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Carolling With Ted Kennedy

The true meaning of Christmas….

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December 13, 2005 (202) 224-2633

KENNEDY AND DEMOCRATIC LEADERS TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE TO DISCUSS ‘TRUE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS’

Standing Before Capitol Christmas Tree, Lawmakers Will Call for Raising the Minimum Wage

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA), Reps. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and George Miller (D-CA) will stand before the Capitol Christmas Tree on Wednesday to discuss the true meaning of Christmas: hope, generosity, and goodwill toward others. In this spirit, the lawmakers will call on Congress to raise the national minimum wage before leaving for the year. They will release a report from the Center for Economic and Policy Research detailing the difficulty that families living on the minimum wage have in making ends meet.

WHAT: Press conference to discuss ‘true meaning of Christmas’ and the minimum wage

WHO: Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA), Congressman Steny Hoyer (D-MD)- House Democratic Whip, Congressman George Miller (D-CA), Heather Boushey- Economist for Center for Economic and Policy Research

WHERE: West Front of the U.S. Capitol Building in front of the Capitol Christmas Tree (Between the West Front steps and the Capitol Christmas Tree)

WHEN: Wednesday, December 14, 2005, 10:15 a.m. ET

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