Nov 1: Thomas Merton Award Dinner: Dennis Kucinich

Dennis Kucinich will receive the 2009 Thomas Merton Award -- please join us for the 37th annual Thomas Merton Award Dinner. Congressman Kucinich is well known for introducing the National Health Care Act, which looks to provide universal single-payer health care for all. On issues of war and peace, he advocates that the U.S. abolish nuclear and space-based weapons, lead multilateral disarmament, and increase dialogue with Iran to avoid militaristic confrontation. Kucinich also supports aggressive emissions reductions and urges U.S. ratification of the Kyoto Protocol, an agreement signed by 160+ countries to reduce greenhouse gases.

6 pm social hour, 7 pm dinner at the Churchill Valley CountryClub (800 Beulah Road, Pittsburgh).

Tickets are $45 -low income $25 –table for 10 $400. Reservations necessary -- online at or call 412-361-3022.

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