For Progressives in Wauwatosa

President Obama to Keynote at AFL-CIO "Labor Fest" -- Monday Sept. 1

Beginning at 11:00 AM Monday, march from Zeidler Square Park (4th and Michigan Streets, downtown) to the Summerfest Grounds.  Admission to Summerfest is free and open to the public from noon to 5:00 PM.  Food and refreshments will be available for purchase. 

President Obama is joining the rally at the Summerfest Grounds to deliver the keynote address.

"Labor Fest" is an event sponsored and run by the Milwaukee Area Labor Council (not the Burke for Governor campaign).  Because it is an official White House visit (and not a campaign event) Burke will not be appearing with Pres. Obama.  Pres. Obama will be returning later in the fall for a campaign appearance with Mary Burke but the details of that appearance are still TBD.

Some other items of interest if you plan to attend:

  • The event will be centered on the Miller Stage area.
  • There will only be standing room for the general public.
  • If you are a union member, either active or retired, you can get tickets for the seating area for the event from your local union office.
  • To find out more details about the event please call the Milwaukee Area Labor Council (414-771-7070), watch the Labor Council's Facebook page (, or check local news sources.
  • The following information is from the Milwaukee Area Labor Council's FB page:


Information Regarding Distribution of Tickets for Presidential Remarks

Laborfest is free and open to the public. In order to enter the secured area for the Presidential Address, attendees will need a ticket in advance. Ticket priority will be given to union members and allies marching in the parade.

Tickets can be picked up by local union leaders to be distributed to their membership from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, August 30th at the Milwaukee Area Labor Council, 633 S. Hawley Rd. Please enter through the side door along the back side of the building.

All local union members & retirees MUST contact their local union for tickets.

Non-ticketed, standing room only, space outside the secured area will also be available for the general public. This space includes the Mid Gate/Fountain Area & the US Cellular Area.

Seating for remarks will begin once the Labor Day Parade arrives on the grounds. Ticketed individuals who do not walk in the Labor Day Parade will go through security and be queued until the parade arrives.

Thank you for your interest in Laborfest and we look forward to seeing you on Monday, September 1st.



Become a Special Registration Deputy and help other citizens exercise their right to vote!

A free training class will be held:
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 6:30 – 8:30 pm.
Wauwatosa Public Library 7635 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

Training will be provided by a staff person from the Milwaukee Election Commission and results in Special Registration Deputy certification for the city of Milwaukee. In addition, this training is recognized by many other municipalities, including Wauwatosa, when proof of class completion is presented to those city clerks.

For registration in the class, or for more information, please contact Joanne Shansky,, 414-315-0928.

Claire Woodall at the Milwaukee Election Commission may be contacted for information as well:, 414-286-3459.

This event is co-sponsored by Grassroots Tosa and the Supermarket Legends.

About Grassroots Tosa:

We are Wauwatosa residents working to promote policies that will continue to make our community a great place to live. We support our public institutions and public employees and their right to organize and bargain for fair pay and working conditions.

We believe in progressive principles of good government, including accountability, transparency, and the respectful consideration of all reasonable viewpoints. We promote diversity in our community, broad voter participation, careful development in our historic areas, and respect for our green spaces and natural resources.

We support candidates at the local, state and national levels who share our principles.

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