Michigan Senator Carl Levin (D) will be at the US-12 Bar & Grill in Wayne, Michigan on Sunday July 8th where he will address the greater Albanian community on issues surrounding immigration, Kosova, and the Albanian prisoners in Montenegro. Levin, who recently turned 73, will bid for another term in the U.S. Senate where he is the current Chair on the Committee on Armed Services.
Levin's involvement with Albanian issues have spanned for more than 20 years. In 1986 he successfully appealed and won the release of Pjeter Ivezaj, a U.S. citizen who was detained and sentenced by the Yugoslav communist government for his peaceful participation in an anti-discrimination rally in the United States. In 2007, Levin is again investigating and appealing for the release and fair treatment of Albanians being held on bogus charges of terrorism in Montenegro. Levin has requested the U.S. Department of State to pay special attention on the treatment of these prisoners and demand they receive a fair trial. Additionally, Levin has also petitioned the Montenegrin government to treat the prisoners in accordance to international and European laws protecting minorities and political prisoners.
Senator Levin, along with his brother Congressman Sander Levin (D-MI) continuously invite and receive Albanian constituents to their local and Washington, DC offices where they listen and respond to the many concerns regarding minority rights abuses and its effects on U.S. Foreign Policy.
Levin's interest on the status of Albanians in Kosova and Montenegro are a special concern to him given his committment to the region and his voting record where he is for enlarging NATO to include Eastern Europe.
Participants to the event will contribute to a fundraiser. Hosts give $500 while the general public will contribute $100.
The event commences at 3:00 p.m.
This is important address, I think the word should spread out so people have a chance to see what the point of view from Capitol Hill is.
Sunday July 9 -- 3:00 to 4:00
525 West Auburn Road
CArl Levin for PRESIDENT 2008!!!
Will Sandy Levin be present?
the event is Sunday July 8th
Levin is an important ally in our battle to save Malesia, Ulqin, Plave, Ana e MAlit, etc.
But our continued battle still rests with the US State Dept. and their lax attitude about Albanian issues.
Will they make the same mistake as in Kosova when they didnt believe war would ensue??
WAR IS EVER POSSIBLE IN THE BALKANS, ESP. WHEN MINORITIES ARE BEING TREATED AS INHUMANELY AS ALBANIANS ARE IN TUZ!!
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United States Senator
Sunday, July 8, 2007
2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
US-12 Bar & Grill
34824 Michigan Avenue
Lets all show up for this!!! This will be a good sign of support from our beloved Seantor!
There are conflicting reports coming out of Podgorica that a decision on teh fate of teh political prisoners will be decided by nest week. And teh news is not good.
According to a free-lance writed in Kotor, there will be heavy sentences handed down on most of those arrested, including the US citizens.
This I think should also be addressed to the Senator.
The free-lance writer from Kotor as you claim has what credentials/qualifications to declare that assertion??
Where is s/he getting this insider information?
Just curious and anal about credibility, esp. given the discontent among the Monteneegrin judicial proceedings.
An intro to Sen Levin and his voting record on IMMIGRATION:
Voted YES on establishing a Guest Worker program. (May 2006)
Voted YES on allowing illegal aliens to participate in Social Security. (May 2006)
Voted YES on giving Guest Workers a path to citizenship. (May 2006)
Voted NO on allowing more foreign workers into the US for farm work. (Jul 1998)
Voted NO on visas for skilled workers. (May 1998)
Voted NO on limit welfare for immigrants. (Jun 1997)
Senator Carl Levin's Statement on the Senate Resolution Authorizing the President of the United States to Conduct Military Air Operations and Missile Strikes Against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro)
Voted YES on allowing all necessary force in Kosovo.
Majority Leader Trent Lott motioned to kill the resolution that would have authorized the president to "use all necessary forces and other means," in cooperation with U.S. allies to accomplish objectives in Yugoslavia.
Status: Motion to Table Agreed to Y)78; N)22
Reference: Motion to table S. J. Res. 20; Bill S. J. Res. 20 ; vote number 1999-98 on May 4, 1999
Voted YES on authorizing air strikes in Kosovo.
Vote to adopt a resolution to authorize the President to conduct military air operations and missile strikes in cooperation with NATO against Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro).
Reference: Bill S.Con.Res 21 ; vote number 1999-57 on Mar 23, 1999
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