September 06, 2011

Rep. Chris Van Hollen on "Political Pulse"

Congressman Chris Van Hollen, who represents Maryland's 8th Congressional District, will be on "Political Pulse" on Channel 16 TV in Montgomery County with host Charles Duffy to discuss:

1.  His membership on the 12 member House/Senate  "Super Committee," a bi-partisan committee which is charged with attempting to find $1.5 trillion in budget cuts;  

2.  Some of the moving parts of the budget debate such as medicare, social security, the wars, the possibility of new taxes and tax reform and whether Maryland should expect to receive less money from the Federal Government; and

3.  President Obama's re-election bid.

The interview will air on:  Thursday, September 8th, at 9:00 p.m. and Friday-Sunday, September 9th-11th, at 6:00 p .m. 

OneVoice Tour Comes to UDC Law

OneVoice Tour Comes to UDC Law

Wednesday, September 21 · 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm

University Of The District Of Columbia David A. Clarke School Of Law
4200 Connecticut Ave, NW, Bldg. 52, Room 312
Washington, DC

contact: Alia Cambel

The OneVoice Tour is Coming to UDC Law September 21 from 12-2.

The Muslim Law Students Organization, Jewish Law Students Association, Christian Law Students Association, Asian Pacific Law Students Association and Law Review of UDC Law would like to invite you to this amazing upcoming event. Please join us in listening to the stories of dynamic Israeli and Palestinian youth leaders who are trying to effect change in this world.

See below for more details:

OneVoice Israeli and Palestinian youth leaders will take on Washington, D.C. from September 16-23 to discuss the United Nations vote on Palestinian statehood, the regional unrest, and the potential impact on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. These two representatives will provide an insider’s perspective on the political atmosphere and the daily lives of their fellow citizens in the midst of rising tensions.

OneVoice activists Eyal Shapira and Obada Shtaya will engage everyone from students, to dignitaries, to politicians, sharing their stories and opening Washington’s ears to a new constituency: the “silent majority” of Israelis and Palestinians who call for a two-state solution.

Eyal, 25, was born and raised in Jerusalem, a place defined by its position as a key final status issue in the conflict. Refusing to shy away from difficult conversations, Eyal constantly mobilizes his fellow activists to take to the streets of Jerusalem, educating people and getting them interested in OneVoice and its mission.

Obada, 20, considers freedom of movement to be a fundamental right of all Palestinians. His father, accused of being a member of Hamas, was restricted in his travels for nearly two decades and arrested several times. These experiences sealed Obada’s passion for travel and politics.

OneVoice’s International Education Program (IEP), based in New York, connects the movement’s youth network to American college students and community members who have an interest in the conflict. More than 16,000 students have attended OneVoice regional tour events on over 100 U.S. college campuses. Watch OneVoice and founder Daniel Lubetzky on PBS NewsHour.

OneVoice’s CEO, Howard Sumka, a 25-year veteran of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will also join the tour to provide analytical insights gleaned through his work with Israeli and Palestinian leadership. Dr. Sumka brings to the table four years of experience as the director of USAID’s mission in the West Bank and Gaza. Watch Dr. Sumka on VOA Middle East Newsmaker.

September 05, 2011

Stand Up!

We the People vs. the Super Committee
Stand up for the principles we believe in; to support programs we know work!
  • The "Super Committee" aka the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction will make decisions which will affect our communities. We cannot afford to remain on the sidelines.
  • We're organizing ongoing efforts to reach out to Congress--especially Rep. Van Hollen and the rest of the "Super Committee"--educate the public, and get our message out.
  • We're holding meetings and events to show strong support for investments in jobs, clean energy, education and infrastructure; and protecting our communities from austerity cuts.

Please join us at these important upcoming events:
Join the MCPA to discuss these issues and organize meetings with members of Congress, media outreach, and coordinate our critically important actions!

7:30 to 9 PM tomorrow evening, Tues. Sept. 6th
Saigonese Restaurant in Wheaton, 11232 Grandview Ave Silver Spring (Wheaton), MD 20902
Public Transportation: 2 block walk from Wheaton Metro (red line)

Montgomery County NOW presents, Feminism in Politics: Discussion and Workshop
Special Guest Speakers: Sen. Jennie Forehand and Del. Ana Sol Gutierrez, with Former Congressional Candidate Andrea Miller, and Maryland NOW President Linda Mahoney. Get more involved in national, state and local issues.

Monday, September 19 · 7 to 9 PM
Rockville Regional Public Library, 21 Maryland Ave., Rockville, MD 20850
Parking across the street in 2 garages
Public Transportation: short walk from the Rockville Metro stop

Town Hall Meeting: Taking Back the Budget Debate 
7:30pm to 9:30pm  Tuesday, September 20th
Silver Spring Civic Center--One Veterans Place (corner of Ellsworth and Fenton)

Downtown Silver Spring, Short walk from Silver Spring Metro Stop
Speakers include Rep. Donna Edwards, State Senators Roger Manno and Jamie Raskin, Economist Heather Boushey, and IPS Fellow Karen Dolan. Moderator, Maryland NAACP’s Elbridge James.

Symposium: America in the 21st Century
Hosted by the Univ. of DC Law Students Organizations
7 to 10 PM Wednesday, October 5th 
University of the District of Columbia Room 312 Bldg. 52
4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20008
Garage and street parking available
Van Ness / UDC Metro stop (red line) on campus
Campus Map:

Ninety-minute panel, followed by a reception. This first symposium will be focused on issues we find important. Affordable College, the Affects of the Recent Healthcare Bill, Jobs and the Economy.
Invited to speak: Congress members John Conyers Jr., Keith Ellison, Maxine Waters, and Donna Edwards, with honored guests Andre Carson, Maya Rockemore and Professor John Brittian of UDC. Moderated by Garland Nixon, the "Raucous Caucus" (heard 7 PM Tuesdays on WPFW 89.3 FM
Thank you and see you at these and other events!
Mike Hersh
Director, Montgomery County Progressive Alliance