Skip to main content

Sign up for our newsletter.

Quality journalism. Progressive values. Direct to your inbox.

For Immediate Release

Contact

Laura Bonham, Progressive Democrats of America: 435-640-252
Susan Harmon, for National Impeachment Network and CodePink: 510-866-6743

Press Release

Wexler and Ellison to Discuss Restoring and Maintaining Our Constitutional Rights

DENVER -

Progressive Democrats of America and The Nation will host Congressmen Robert Wexler (D-FL) and Keith Ellison (D-MN) in a panel discussion entitled Restoring and Maintaining our Constitutional Rights, Thursday morning at 11:00 a.m. The panels will take place at Progressive Central located at the Central Presbyterian Church, 1660 Sherman St. in Denver.

Beginning at 1:00 p.m., Jamin Raskin, Maryland State Senator, Constitutional Law Professor at American University; Steve Cobble, Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and PDA Advisory board member; Leslie Cagan, National Coordinator United for Peace and Justice; will join Ellison in a second panel discussion, Constitutional Law and Congress. John Nichols, Washington correspondent for The Nation Magazine will moderate both panels.

Vince Bugliosi, former prosecutor and author of The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder, will appear from 10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Bugliosi will lay out the grounds for the impeachment and criminal prosecution of George W. Bush and Richard Cheney.

Progressive Central coalition members, Code Pink and the National Impeachment Network, invite you to attend a media briefing before the panels from 9:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. in the parlor room of the church.

Press conference topics will include impeachment, prosecutions, and the possibility of pre-emptive pardons by Bush.

Speakers and panelists will be available for interviews.

When: Thursday, August 28, 2008
9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Where: Progressive Central
Central Presbyterian Church
1660 Sherman St. Denver, CO

Progressive Democrats of America is a grassroots PAC that works both inside the Democratic Party and outside in movements for peace and justice. Our goal: Extend the victory of Nov. 2006 into a permanent, progressive majority. PDA's advisory board includes seven members of Congress and activist leaders such as Tom Hayden, Medea Benjamin, Thom Hartman, Jim Hightower and Rev. Lennox Yearwood. More info: http://pdamerica.org.

###

Progressive Democrats of America was founded in 2004 to transform the Democratic Party and U.S. politics by working inside and outside of the party by working to elect empowered progressives and by building the progressive movement in solidarity with with peace, justice, civil rights, environmental, and other reform efforts. For more information about PDA, please see PDAmerica.org.

Gas Stoves Even Worse for Climate, Health Than Previously Thought

New study shows methane leaks from U.S. gas-burning stoves have a climate impact comparable to emissions from about 500,000 cars.

Jessica Corbett ·


Exiting Breyer Quotes Lincoln: 'We Are Now Engaged in a Great Civil War'

The Supreme Court justice appeared to be "pointedly talking about threats facing the country," said one observer.

Julia Conley ·


Progressives to Biden: Force Pharma to Share Vaccine Recipes Globally

"The longer the global pandemic is allowed to run rampant, new, more virulent variants will continue to threaten health and economic wellbeing across the planet."

Jake Johnson ·


LA City Council Moves to Ban New Oil and Gas Wells, Advance Phaseout

Los Angeles Council Member Mitch O'Farrell called the unanimous vote to draft a law banning fossil fuel drilling "a model for the nation and the world."

Brett Wilkins ·


Pulitzer-Winning Holocaust Novel Latest Victim of GOP Book-Banning Wave

Graphic novel 'Maus' censored in Tennessee as American Library Association documents unprecedented rise in such efforts over the last year.

Julia Conley ·

Support our work.

We are independent, non-profit, advertising-free and 100% reader supported.

Subscribe to our newsletter.

Quality journalism. Progressive values.
Direct to your inbox.

Subscribe to our Newsletter.


Common Dreams, Inc. Founded 1997. Registered 501(c3) Non-Profit | Privacy Policy
Common Dreams Logo