Clinton & Kaine to speak at Cleveland’s 11th District Labor Day parade
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and running mate Sen. Tim Kaine are scheduled to speak at the 11th Congressional District Community Caucus Labor Day Parade and Festival.
The parade, which will now start at 10 a.m. Monday, will step off at East 146th Street and Kinsman Avenue, the parade’s organizers said Saturday.
U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge, a Warrensville Heights Democrat who represents the district, will lead the parade to the Kids Village and Senior Pavilion at Luke Easter Park, where residents can meet with elected officials and candidates.
Both Clinton and Kaine will speak at the festival after the parade, event co-chair Susan Hall said.
People who want to attend the speech will have to go through airport-like security, Hall said. Coolers, backpacks, large bags, chairs, umbrellas and other items will be prohibited, Hall said.
The annual event was started 45 years ago by the late Congressman Louis Stokes and features music, dancing and food. It serves as the traditional launch of the general election campaign season.
The last presidential candidate to appear at the event was Sen. John Kerry in 2004. President Barack Obama was expected to attend in 2012, but cancelled to survey the damage of Hurricane Isaac in Louisiana.