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Institute for Policy Studies 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OCTOBER 28, 2004
4:31 PM
CONTACT: Institute for Policy Studies 
Joia Jefferson Nuri 240-603-7905
 
Defining The Issues Series: Town Hall Meeting on the November Election Results
An Analysis by Progressive Leaders
 

WASHINGTON -- October 28 -- What are the results of the U.S. presidential election? Was it fairly counted? What do the results mean to progressive politics in the US and around the world?

As part of its DEFINING THE ISSUES SERIES, on Wednesday, November 3, 2004 --one day after the election-- the Institute for Policy Studies will convene a Town Hall Meeting so that progressive political leaders can express their views on the election results and plans for the future. During the two hour discussion, a panel of experts will join an audience of political activists from the peace and global justice movements to explore the electoral process and the vote counting. There will also be an exploration of what impact the winners of the election will have on foreign and domestic policies, and what activists can do to influence these policies. Please come and let your voices be heard. The discussion will be carried live on WPFW-FM in Washington, D.C. and other Pacifica stations.

Panel:

Jamin Raskin, Professor, American University Washington School of Law, and author of several books on elections and democracy

Karen Dolan, Fellow, Institute for Policy Studies and coordinator of Cities for Peace

Steve Cobble, strategist for presidential campaigns of George McGovern, Jesse Jackson and Rep. Dennis Kucinich

Andrea DeChellis, Trainings Coordinator, United States Student Association

Moderator: John Cavanagh, Director, IPS
When: Wednesday, November 3, 2004, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Where: IPS, 733 15th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C., Ste.
1020 directions: http://www.ips-dc.org/directions.htm

Defining The Issues is a bi-weekly discussion with a live audience. Over the next few months, IPS will continue to host nationally known speakers and provide cutting edge analysis on the defining issues confronting the United States and the world.

Come to Celebrate or Commiserate, and to Drink Toasts to New IPS Books by Saul Landau and Andrew Levine Thursday, November 4, 5-7 pm Stewart Mott House 122 Maryland Ave., NE

IPS invites you, two days after the most important election of your lifetimes, to come together to celebrate or commiserate. This is a time to be with friends.

Whatever happens on November 2, we want to celebrate two new books by IPS authors:

The Business of America, by IPS Fellow and Board Member Saul Landau "The credit card has gradually replaced the voter registration card as a key symbol of civic involvement. Saul Landau takes a fresh and valuable look at how and why -- and what we can do about it." Norman Solomon

The American Ideology, by IPS Senior Scholar Andrew Levine
The American Ideology provides an analytical, historical and critical account of "the efficient" and "the reasonable" -- concepts that, despite their evident merits and considerable appeal, underwrite an orientation towards public policy that is both inadequate and beneficial to elite interests.

Both books are part of the Paths for the 21st Century series, edited by IPS co-founder Marcus Raskin.

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