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For Our DC Area Readers: Concert Tomorrow…

This just hit my in-box.  It’s a surprise, given the red tape runaround that had initially ensued on this, and I thought that our DC-area readers would appreciate the heads up:

I’ve got some exciting news: With the help of our friends at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, “Mother Earth,” a Live Earth-affiliated event, is coming to Washington D.C. tomorrow.

If we want to show our elected leaders that Americans want real action to solve the climate crisis—nothing will make that more clear than thousands of people joining me at the concert tomorrow morning.

I’ll be there at 10:30 a.m. and then some special friends of mine, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, will each perform a song and the classic blues band Blues Nation will take the stage. The day will also feature Native American rock, funk, punk, reggae, gospel and Andean music in addition to films.

Be sure to arrive early—you won’t want to miss the opening acts.

Event Details: A FREE 7/7/07 concert near the Capitol

When: Tomorrow, Saturday, at 10:00 a.m.

Where: Outdoors on the National Museum of the American Indian’s Welcome Plaza at 4th Street and Independence Avenue SW, facing the U.S. Capitol.

Sounds like it will be a great event — free concerts and shows supporting smarter environmental policy — and the more people who are there to support it, the better for all of us.

(YouTube of Garth Brooks singing “We Shall Be Free.”)

UPDATE:  For those wondering about the Republican roadblocks to the initial attempts to schedule the concert in DC, the WaPo has a bit of information on that score.

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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