Bernie Sanders to headline NH AFL-CIO Labor Day breakfast in Manchester

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MANCHESTER, NH — New Hampshire AFL-CIO President Glenn Brackett announced on August 8 that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will serve as the keynote speaker at the AFL-CIO’s annual Labor Day Breakfast. The breakfast is to be held at St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Manchester on Monday, September 3 at 9 a.m.

“Sen. Sanders’s advocacy and passion in his support of working families are American values whose time have come,” Brackett said, adding, “Bernie Sanders’ leadership sharpens the focus on the national conversation towards issues that affect every worker, in every community in this country.”

Sanders has recognized the importance of the AFL-CIO NH Labor Day Breakfast by attending and speaking at this event a number of times. Attracting more than 300 active and influential advocates for workers in the state, the NH AFL-CIO’s Labor Day Breakfast represents the traditional kickoff of the campaign season and an opportunity for Labor to demonstrate support for pro-worker candidates in the fall elections.

Sanders, first elected to Congress in 1990 after serving as Burlington’s mayor, has been an advocate for workers’ rights in Washington and earned a lifetime AFL-CIO rating of 99 percent. He has been a dependable presence in the Granite State and won New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary with 61 percent in 2016.

“We are excited that Senator Sanders will help to make our Labor Day Breakfast a memorable event,” Brackett said.

All are welcome. Tickets are $30/person (kids under 5 eat free) and may be ordered by emailing Billie Jo Schreiber, bschreiber@nhaflcio.org or by calling the NH AFL-CIO office at (603) 623-7302×17.