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Historic Jobs Bill Passes DC Council

Historic Jobs Bill Passes DC Council

 

From Karen Sibert:

 

On first reading at the November 1st legislative meeting, the Council of the District of Columbia voted unanimously to enact the “District of Columbia Workforce Intermediary Establishment and Reform of First Source and Living Wage Amendment Act of 2011.”

Councilmember Cheh to Host Breast Cancer Education and Awareness Press Conference

Councilmember Cheh to Host Breast Cancer Education and Awareness Press Conference

 

This Friday, October 28, 2011, Councilmember Mary M. Cheh will host “Breast Cancer in the District: What D.C. Women Need to Know,” a press conference raising awareness of breast cancer prevention, detection, and treatment resources in Washington. The event will begin at 10:30 a.m. on the front steps of the John A. Wilson Building. The Capital Breast Care Center and the NFL Players Association will also be participating in the event.

 

Mayor Gray Appoints Former D.C. Auditor To Lead Board Of Elections And Ethics

Mayor Gray Appoints Former D.C. Auditor To Lead Board Of Elections And Ethics

 

From Robert Marus:

Mayor Vincent C. Gray announced yesterday that he has appointed former D.C. Auditor and longtime public servant Deborah Nichols to chair the independent D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics (BOEE), completing a three-member panel that carries out the important work of enforcing District election laws andadministrating elections, ballot access and voter registration.

RIFE 2011 - LBGT Films October 22

RIFE 2011 - LBGT Films October 22

 

REEL Independent Film Extravaganza will feature a selection of LGBT films on Saturday October 22 starting at 4PM.

First up are the short narrative film Figure/Ground and the feature length documentary The Sisterhood. Written and directed by Daniel Henry, Figure/Ground is a drama about Jim, a young artist in the South, struggling to make it in tough economic times. Beautifully shot, the film depicts a story of young man representative of what many are now calling “The Lost Generation.”

Mayor Gray Expresses Disappointment With Senate's Failure To Pass American Jobs Act

Mayor Gray Expresses Disappointment With Senate's Failure To Pass American Jobs Act

 

From Linda Wharton Boyd:

Mayor Vincent C. Gray today noted with disappointment that the U.S. Senate failed to pass the American Jobs Act proposed by President Obama.

Councilmember Cheh Introduces Condominium Amendment Act of 2011

Councilmember Cheh Introduces Condominium Amendment Act of 2011

 

This story comes to us from Kiara Pesante:

Recognizing the need for increased transparency and improved governance, Councilmember Mary M. Cheh introduced the Condominium Amendment Act of 2011 today. Councilmember Michael A. Brown is co-introducer of the legislation.

 

Mayor Gray Appoints Three New Members To D.C. Board Of Elections & Ethics

 

This notice comes to us from Doxie McCoy:

Mayor Vincent C. Gray announced that he has appointed three well-respected citizens to the 3-member D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics (BOEE), an independent agency of the District of Columbia government that oversees policy and regulations related to elections, voter access and ethical standards for elected officials and city government employees.