Robert Reich To Keynote Working Families Summit In Ames

robert reichLAST CALL!! Working Families Summit Registration Deadline MONDAY!!

To attend, you must RSVP by Monday, May 11th

Feel Free to contact Sue Dinsdale with any questions!

RSVP online at: REGISTER NOW! or call 1-800-372-4817

Join us at the

Working Families Summit

Saturday, May 16, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Scheman Building, Iowa State Campus, Ames, Iowa


The event features keynote speaker and former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich.

Also speaking and leading workshops are leading civil and progressive rights advocates including Sarita Gupta, Executive Director, Jobs with Justice; Larry Cohen – President Communications Workers of America (CWA); Tefere Gebre, Executive Vice President, AFL-CIO; Rich Fiesta, Executive Director Alliance for Retired Americans and many Iowa leaders.

Doors open at 9
9 am Registration

(Many organizations will have informational tables so come early and check it out!)

10 am: Summit Begins! Invocation – Speakers – Worker’s Stories – Discussion

11:30 am LUNCH


Workshops: presented twice at 12:30 and 1:30 pm – so you will be able to pick 2!

Common Sense Economics
The State of Latino, Immigrants, and Refugee workers
Wages and Wage Theft
Making Work Family Friendly: Child Care, Paid Medical Leave
Civil Rights and Your Rights
Education-The Future
Attacks on Workers
Will I Ever be Able to Retire??

Keynote Address by Robert Reich: Making America Work for the Many, Not Just the Few

Call to Action and Closing

If you want to see change and a better future for the 90 percent of Iowans who are not positively affected by economic gains, come to the summit and find out how to make a difference.

Donations to the Mid Iowa Community Action Food Bank (MICA) will be collected. Suggested items include: Crackers; Soups; Raman Noodles; Rice; Hamburger Helpers; Toilet Paper; Hygiene Products (shampoo, conditioner, soap, deodorant, toothpaste etc.)

GET ON THE BUS: buses will originate in the Quad Cities and Dubuque, with stops along the way in Iowa City, Cedar Rapids (QC Bus), and Waterloo and Cedar Falls (Dubuque Bus), possibly other locations TBD.

To reserve a seat on the bus, call 309-738-3196 or email

Availability on a first-come, first-served basis

For more information, contact Sue Dinsdale at or 319-354-8116

Updates will be posted on our website:

And on the Working Families Summit Facebook Page

RSVP online at:


Registration ends May 11

Sponsors include: the AFL-CIO along with many Iowa labor and advocacy organizations focused on concerns for working families in Iowa: the Iowa Federation of Labor; American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME); Communications Workers of America (CWA); Iowa Postal Workers Union (APWU); Progress Iowa, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC); Iowa State Education Association (ISEA); Iowa Citizen Action Network (ICAN); Americans for Democratic Action (ADA), Laborers International Union of Northern America (LIUNA); Iowa Alliance for Retired Americans (ARA); Iowa Policy Project; Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa; Iowa Community Action Association; Iowa Main Street Alliance; Fair Share-Iowa and the American Friends Service Committee.

Sue Dinsdale,Executive Director
Iowa Citizen Action Network (ICAN)
ICAN Education Foundation
1620 Pleasant, Ste. 225
Des Moines, IA 50314

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