Thursday evening of August 24, a crowd of about 200 persons packed the
Corvallis Library to participate in a Town Hall meeting on Globalization,
FastTrack and the FTAA. Six speakers - including the mayor of Salem -
participated , and the event was moderated by Bill Lunch, OSU professor
and OPB's political analyst/commentator.
Originally conceived for the purpose of providing information to Oregon's
legislators, several of the local elected city, county and state officials
attended. Members of the Congressional delegation were invited, but did
not attend; nor did any congressional staff person show up.
The event was organized by Corvallis Action on Globalization and by
Alliance for Sustainable Jobs and the Environment (ASJE) in conjunction
with several union and environmental organizations.