Cynthia McKinney, the Green Party candidate for president in 2008 will be in Racine on Friday, Sept. 5.
She will hold a Town Hall meeting with the student body of Walden III High School and Middle School from 1 to 2:10 p.m. From 4:30 to 6 p.m., she will hold a meet and greet event at Park Six (6th and Park) with live music and a speech.
McKinney, 53, is described by The Nation magazine as "Resolutely anti-war and anti-imperialist, firmly committed to defending individual liberties and determined to hold the outgoing president and vice president to account."
During her 12 years as a Congresswoman from Georgia, she authored legislation to: eliminate subsidies for corporations for taking jobs abroad, institute a national living wage, repeal the Military Tribunals Act, and eliminate the use of depleted uranium in weapons. She was the first to introduce articles of impeachment against Bush, Cheney, and Rice.
The Kenosha-Racine Greens will open a McKinney campaign office at 521 Sixth Street, at Sixth and Villa (across the street from the Obama headquarters).
"We feel the team of Cynthia McKinney and Rosa Clemente has a message that resonates with the people of Wisconsin and these offices will give us a base of operations in these cities." said Pete Karas, Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Coordinator for the McKinney/Clemente campaign and a former Racine Alderman. "We will be taking the campaign's message of ecological wisdom, nonviolence, grassroots democracy, and social and economic justice directly to the people of Wisconsin who we believe share these same core values."
More information is at the campaign's website: http://www.gp.org/index.php