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Green Party LogoDC ADVISORY Green pres. candidate Cynthia McKinney to visit DC, Md. on Feb. 19

THE DC STATEHOOD GREEN PARTY
http://www.dcstatehoodgreen.org

For immediate release:
Thursday, February 14, 2008

Contact:
Scott McLarty, DC Statehood Green Party Media Coordinator, 202-518-5624, cell 202-904-7614, mclarty@greens.org
John Judge, press secretary for the McKinney campaign, 202-584-1021, press-secretary@runcynthiarun.org


Green presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney to make campaign stops in DC and Maryland on Tuesday, Feb. 19

Former Georgia member of Congress will speak at Howard University and the University of Maryland in College Park; Ms. McKinney won the DC primary on Feb. 12



WASHINGTON, DC -- Green presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney will visit the Washington, DC, area for three campaign appearances on Tuesday, February 19:


  • Press conference, time (morning) and location (in Washington, DC) to be announced shortly: Ms. McKinney will discuss her Power to the People Campaign for the Presidency <http://www.runcynthiarun.org>. Reporters and photographers are encouraged to attend.


  • 12 noon: Ms. McKinney will speak to students and faculty at the Nyumburu Cultural Center, at the University of Maryland in College Park. The event will be open to the media and the public.


  • 7:00 pm: Ms. McKinney will speak in Washington, DC, at Howard University in the Locke Hall auditorium. Ms. McKinney will show 'American Blackout' <http://www.americanblackout.org>, an award-winning documentary on the disenfranchisement of African-American voters in recent elections and the odds she faced in her own reelection to Congress. The event will be open to the media and the public.



Cynthia McKinney will be accompanied at these events by Capitol Resistance, a hip-hop-based community education campaign .

Ms. McKinney, a former six-term US Representative from Georgia, came in first among the six Green candidates on the ballot in the February 12 primary election in the District of Columbia . Ms. McKinney also took the lead in Super Tuesday (February 5) primaries in Arkansas and Illinois <http://www.gp.org/press/pr-national.php?ID=22>.

The Green Party has opened a web page featuring video clips of Cynthia McKinney and other Green presidential candidates and debates <http://www.gp.org/2008-elections/presidential-videos.php>.

For an insightful interview with Ms. McKinney in which she discusses her background and political experiences, visit <http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1424663692856267230> (standard rez) or <http://www.vimeo.com/680265> (hi rez).

The DC Statehood Green Party has qualified to send 16 delegates to the Green Party's 2008 Green National Nominating Convention in Chicago, July 10-13, at which 836 Green delegates will choose the party's presidential and vice presidential nominees.


MORE INFORMATION

The DC Statehood Green Party http://www.dcstatehoodgreen.org

Cynthia McKinney's Power to the People Campaign for the Presidency http://www.runcynthiarun.org

Green Party of the United States http://www.gp.org
202-319-7191, 866-41GREEN
Fax 202-319-7193

Video of Green presidential candidates http://www.gp.org/2008-elections/presidential-videos.php

Green candidate database for 2007 and other campaign information: http://www.gp.org/elections.shtml

Green Party News Center http://www.gp.org/newscenter.shtml

Green Party Speakers Bureau http://www.gp.org/speakers

Media credentialing http://www.gp.org/committees/media/kit.shtml