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April 14, 2005

Give Peace a Chance

A proposal for a Department of Peace, floated by Dennis Kucinich well before he began running for President, may well be his lasting contribution to government.  The Peace Alliance, a group of people committed to the long process of creating such a new national department, are hosting an all-day organizing session on Saturday in Kirkland. 

It will be held from 9-5 at the Holy Spirit Lutheran Church at 10021 NE 124th Street in Kirkland.  It's too late to order a lunch, so bring your own.  Here's the deal, including how to register. 

Posted by Lynn Allen on April 14, 2005 at 09:17 AM in Miscellany | Permalink


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Actually I believe that the idea priginally came from former Washington Post columnist Coleman McCarty.

Posted by: Dean Nielsen | Apr 14, 2005 11:36:16 AM

Thanks for that information, Dean. It is my recollection, though, that it was Kucinich who first brought the idea up in Congress as a proposed bill. The Peace Alliance is going to be bringing this up in September in Congress and has started lobbying potential Congressfolk, including McDermott, as possible supporters.

Posted by: Lynn | Apr 15, 2005 7:58:43 AM

You're definately right about Congress ... I saw McCarthy speak in the early 1990s ... 91? 92? and he was pushing it then and seemed to have been for awhile.

Not that it's important who gets the credit.

Posted by: Dean Nielsen | Apr 18, 2005 4:44:20 PM

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