Lauren Underwood, Drew Georgi added to Celebrate Labor Day event in Woodstock

 
Submitted by Patrick Murfin
Updated 8/30/2018 8:17 PM
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  • Lauren Underwood, candidate for Congress from the 14th District, shown here in the Crystal Lake Independence Day Parade, will be a featured speaker at the Celebrate Labor Day event in Woodstock.

    Lauren Underwood, candidate for Congress from the 14th District, shown here in the Crystal Lake Independence Day Parade, will be a featured speaker at the Celebrate Labor Day event in Woodstock. Courtesy of Celebrate Labor Day

Lauren Underwood, candidate for Congress from the 14th District; Andrew "Drew" Georgi, candidate for McHenry County Clerk; Suzanne Ness, District 2 County Board candidate; and Larry Spaeth, District 6 County Board candidate, have been added to the lineup of speakers at the fourth annual Labor Day Celebration on Woodstock Square this Monday, Sept. 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The traditional rally with speakers and music will highlight about the origins and traditions of Labor Day, Woodstock's own connection through Eugene V. Debs and the aftermath of the Pullman Strike of 1894, and the continued relevance of the labor movement and democratic values today.

Hosts Robert Rosenberg of McHenry County Progressives and Kathryn Potter of the Democratic Party of McHenry County will be joined previously announced speakers.

Kathleen Spaltro of Woodstock Celebrates and the upcoming Debs/Pullman program this fall, story teller Jim May, and labor historian and activist Patrick Murfin will discuss the history of Labor Day and its Woodstock connections.

Speakers on today's labor issues and mobilizing for change include Brian Dupois of the Northeastern Federation of Labor AFL/CIO, Aaron Goldberg of Lake-McHenry Democratic Socialist of America (DSA) Chapter; Carlos Acosta of ASME and a County Board District 5 Candidate, and Kristina Zahorik, Chair of the Democratic Party of McHenry County.

Music will be provided by Keith Johnson and Off Square Music.

The program is co-sponsored by McHenry County Progressives and Democratic Party of McHenry County.

For more information see the Facebook Event page.

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