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29 March 2006


The Iraq War, National Security and War Powers

(from the Village-Green mailing list)

At the Montgomery County Council Office Building, 100 Maryland Avenue, 3rd floor, Rockville. (Directions below)

Candidates hoping to occupy Senator Paul Sarbanes' soon-to-be-vacated seat will answer questions on U.S. actions and obligations in Iraq; national security; the role of the Senate in relation to presidential "war powers," warrantless domestic surveillance, the treatment of detainees, and related issues. The questions will come from the forum organizers and the
audience. (The forum is free and open to the public.)

Candidates who have confirmed their participation are Robert Kaufman, Allan Lichtman, Thomas McCaskill, Kweisi Mfume, Joshua Rales, Lise Van Susteren, and
Kevin Zeese.

The forum will be moderated by Terry D. Kester, co-host of the WPFW show "What's at Stake."

The forum is sponsored by the Montgomery County Coalition for Alternatives to War (McCAW) and the Montgomery County Progressive Alliance. Endorsing organizations include Maryland United for Peace and Justice, The Gray Panthers, PeaceAction Montgomery, The Campaign for Fresh Air and Clean Politics, and the Social Justice Committee of the Cedar Lane Unitarian

Directions to the County Office Building:

BY CAR: From Silver Spring area: take Viers Mill toward Rockville; Viers Mill beomes East Jefferson St (Rt 28 East) as soon as you cross Rockville Pike, turn left at Monroe St . and see immediately the garage for the building; turn right into the garage. Park and take the stairs or elevator one flight up to the C-D level where you will exit into the back courtyard of the building, walking under a short covered walkway, at the side of a fishpond, into the building; take the
elevator (to your right) to the 3rd floor.

Coming via I-270, take the Falls Rd. exit (#5) to the left to Rockville, which puts you on Maryland Ave; turn right onto east Jefferson (Rt. 28 E and first right into the parking garage at Monroe St. intersection. Then follow directions above.

East Jefferson is parallel to Maryland Ave, where the front door to the building is. On Sunday, street parking may be more accessible than at other times.

BY METRO: Take the Red Line toward Shady Grove, exit at the Rockville station. Take the stairwell to a raised walkway that passes over Rockville Pike. Upon exiting the walkway, go to the end of the block. Turn left onto Monroe St. and go one block to East Jefferson St and turn right, another block to Maryland Avenue and turn left. Cross the street to 100 Maryland
Ave. on the left.

For more info—and to volunteer to help the day of the event-contact:, contact Fran Pollner orPam Rasmussen or Rossana Baptista or Mike Hersh


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