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by Prince Of Petworth — May 10, 2017 at 9:50 am 45 Comments

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via MoveOn.org

From Comey Fired: Protest at White House:

“INVESTIGATE TRUMP NOW: On Tuesday, Trump fired Jim Comey—director of the FBI, which was investigating the Trump campaign’s potential collusion in Russian efforts to sway our election. No one can be above the law. It’s time for an independent investigation and special prosecutor, NOW.

What: Protest to demand investigation of Trump
Where: The White House, North side (Lafayette Park)
When: Wednesday, May 10, 12pm

Speaker list and event co-hosts to come

Event co-hosts (in formation): (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth — May 8, 2017 at 1:35 pm 98 Comments

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Victoria Pickering

“Dear PoPville,

This week the Department of Labor denied my application to get my Mexican nanny certified for a green card. I am infuriated and devastated, and my children are heartbroken. Does the DOL ever take American families/workers into account when they make these decisions?? I want to find a way to address this issue and I am reaching out to the DC community to see what help I can find.

1. This nanny has been with me since we lived outside the U.S. We applied for a green card after I realized I was staying in the U.S. and likely not moving abroad again. I have spent thousands of dollars annually keeping her legal, and have followed the letter of the law in the green card process too. It would have been SOOO easy to just have kept her here illegally. I know multiple families who do so. But I would never break the law, nor do that to her. And how do I get repaid by the USG for following the law?? With a denial! Do you wonder why there are so many illegals here? Because the USG makes it IMPOSSIBLE for people trying to do it legally. Also, doesn’t the DOL have something better to do? It’s not like I am applying for 200 foreigners to work in a factory. Just one person, who is critical to our household and to my career and that of my ex-husband.

2. No one applied for her job. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth — May 3, 2017 at 4:00 pm 2 Comments

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125 Michigan Avenue, NE courtesy Trinity University

From a press release:

“On Saturday, May 6, 2017 Women’s March DC (WMDC) is hosting an all-day kick-off event “Power in Unity.” Hosted by Trinity Washington University, this event will focus on activating women who were inspired by the Women’s March and will provide attendees with action items moving forward. The morning program will feature keynote speakers including Mayor Muriel Bowser, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes-Norton, and members of the Women’s March National Committee.

power in unity

The afternoon will consist of 10 panel discussions featuring noted activists and advocates who will discuss how attendees can get involved locally. Each panel is centered around the Women’s March on Washington Unity Principles, plus the added issues of DC Statehood and Rights and Responsibilities of Federal Employees.

 WHAT:

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by Prince Of Petworth — April 20, 2017 at 1:45 pm 14 Comments

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Lorie Shaull

Maybe his days of screwing us will be over even sooner than we thought! Thanks to a reader for passing on the Wall Street Journal article:

“Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the top Republican on the House committee primarily responsible for conducting oversight and investigations of the Trump administration, said Thursday he may leave Congress before his term ends, a day after announcing he would not run for re-election in 2018.”

by Prince Of Petworth — April 12, 2017 at 1:15 pm 2 Comments

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“Donny the Tax March Chicken”

From a press release:

“As Republicans in Congress begin to move forward with a plan to slash taxes for the wealthiest Americans, a diverse coalition of labor unions, grassroots organizations, and economic justice advocates are demanding that President Donald Trump not only release his returns, but drop his plan to cut taxes for corporations and the wealthiest Americans.

President Trump’s failure to disclose his tax returns breaks with decades of precedent and leaves the American people in the dark about his potential compromising business ties with foreign adversaries like Russia and how his administration’s policies might benefit his bottom line.

The Tax March in Washington, D.C., will begin with a rally outside the U.S. Capitol before proceeding past the Trump International Hotel — a living embodiment of one of Trump’s biggest conflicts of interests — and the IRS building. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth — April 11, 2017 at 4:00 pm 3 Comments

AFSR Launch Party

From an email:

“DC voters take note! You are invited to the official launch of Americans for Self-Rule in support of its newly created PAC. We are working against those who are working against DC rights. If you’re as annoyed as we are at what Congress – including Jason Chaffetz – is doing to undermine our democratic will, I hope you’ll attend the event on Tuesday, April 18 (Tax Day!) at the H Street Country Club. The event starts at 6pm. The tickets cost $51 and they get you two drinks and is a contribution to the PAC. Tickets are available online here.

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