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Losing Hope: Time to Take Action; Progressives Assess One Year of Obama's Presidency

Press Conference Announcement


We will review Obama's record on health care, the environment, the
domestic economy, civil liberties and foreign policy during his first
year in office. Many who had high expectations a year ago are losing
hope, and recognize that the changes they long for-peace and respect
for the rule of law, a clean environment, affordable healthcare,
housing and good jobs--will only happen with a more organized,
mobilized citizenry that puts pressure on Congress and the

Press Conference/Rally on one year anniversary of Obama's Inauguration
When: 10 am, Wednesday, January 20
Where: In front of the White House, Lafayette Park side, Washington DC

Dr. Robert Zarr, Physicians for a National Health Program
Emira Woods, Institute for Policy Studies
Linda Leaks, Empower DC
Medea Benjamin, CODEPINK: Women for Peace
Mark Weisbrod, Center for Economic and Policy Rights
Matt Dalosio, Witness Against Torture
Phil Radford, Greenpeace USA

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