Archive for October 28, 2011

From DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities


Once upon a time, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities was the #1 state arts agency in the country for social media.  Now, they’re #2 on Facebook.  Why, you ask?  Last week, California and Arizona’s arts agencies proposed a challenge – the race to 10,000 Facebook ‘likes’.

One problem – they left lil’ ol’ D.C. out of the race. Since then, we’ve stepped to both states and declared WAR. We need your support to show why D.C. has the strongest supporters of the arts in the country. “Like” us on Facebook”. If you already like us, tell a friend and post this message on your page.

Ditch or Date – Love can be tough


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Global Policy Solutions,

Insight Center for Community and Economic Development, and 
National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare Foundation
and Families USA
Invite you to attend a Capitol Hill Briefing
“What’s at Stake?
Proposed Deficit Reduction Measures Affecting Social Security,
Medicare, and Medicaid and the Impact on Communities of Color”
Friday, October 28, 2011
10:00am – 12:00pm
The Gold Room
2168 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC
U.S. Representative James Clyburn (invited)
U.S. Representative Judy Chu (invited)
U.S. Representative Charles Gonzalez (invited)
Max Richtman, President and CEO, National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare
Maya Rockeymoore, President and CEO, Global Policy Solutions
Leticia Miranda, Associate Director, Economic and Employment Policy, National Council of La Raza
Ivy Ngo, Policy Advocate, Southeast Asia Resource Action Center
Wilhelmina Leigh, Senior Research Associate, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
Sinsi Hernández-Cancio, Director, Health Equity, Families USA
RSVP: or call Charsaree at 202-265-5111
This briefing will discuss the impact of possible deficit reduction measures affecting Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security on communities of color and explore key finding from recent reports by the Commission to Modernize Social Security and Families USA.

In March of 2011, the Insight Center for Community Economic Development and Global Policy Solutions convened the Commission to Modernize Social Security, comprised of experts from or representing African American, Asian American and Pacific Islander, Latino, and Native American communities. The commission recently released Plan for a New Future: The Impact of Social Security Reform on Communities of Color which includes proposals to extend Social Security’s long term solvency while also modernizing the program to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse society.
Families USA recently released Medicaid: A Lifeline for Blacks and Latinos with Serious Health Care Needs, which examinesMedicaid’s critical role in providing access to health care for blacks and Latinos.