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Orange Earns Washington DC Building Trades Council Endorsement

This story comes to us from the Vincent Orange Campaign:

 

Childhelp’s Capitol CAREaoke Rocked the Reagan Building to Fight Child Abuse

On Tuesday night, the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center was rockin’, thanks to a host of journalists, politicians, and sports personalities. The room was busting with a who’s who crowd, and they were all there for one common [and very commendable] purpose: to raise money and awareness in support of Childhelp's fight against child abuse and neglect. The event—dubbed CAREaoke—is an annual affair that benefits the organization, and while award-winning journalist Rebecca Cooper (WJLA) was the evening’s hostess, she is also the event’s founder.

Bridging the Generation Gap in Egypt and the American Workplace

The historical transfer of power in Egypt has seen the departure of an entrenched 82-year-old dictator and a movement toward a democratically elected government where young Egyptians will have a major voice in politics and policies of the future.  A major key to a successful transition that will allow Egypt to move forward as a stable, innovative nation lies in respect and understanding between generations.

The same is true with American businesses.

Innovation is the intersection of the past and present that leads to the future.  That’s why it is so important that business leaders publicly acknowledge the contribution of each generation, applaud the unique strengths brought to the table by workers of different ages, and encourage everyone to share their viewpoints as a way to make a strong team even stronger. 

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.

 

GWU's Veterans Campaign To Host Boot Camp For Veterans Interested in Running For Public Office

This story comes to us from Emily Cain:

 

George Washington University’s Veterans Campaign will host a boot camp for veterans interested in running for public office Feb. 11-12, 2011.  Military veterans Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY) and Representatives Chris Gibson (NY-20) and Timothy J. Walz (MN-1) will deliver keynote addresses at the workshop.  The elected officials will provide first-hand knowledge of campaigning for public office and share how their prior military experiences influenced their decisions to continue a career in public service.

Leader of Fenty Write-In Campaign Talks DC Election 2010

We caught up with John Hlinko, the leader of the Write-In Fenty for Mayor campaign, outside of a polling location in Georgetown on Election Day 2010. 

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.”