Specter did not listen to the voters. He went into the Primary Election with a new label (Democrat) but with the same old politics. He did not turn toward peace, as his constituents wanted. Specter also did not turn toward single-payer healthcare or any other progressive political precept which would have earned him votes. By remaining an arch-conservative and by continuing to espouse the same old chicken-hawk policies, Specter assured his own loss in the Primary.
On June 20, the same 26 peace groups will hold a Muhammad Ali Peace Event from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. near Senator Arlen Specter's home on West Schoolhouse Lane(at Vaux Street) in Germantown. On this date in 1967, Muhammad Ali, Olympic Gold Medalist and World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, was convicted in Houston of violating Selective Service laws by refusing to be drafted for the U.S. occupation of Vietnam.
The demonstrators will ask Specter (who remains our Senator until January 2011) to endorse a bill which will cut off Pentagon funding in Afghanistan and Iraq except what is needed for the safe return of all U.S. troops. They also want the closure of all Pentagon bases there.
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