Dear Sisters, Brothers and Friends of Labor,
I hope this letter finds you safe and well. Hard to believe that I’m writing it the last day of August 2020. The year 2020 will certainly be remembered for all the changes and challenges it posed, but like most changes and challenges, I am confident in the Labor movement’s ability to adapt, adjust and overcome.
I’m writing to you today to ask you personally to support our upcoming COPE 2020 Event and Fundraiser. As you know, Cincinnati AFL-CIO annually hosts an evening of food and drink, featuring important national and state speakers with plenty of union solidarity and fellowship. However, due to COVID 19, we are forced to initiate a major change for this, our 50th Anniversary COPE Celebration. Instead of our regular dinner event, we are taking to the air and doing a live broadcast production that will feature great messages from Labor and Political leaders and a private showing of ‘9-5: The Story of a Movement,’ a new movie about the challenging experience of the union organizing movement of women office workers in the 1970s, by Academy Award Winning Directors, Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert, who most recently directed the Oscar-winning Netflix doc 'American Factory'.
Below is the flyer for this event, which is scheduled for Friday evening, September 25th. The Annual COPE dinner is an extremely important event for Cincinnati AFL-CIO Labor Council, to provides the necessary resources for our Committee On Political Education (COPE) to perform the important Labor 2020 election season work (voter registration, voter education and outreach, candidate slate cards) and elected Labor friendly, pro-working family candidates at the local, state and federal levels.
So, I’m asking you personally to support this event which we believe will be an excellent evening of powerful speakers and plenty of solidarity and fellowship. Despite the necessary changes, we fully expect that this new format will provide even greater opportunity to elevate the entire affair, so please contribute generously and join us on September 25th to help us celebrate “Fifth Years of Solidarity” in the Greater Cincinnati region!
Thank you in advance and please let us know if you have any questions or require any further information.
Solidarity Forever, in U and I…