Out of the Shadows and Into the Light… A Celebration of Inclusion and Empowerment!

Our 48th Annual COPE Dinner will be held on June 8th, 2018 at the Westin Cincinnati, 21 E 5th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA, from 6:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m. If you’re hesitant about clearing your schedule for the evening to join us, know it is for a great cause.

The 2018 Cincinnati AFL-CIO COPE Dinner is sizing up to be a momentous event with Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, the eldest child of the late U.S. Senator and Attorney General, Robert F. Kennedy as special guest and Keynote Speaker. Another featured guest will be Betty Sutton, former U.S. Representative for Ohio’s 13th congressional district and Richard Cordray’s running mate in the 2018 Ohio Governor’s race. We will also be sharing a video message prepared especially for us from U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren. And finally, lending her immense vocal talents to our evening is twice EMMY nominated, award winning Jazz vocalist Kathy Wade. The 2018 event, “Out of the Shadows and Into the Light…A Celebration of Inclusion and Empowerment!” is an acknowledgment and recognition for the many courageous champions answering the call to fight for and defend hard-working families in 2018. It will be epic!

What is COPE?
The Cincinnati AFL- CIO Labor Council Annual COPE Dinner is the preeminent Political Affair in Southwest Ohio and an important fundraiser for the Committee on Political Education. COPE is an acronym for the Committee on Political Education. The COPE Dinner is the only fundraiser for the Committee on Political Education. COPE also sponsors voter registration, voter education, candidate screenings, and endorsements, Meet-the-Candidates Night, sample ballots, Get-Out-the-Vote activities, and more. The theme for the 2018 Event is “Out of the Shadows and Into the Light… A Celebration of Inclusion and Empowerment!

Who will be at COPE?
We’ve always had such wonderful keynote speakers in the past but this year will be one you do not want to miss. Our 48th Annual Dinner is sizing up to be a momentous event with Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, the eldest child of the late U.S. Senator and Attorney General, Robert F. Kennedy as special guest and Keynote Speaker. “We’re very excited to have Kathleen Kennedy Townsend as our Keynote Speaker for our evening of celebration,” said Pete McLinden, Cincinnati AFL-CIO Labor Council Executive Secretary- Treasurer. “Ms.Kennedy-Townsend has a long history of accomplishment in the public arena. As the State of Maryland’s first woman Lt. Governor, she had oversight of major cabinet departments and she is an excellent choice for our COPE Dinner Keynote Speaker in this, the year of the woman,” said McLinden.

How can I attend COPE?
Registrations can be made by downloading and completing the REGISTRATION FORM, calling (513)-421-1846 ext.5 or by contacting the Cincinnati Labor Council at info@cincinnatiaflcio.0436361.netsolhost.com. Please make checks payable to Cincinnati AFL-CIO COPE and send along with your registration to Cincinnati AFL-CIO Labor Council, 1385 Tennessee Avenue- 2nd Floor, Cincinnati, OH 45229. Contributions to the Cincinnati AFL-CIO COPE are not deductible for income tax purposes. Tickets may be purchased individually, out of general funds or out of political action accounts. For more information contact Brian Griffin, Director of Communication at 513-421-1846 ext 5 or drop us info at info@cincinnatiaflcio.0436361.netsolhost.com