I am pleased to issue the official convention call to the 43rd International Convention of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU). This year the convention will be held in Atlanta, Georgia at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, 265 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30303 from May 21-26, 2014. The theme is Working Together – It Shall Come to Pass. All general convention sessions will be held at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta.
As always, we are planning a great convention as we gather to celebrate our 43rd anniversary with our delegates, guests, speakers, volunteers and many friends. To accentuate our unity and history we are asking that on Thursday participants dress in Afro-Centric garb to commemorate our lineage, and on Saturday we all wear our CBTU 2014 T-Shirts.
In my second year as president I am looking to build on what we have established and lead us in a new direction. We are looking to train and mobilize more people than ever for the upcoming 2014 election. Our agenda is ambitious and goals lofty, but together it can be accomplished. I invite you to join us and our distinguished speakers, panelists, presenters, and facilitators. We hope to make this an exciting and engaging convention that our members like yourself can make a reality.
Registration for the 2014 convention can be done online at the CBTU website, www.cbtu.org. Simply click on the “Registration” link on the cbtu.org home page.
Should you have any questions or need additional information, please call the CBTU international office at 202-778-3318 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you in Atlanta!
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