Thursday, April 21, 2005


Edwards at labor confab, Reid at Soc. Security town meeting

The capital city gets visits this weekend from some political heavy hitters.

First, we understand that Sen. John Edwards will be in town most of Saturday (April 23) to speak with backers plus labor leaders of SEIU and the Ohio Civil Service Employees Association/AFSCME. Edwards profile has risen recently with the launching of his One America Committee, weekly podcosts from his website, speeches about poverty at the Kennedy School of Goverment at Harvard and tax reform at New York's New School, discussions of the bankruptcy laws, etc.

Also coming to Columbus April 23 is Sen. Harry Reid who has surprised many at his canny decision making and feistyness as Senate Minority Leader. Sen. Reid will be in town to host something of a national town meeting on Social Security that is, at least in part, apparently hosted by MoveOn. Panelists include North Dakota Senator Byron Dorgan (ND, Sen. John Glenn and Columbus Mayor Mike Coleman.

This 2:00 PM event will be held at the Berry Bolts Company, 350 East First Avenue. Doors open at 1:00 PM. Interested participants should call 614-645-7787.


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