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Thursday, August 18, 2005

Dems 2008: Feingold Heads West

Posted by Bob Brigham

The Progressive Patriots Fund just sent me an advisory:

Milwaukee- US Senator Russ Feingold's Progressive Patriots Fund announced details of a major foreign policy speech he will deliver in Los Angeles on August 23 outlining the administration's failure to develop a comprehensive national security strategy in the fight against terrorism and proposing a target date for withdrawal of US troops from Iraq of December 31, 2006.

Feingold will address the Town Hall Los Angeles Association on Tuesday, August 23. Town Hall Los Angeles is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization dedicated to promoting civic participation by offering members direct access to and insight from the most influential business and political leaders. Feingold will also speak at the University of California-Los Angeles School of Law on Monday, August 22.

In June, Feingold became the first senator to propose legislation calling on the President to issue a realistic set of goals for success in Iraq, along with a reasonable timeframe under which to achieve those goals and the subsequent withdrawal of US troops. Because of the conflicting signals from the administration about the scope and duration of the military mission in Iraq, Senator Feingold said he now feels obligated to propose a target completion date.

“It’s time for Congress to have a serious debate about the situation in Iraq and how it fits into the campaign against terrorism. For too long our brave service men and women have risked their lives without the benefit of a clear plan for success in Iraq,” Feingold said.

Feingold recently formed the Progressive Patriots Fund to promote a progressive reform agenda and support candidates across the country. The organization has launched an effort for citizen co-sponsors of Feingold’s proposal for a target time for the drawdown of US military presence in Iraq.

What: Major National Security Speech by Senator Russ Feingold
Where: Town Hall Los Angeles, Millennium Biltmore Hotel, 506 S Grand Ave
When: Tuesday, August 23
11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Feingold will also speak at the University of California - Los Angeles School of Law on Monday, August 22. This event is also open to the public:

What: Speech by Senator Russ Feingold Sponsored by the Public Interest
Law and Policy Program and the American Constitution Society
Where: UCLA Law School
When: Monday, August 22
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

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