September 9, 2008

Presidential Forum On Community Service

PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEES JOHN MCCAIN AND BARACK OBAMA TO SPEAK AT FORUM ON SERVICE AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT ON SEPT. 11 HOSTED BY COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN NEW YORK CITY

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PBS NewsHour Senior Correspondent and Political Editor Judy Woodruff Will Join

TIME Managing Editor Richard Stengel to Co-Moderate

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Public Can Submit Questions on Service for the Candidates

In their first joint appearance since the party conventions, Presidential nominees John McCain and Barack Obama will discuss in-depth their views on service and civic engagement in the post-9/11, post-Katrina world during the primetime “ServiceNation Presidential Candidates Forum” on the evening of September 11 at Columbia University in the City of New York.

The Forum is being organized by ServiceNation, a dynamic new coalition of 110 organizations that has a collective reach of some 100 million Americans and is dedicated to strengthening our democracy and solving problems through civic engagement and service.

PBS NewsHour Senior Correspondent and Political Editor Judy Woodruff will join previously announced moderator Richard Stengel, managing editor of TIME, to question the candidates—who will appear separately—about their views on the meaning and importance of service.

“I am so pleased that my colleague Judy Woodruff will be there with me to moderate this historic event,” said Stengel. “This forum, timed to the anniversary of one of the greatest challenges our country has faced, is an opportunity for the next President to explain how the ideal of service fits into his vision for America.”

1 comment:

Aaron Stiner, DRB said...

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