The UFCW is hosting 2020 presidential forums in Michigan on Sept. 29 and in Iowa on Oct. 13 to make sure presidential candidates are addressing issues that matter most to our members and their families. These forums will give presidential candidates the chance to speak to our members about their vision and plans to address critical issues, such as the 36 million American jobs threatened by automation and companies like Amazon.
The Sept. 29 Michigan forum will take place in the Detroit area, and the Oct. 13 Iowa forum will take place in the Des Moines area. Confirmed presidential candidates include Senator Michael Bennet, Senator Cory Booker, Governor Steve Bullock, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Senator Kamala Harris, Senator Bernie Sanders, and Senator Elizabeth Warren. Each of the forums will feature three or more presidential candidates who will answer questions from UFCW members in attendance and via video.
“Hard-working Americans deserve an economy that creates good jobs now, and in the years ahead,” said UFCW International President Marc Perrone. “Every candidate who wants to be president of the United States has a responsibility to share their vision and ideas, and how they will address major threats to the future of work, like automation, and the companies that are pushing this vision, like Amazon.
“Our 1.3 million members and their families will play a major role in the 2020 election, and as we have heard from our members, they want to know exactly where these presidential candidates stand on the issues that matter to them and their families,” Perrone added.
Locals are encouraged to host watch parties during the forums and watch party promotional materials are available by contacting Karen Gasper in the Legislative and Political Action Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The forums will be live streamed on Sept. 29 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time and Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. Central Time here.