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George McGovern will speak in Santa Cruz on Jan. 20

George McGovern, former Senator and Presidential Candidate of 1972, will share his knowledge with us (the people taking part in the "Inaugurate the People - Reclaim Our Democracy!" demonstration) at about 6:45pm, just before the "rekindling of the statue of liberty." Then at 7:30pm, he speak at the Veterans Hall.
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George McGovern: Building a Progressive Foreign Policy Agenda

Thursday, 20 January 2005
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Organizer: Resource Center for Nonviolence

George McGovern, a three-term senator from South Dakota (1963-1981), was the 1972 Democratic Party nominee for president. He served in the Kennedy administration as Director of the Food for Peace Program and in the Clinton administration as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations' Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and World Food Program (WFP) in Rome. A Congressional leader on agricultural issues and foreign policy, he is best remembered for his outspoken and principled opposition to the Vietnam War. A highly-decorated bomber pilot in World War II, he received his PhD. in History at Northwestern University and taught at Dakota Wesleyan prior to being first elected to the House of Representatives in 1956. He is the author of nine books, the most recent being The Essential America: Our Founders and the Liberal Tradition (Simon & Schuster, 2004.) His passion for peace and justice, his unapologetic advocacy of the best of modern American liberalism, and his faith in the American people continues to inspire those who hear him.

Location: Vets Hall, 846 Front St, Santa Cruz

Cost: $10-$25 suggested donation

Contact: 831-423-1626 for reservations and information

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