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National Archives Hosts Panel Discussion on Midterm Elections November 6
Press Release · Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Washington, DC

Experts to discuss “Congressional Drama: Midterm Election Analysis”

On Thursday, November 6, at 7 PM, the National Archives hosts a panel discussion with political experts and former Members of Congress titled “Congressional Drama: Midterm Election Analysis.” This program is presented in partnership with the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress.

This timely event is free and open to the public and will be held in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. Reservations are recommended and can be made online. For those without reservations, seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The doors to the building will open 45 minutes prior to the start of the program. Attendees should use the Special Events entrance, located on Constitution Avenue at 7th Street, NW. The building is fully accessible. Metro: Yellow or Green lines, Archives/Navy Memorial station.

A bipartisan group of former Members of Congress and other political experts will examine the November 4th midterm election results. The panel will discuss America’s current political climate focus as well as the issues that brought voters to the polls, the importance of voter participation in the primary process, election night surprises, and the election’s impact on President Obama’s final two years in office. Moderated by Loren Duggan, Bloomberg Government’s Director of Legislative Analysis, panelists include Barbara Kennelly (D-CT); Tom Davis (R-VA); Martin Frost (D-TX); Anne-Mary Buerkle (R-NY), and Dennis Cardoza (D-CA)

The National Archives is an independent Federal agency that serves American democracy by safeguarding and preserving the records of our Government, so people can discover, use, and learn from this documentary heritage. From the Declaration of Independence to accounts of ordinary Americans, the holdings of the National Archives directly touch the lives of millions of people. The agency supports democracy, promotes civic education, and facilitates historical understanding of our national experience. The National Archives carries out its mission through a nationwide network of archives, records centers, and Presidential Libraries, and on the Internet at: archives.gov.

The United States Association of Former Members of Congress (FMC) utilizes the unique skill sets of its 600 members to provide pro bono public service programs and initiatives both at home and abroad. Originally conceptualized as an alumni organization when it was founded in 1970 to keep former Members connected on a social basis, it has grown into a NGO offering substantive domestic and international programs for its members. Today, FMC is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, educational, research and social organization with approximately 550 members who represented American citizens in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

To verify the date and times of the programs, view the Calendar of Events online.

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