SEIU Members to Hold Political Action Conference (Live Webcast on Monday!)

SEIU Members to Hold Political Action Conference in Washington

***Please Note Changed Schedule ***

Five 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, SEIUmembers will flood the Capitol and meet with their members of Congress on arange of issues, including nurse staffing, SCHIP funding, and the war in Iraq.

Monday’s events can also be seen via live webcast at

Press access for the conference is as follows:

Monday, September 17

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

10:50 – 11:30 a.m. Senator Chris Dodd

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

1:40 – 2:20 p.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 : SEIUmembers to Urge Increased Funding for SCHIP

Who : Anna Burger, SEIU Secretary Treasurer

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 SEIU member, contact