Gore To Host Meeting on Education Saturday

Vice President Al Gore will visit the San Fernando Valley on Saturday to host an education town hall meeting, his office announced Tuesday.

The invitation-only meeting at Sutter Middle School in Winnetka will focus on after-school programs for children.

"After-school programs are not only essential to providing our children with quality education, but they also keep them safe during the critical hours of 3 to 7 p.m.," Gore said in a statement released by his office.

Gore was invited to host the meeting by Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks), who is being challenged for reelection in the 24th Congressional District this fall by Republican Randy Hoffman.

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-California), also running for reelection, is expected to attend.

The meeting is scheduled for 9:55 to 10:55 a.m.

A spokesman for Sherman's office said several hundred teachers, volunteers, PTA members and people who run after-school programs are being invited.

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