[act-ma] Mon, Nov 19 -- Lou Dobbs, "Independents Day"

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Fri Nov 9 08:07:07 PST 2007

Ford Hall Forum
Free Public Lecture & Discussion Series

Independents Day: Awakening the American Spirit

Lou Dobbs

Monday, November 19, at 6:30 pm
at the
Old South Meeting House
(directions at www.fordhallforum.org/directions.html)


Lou Dobbs is the anchor and managing editor of CNN¹s Lou Dobbs Tonight as
well as a best-selling author and syndicated columnist. Tonight, he examines
the impact of U.S. public policy on a range of pressing issues ‹ from
national security to worker rights to our current political climate. Are our
borders secure? Is there a more effective way for us to share in the
tremendous benefits and harsh costs of free trade and outsourcing? What are
the critical issues and challenges that confront the presidential candidates
and American voters as we approach the 2008 election?

 Equal time will be provided for prepared remarks and questions from the
Come join the conversation!

Reserved seating available for Ford Hall Forum members.
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This program is presented in collaboration with the Old South Meeting House
as part of the Partners in Public Dialogue Series.

In its 99th fall series of events, the Ford Hall Forum presents seven open
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