Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Operation Truth Benefit Concert THIS SATURDAY!!!

One of my favorite political groups- Operation Truth- is having a benefit concert in New York City this weekend. I'll definitely be going, and if anyone who happens on this blog wants to join, please leave a comment on this forum- you'll be supporting a great cause and you'll get to see some good live music at the same time!

If you came to this blog via Music for America (the political outreach group I work with) you've probably seen OpTruth's Friday posts on MfA. If you've never heard of OpTruth before, you should really check them out. They are the first and largest Iraq veterans group in America, and they are connecting these veterans with grass roots groups like MfA so that we can really support the troops. They also enable veterans to tell the truth about what they saw on the ground in Iraq through their amazing blog and by going to Washington to talk to lawmakers about the needs of soldiers and veterans.

This weekend, if you are in the NYC area, you have a great opportunity to support OpTruth's operations by coming out to their show. Here's the skinny on the show, from their site:
On Saturday, May 21 at 7 p.m., Operation Truth will be holding a benefit concert in New York City to support our work in the coming months. The event will be a great opportunity to hear some terrific live music, meet OpTruth's member veterans and staff, and support our Troops at the same time. Tim Robbins, Al Franken, Janeane Garofalo and Randi Rhodes from Air America Radio will be guest hosts, and Milo Z, the Laura Thomas Band and a special surprise guest will perform. Tickets are limited, so buy yours now!

What: Operation Truth Benefit Concert hosted by actor Tim Robbins, and radio personalities Al Franken, Janeane Garofalo and Randi Rhodes from Air America Radio. Featuring live music by Milo Z, The Laura Thomas Band and a special surprise guest.
When: Saturday, May 21, at 7 p.m.
Where: Canal Room, New York City (see below for directions)
Tickets: Click Here to buy tickets

Canal Room is a terrific club in TriBeCa, and the bands and celebrity MCs should make for a great evening. There is also a small number of VIP tables for sale - please contact Operation Truth for more details. Operation Truth really needs your help, and tickets are limited, so make sure to save the date and buy your tickets now.

Thank you for really supporting the Troops.

DIRECTIONS: Canal Room is located in TriBeCa at 285 West Broadway, just south of the intersection of West Broadway and Canal Street. By Subway, the A,C,E line to the Canal Street stop is closest, but the 1,9,N or R lines stop nearby on Canal Street. Click Here for a map, or visit the Canal Room website for more information.