Saturday July 21st, Seattle’s Progressive Talk AM1090 Presents “Showdown 2012: Recapturing Democracy” featuring Thom Hartmann, Randi Rhodes, Norman Goldman, Mike Papantonio, Sam Seder and Ron Reagan. With a special keynote address by Congressman Jim McDermott. Congressman McDermott has long been a champion in the U.S. House of Representatives for progressive causes including Health Care Reform, Economic Justice, Environmental Protections, Human Rights, Labor and Trade, Protecting the Social Safety Net and more. We are thrilled to have the Congressman speak at this year’s AM1090 Forum!
Congressman Jim McDermott has represented the 7th Congressional District for 23 years. He is an outspoken advocate for human rights and was a vocal critic of the Bush Administration’s foreign policy that led our country to war. Today, he continues to call for a timetable for withdrawal of our military forces from the Mid-east war zones. Congressman McDermott has been a consistent supporter of legislation that will lead our country to energy independence. His current position as Chair of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support has placed Jim in a pivotal position to deal with strengthening the social safety net that is now needed by American families dealing with the financial consequences of a weakened economy.