A hush-in on privacy
Webcasting and Live Chat
Why: To help the American people and the news media covering the Democratic Convention understand the differences between Democrats and Republicans on privacy; to help raise the profile of the privacy issue on the agenda in the presidential race; to help set out an agenda of what Democrats could accomplish in the area of privacy if they achieve a Congressional majority.
Who: This is the first live event sponsored by Democrats.com, the premier online community of Democrats, whose purpose is to help the Democratic Party and the Internet community better understand and appreciate one another. Democrats.com: Connecting dot com Democrats.
When: Wednesday August 16th 2000, 11:00AM to 2:00PM
Where: Westin Bonaventure Hotel, 404 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, Santa Anita Room, Lobby Level
1. Remarks by Democratic leaders setting out the clear differences between Democrats and Republicans on privacy, and in particular the huge differences between Al Gore and George Bush. While Gore has been a leader on privacy issues, Bush has been "missing in action." Privacy Journal recently ranked Texas at the bottom in terms of protecting citizens from unwarranted and unauthorized intrusion into their private lives, which disproves Bush's claim to be a "privacy rights person."
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Louise Slaughter, New York Congresswoman
Washington State Congressman
Christine Gregoire, WA Attorney General
Robert Ellis Smith, Editor of Privacy Journal
Lisa Napoli, MSNBC Correspondent
Bob Gellman, Privacy Expert on Capitol Hill
Evan Hendricks, Editor of Privacy Times
El St. John, Founder and CEO of Silvertech, Inc.
David Brin, Author
3. The world's first Ken Starr Awards (The Kennys) for the year's top privacy invaders, in honor of the worst privacy invader in American history, Ken Starr. Click here to see the winners!