Members of Congress, Progressive Demo crats of America to “Organize Progressive Agenda” at Camp Democracy Sept 6
- Members of Congress, Progressive Democrats of America to
�Organize Progressive Agenda� at Camp Democracy Sept 6^th
**WASHINGTON, DC - September 2 -- Several Members of Congress will join
grassroots activists on September 6 to present more effective, better
alternatives to the failed, fatal policies of the Bush/Cheney
Administration. They will lead discussions about Ending the Iraq War,
Implementing Single-Payer Universal Health Care, Helping Katrina / Rita
Refugees, and other critical issues.
PDA National Board Members *Rep. Lynn Woolsey *and* Rep. Barbara Lee*,
(Co-Chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus); *Rep. Maxine
Waters*, (Chair of the Out of Iraq Caucus); *Rep. Jim McGovern,* Sponsor
of /H.R. 4232: End the War in Iraq Act/*; **Rep. Bob Filner; *PDA
Executive Director *Tim Carpenter*; PDA Board Members *Rev. Lennox
Yearwood* (CEO Hip Hop Caucus), *Steve Cobble*, (Peace, Trade, and
Voting Rights expert) and *Joel Segal* (Legislative Aid for Health
Policy, for Rep. John Conyers) will present a Progressive Agenda for
National Security and Domestic / Human Needs. Local and national
political activists will join them. All events will be in the Main Tent
on Constitution Ave. between 14 St. and 15 St. near the Washington Monument.
4:00 PM. *Rev. Yearwood*, just back from New Orleans, will report on
continued devastation and suffering then lead a discussion about the
campaign to pass the /Gulf Coast Reconstruction Act/.
5:00 PM, *Joel Segal* will lead a discussion of /HR-676/, legislation to
implement a universal, single-payer healthcare system, eliminate
corporate waste in health care and cover all of the 45 million Americans
who lack access to quality health care today.
5:30 PM, *Rep. Lynn Woolsey* will lead a discussion on legislation to
end funding for the Iraq war and to bring the troops home now with
Grassroots progressive leaders.
PDA Executive Director *Tim Carpenter* said, �PDA is proud to sponsor
Camp Democracy. Our country needs an open dialogue about �changing the
course.� At Camp Democracy, the grassroots will organize and strategize
for progress on critical issues: getting out of Iraq, combating
corruption, protecting voting rights, and refocusing our resources to
address human needs.�
For more information see: http://www.pdamerica.org and
Starting next week, Americans will take back our Capitol and make our
voices heard. If you want to meet great people, enjoy excellent
presentations, discussions, performances, and workshops, and help make
history, join us in Washington, DC, September 5 through 8 and 12 through
21 near the Washington Monument, CONSTITUTION AVE, between 14 & 15
Streets - Easy access by Metro. Get off at the Smithsonian or Federal
Triangle Station (Blue Orange Line).; and September 9 through 11 near
the The National Museum of the American Indian ON THE NATIONAL MALL,
from 3RD TO 7TH ST. - Easy access by Metro. Get off at the L�Enfant
Plaza Station (Yellow Green and Blue Orange Lines).
We need contributions of any size. Go to this link (it applies to
individuals making small donations as well as sponsoring organizations)
We need people in the MD/DC/VA area to provide housing:
We have a donation link, ride and housing at the website
We have a volunteer sign up page:
We need you to publicize Camp Democracy and our fund raiser 8PM Labor
Day at Busboys and Poets. Please print out and pass out flyers.
To publicize the Labor Day / Sept. 4th fundraiser:
To publicize Camp Democracy:
Full Page Flyer:
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