Mike Gravel, known for opposing the Vietnam draft and releasing the
Pentagon Papers into public record, will speak regarding the National
Initiative for Democracy.
MUNCIE, IN - Senator Gravel has been involved in American government
since the 1960s, when he served in the Alaska House of
Representatives and later as Speaker of that House. After a year as
Speaker, he went on to become an Alaskan Senator from 1969-1981
During his time in office, he led a five-month filibuster that
contributed to the end to the draft during the Nixon administration
and later went on to release into public record the Pentagon Papers,
a top secret history of the United States' political-military
involvement in Vietnam and its methods of misleading the American
public regarding the war.
After announcing his candidacy for the Democratic Party nomination
for the 2008 Presidential election, Gravel gained national attention
for his outspoken debate appearances and strong support of universal
health care, same-sex marriage, an end to the war on drugs, and the
Currently he backs the National Initiative for Democracy, a
legislative package that aims to give individual citizens the ability
to play a direct role in the process of making and altering laws on
the federal level through a ballot process.
Mike Gravel will speak on the National Initiative at Ball State
University's Pruis Hall in Muncie, IN on Monday, February 15th. Doors
open at 6PM and the lecture begins at 6:30. This event is free and
open to the public.
After the lecture, Senator Gravel will be at Doc's Music Hall in
downtown Muncie to be the guest on that week's episode of FM Music
Live, which broadcasts every Monday night on 93.5 / 96.7 FM and on
For more information about the event, contact Graham Watson at
email@example.com or (765) 285-3399.
For more information about Mike Gravel or the National Initiative,