Democrat Bob McCloskey Announces Candidacy for Congress and Calls for Immediate Withdrawal of U.S. Troops from Iraq

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Peace and justice activist Bob McCloskey will challenge war supporter Congressman Adam Schiff in the 29th Congressional District on June 6, 2006 Democratic primary election.

Peace and social justice activist, Bob McCloskey will announce his grassroots candidacy for the 29th Congressional District in the June 6th Democratic primary election. The 29th Congressional District includes the cities and communities of Monterey Park, Alhambra, South Pasadena, San Gabriel, Temple City, Pasadena, Altadena, Glendale, Burbank and Los Feliz.

“The Bush-Cheney Administration has brought our nation war, budget and trade deficits. It has brought increases in poverty, environmental degradation, healthcare cuts and other vital program cuts. Our Congressman, Adam Schiff has supported President Bush and the war in Iraq,” stated Bob McCloskey.

In addition to supporting international cooperation and an immediate withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq, Bob McCloskey supports the Democratic agenda of: a national healthcare system, improved environmental protections, educational opportunities, voting rights, economic justice and protecting our civil liberties. He also calls for a peace and prosperity economy with conversion of our military industries to solve the many social, infrastructure and environmental problems we face.

Bob McCloskey has been endorsed by Reverend James Lawson, former State Senator Tom Hayden, Reverend Paul Sawyer, Ahjamu Makalani, Vice-Chair, California Democratic Party Progressive Caucus, Francisco Alonzo, former Mayor of Monterey Park, and many district residents. He is also endorsed by Americans for Democratic Action.

WHAT:    Bob McCloskey Announcement of Candidacy

        Democratic Primary - 29th Congressional District

WHERE:    Fair Oaks and Del Mar (Southwest corner of Central Park)

        Pasadena, CA

WHEN:    Sunday, March 19th 1:30 p.m.

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