August 9, 2006

Stark back in town

STARK TO HOLD TOWN MEETINGS ON A NEW DIRECTION FOR AMERICA
Saturday, August 12, 2006

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Pete Stark (D-CA) plans to speak with residents of the 13th Congressional District at town meetings on Saturday, August 12 in Newark and San Leandro.

At both town meetings, Representative Stark will discuss the need to take America in a new direction – one that focuses on addressing domestic needs and peacefully resolving international conflicts. Last month, Congress wasted time debating gay marriage, prohibiting court challenges to the constitutionality of the phrase “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance, and instructing the federal government to purchase City-owned land in San Diego in order to circumvent a judicial ruling requiring the removal of a 43-foot-high cross.

Instead, Congress should have acted to improve Americans’ lives by raising the minimum wage, providing health care to all, and advancing embryonic stem cell research. Congress should also have worked to lower interest rates on loans for college tuition and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to combat global warming.

The following is information on the town meetings:

Saturday, August 12, 2006

NEWARK
9:00 a.m. -- 10:30 a.m.
Newark City Hall
Council Chambers
37101 Newark Boulevard

SAN LEANDRO
11:00 a.m. -- 12:30 p.m.
San Leandro City Hall
Council Chambers
835 East 14th Street

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