legislation

Mr. President, We Don’t Appreciate the Irony

Mr. President, in the Shakespearean tragedy that is politics in this century, you have introduced irony.  You have abandoned the network of anti-poverty programs that were the vehicle for the implementation of the War on Poverty, spawned by the same…
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community action, legislation, local government, politics, poverty

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Dear President Obama: Our impending call to action

Below is the letter I sent to President Obama in response to his words, “I’ve proposed cuts to things I care deeply about, like community action programs” during his Second State of the Union Address on January 25, 2011. This is my story…
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community action, legislation, politics, poverty, Uncategorized

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CACLV Responds to President’s Proposed Cuts to Agency’s Core Funding

The following is the release issued by Alan in response to Obama’s specific mention of “community action programs” in his State of the Union Address last night. The executive director of the Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley called…
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community action, economic crisis, legislation, politics, poverty

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The End of the Fairness Doctrine and the Rise of Meanness

When I started doing this work in December, 1980, the Federal Communication Commission had a very powerful tool for regulating comment on the airwaves called the Fairness Doctrine.  The rationale was that nobody can own the airwaves and, therefore, those…
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community action, legislation, media coverage, politics

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