Sunday, May 20, 2007

Film Series

The Livingston County Democratic Party will kick off its new film series on May 26 with the showing of what some film critics have called one of the most important movies of our time – former Vice President Al Gore’s documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth.”

The Academy Award-winning film on climate change will be screened in two showings on May 26 at Livingston County Democratic Party headquarters, 10321 E. Grand River, Suite 600, Fonda Place, in Brighton.

“Vice President Gore’s documentary lays out a compelling case for the need to address the production of green-house gases, but he does it in a way that anyone can understand,” said Matt Evans, chair of the Livingston County Democratic Party.

“That’s why we are encouraging people to bring their families to these special showings of ‘An Inconvenient Truth.’ Movie reviewer Roger Ebert probably said it best when he wrote that ‘you owe it to yourself to see this film.’ We owe it to our children, too.”

Ebert was not the only critic to lavish praise on the movie. Jeffrey Lyons, of NBC’s “Reel Talk,” said the film, which won an Oscar in February for best documentary, is “one of the most important films of our time.”

The Livingston County Democratic Party will have a pot luck dinner at 6 p.m., with the movie shown beginning at 7:30 p.m. The party is requesting a donation of $10 a person or $15 a couple, with children under 16 free with an adult.

The late showing will begin at 9:30 p.m., with popcorn provided. The donation for the second show is $3 per person.

Space is limited. People who plan to attend should RSVP by calling 810-229-4212.

Evans said the party hopes to offer more socially-important films in the future at prices that will allow families to enjoy “dinner and a movie” together at an affordable price.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Iraq War Vote

Today's cloture vote on the Feingold-Reid Amendment to cut off funding for the Iraq War was an important step forward to end this horrible war. Majority Leader Harry Reid co-sponsored the amendment with Senator Feingold and 29 members of the Democratic Caucus voted with Senators Reid and Feingold. Sadly, our own Senator Carl Levin was not among them.

Please join me in sending an e-mail to Senator Levin. Let's tell him that we want him to vote to end the funding of the Iraq War. Go to the Senator's Web site and let him know how you feel about his vote today.

Senator Debbie Stabenow did vote for Feingold/Reid. Some of us have disagreed with Senator Stabenow's votes on the Military Commission Act (torture), the Bankruptcy Act and the Flag Burning Amendment and we e-mailed or called to let her know. Here's our chance to let Senator Stabenow know that we approve of her vote today.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Winans Dinner Silent Auction items

Get a sneak preview of the silent auction items you can win at this Saturday's Winans Dinner at

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Bill Moyer's Journal Sundays 1:30pm PBS

Bill Moyer's Journal Sunday 1:30pm PBS Bill Moyer's new program is not being shown on Friday nights but on Sunday afternoons at 1:30pm on PBS. It is good to have his journalism back on the air. He interviewed Jon Stewart of the Daily Show and praised Jon for asking harder questions of John McCain than the regular media.