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Orange Earns Washington DC Building Trades Council Endorsement

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Mayor Gray Announces Six New Appointees To His Administration

This story comes to us from Linda Wharton Boyd:

 

Friday, February 4th, Mayor Vincent C. Gray announced six new appointees to his administration to move the city forward in the areas of public health and human services, rehabilitation of ex-offenders, youth, African affairs and financial services and insurance regulations.

 

YMCA DC Youth & Government Youth Summit = BIG Success

YMCA DC Youth & Government  Youth Summit = BIG Success

The Old City Council Chambers at One Judiciary Square was overtaken by teens on Friday, 12/3/10 - in the best way possible.  The YMCA DC Youth and Government Summit gives students an opportunity to interact with community leaders, discuss issues plaguing the city, and learn about having a career in public service. Over 200 high school students from all four quadrants of DC actively developed, debated and discussed ideas that will make our city a better place to live and work. 

George Washington, Captain America Attend Tea Party Patriot Event

Men dressed as George Washington and Captain America attended the Tea Party Patriot party on Election night.  Here's what they each had to say about their outfits and their meaning:

George Washington man: "(George Washington) was with the original tea party activists in America, and (they) gathered together to fight for liberty, and our independence, and our Republic. That's what the revelation is here tonight.  It's a reprise of our recovery of our Republic.  That's what we're here for."

 

Captain America man: "I'm Captain America, I'm here to save my country.  I'm tired of Christianity being removed, about the Constitution being stepped on and ripped up.  I'm tired of everything that this country holds near and dear being destroyed."

Free Food Today For Voters at California Tortilla!

Vote and get free food.  Pretty sweet huh?  Today, November 2 is Election Day, and if you vote, California Tortilla in Chinatown will reward you.

Show the “I Voted” sticker today at the California Tortilla located at 728 7th Street in NW and receive a taco at no charge.  No purchase necessary.  So go out, vote, and get a free taco!

FedTalks 2010 A Smashing Success

Tuesday, October 12 the Shakespeare Theatre Company played host to FedScoop's FedTalks 2010.  FedTalks 2010 event was an all-day conference geared toward sharing unique ideas about the interaction between technology and government.

Speakers at FedTalks included several big names including Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post, Craig Newmark of Craigslist, and Ana Marie Cox, founder and editor of Wonkette.com.

Peter Corbett of the D.C. based iStrategyLabs and Virginia Congressman Jim Moran also discussed the future of technology in government. 

Fenty Write-In Campaign Picking Up Steam Through Grassroots Effort

Supporters of D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty aren’t ready to give up his spot in office just yet.  After losing the Democratic nomination to City Council Chairman Vincent Gray in September, a grassroots movement has been launched to re-elect Fenty via write-in vote. 

John Hlinko, an independent consultant who helps leftist organizations gain awareness and who worked on the Wesley Clark for President Campaign in 2004, spearheaded the effort when he created the Run, Fenty, Run Facebook page shortly after the incumbent lost the Democratic primary. 

By the end of the first day, Hlinko says the page had over 1,000 fans.

“On one hand it’s Facebook, so it’s not the same as a full-on campaign,” Hlinko said.  “But it allows people to show their support.”