Hillary Clinton to speak at union event Monday in Detroit
Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton will visit Detroit on Monday to address thousands of union members at an international labor convention, her campaign announced Friday.
The former of Secretary of State is expected to speak at 1 p.m. during the Service Employees International Union convention at Cobo Center.
Clinton will “discuss her plans to raise incomes for working families and break down all the barriers holding Americans back,” according to a release.
SEIU endorsed Clinton in November “and since then, our members have come out in record numbers to volunteer in primaries and caucuses,” the union announced Friday.
Clinton narrowly lost Michigan’s March 8 Democratic primary to Sanders, who captured 49.8 percent of the vote to her 48.3 percent and won 67 of the state’s 130 pledged delegates.
But Clinton leads Sanders nationally by nearly 300 pledged delegates two months out from the party’s national nominating convention in Philadelphia and also enjoys a decisive advantage with party super delegates.