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Catania Successfully Steers Health Insurance Exchange Legislation through First Reading

 

From Brendan Williams-Kief:

Gray Administration Cabinet Members To Sign Ethics Pledge

Gray Administration Cabinet Members To Sign Ethics Pledge

This notice comes to us from Robert Marus:

At their monthly meeting today, members of Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s Cabinet will sign an Ethics Pledge, vowing to uphold the Mayor’s commitment to the highest ethical standards by avoiding conflicts of interest, use of public resources for personal benefit and other violations of the public trust.

“Government employees are public servants and guardians of the public trust,” Mayor Gray said. “This pledge outlines and underscores my administration’s commitment to ethical and conscientious government.”

The pledge includes commitments that Cabinet members will:

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.”

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.

The Congressional Black Caucus ALC week climaxes with President Obama's Speech at Phoenix Awards

The Congressional Black Caucus ALC week climaxes with President Obama's Speech at Phoenix Awards

WASHINGTON D.C. - More than 10,000 people from around the country converged on the Walter E. Washington Convention center for the 41st Annual Congressional Black Caucus Legislative conference (ALC), which began on Wednesday and included several receptions, panel sessions, and live entertainment.  ALC provides an outlet to highlight the mission of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation:  inform policy, educate the public, develop leaders and celebrate the accomplishments of those Black Americans who contribute to government, politics, philanthropy, the arts and entrepreneurship.