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January 4, 2008

"How can you have a debate if you don't have a voice to challenge all the others?"--Dennis Kucinich

Presidential nominee Dennis J. Kucinich is a sixth-term Democratic Congressman serving the 10th district of Ohio, which comprises much of western Cleveland and its adjoining suburbs.

First elected to the House of Representatives in 1996, he sits on the Education and Labor Committee and is chairman of the Domestic Policy Subcommittee of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. A member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Kucinich previously ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2000 and 2004. Now more than ever, he sees a split in the Democratic constituency and the leaders to which each side is drawn, as he explains to Bill Moyers in his interview:

We have two cultures here. One which is the emerging culture of information technology that's Internet-based. And the other one is the more conventional TV technology which is coming to a clash. And I think they reflect some political trends in this country that maybe aren't getting too much attention. But they are gonna have an impact.

Kucinich served twice as an official U.S. delegate to the U.N. Convention on Climate Change. In 2003, he received the Gandhi Peace Award from Promoting Enduring Peace. Additionally, he has been honored by the Cleveland AFL-CIO, the Sierra Club, the League of Conservation Voters, Friends of the Earth, the Salvation Army, the Human Rights Campaign, Public Citizen for his work in office.

Guest photo by Robin Holland.

Published on January 4, 2008

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