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For Immediate Release

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

Wexler and Ellison to Discuss Restoring and Maintaining Our Constitutional Rights


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

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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