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Thursday
Sep172009

Effectivepolicy.org - CONGRESSIONAL INTRODUCTION OF THE CONSTITUTION & CITIZENSHIP DAY ACT OF 2009 

CONGRESSMAN ELIJAH CUMMINGS (MD-7) TO INTRODUCE THE CONSTITUTION AND CITIZENSHIP DAY ACT OF 2009 TO THE 111TH CONGRESS ON SEPTEMBER 17, 2009

 

Washington, DC, September 16, 2009 – Congressman Elijah Cummings' Office with the assistance of the Center for Effective Policy in Government and have been working to draft and introduce 'The Constitution and Citizenship Day Act of 2009'.  On Constitution Day of each year (September 17th), this piece of legislation will provide public and charter high schools with an incentive to expose students to the importance of the Constitution through coordinated assemblies and/or events, as well as to distribute and collect voter registration forms from eligible students of those schools pursuant to state law.

 

This federal legislation will have a generational effect on the civic education of public school students across the country, and it will ultimately lead to a vast overall expansion of our nation's electorate. This bill is patterned after SB 128, a successful piece of state legislation passed and signed into law in Maryland in 2007 under the same name. Since the passage of the state measure, the Maryland Board of Elections, between the 2006 and 2008 electoral cycles cites a 90% increase in voter registration of 17 and 18 year old new voter applicants in the state.

 

Organizations and elected officials such as Common Cause, Democracy Matters, The Washington Metropolitan Council AFL-CIO, Hip Hop Caucus, the Student Association for Voter Empowerment, Governor of Maryland Martin O’Malley, co-sponsors Congressmen Kendrick Meek, (FL-17); Charles Rangel, (NY-15); John Conyers,  (MI-14); Eleanor Holmes-Norton, (DC); Maxine Waters, (CA-35); Diane Watson, (CA-33); Donald Payne, (NJ-10); Melvin Watt (NC-12); Andre Carson, (IN-7) all have formally endorsed this important piece of federal legislation that will assist new young voters in becoming fully aware of the document that binds us all in a democratic union and their responsibility within the political process is legislation long overdue.

 

CoSponsor Letter

Bill Details

 

 

 

Wednesday
Sep162009

NHGOP STATEMENT ON GATSAS PRIMARY VICTORY 

CONCORD – Today, former New Hampshire Governor and Republican State Committee Chairman John H. Sununu released the following statement on Ted Gatsas’ overwhelming victory in the Manchester Mayoral primary:

 

“I am extremely happy for the city of Manchester that Ted Gatas showed such tremendous strength in today’s Mayoral primary. It is important that somebody with Ted’s experience and commitment to fiscal discipline be the next Mayor of New Hampshire’s largest city.

 

“My congratulations to Ted, his family and all of Manchester. We look forward to helping Ted win the general election in November.”

 

Wednesday
Sep162009

NRCC - Carol Shea-Porter Reaches New Low, Votes Present on Wilson Resolution 

"Voting present exemplifies clearly just whose opinion matters most to Carol Shea-Porter.  Troubled by the decision of doing the right thing or following her party leaders, Shea-Porter couldn't decide. A vote of present illustrates where her loyalty starts and finishes. Voting present is Beltway politics at its worst, and it begs the question: How much longer will the people of New Hampshire tolerate what seems to be a lapse of integrity?  Carol Shea-Porter's partisan record sunk to a new low today." – Tory Mazzola, NRCC Spokesman

 

See roll call of vote here: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll699.xml

 

Wednesday
Sep162009

HCHR - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Orders Health Care Negotiations Closed Early 

Wednesday
Sep162009

CHQ - Thank You, Barack Obama 

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