September 19, 2008

Montgomery County Peace Resolution!

Please distribute widely

You are invited to attend this town meeting for the Montgomery County Peace Resolution!

Can Montgomery County

Help End the War?

A Town Hall Meeting

 Mon., Sept. 22      7 – 9 p.m.

Montgomery College, Germantown Campus
Globe Hall, 20200 Observation Dr.
Germantown   20876

What is the war costing you?

What can local government do?

What is the Montgomery County Peace Resolution?

 Moderator:  County Executive Isiah Leggett


          Brendan O'Flaherty, Ph.D., Economist, Columbia University
          Karen Dolan, Fellow, Institute for Policy Studies

Commentaries:  Montgomery County Council Members

Sponsored by Montgomery County Progressive Alliance, Montgomery College Peace and Justice Studies Program, PeaceAction Montgomery, Pax Christi Montgomery, Progressive Maryland, Montgomery County Government Employees Organization, DC Region Veterans for Peace, Social Justice Committee of UUCR, Progressive Neighbors of Montgomery County, Network of Spiritual Progressives of MD, RRUUC Peace Action Task Force, Episcopal Peace Fellowship (MD/DC), Maryland United for Peace and Justice.

Cosponsored by Montgomery County Council members Marc Elrich, Valerie Ervin, Nancy Floreen, George Leventhal, Duchy Trachtenberg.

For information, e-mail to
Karen Dolan
Director, Cities for Progress/Cities for Peace
Institute for Policy Studies
1112 16th St NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036
202.234.9382 x228

Karen Dolan
Director, Cities for Progress/Cities for Peace
Institute for Policy Studies
1112 16th St NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036
202.234.9382 x228

September 18, 2008

Oct 1 UNCOUNTED in Maryland

Upcoming Movie Benefit
UNCOUNTED is an explosive new documentary that shows how the election fraud that changed the outcome of the 2004 election led to even greater fraud in 2006 - and now looms as an unbridled threat to the outcome of the 2008 election.
This controversial feature length film by Emmy award-winning director David Earnhardt examines in factual, logical, and yet startling terms how easy it is to change election outcomes and undermine election integrity across the U.S.
 (81 min.)
Q&A/ After-film Presentation by:

Kevin Zeese is executive director of the Campaign for Fresh Air and Clean Politics whose projects include True Vote -- http://www.TrueVote.US/
which is seeking electoral integrity in Maryland and nationally.
Proceeds benefit: The Obama Campaign & Velvet Revolution
("VR") is a network of more than 120 progressive organizations reaching millions of people demanding progressive change through our VR Media, Electoral Reform, Conflict Resolution and Youth Revolution Campaigns.  VR co-founder, Brad Friedman  and whistleblowers, Clinton Curtis and Steven Heller, are featured in the film  'Uncounted'.
For information and RSVP, please contact Jennifer:,, P: 612-889-4567
October 1st
6-9 PM, movie at 7
$10 suggested donation

Artmosphere Cafe
3311 Rhode Island Avenue, Mount Rainier, MD 20712
Short Bus Ride from RI Metro

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September 15, 2008

Health Film "Critical Condition" PBS Tue Sep 30 9pm

Please note that the national PBS broadcast dates for both films are reflected below. For exact broadcast times, please tell your readers to check their local listings at

"Critical Condition", airs on Tuesday September 30 at 9pm (90 minutes)*
What happens if you fall sick and are one of 47 million people in America without health insurance? "Critical Condition" by Roger Weisberg ("Waging a Living," P.O.V. 2006) puts a human face on the nation's growing health care crisis by capturing the harrowing struggles of four critically ill Americans who discover that being uninsured can cost them their jobs, health, home, savings, even their lives. Filmed in vérité style, "Critical Condition" offers a moving and invaluable expose at a time when the nation is debating how to extend health insurance to all Americans.

* Immediately following the 90-minute broadcast of Critical Condition, PBS’s McNeil/Lehrer Productions will present a half-hour special, “Rx for Change,” exploring the presidential candidates’ proposals for health care reform. Susan Dentzer, health correspondent for The NewsHour With Jim Lehrer, will moderate the discussion, which will include spokespersons for the candidates as well as distinguished health policy experts.

"In the Family”, airs on Wednesday, Oct 1 at 9pm (90 minutes)*

How much would you sacrifice to survive? When Chicago filmmaker Joanna Rudnick tested positive for the "breast cancer gene" at age 27, she knew the information could save her life. She also knew she was not only confronting mortality at an early age, but would have to make heart-wrenching decisions about the life that lay ahead of her. Should she take the irreversible preventive step of having her breasts and ovaries removed, or risk developing cancer? What would happen to her romantic life, her hopes for a family? "In the Family" documents Rudnick's efforts to reach out to other women while facing her deepest fears. 

*The filmmaker’s journey includes her confrontation with the biotech company that owns the patent on the BRCA genes and testified in Washington, D.C., for the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (which provides legal protection against genetic discrimination from insurance companies and employers).She also interviews Martha, an activist who works tirelessly to keep African American women in the fight against breast cancer despite trying to battle the disease without health insurance.

Please consider informing members of your community about the film's national PBS broadcast by:

  • Posting announcements on your website's events calendar.
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Thank you so much for your time and attention.

Best Regards,

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