Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Candidates for the 17th Congressional District Debate

Sunday, August 17, 2008
3:00 PM at the Ballroom
The National Civil War Museum
1 Lincoln Circle, Harrisburg, PA 17103

For Immediate Release
August 4, 2008
Contact: Glenn Bertsch
Phone (570) 622-7001

Harrisburg PA - The Keystone Gen J Club, a local chapter of Generation Joshua is hosting a debate of the 17th Congressional District candidates, incumbent Congressman Tim Holden and Republican challenger, Toni Gilhooley. This event takes place on Sunday, August 17, 2008, at 3:00 p.m. at the Ballroom of the National Civil War Museum, 1 Lincoln Circle, Harrisburg.

Glenn Bertsch, Keystone Gen J Club President and resident of Schuylkill County, believes that sponsoring a debate will be a good learning experience for the group and the public. “After participating in campaign activities across the country, I am excited to host this debate for our local candidates. It is important to educate voters so they can make an informed decision regarding their vote. We are hopeful that both candidates will participate in the debate.”

The voters of the 17th Congressional District may submit their questions for the debate by emailing them to Club members will be in the panel with Glenn Bertsch moderating.

To date, only Toni Gilhooley has accepted the invitation. This event is free and open to the public.

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The Keystone Gen J Club was founded in July of 2005 by teenage students who wanted to actively impact their community and country through service projects, by staying on top of current events, participating in the political process, and gaining leadership training through book discussions. They meet in Harrisburg on a monthly basis with members coming from different areas in Central Pennsylvania.

Generation Joshua is designed for Christian youth between the ages of 11 and 19 who want to become a force in the civic and political arenas. Our goal is to ignite a vision in young people to help America return to her Judeo-Christian foundations. We provide students with hands-on opportunities to implement that vision. There are five major divisions to Generation Joshua. Each division contributes to the entire program in a unique way. The divisions are: Civics Education, GenJ Clubs, Voter Registration Initiatives, Student Action Teams, and Benjamin Rush Awards Program. To know more, visit