former Chairman of the Democratic National Committee
Pro to the question "Is It Appropriate to Build a Muslim Community Center (aka the ''Ground Zero Mosque'') near the World Trade Center site?"
"There has to be a compromise here. This isn't about the rights of muslims... or anybody else to have a place to worship. It is something that we need to work out with people of good faith.... we have to understand that it [the mosque] is a real affront to people that lost their lives. Another site would be a better idea."
Interview, WABC-AM radio, www.cbsnews.com, Aug. 18, 2010
Experts Individuals with PhDs, JDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the WTC Muslim Center. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to WTC Muslim Center.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Chairman, Democratic National Committee (DNC), 2005-2009
Founder, Democracy for America, 2004
Governor of Vermont, 1991-2003
Recipient, "Public Official of the Year,"Governing magazine, 2002
Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, 1986-1991
US Congressman (D-VT), 1983-1986
Chairman, National Governors' Association
Chairman, Democratic Governors' Association
Chairman, New England Governors' Conference
MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York City, 1978