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Sen. Levin to speak on Iraq, Democratic primary

March 19, 2008

KALAMAZOO--U.S. Sen. Carl Levin will speak on the campus of Western Michigan University beginning at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 27, in Room 157 of the Bernhard Center. The event is open to the public free of charge, but seating is limited. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Levin's remarks are expected to focus primarily on the war in Iraq and the Michigan Democratic primary election. He will answer questions following his remarks.

The event is sponsored by the College Democrats at WMU.

Sen. Carl Levin

Levin was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1979. He has authored ethics legislations, fought for fair trading policies, spoken out against the invasion of Iraq based on inaccurate intelligence and led the effort for incentives to invest in alternative energy. Levin has also taken strong public positions for quality medical coverage for veterans and against unfair credit card practices, among many other issues.

In the Senate, Levin serves as chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee, co-chair of the Senate Auto and Auto Parts Task Force, chair of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and co-chair of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force.

A Michigan native, Levin is a graduate of Detroit Public Schools and received a law degree from Harvard Law School.

Media contact: Thom Myers, (269) 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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