You’re invited to the Fifth Annual Father Robert F. Drinan National Peace and Human Rights Award October 7, 2010. The Drinan Award was established in 2006 in recognition of longtime member of Council for a Livable World’s Board of Directors, Father Robert F. Drinan. The award is annually presented to individuals who exemplify the late Father’s commitment to peace and human justice.
This year we will be honoring Bob King, President of United Automobile, Aerospace and Agriculture Implement Workers of America (UAW) and U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern, Massachusetts 3rd district.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
5:30 – 7:30 PM
501 3rd Street NW
Communication Workers of America office
Washington, DC 20001
Host and ticket prices
$ 5,000 – Host
$2,500 – Sponsor
$1,000 – Patron
$500 – Friend
$100 – Individual ticket
In 1970, Father Drinan became the first Roman Catholic priest to be elected to the United States Congress, and the first priest allowed to vote in the House of Representatives. During his 10 years in the House of Representatives, Father Drinan consistently championed legislation promoting peace and justice worldwide. Father Drinan was a longtime member of the Board of Directors of Council for a Livable World and chaired its PeacePAC affiliate, which has supported many Members of Congress devoted to stopping the proliferation of nuclear weapons and the reduction, and eventual elimination, of all weapons of mass destruction.
This year’s honorees are well-known for their work on social and political issues. United Automobile Workers President Bob King has led delegations to Mexico and El Salvador to stand in solidarity with the oppressed. In 1990 he led delegations to El Salvador to support trade unionists and church members who were victims of a long campaign of deadly bombings, death-squad murders and disappearances carried out by Salvadoran military officers trained by the U.S. Army School of the Americas in Fort Benning, Georgia. He has long been involved in efforts to close the school because its graduates use the training received there to terrorize religious activists, community activists, trade unionists and political opponents in Latin America.
Congressman Jim McGovern voted against the initial authorization of force in Iraq in 2002, and has been among the most prominent Congressional voices on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He introduced a bipartisan, bicameral bill calling for a flexible timetable for withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan as a matter of national security and fiscal responsibility.
Let us recognize and honor these committed advocates for their work over the years on peace and human rights issues. Your support will allow such dedication and service to live on through the Father Robert F. Drinan National Peace and Human Rights Awards.
Please feel free to contact me or Kimberly Scott (KimberlyScott@ConklinScott.com) at 202.637.7007 for additional information. Thank you in advance for your support for this worthy cause and the honor to this amazing labor leader.
Honorable David Bonior
Council for a Livable World’s PeacePAC