Please mark your calendars on October 7th for the Fifth Annual Father Robert F. Drinan National Peace and Human Rights Award being held in Washington DC.
The 2010 honorees are Bob King, president, United Automobile, Workers (UAW) and U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, Massachusetts 3rd district.
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.
Fifth Annual Father Robert F. Drinan National Peace and Human Rights Award
Chairman, David Bonior
Thursday, October 7, 2010
5:30 – 7:30 PM
Host and ticket prices
$5,000 – Host
$2,500 – Sponsor
$1,000 – Patron
$500 – Friend
$100 – Individual ticket
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. military’s School of the Americas in Ft. Benning, Ga. King 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.
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. McGovern 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.
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Council for a Livable World
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Council raises campaign funds for peace candidates for Congress and lobbies Congress for arms control agreements
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Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation
A 501(C)(3) organization, contributions are tax deductible for income tax purposes
The Center conducts research and media outreach on national security issues
Please mark your calendars for Thursday, October 7, 2010. We hope you can join us in honoring these advocates for peace and human justice.