Building Trust Between Communities and Local Police

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden meet with elected officials, community and faith leaders, and law enforcement officials to discuss how communities and law enforcement can work together to build trust to strengthen neighborhoods across the country. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson) Recent events in Ferguson, Missouri and around the countryContinue reading “Building Trust Between Communities and Local Police”

Oppose the Sequestration of Federal Funding for Affordable Housing

SIGN THIS PETITION HERE FROM: DEMOCRACY IN ACTION.ORG We the undersigned strongly oppose the sequestration of federal funding for housing and community development programs as mandated by the Budget Control Act of 2011. We urge Congress to halt the non-defense discretionary cuts and to protect key programs that prevent and end homelessness and truly serveContinue reading “Oppose the Sequestration of Federal Funding for Affordable Housing”

President Obama Honors Veterans at Arlington National Cemetery

President Obama, Vice President Biden, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden travel to Arlington National Cemetery to honor our nation’s fallen warriors, veterans and military families. FULL STORY

Over Six Million Young Adults Insured Thanks to Obama’s Health Care

Even though much of the Affordable Care Act does not go into effect until 2014, conservatives insist the bill is making things worse for Americans. But a new study shows that one implemented provision of the ACA is already providing millions of young Americans with health insurance. Source: http://www.truth-out.org

Seattle Sees Job Growth, But Not in Real Estate Sectors

It’s been a while since we had a look at local job growth data, and now is as good a time as any to take a look at the latest data. First up, year-over-year job growth, broken down into a few relevant sectors: