Senator Arlen Specter in Town

March 19, 2008 at 8:33 pm Leave a comment

One of the most powerful men in the Senate, Senator Arlen Specter, will speak in Forest Hills, on Wednesday, March 26, at 1:30 p.m., in the Central Queens Y Spring Meet the Author series. A moderate Republican and chair of the Judiciary Committee through key political battles of the last decade, Specter tells the story of Congressional battles during the Bush years, in his new memoir, Never Give In: Fighting Cancer—and Politicians—in the Senate! Open to the general public for a $5 suggested contribution, this event will be held at the Congregation Machane Chodosh, at 67-29 108 St.


Arlen Specter was Chair of the very powerful Senate Judiciary Committee through key Congressional hearings on Alberto Gonzales, Justices Roberts and Alito, and hearings on warrantless wire-tapping. He was on the Committee also through battles over the impeachment of Bill Clinton and the confirmation of Clarence Thomas. Specter’s new memoir focuses on political battles, but also on his successful fight with Hodgkin’s Disease and the wisdom he has learned from it. Specter had been newly appointed as Chair of the Judiciary Committee, one of the most powerful positions in the Senate, when he was diagnosed with a potentially fatal disease. Known as a blunt but principled contrarian, Specter has a higher approval rating among Pennsylvania Democrats than Republicans. He has been widely praised as “one of the Senate’s most independent voices”.

For more information, call 718-268-5011, ext. 151, or email


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