Presidential Candidate Congressman Dennis Kucinich Joins ADC Convention
Washington DC | May 4, 2007, 2007 | www.adc.org | The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) is pleased to announce Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), candidate for the 2008 Democratic Presidential nomination, will speak at the Annual National Convention during the Capitol Hill luncheon. The luncheon will take place from 12-2pm at the Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, DC, on Friday, June 8. All other convention events will be held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street NW, Washington, DC.
The Capitol Hill luncheon is an opportunity for Convention attendees to hear from members of Congress, 2008 presidential candidates and other public officials. Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) is the luncheon‘s confirmed keynote speaker, also attending are Arab-American Congressman Nick J Rahall, II (D-WV) and former senator and 2008 Democratic Presidential candidate Mike Gravel (D-AK).
Congressman Kucinich has represented Ohio‘s 10th congressional district since 1997. He is a member of both the Committee on Education and Labor and the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Late last year, the Cleveland native declared his intention to seek the nomination of the Democratic Party for President in 2008.
Kucinich has been at the forefront of the anti-war movement in Congress having voted against the original resolution authorizing US armed forces against Iraq in 2002. More recently he introduced HR 1234, a bill to immediately end the United States occupation of Iraq. Since 2001, Kucinich has also proposed legislation to establish a cabinet-level position for a department of peace.
Last summer, during Israel‘s incursion in Lebanon, Congressman Kucinich led the congressional effort for the United States to advocate for an immediate cease-fire between all parties and to actively commit United States diplomats to assist in negotiations. The Ohio congressman has frequently voted against the many one-sided resolutions concerning the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that are considered in the House of Representatives.
On the domestic front, Kucinich has been an advocate for civil rights and civil liberties by voting against the USA PATRIOT Act, cosponsoring legislation, such as the End Racial Profiling Act, that would ban racial profiling by police, and supporting legislation that would prohibit the use of “secret evidence” in Immigration and Customs Enforcement cases.
NOTE: The Capitol Hill luncheon will take place at the Washington Court Hotel, all other ADC Convention events will be held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel.
EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT PRICE OF $295 FOR THE CONVENTION EXTENDED TO MAY 15, SINGLE EVENT REGISTRATION ALSO NOW AVAILABLE
The early registration discount price of $295 includes access to all events with five meals included has been extended for ten more days. Register online before May 15, 2007 to secure the discounted price of $295. The student rate is $195, you must have a valid student id and be registered full time to qualify for the student rate. Also now available online is registration for single events. After May 15, registration for the entire convention package goes to the regular price of $395.
Register at www.adc.org
REGISTER FOR THE HOTEL
The room rate is $159/night for single or double occupancy. Those planning to attend are requested to reserve hotel rooms early by using the following link and using the ADC group code 12400607815: www.omnihotels.com/FindAHotel/WashingtonDCShoreham.aspx
To place an advertisement or a message of appreciation to an award recipient in the Convention Book, and to help support ADC, please see: www.adc.org/PDF/Sponsorship2007.pdf
UPDATED CONVENTION PROGRAM SCHEDULE: Detailed schedule with an updated complete list of confirmed speakers available at: