Session Title

Sunday Evening Plenary

Location

Campus Center Auditorium

Start Date

13-10-2013 7:00 PM

End Date

13-10-2013 8:30 PM

Session Description

Congressman McGovern’s remarks will stress the importance of continued research and federal funding for all advances in climate change mitigation – and the role of the United States in being a global leader in this research. Additionally, Congressman McGovern will address the importance of exploring every opportunity to responsibly increase food production to ensure access to plentiful, nutritious and healthy foods as the world’s population grows. Will also include topical updates on the government shutdown, debt limit, farm bill and a call to continue educating and pushing despite very tough budgetary times.

CURRENT PRIORITIES: Congressman McGovern’s top focuses this cycle include his “End Hunger Now” campaign, including efforts to prevent drastic cuts to Food Stamps and hunger programs in the Farm Bill; his ongoing attempts to overturn the misguided doctrine of Citizens United (“Corporations are NOT People”); and his ongoing efforts on the Human Rights and peace fronts around the world.

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Jim" McGovern (born November 20, 1959) is the U.S. Representative forMassachusetts's 2nd congressional district. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

Born and raised in Worcester, MA, McGovern attended Worcester Academy. While in college he worked as a congressional aide to Senator George McGovern (to whom his relation is unknown), a two-time presidential candidate he campaigned for. From 1981 to 1996 he was a senior staff member for Representative Joe Moakley. McGovern first ran for Congress in 1994, where he lost in the Democratic primary. He ran again in 1996, defeating Republican incumbent Peter Blute. He has since been re-elected six times, four of which he was unopposed.

A focus of his career has been international human rights, which he has advocated for in countries such as El Salvador, Sudan, and Colombia. He is a member of theCongressional Progressive Caucus[1] and has been ranked as one of the most liberal members of Congress.

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Oct 13th, 7:00 PM Oct 13th, 8:30 PM

Sunday Evening Plenary

Campus Center Auditorium

Congressman McGovern’s remarks will stress the importance of continued research and federal funding for all advances in climate change mitigation – and the role of the United States in being a global leader in this research. Additionally, Congressman McGovern will address the importance of exploring every opportunity to responsibly increase food production to ensure access to plentiful, nutritious and healthy foods as the world’s population grows. Will also include topical updates on the government shutdown, debt limit, farm bill and a call to continue educating and pushing despite very tough budgetary times.

CURRENT PRIORITIES: Congressman McGovern’s top focuses this cycle include his “End Hunger Now” campaign, including efforts to prevent drastic cuts to Food Stamps and hunger programs in the Farm Bill; his ongoing attempts to overturn the misguided doctrine of Citizens United (“Corporations are NOT People”); and his ongoing efforts on the Human Rights and peace fronts around the world.