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LaMarche to join Marines

Green Party VP candidate Patricia LaMarche is going to boot camp for 2 days of training.


LaMarche Accepts Invitation to train at Boot Camp

Green Party vice presidential candidate Pat LaMarche is joining the Marines.

The 43 year old mother of two has accepted an invitation to train with Marine recruits at Boot Camp in Parris Island, South Carolina on October 27 and 28 as part of program for community leaders and educators to learn more about military training procedures.

LaMarche, a long-time radio broadcaster and community activist was invited because of the work her radio alter ego, Genny Judge, has done for the people of Maine.

"I've worked for many years with the Maine Army National Guard and with the Air Guard to provide support for the people of Maine who have needed it. For almost fifteen years we've worked together on 'missions' that provided medical care for injured and sick children, food for the hungry and support for critical city and nonprofit programs which wouldn't have been able to function without our help," said LaMarche.

LaMarche made clear that by supporting the men and women in uniform, she is not supporting the policies of their commander-in-chief.

"I'm a long-time supporter of the men and women who are willing to serve their communities, their families and their country. I hope the work I do in this campaign and elsewhere will increase their chances of serving safely and returning home to their loved ones as soon as possible," said LaMarche.

LaMarche will be available on October 28 and 29 from 6-7 a.m., EST, to discuss her training experiences. To schedule an interview, contact Cobb-LaMarche Media Director Blair Bobier at 541.929.5755.

For more information about the Cobb-LaMarche campaign, see  http://www.votecobb.org.

Information about the Green Party of the United States can be found at  http://www.gp.org.

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