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DCCAH ANNOUNCES UPCOMING GRANTS SEASON

DCCAH ANNOUNCES UPCOMING GRANTS SEASON

New grants structure to ensure funding reaches more organizations and individuals

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

D.C. Vote Unveils New Mural

This community notice comes to us from Leah Ramsay:

Artists Aniekan Oudofia and Liz Brown of Midnight Raven Design have completed a mural depicting George Washington gagged on the U Street face of 1502 U Street NW (corner of 15th and U Streets). DC Vote sponsored the mural and has used the image in the past. 

“The movement for DC democracy is changing, and it’s very important for the arts to have a role in the District’s protest,” said Daniel Solomon, owner of the building on which the mural is painted and founder of the advocacy group DC Vote. “This mural expresses in one image the injustice Washingtonians suffer, even though our founding fathers fought to end taxation without representation. DC residents are still fighting to have their voices heard today.” 

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.