Sunday, November 20, 2005
Barbara Boxer is Coming to Philadelphia
Written with a true insider’s perspective, A Time to Run is the first novel from U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, one of the most admired and respected figures in politics today. A Time to Run tells an exciting tale of friendship and betrayal, idealism and pragmatism, in-fighting and public spin. The Democratic senator for California since 1993, Boxer was re-elected to her third term in 2004, receiving the third highest number of votes in the nation, after the two presidential candidates.
The Central Library is located at 19th and Vine Streets in Center City Philadelphia. For more information, call (215) 567-4341.
Unfortunately, I cannot attend, but I am hoping to find a fellow Philadelphian who might be able to do so and report back to us on the session.
A member of the Democratic Party, Boxer was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1992, becoming the first female Jewish senator, along with Dianne Feinstein. Throughout her career, Boxer has been a vocal advocate for environmental issues, abortion rights, gun control, and medical research. She is generally classified as a progressive or liberal in the left wing of her party and is often in conflict with conservative groups. Her electoral margins have increased each time she has sought re-election. With the 110th Congress convening, Boxer has taken position as Chairwoman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. She is the first woman to chair the Committee.