Friday, May 20, 2011

Linda Chavez-Thompson to speak at Tennessee Values Summit this weekend

Linda Chavez-Thompson, current Vice Chair of the Democratic National Committee, will be among the speakers this weekend at the Tennessee Values Summit running tonight through Sunday in Jackson.

According to the Tennessee Democratic Party, the event "will be an interactive training with workshops, guest speakers and socializing. Our presenters and programs are focused on helping Democrats — at all levels — build and deliver a winning message to voters in 2012."

Chavez-Thompson was executive vice president of the AFL-CIO from 1995 to 2007, "the first person of color to be elected to one of the federation's three highest offices."

She is a native of Lubbock, Texas, and a second-generation American of Mexican descent. Upon her retirement, she celebrated 40 years of experience in the labor movement.

For more information about the Tennessee Values Summit, click here.

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