Saturday, June 02, 2007
Sojourners Presidential Forum

On Monday, June 4, the leading Democratic presidential contenders -- Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, and Barack Obama -- will be joining Rev. Jim Wallis of Sojourners for a nationally televised conversation on faith, values, and poverty. The forum is part of Sojourners annual Pentecost conference in Washington D.C. I'm excited for this event as I hope that Wallis will put the pressure on these leading Democrats to actually put poverty and justice issues on the table and make them key parts of their campaigns.

I wish I could have attended this conference, but since I can't we'll be doing the next best thing: hosting a viewing party for the forum this Monday night. CNN will be airing it live and we are inviting anyone in our area to come over and watch and discuss it together at our place at 7pm (which is an hour after it airs here in Chicago, but that's what TiVo is for!) If you're in the area and you'd like to come, just click here to RSVP.

BTW, for those of you inclined to accuse Wallis or Sojourners of partisanship, don't worry, they've already announced that they are planning a similar forum with the leading Republican candidates for later in the year.

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