At 1pm, Thursday, December 13, 2007, former congresswoman Cynthia McKinney will be speaking at the Benton Harbor Public Library, 213 E. Wall St. (directions at end)
This is an unusual opportunity for people in Michigan and the midwest to meet one of our most courageous leaders.
Find a Cynthia McKinney for President website (with important support articles by Stan Goff and others) at: http://supporters.runcynthiarun.org/pcsc_recognition.cgi
Brief Bio: McKinney was born in Atlanta, Georgia, daughter of Bill McKinney, one of Atlanta's first black law enforcement officers and former Georgia state representative. McKinney earned her B.A. in International Relations from the U. of So. Calif. and a Master of Art in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
She is currently a Phd student at UC, Berkeley.
Her politcal career began in 1986. In 1992 she was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. In 1991 McKinney spoke out against the Persian Gulf Invasion causing many legislators to walk out in protest of her remarks.
On July 22, 2005, the first anniversary of the release of the 9/11 Commissioners' Report, McKinney held a well attended congressional briefing on Capital Hill to address outstanding issues regarding the September 11, 2001 attack.
Directions: From I-94 take exit 33 toward downtown Benton Harbor/St. Joseph
Merge onto I-94 BR W.
Turn LEFT onto 5TH ST.
Turn RIGHT onto E WALL ST.
End at Benton Harbor Public Library,
213 E. Wall St, Benton Harbor, MI 49022