Jul 30, 2007
The Livingston County Democratic Party is inviting everyone who cares about the country and our troops currently in harm’s way to come out and enjoy dinner at see a distributing and eye-opening movie.
The LCDP is holding its second "Movie and a Dinner" at 7 p.m. Friday at its headquarters in Brighton where the Robert Greenwald film "Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers" will be shown. The price is just a $10 donation per person and $15 per couple and a dish to pass. I have been to a couple of these potluck dinners here in Livingston County and I can testify that the spread is indescribable. All the money goes to the LCDP to help keep the roof over our heads and the lights on.
The office is located at Suite 600 in the Fonda Place office park, 10321 E. Grand River Avenue, in Brighton. The zip code is 48116 for those who want to plug the address into MapQuest or Yahoo Maps. Guests are not only welcomed but encouraged, and the roomy office offers easy east/west access from the Spencer Road exit off of I-96 and for those coming from north or south you can get off on the Lee Road exit off of U.S. 23. The potluck will begin at 7 p.m. followed by the movie.
The screening is co-sponsored by Americans Against Escalation in Iraq, a group spearheading constituent action to persuade Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Brighton, and other Michigan Congressmen and women, to end their support of the civil war and occupation in Iraq. The film features individual soldiers talking about the waste of taxpayers' dollars they witnessed in Iraq due to government out-sourcing of the war to private corporations - including paying private companies $100 for doing a bag of laundry.
"This documentary should appeal to any taxpayer who is concerned about government waste and government over-spending, even if they support military action in Iraq," said Matt Evans, chair of the LCDP. "Certainly government waste is something that Democrats, independents and Republicans should all be against."
Greenwald has won numerous awards and recognition for his progressive documentaries, such as "Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism," and for another retail giant Wal-Mart called, "Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Prices." But Greenwald is a 30-year veteran of Hollywood whose previous credits include, "The Burning Bed," a 1984 made-for-TV movie starring Farrah Fawcett about an abused Michigan woman from just down the road in Durant who doused her sleeping husband with gasoline and set the bed ablaze.
The first Movie and Dinner was very successful and featured Al Gore’s Academy Award-winning film "An Inconvenient Truth.” Evans said more socially relevant films for the entire family will be offered in the future, and the price will allow the entire family to enjoy dinner and a movie and at the same time make our community, out state and our country a better place to live and raise that family.
Evans said more socially relevant films for the entire family will be offered in the future, and the price will allow the entire family to enjoy dinner and a movie and at the same time make our community, out state and our country a better place to live and raise that family. We look forward to meeting and greeting our many out of town visitors and showing off our digs in supposedly GOP-dominated Livingston County, and you certainly do not have to be a member of the party to attend. If you need directions or other information just call (810) 229-4212.