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National Small Business Week Focus: FedScoop & Citizen Engagement

National Small Business Week Focus: FedScoop & Citizen Engagement

This week marks the 48th National Small Business Week with recognition from the White House for small businesses’ contributions to the well-being of the economy. There is estimated to be 27.2 million small businesses in America, creating 60-80 percent of the new jobs in the country, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. More than half of Americans either work for or own a small company, increasing innovation worldwide.

DC Vote Keeps The Pressure On With Protest On Capitol Hill

 

This event comes to us from Leah Ramsay of DCVote:

DC residents will continue to keep pressure on their congressional allies, particularly Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and challenge their opponents to free DC's local budget from congressional interference. 

Thursday morning after the protest, the House Subcommittee On Oversight and Government Reform will hold an unorthodox hearing on the "fiscal sustainability" of DC's local budget, though it has been balanced for 13 consecutive years. In reference to the hearing DC Council Chairman Kwame Brown said Tuesday night, "there will never be a Control Board as long as I am Chairman of the DC Council."

Wednesday Protest Details:

Modus Union Uniting Members of Congress, Philanthropic Community, & Fashion Industry for One Night

Modus Union Uniting Members of Congress,  Philanthropic Community, & Fashion Industry for One Night

Members of Congress, local athletes, philanthropists and the fashion industry are assembling for DC’s Modus Union Spring 2011 – a unique event supporting prevention and early detection of cancer in women.

Modus Union Spring 2011 features a full runway show by acclaimed fashion designer Marc Bouwer (www.MarcBouwer.com), a 3-D film presentation previewing Bouwer’s Fall 2011 line, and an art installation and silent auction featuring some of the most talented visual artists in DC. The proceeds from this one-of-a-kind gathering will benefit Cancer Schmancer (www.CancerSchmancer.org), an organization founded by actress Fran Drescher to prevent cancer in women through education and early detection.

WHAT:          Modus Union Spring 2011

WHEN:          Wednesday, May 4

Anacostia Poll of the Week

Poll: What Issue Was Most Important To You in Today's Election?

Today, April 26, is the Special Election Day for an At-Large seat on the D.C. City Council.  

Choosing who to vote for in today's election will be a difficult decision for many residents, a decision dependent on a wide variety of issues.

Check out the video above to see what issue is most important to one U Street Corridor resident in this election.

What issue was most important to you when deciding who to vote for today? Answer our poll or sound off in our comments section below.

 

DC Muslim Caucus Endorses Orange, Others for April 26 Special Elections

This story comes to us from Talib Karim:

Washington D.C. – Members of the District’s diverse Muslim community announced their endorsements for the April 26th District of Columbia Special Elections.  The Muslim Democratic Caucus’ “One DC Slate” of endorsed candidates consists of Vincent Orange, bidding to become the next At-Large DC Councilmember, D. Kamili Anderson for the Ward 4 State Board of Education post, and Anthony Muhammad seeking to succeed the late William Lockridge as Ward 8 District School Board Member.

 

Mayor Gray To Hold Budget Forum in Ward 8 on Monday, April 25

This Monday, April 25th, Mayor Gray will hold a forum in Southeast, D.C. dedicated to the Ward 8 fiscal year 2012 budget.

The town hall briefing will run from 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., and will feature the Mayor's commentary as well as a question/answer session.

The meeting will be held at Savoy Elementary School, located at 2400 Shannon Place SE, Washington, DC 20020.