EVENT 9/8/09: Young Professionals Reception for Congressman Joe Sestak

I remember years ago I wanted to go see one of the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia events with Condelezza Rice, but had no success with access. It seemed to me that they kept a tight rein on who was allowed in sorta like Fred Flintstone’s Water Buffalo group. So when a co-worker of mine told me his friend Cong. Joe Sestak was going to be speaking there and I could go with him I couldn’t pass up that chance.

The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization dedicated to informing and engaging people of all ages on matters of national and international significance. Established in 1949 as a forum for discussing differing points of view, the Council does not endorse candidates for public office or lobby for policies. Membership is open to all who share its principles. The Council currently serves more than 75 corporate members and their executives, and nearly 2,000 individual members.The congressman from the 7th Congressional District of Pennsylvania is Joe Sestak, a Democrat elected in 2006. Sestak, who retired as a two-star admiral after 31 years in the Navy, is the highest ranking former military officer ever elected to Congress and to serve in the House. (Navy Admiral Thomas Hart was appointed to the Senate from Connecticut.) Representative Joe Sestak, a Democrat from suburban Philadelphia, has declared his candidacy as he tries to unglue the Democratic nomination for Senate from Arlen Specter.

Joe Sestak has a fundraiser coming up:

Tuesday, September 8, 2009
5:30pm – 7:00pm
Public House at Logan Square
2 Logan Square (1801 Arch Street)
Philadelphia, PA
Contact Jared G Solomon @ Gmail (dot) com for information

And just to make things fair and square the World Council is having:

The Hon. Arlen Specter
Mon, September 14, 2009 — Morning