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Nurses, AFL-CIO Unions to Host Michael Moore and Special Screening of New Film at AFL-CIO Convention
Date:9/9/2009

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee, joined by other AFL-CIO unions, will host filmmaker Michael Moore at a special reception Monday night, along with a screening of his highly anticipated new film, "Capitalism: A Love Story" at the AFL-CIO national convention in Pittsburgh.

Moore will speak at the reception, which will outline the ongoing campaign for single payer healthcare reform by expanding Medicare to everyone.

He will be joined by AFL-CIO Secretary Treasurer Richard Trumka, expected to be elected AFL-CIO President at the convention; Rose Ann DeMoro, Executive Director of the CNA/NNOC, the nation's largest union of RNs; Leo Gerard, President of the United Steel Workers; and Greg Junemann, President of the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers.

    What:    Reception with filmmaker Michael Moore, the California Nurses
             Assn/NNOC and other labor leaders, followed by the first U.S.
             showing of Moore's "Capitalism: A Love Story"
    When:    Monday, September 14. Reception 5-7 p.m. followed by film showing
    Where:   David L. Lawrence Convention Center Ballroom, 1000 Fort Duquesne
             Blvd., AFL-CIO Convention, Pittsburgh

Monday's showing, for AFL-CIO Convention delegates and guests, will be the first U.S. showing of the film which depicts the Wall Street collapse with Moore's trademark humor. DeMoro calls the film "the best major labor film in years" and "an unabashed advocacy of working people and critique of an unjust system and the financial misdeeds that have led to the gravest economic crisis since the Great Depression."

The film which premiered in Vienna, Austria just last week to rave reviews from a worldwide audience, will open in U.S. theaters on October 2.

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