Saturday, April 12, 2008

Nelson-Pallmeyer and Ford: Keynote speakers at Progressive Action spaghetti dinner on Friday, April 18

Left: Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer Right: Melanie Ford

As the race for the DFL endorsement in Minnesota’s U.S. Senate race tightens, U.S. Senate candidate Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer will be one of two keynote speakers at the Friday, April 18 Progressive Action Spaghetti Dinner, to be held from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the downstairs of Peace Church (1111 North 11th Ave East in Duluth).

“Supporters of Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer and Al Franken alike will enjoy this chance to hear first-hand from candidate Nelson-Pallmeyer,” Progressive Action President Barb Olsen commented. “It will be a great opportunity to chat with Nelson-Pallmeyer and hear his views on such topics as the war in Iraq, global climate change, and how a DFL’er can beat Republican incumbent Norm Coleman for the seat that was once held by our beloved Senator Paul Wellstone.”

Speaking at the event as well will be Melanie Ford, St. Louis County Attorney.

“Melanie Ford has shown incredible strength and tenacity in her first 15 months in office,” Olsen commented. “We look forward to hearing from Ms. Ford about what she believes are the biggest issues facing St. Louis County today and facing her as well as the county’s top legal voice.”

Progressive Action has endorsed Nelson-Pallmeyer in his bid for the U.S. Senate seat and also endorsed Melanie Ford when she ran for St. Louis County Attorney in 2006.

The public is invited to the event, which is family-friendly. (A children’s activity table is included, and children 10 and under are free.) Tickets are $10 each and are being sold at Green Mercantile in Duluth’s Old Downtown (209 East Superior Street) plus at the door the night of the event. Entry includes the dinner (with both meat and vegetarian pasta sauce options), live music by Mad About Jane, the children’s activity table, and a silent auction. Desserts will be sold as well.

For more information about Progressive Action, see And for more information about the event, call 218-349-6681.
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