Tuesday, January 16, 2007

"Divided We Fail" Live Webcast on Jan 16th

On January 12, 2007, AARP (American Association of Retired Persons), Business Roundtable, and SEIU (Service Employees International Union) issued an announcement regarding a new "partnership" to be explained further during a live webcast to be held on Tuesday, January 16, 2007, from 2 to 3 PM.

These groups, representing over 50 million Americans, are joining forces to influence the political debate on critical domestic issues."

This is the text of the announcement, found on AARP's website here:

Washington, DC – Three of the nation’s leading consumer, business and labor organizations will be announcing that they will work together to urge action from political leaders in a partnership called Divided We Fail. AARP, Business Roundtable and SEIU will use the influence of their over 50 million combined memberships to amplify the message that attaining health and long-term financial security is vital for all Americans and these issues must be included in the national political debate.
This is SEIU's statement on its website's home page, which then is expanded on a separate webpage here regarding its "Vision for Reform":

New Year's Resolution #1: Fix Broken Health Care System

In the coming weeks and months, SEIU, North America's largest union of health care workers, will expand on its efforts to address the nation’s health care crisis by embarking on several high-profile projects to bring business leaders, health care providers, workers, community organizations, and elected officials to the table.
Business Roundtable, on its website here, provides more details as to the webcast:
WHO: Bill Novelli, AARP CEO; John Castellani, Business Roundtable President; Andy Stern, SEIU President

WHEN: Tuesday, January 16, 2007, 2 p.m.

WHERE: The Murrow Room, National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20045

To view the event live via webcast, register here.

Clearly, the political climate in Washington, D.C. for the new Congress is heating up.