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PDA at new Busboys and Poets in Shirlington, Va.

Busboys & Poets & Progressive Politics
October 10, 2007, Arlington, VA
Meet Reps. Lee, Woolsey, Moran, Mayor Rocky Anderson, and Norman Solomon

Spend an evening of food, conversation, and community with Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Reps. Barbara Lee (CA) and Lynn Woolsey (CA), columnist Norman Solomon and Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson. Rep. Jim Moran will provide the opening comments in a discussion on the latest efforts to end the occupation of Iraq. The event, organized by PDA Virginia on Wednesday October 10, is sponsored by Busboys and Poets in their new Shirlington location at 4251 Campbell Ave. (formerly known as 28th St. South).

The event begins at 7:30 pm and includes delicious food (cash bar) and stimulating remarks by our featured speakers. Reserve your $35 ticket. For $150, reserve your place at the special private reception before the main event from 6:00 – 7:30 pm featuring Reps. Barbara Lee and Rep. Lynn Woolsey. It includes entry to the main event, Busboy’s delicious food and drinks, and a free DVD of Norman Solomon’s documentary “War Made Easy”.

Meet these dynamic and courageous women who, with the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC), have become a major force on Capitol Hill. Barbara Lee was the lone courageous vote in 2001 against giving Bush’ sweeping war powers and Lynn Woolsey has been steadfast in her oppostion to the war and occupation in Iraq, and in her support of grassroots organizations like PDA. Both progressive leaders worth meeting—up close and personal! In addition, to Reps. Lee and Woolsey, meet Rep. Jim Moran and speak personally with Mayor Rocky Anderson, author Norman Solomon, Tim Carpenter, PDA National Director and other notable progressives.

Be among the first to enjoy the energy and excitement of the new Busboys and Poets, an extraordinary restaurant/political bookstore/progressive salon. Busboys is destined to be a center of progressive thought, dialogue, and action that will be a catalyst for change in Virginia and the nation’s capitol.

All proceeds to benefit PDA’s Fall Peace Offensive.

Driving directions: Shirlington is on I-395 in Virginia 4 miles south of Washington, DC and the Potomac River.

For more information, contact Stephen Spitz at 703-845-9294 or

General Reception $35
Private Reception $150



Democracy Rising at original Busboys and Poets in DC

Support Democracy Rising’s Work to End the Iraq Occupation and Prevent an Attack on Iran

Bus Boys and Poets
October 11, 2007
8 to 10 PM

The Premiere of the powerful documentary
Awake From Your Slumber
Featuring the Music and Poetry of Patti Smith
By The Hudson Mohawk Independent Media Center

Featuring Ralph Nader
Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr., President, Hip Hop Caucus
Marine Mom Tina Richards, CEO, Grass Roots America
David Swanson, PDA,,
Kevin Zeese, Director, Democracy Rising

Special showing of independent Iraq occupation moving featuring Patti Smith
Fine Food and Beverages Provided

Admission $35 in advance, $50 at the door (suggested, no one turned away)

Contact Marcia Jansen at 301-891-7770 or MJansen@DemocracyRising.US

Bus Boys and Poets
2021 14th St. NW
Washington DC 20009

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