Events for July 31, 2007

Noon. A teleconference by the Center for Constitutional Rights, Human Rights Watch, MoveOn.org and others will urge presidential candidates to sign an American Freedom Campaign pledge that will include issues on improper imprisonment and phone and e-mail surveillance at 1-800-869-6581, with the password: “freedom.”

1:30 p.m. Speaker Christine Quinn’s was a guest on the Charlie Rose show, where she discussed the state of public schools, affordable housing, and citywide development. The segment will rebroadcast on Channel 13.

6 p.m. An opening reception for Heart Gallery NYC, featuring 50 portraits by renowned photographers of children available for adoption, will be held at the Times Square Information Center, 1560 Broadway between 46th and 47th streets.

7 p.m. The city's chapter of the Committee to Draft Bloomberg for President will meet at the Old Town Bar's upstairs dining room at 45 East 18th Street at Broadway.

8 p.m. Terry McAuliffe, former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, and Dave Pollak, founder of the Democratic Leadership for the 21st Century and state Democratic Party co-chair, will speak at the DL21C's 10th Annual Summer Bash at the Iguana Lounge & Nightclub at 240 West 54th Street at Broadway.

Mitt Romney will fund-raise in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

John McCain will campaign in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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