Event: Press Conference for David Sole, U.S. Senate Candidate For the "Stop the War Slate" on the Green Party Ticket
Date: Wednesday, October 11 on the State Capital Steps Lansing, Michigan Beginning at 11:00 a.m.
Contact: (313) 680-5508 or http://stopthewarslate.org
David Sole, United States Senatorial candidate on the Green Party ticket, is the only person seeking this office who represents the majority viewpoint in the state of Michigan and the country by opposing the war in Iraq. According to the latest polls taken by major media organizations, less than 35% of the people support the Bush administration's military adventures.
In regard to the public perception of both houses of the Congress, only 25% of the people have a positive view of this legislative body. David Sole is challenging Senator Debbie Stabenow on her record of consistently voting tens of billions of dollars in supplements to continue this unjust war against Iraq and Afghanistan which has resulted in the deaths of over three thousand American soldiers, countless civilian contractors and tens of thousands of Iraqi civilians.
The cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have exceeded $300 billion taxpayer dollars. These figures are mere estimates because of the secrecy of governmental operations. However, the public does know that these regular supplements supported by Senator Stabenow remain separate from the $500 billion annual defense budget which is draining the economy and creating a new generation of poor people.
At a press conference to be held in Lansing on the State Capital steps this coming Wednesday at 11:00 a.m., Mr. Sole will explain why Michigan cannot afford to send Stabenow back to Capital Hill because of her repeated votes against the interests of working people in the state. Over the last several months Senator Stabenow has voted to:
Who does Stabenow really represent? Does she speak and act in the interest of the people of this state or for those of big business and the pentagon? And Bouchard only represents the Bush policies of war, racism and tax breaks for the rich while funding for human needs is slashed. A true people's alternative is needed and David Sole is bringing this message to our beleagured state.
Sole is a longtime civil rights, anti-war and pro-working class fighter who currently serves as president of the UAW Local 2334 based in Detroit. He is not a professional politician and has a proven track record of working for the interests of the people for decades. Sole is taking his message throughout the state of Michigan with tours of metro Detroit, Ann Arbor, Flint as well as northern Michgan and the upper peninsula.
The candidate is available for interviews with media outlets throughout the state. The press conference scheduled for Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. on the steps of the Capital will provide journalists with detailed information on the Sole for Senate campaign.
Posted: October 6, 2006