Bradley received an enthusiastic reception at the 28th General Convention
of the International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades.
||July 22, 1999.
Bradley delivered a major speech on campaign finance reform at the National
Press Club. He called for public financing of congressional elections,
a ban on soft money contributions to the national parties, free broadcast
time for federal candidates, national same day voter registration, and
a Voting Leave Act that would require employers to give employees at least
two hours off on Election Day in order that they can vote.
||May 23, 1999. At the
Service Employees International Union's legislative and political action
conference, Bradley set out his agenda in broad strokes, identifying five
priorities. "The first is health insurance for everyone in the United States
of America," Bradley said. "Every child, every worker, as close to
a hundred percent as you can get, go for it and achieve it," he said, to
enthusiastic applause from the audience. Bradley also called for promoting
racial understanding, defining America's role in the world, enacting campaign
finance reform, and lifting up poor children and their parents.
Bradley spoke about his book Values of the Game and signed copies
of it at Politics & Prose bookstore.
Bradley at Politics & Prose bookstore.
||June 5, 1998.
Bradley delivers the luncheon address at a conference on democracy, leadership
and participation sponsored by the Burns Academy of Leadership.
1998. Bradley and Bruce Hornsby highlighted an evening benefit concert
for Participation 2000, an organization that helps train Democratic activists.
The event took place at the U.S. Naval Heritage Center in Washington, DC.
According to a rumor that circulated in early 1998, Bradley asked Hornsby
to write his campaign song; Bradley denied the rumor.