James Carville, Donna Brazile, Rahm Emanuel, Jim Messina, Others To Address Thousands at Union Convention

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Plumbers and Pipefitters Convention will include major figures from politics, government, industry and labor at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, August 8-12, 2011.

Event: United Association of Plumbers, Pipefitters, Sprinklerfitters, Welders and HVACR Technicians (UA) 38th General Convention, August 8-12, Paris Hotel and Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV.

Featured Speakers:

Monday, August 8:
1:30 p.m.: Governor Patrick Quinn (D-IL)

Tuesday, August 9:
10:00 a.m.: Rich Trumka, President, AFL-CIO
4:30 p.m.: Josh Bleill, Gulf War veteran, spokesperson, Indianapolis Colts            

Wednesday, August 10:
10:00 a.m.: James Carville, political strategist, CNN commentator,Tulane University professor, author
11:15 a.m.: Donna Brazile, Democratic National Committee Vice Chair of Voter Registration & Participation, political commentator
1:30 p.m.: Governor Neil Abercrombie (D-HI)

Thursday, August 11:    
10:00 a.m.: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel
10:30 a.m.: Jim Messina, Obama 2012 Campaign Manager
4:30 p.m.:    Governor Martin O’Malley (D-MD)

Friday, August 12:        
9:15 a.m.:    Hilda Solis, Secretary of Labor

***Media instructions: Any media wishing to cover any of these speakers or the UA convention, which will be held at the Paris Hotel and Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, should contact Rick Terven, 410-269-2000. After August 4, media should contact Genie Ford, 703-298-7664, onsite contact during the convention.

NOTE: A press section will be set aside for any media covering the convention. Members of the media may speak to any Sergeant-at-Arms representative for assistance. Every effort will be made to provide transcripts of speeches where available.


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