FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: Wednesday, September 13, 2006
CONTACT: Ronnie Hess, Director of Communications, Division of International Studies. UW-Madison, (608) 262-5590, firstname.lastname@example.org
To download a flier for the event, click here.
Madison, WI – The Democratic and Republican candidates for the Second Congressional District, Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D) and Dave Magnum (R), will participate in a candidates’ forum on global issues, Sunday, October 8 at 4 p.m. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Memorial Union (check “Today in the Union for exact location within the Union), 800 Langdon St. The event, organized by 20 community-based groups, is free and open to the public.
The forum will take the form of a town meeting, with written questions from the audience. Issue areas to be discussed at the forum will cover a range of international subjects, including immigration; nuclear proliferation; trade and the global economy; the U.S. role in the world; terrorism and the war in Iraq.
“In the last several years we have learned that what happens halfway across the world affects us directly,” says Lee Brown, president of United Nations Association-USA, Dane County Chapter, one of the lead organizers of the forum. “The House of Representatives does not vote on treaties, but it does have the power of the purse. Before voting we need to know how well informed the candidates are about international challenges and what specific actions they would take on global issues.”
Other sponsors include the Division of International Studies of the UW-Madison, the League of Women Voters of Dane County, the American Association of University Women, Church Women United, Citizens for Global Solutions, Edgewood College World Peace Program, Global Express, International Professionals, Madison Area Peace Coalition, Madison Committee on Foreign Relations, Madison Friends of International Students, SERRV International, Wisconsin Chapter of the Fulbright Association, Wisconsin Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility, Wisconsin Nuclear Watch Dog, Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice, UW-Madison Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), UW-Madison Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy (WAGE), UW-Madison International Learning Community, UW-Madison Model United Nations.