Laborpalooza event in Ann Arbor to feature Michigan gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer
Ryan J. Stanton | AnnArbor.com
The event is a celebration of labor solidarity and progressive values and is expected to have a rally-type atmosphere, organizers said.
In addition to Schauer, who is running against Gov. Rick Snyder in 2014, other speakers include U.S. Senate candidate Gary Peters, congressional candidate Pam Byrnes, U.S. Rep. John Dingell, state Sen. Rebekah Warren, and state Reps. David Rutledge, Jeff Irwin and Gretchen Driskell.
Also speaking will be former Michigan AFL-CIO President Mark Gaffney, who is serving as the honorary chairman, and Debbie Dingell, wife of John Dingell and chairwoman of the Wayne State University Board of Governors.
Admission is $15 for the general public and $10 for students.
Organizers said the event will feature several attractions, including live music, cornhole, root-beer pong, volleyball and super-soakers.
Fresh fish from Lake Huron, chicken and ribs will be served, in addition to dishes brought by attendees.
All attendees are encouraged to bring campaign paraphernalia. There's a $1 discount on the admission fee for wearing a campaign shirt of any Democratic campaign, past or present.
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