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Tickets going fast for WA YELL event June 7

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Tickets and sponsorships are going fast “Sunset Cocktails on the Sound,” a social and fundraising event to benefit the Washington Young Emerging Labor Leaders (WA YELL), that will feature AFL-CIO Secretary Treasurer Liz Shuler. The event is from 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, June 7 at the Edgewater Hotel in Seattle.

Unions have been urged to bring their young emerging leaders, or to recruit some to attend this inspiring event. Individual tickets are $60 and can be purchased here. (See the list of sponsoring organizations below.)

As the youngest elected officer at the AFL-CIO, Shuler is committed to increasing the involvement of young adults in the labor movement. She is a strong supporter of WA YELL’s mission to attract young workers, activists and the unemployed into labor and social justice movements and to provide leadership development opportunities for them.

Open to the public, “Sunset Cocktails on the Sound” is being organized by the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace/IFPTE 2001, the main sponsor and Champion of the event. SPEEA has also invited representatives of Viking Robotics, a Ballard High School-based robotics team sponsored by the union, to demonstrate a robot that shoots baskets.

So far, event CO-HOSTS include SEIU Local 775/Working Washington, M.L. King County Labor Council and the International Association of Fire Fighters. Event SPONSORS are the Washington State Labor Council, Pride at Work, SEIU HealthCare 1199NW, Teamsters Local 117, Thurston Lewis Mason Counties Labor Council, and AFT Washington. Event STAKEHOLDERS are AFT Local 1789, NALC Branch 79, UNITE HERE Local 8, and OPEIU Local 8.

Unions can guarantee tickets for their members through the following sponsorship opportunities:

CHAMPION – $2,500

  • 25 tickets to the event
  • Each ticket purchased counts toward one-year membership in WA YELL
  • Your organization’s name in The STAND every time the event is announced
  • Your organization’s name, listed as a Champion, on a rotating slideshow at the event
  • Your organizations name recognized by Liz Shuler as a Champion at the event
  • Group photo opportunity with Liz Shuler

CO-HOST – $1,000

  • 10 tickets to the event
  • Each ticket purchased counts toward one-year membership in WA YELL
  • Your organization’s name in The STAND every time the event is announced
  • Your organizations name, listed as a Co-host, on a rotating slideshow at the event

SPONSOR – $500

  • 5 tickets to the event
  • Each ticket purchased counts toward one-year membership in WA YELL
  • Your organization’s name in The STAND every time the event is announced

Reserve sponsorships or individual tickets by calling Kamaria Hightower at 206-281-8901, ext. 21. If your organization is interested in securing a sponsor position, but need to wait for final authorization, she can help you make arrangements.

This special event on June 7 is limited to 300 attendees. Buy individual tickets here while they last.

For more information about WA YELL, check out its Facebook page.

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