John Edwards Will Speak to NLC Graduates (Updated)
JRE is the commencement speaker for the National Labor College on June 28th. From the AFL-CIO blog:
Every graduation is special, but this year’s commencement at the National Labor College (NLC) marks an important milestone. This is the school’s 10th annual commencement, and next weekend, the school will celebrate a decade of providing a college education for union members.
Some 67 graduates will receive bachelor’s degrees at the June 28 ceremonies on the NLC campus in Silver Spring, Md.
Former presidential candidate John Edwards will deliver the commencement address. Edwards, who grew up in a working class family, is a former U.S. senator and was the Democratic candidate for vice president in 2004. A strong supporter of workers’ rights and social justice, he now leads Half in Ten, an effort by several organizations to reduce poverty in the United States by 50 percent within 10 years.
He spoke on Wednesday to the Manufacturer's Association meeting on Wed, but haven't found any information on what he said there.
UPDATE: Thanks to my buddy Machka at Southern Hope, there is a video clip from the event:
So, JRE stays relevant, and does things to promote the middle class and to highlight the problems of poverty.
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