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, Jan 19, 2013 in Washington, D.C. - discussing progressive politics, entertainment, and much more
By Greg Peterson, PDA Radio Producer and the Rev. Terence A. Dicks, PDA Southern Organizer and PDA Georgia Coordinator Join progressive politicians, writers, comedians, actors, actresses for a day of thought-provoking discussions and a night of entertainment, humor and fun on Sat., Jan. 19, 2013 during Progressive Central: The Peoples’ Inauguration hosted by the Progressive Democrats of America just hours before Pres. Barack Obama is sworn in for a second four-year term. Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) presents Progressive Central III: The Peoples’ Inauguration - in partnership with The Nation magazine - co-sponsored by National Nurses United (NNU), Democrats.com, and Busboys and Poets. Progressive Central: The Peoples’ Inauguration: Join leading progressives for a special one-day event in Washington, D.C. from 8-3:30 p.m. on Sat., Jan. 19, 2013 at the UDC David A. Clarke School of Law. David A. Clarke School of Law (DCSL) at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) 4200 Connecticut Avenue NW Washington, D.C. 20008 Sponsored by PDA, The Nation magazine, National Nurses United (NNU), Democrats.com (Unity The Aggressive Progressives), Busboys and Poets restaurants. Scroll down to see related links/event flyer. To purchase tickets or for more information visit pdamerica.org John Nichols (The Nation magazine writer, MSNBC contributor, author) will moderate a series of panel discussions focused on the most critical issues of today. Featuring these guest speakers: U.S. Rep. John Conyers U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan John Nichols Karen Higgins Michael Lighty Becky Bond Donna Smith Bobby Score Phyllis Bennis Andrea Miller Thom Hartmann Mimi Kennedy Medea Benjamin Bill Fletcher, Jr. Tim Carpenter
Join Progressive Democrats of America and Friends for a Party in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, January 19, 2013 for "An Evening of Community, Comedy, and Celebration to help build PDA in 2013!" The party starts from 5-7 p.m. at Busboys and Poets restaurant at 2021 14th Street Northwest in Washington, D.C. Busboys and Poets is a restaurant, community gathering place, bookstore, poetry and "where people can discuss issues of social justice and peace." Meet in Langston Hughes Room at Busboys and Poets in Washington, D.C. (Two block walk from U St. Metro station - and Green/Yellow lines). The name Busboys and Poets refers to American poet Langston Hughes, who worked as a busboy at the Wardman Park Hotel in the 1920s, prior to gaining recognition as a poet. Be treated to a night of laughs courtesy of Rick Overton - an Emmy Award Winner, American screenwriter, actor and comedian and self claiming imperfectionist Overton's writing credits include Dennis Miller Live and acting credits include being "The Drake" in Seinfeld, Groundhog Day (Ralph), plus appearing in Willow and The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne. Rick's philosophy on life is - "One cannot achieve true happiness without Serotonin." There will be a special award ceremony and 'thank you' to our old friend, U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern. Special Guests: U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, Actor Rick Overton, Actress/Activist Mimi Kennedy, Author John Nichols, Jim Hightower and Andy Shallal. Hightower is a national radio commentator, writer, public speaker, American syndicated columnist, liberal political activist, author and former elected commissioner of the Texas Department of Agriculture (1983-1991). Shallal is an Iraqi-American artist (Born 1955 in Baghdad), activist, restaurateur and best known for his opposition to the 2003 invasion of Iraq and as proprietor of the Busboys and Poets restaurant chain in the Washington, D.C. area. To purchase tickets or for more information visit: www.pdamerica.org PDA presents PC III in partnership with The Nation magazine - and co-sponsored by NNU, Democrats.com, and Busboys and Poets.
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Sponsors: www.pdamerica.org www.pdacommunity.org www.democrats.com www.nationalnursesunited.org www.busboysandpoets.com Progressive Democrats of America (PDA)/Progressive Central III www.pdamerica.org www.pdacommunity.org www.twitter.com/pdamerica www.facebook.com/pdamerica www.flickr.com/photos/pdamerica https://plus.google.com/104691289259473848877/posts www.blogtalkradio.com/svs PDA National Director Tim Carpenter email@example.com 413-320-2015 https://twitter.com/pdatim https://www.facebook.com/tim.carpenter.37604 The Nation magazine/John Nichols www.thenation.com/authors/john-nichols www.thenation.com/blogs/john-nichols https://twitter.com/NicholsUprising http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Nichols_%28journalist%29 www.thenation.com www.thenation.com/blog/169950/america-broke-not-robin-hood-tax U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern http://mcgovern.house.gov http://mcgovern.house.gov/contact-jim http://mcgovern.house.gov/about-jim-mcgovern https://www.facebook.com/RepJimMcGovern https://twitter.com/RepMcGovern www.youtube.com/RepJimMcGovern www.flickr.com/photos/46321539@N03 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_McGovern_%28American_politician%29 Rick Overton, Emmy Award Winner, actor, comedian, self claiming imperfectionist www.rickoverton.net http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Overton www.facebook.com/OvertonRick https://twitter.com/rickoverton Jim Hightower www.jimhightower.com www.jimhightower.com/node/7914 www.facebook.com/populism https://www.facebook.com/hightowerlowdown
https://twitter.com/HightowerNews http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Hightower U.S. Rep. John Conyers Serving Michigan 14th Congressional District since 1965 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Conyers http://conyers.house.gov www.youtube.com/JCMI14 www.facebook.com/CongressmanConyers www.flickr.com/photos/rep_jc https://twitter.com/repjohnconyers U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva Serving Arizona 7th Congressional District http://grijalva.house.gov www.youtube.com/user/raulgrijalvaaz07 www.facebook.com/Rep.Grijalva https://twitter.com/repraulgrijalva http://grijalva.house.gov/common/rss/?rss=13 Andy Shallal https://twitter.com/andyshallal https://www.facebook.com/andy.shallal http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Shallal Busboys and Poets Restaurant, restaurant, bookstore and gathering place where people can discuss issues of social justice and peace www.busboysandpoets.com www.busboysandpoets.com/about Democrats.com www.democrats.com www.facebook.com/democratscom https://twitter.com/Democratscom National Nurses United (NNU) www.nationalnursesunited.org www.nationalnursesunited.org/pages/financial-transaction-tax www.facebook.com/nationalnurses https://twitter.com/nationalnurses www.flickr.com/photos/nationalnursesunited www.youtube.com/NationalNursesUnited www.nationalnursesunited.org/blog/rss U.S. Congressman-elect and Bold Progressive Alan Grayson (D-FL) Florida 9th District 407-497-6682 www.congressmanwithguts.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org (Todd Jurkowski) 407-451-9857
www.facebook.com/alangrayson www.twitter.com/alangrayson www.youtube.com/RepAlanGrayson http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2012-11-06/news/os-election-alan-grayson-todd-long20121106_1_alan-grayson-dan-webster-house-floor Grayson on Republican voter suppression in FL with Young Turks host Cenk Uygur www.facebook.com/notes/alan-grayson/republican-voter-suppression-willbackfire/481134941909490\ http://youtu.be/ltbLEfdMrbY Grayson - the truth teller - slaps down Republican pundits on “Real Time with Bill Maher” http://youtu.be/mQnSu0DG3Oo U.S. Congressman-elect Mark Pocan (D-WI) www.pocanforcongress.com www.facebook.com/MarkPocan www.twitter.com/MarkPocan www.youtube.com/markpocan Mimi Kennedy, actress, progressive activist, and unpaid Advisory Board Chair of Progressive Democrats of America www.mimikennedy.us www.mimikennedy.org www.mimikennedy.org/2010/03/18/blog www.mimikennedy.org/contact-info-bio https://twitter.com/mimikennedyfans https://twitter.com/MimiKennedyLA www.flickr.com/photos/pdamerica/sets/72157629215117386 www.huffingtonpost.com/mimi-kennedy http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/segment/pardon-don-siegelman%2C-don-siegelmanclemency/50a59f2602a76032d20000b2 www.huffingtonpost.com/mimi-kennedy/an-open-letter-to-the-us_b_434390.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mimi_Kennedy http://house.wikia.com/wiki/Mimi_Kennedy www.imdb.com/name/nm0448252 www.imdb.com/media/rm2562822656/nm0448252 www.imdb.com/name/nm0448252/bio http://pdsonoma.org/article/lynn-hamilton-and-mimi-kennedy-kpfa-visionary-activist-show http://newsok.com/mimi-kennedy-enjoys-actress-activist-roles/article/3425920 www.playbill.com/news/article/121574-Mimi-Kennedy-Is-Lady-With-All-the-Answers-inPasadena Black Box Voting www.blackboxvoting.org www.blackboxvoting.org/toolkit.pdf Andrea Miller Spotsylvania, VA PDA Deputy Field Director email@example.com www.onenationpda.org www.pdacommunity.org/resources/jomsocial/62-andrea-miller/profile www.facebook.com/andrea.miller.96742277 www.twitter.com/acqsys
Rev. Terence A. Dicks Augusta, GA PDA Southern Organizer and state of Georgia Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org www.linkedin.com/in/terencedicks www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002516921964 www.twitter.com/ClaimKingStreet www.myspace.com/ClaimingAStreetNamedKing http://www.pdacommunity.org/index.php? option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=50&Itemid=85 http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/1987/p/salsa/web/directory/public/? City=&State=GA&directory_KEY=3&run=true&t=&organization_KEY=1987 www.youtube.com/ClaimStreetNamedKing www.flickr.com/photos/terencedicks Claiming A Street Named King: Revitalizing Streets Named For Civil Rights Leaders www.claimingastreetnamedking.wordpress.com www.Claiming-A-Street-Named-King.blogspot.com www.profiles.google.com/TerenceDicks www.my.yahoo.com/;_ylt=AiOXv4N2kC5YS3RuJyYQYYj4G0s6 Robin Hood Tax (Financial transaction tax) H.R. 6411 aka Inclusive Prosperity Act www.robinhoodtax.org www.facebook.com/robinhoodtax www.twitter.com/robinhoodtax www.flickr.com/photos/robinhoodtaxusa www.youtube.com/robinhoodtaxusa www.robinhoodtax.org/latest/robin-hood-tax-bill-introduced-congress