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Former Congressmen Obey, Petri go “On the Issues” at Marquette Law

During this visit to the Law School, Obey and Petri will share lessons they learned from decades of public service.

By - Oct 21st, 2015 01:07 pm

MILWAUKEE – Former U.S. Representatives Thomas Petri and David Obey will be the featured guests in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Wednesday, Oct. 28, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St.

Petri, a Republican, represented Wisconsin’s Fox Valley in Congress for 35 years. Obey, a Democrat, represented northern Wisconsin for 42 years. Now Petri and Obey are touring Wisconsin with the goal of bridging the state’s partisan divisions. As Obey said recently, “Tom and I are from an era where it was not a mortal sin to have a friend across the table.” During this visit to the Law School, Obey and Petri will share lessons they learned from decades of public service. They’ll also discuss what works in Washington and the importance of civic participation.

Seating is available, although registration is required and is available online. For those who can’t attend in person, a “watch now” button on the registration page will provide access to a live video stream.

Gousha, an award-winning television journalist, is the Law School’s distinguished fellow in law and public policy. His “On the Issues” series of conversations with newsmakers supports Marquette Law School’s commitment to serve as a modern-day public square for the city of Milwaukee, the state of Wisconsin and beyond.

Through the Marquette Law School Poll, debates featuring candidates in significant political races, public lectures by leading scholars and topical conferences — all open to the community — the Law School serves as a venue for serious civil discourse about law and public policy matters.

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