17 (please note this is a DRAFT schedule)

What: Presidential Candidates Address SEIU Political Action Conference

Where: Washington Hilton

1919 Connecticut Avenue NW

(press check in located at main registration area on International Terrace or the press filing room, JeffersonWest)

When: 7:30a.m. Press access for credentials

9:40 – 10:20 a.m. Senator Joe Biden

10:50 – 11:30 a.m. Senator Chris Dodd

1:10 – 1:40 p.m. Anna Burger, SEIU Secretary-Treasurer

1:40 – 2:20p.m. Senator Barack Obama

2:40 – 3:20 p.m. Governor Bill Richardson

4:10 – 4:50 p.m. Senator Hillary Clinton

4:50 – 5:30 p.m. Senator John Edwards

Members of the media interested in attending the event must RSVP in advance to Cameras will have access to two stands from which to record the speeches. No wireless mics or RF transmitters will be allowed in the ballroom; a sound feed will be provided. Press will have wireless Internet access in the auditorium and press filing room.

Tuesday, September 18

What : SEIU members to Urge Increased Funding for SCHIP

Who : Dennis Rivera, Chair, SEIU Healthcare

Rep. Jan Schakowsky

George Sniper, SEIU Local 400 and Desert Storm veteran

SEIU Healthcare members

Where : Senate Swamp

When : 1:30 pm– 3 pm

SEIU members will also meet with their members of Congress to discuss implementing nurse staffing legislation and ending the war in Iraq.

For more information or to arrange an interview with an SEIUmember, contact