WASHINGTON - November 10 - The Campaign for America's Future (CAF) will host the Washington, D.C. premiere of "Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price" on Tuesday, Nov. 15. The new film, produced and directed by Robert Greenwald, takes viewers behind the glitz of Wal-Mart's television ads and new P.R. offensive. The film takes viewers on a deeply personal journey into the everyday lives of families struggling to fight against a goliath.
The Washington screening is one of more than 6,000 taking place at house parties, churches and community centers across the country next week. For a full list, visit http://www.walmartmovie.com
On the morning of the screening, CAF will host a news conference with Greenwald, Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.), Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.), and Red Ersy, the owner of four family-run grocery stores which were put out of business by Wal-Mart. Ersy will talk about the devastating impact of Wal-Mart on communities. Sen. Kennedy and Rep. Miller will discuss efforts in Congress to improve the working conditions of Wal-Mart employees and low-wage workers across the country. Greenwald will show clips of the film and answer questions from reporters.
WHAT: News Conference
WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 15, 9:30 a.m.
-- Producer/Director Robert Greenwald
-- Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.)
-- Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.)
-- Red Esry, former grocery store owner from Hamilton, Mo.
WHERE: The Mansfield Room (S-207), U.S. Capitol
WHAT: Washington, D.C. Premiere of "Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price"
WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Regal Gallery Place Stadium 14, 701 Seventh Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Because space is limited for the 7:30 p.m. screening of the film, reporters are asked to reserve seats as soon as possible. DVDs will be available, upon request, for reporters unable to attend the 7:30 p.m. screening.