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VOICE Demands Immelt, GE, Bank of America, JP Morgan Address Foreclosure Crisis

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Sunday, April 10, 2011
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On April 10th 2011, 250 religious leaders and homeowners from VOICE (Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement) gathered in Manassas, Virginia to launch a campaign to hold key financial institutions accountable for the foreclosure crisis in northern Virginia. They are demanding bank executives streamline the mortgage modification system, fund non-profit housing counselors, and rebuild devastated communities (led by the worst lender in Prince William County, Manassas, and Manassas Park - GE and Jeff Immelt).

 

Immigration Tuition Bill Sparks Debate Among African Americans

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011
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he House Ways and Means Committee holds a hearing today on a Senate passed bill that requires community colleges offer in-state tuition to any high school graduate in their home county, even if that graduate is an undocumented immigrant...

Religious Leaders Lend Support to Dream Act

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011
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ANNAPOLIS — Religious leaders gathered outside the House of Delegates today to thank delegates who have agreed to vote for a bill that could give in-state tuition rates to illegal immigrants...

Group To Rally For Md. In-State Tuition Bill

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A group in favor of a bill that would allow in-state tuition for illegal immigrants under certain circumstances in Maryland will be expressing support for the legislation in Annapolis.

Bill to allow in-state tuition for illegal immigrants moves forward

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011
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ANNAPOLIS — As many states crack down on illegal immigration, the Maryland Senate began an intense debate Wednesday over whether illegal immigrants should be able to pay in-state tuition rates at state colleges...

Senate set for midweek debate on immigrant tuition

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A bill allowing children of illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition rates at Maryland colleges is scheduled to be taken up by the state Senate in the middle of the week.

In-state tuition for illegal immigrants: A dream for some, a nightmare for others

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Thursday, February 17, 2011
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Debate over whether young illegal immigrants living in Maryland and graduating from the state’s high schools should get in-state tuition to public colleges rocked an hours-long hearing Wednesday on a bill proposed by Sen. Victor Ramirez. Read more...

Faith-Based Group says Funding White Flint should not be Priority

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010
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As Montgomery County Council members consider the latest plan to finance a new White Flint, one citizen's group is saying the plan is too lenient on developers...

Immigrant Yearns to Leave the Shadows

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Friday, March 19, 2010
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Sam is staying in the shadows. He used to be the guy you'd say good morning to at the bank and the dad who came to school with his daughter, greeting everyone along the way...

Inequality is Evident With Flip of a Switch

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Friday, April 4, 2008
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Just as Candy Binson Smith was telling me about life without indoor plumbing or electricity in the 1960s in Scotland, the tiny black neighborhood tucked away along a dead-end street in affluent Potomac, the lights in the gymnasium next to us flickered and died...

Council Panel Supports Funding for Rec Centers Leggett Would Have Delayed

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Thursday, February 21, 2008
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A County Council committee deviated from part of County Executive Isiah Leggett’s proposed construction budget by recommending advancing renovation projects of four county recreation centers instead of delaying major renovations at three of the centers as originally proposed. Slated to get the funding under a plan discussed in the council’s Planning, Housing and Economic Development committee are four of the county’s centers: Scotland, Plum Gar, Good Hope and Ross Boddy Recreation Centers, which are all in historic African-American communities and have not been renovated in several
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With Little funding Support, Community Centers Get a Push from Residents

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Thursday, February 21, 2008
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The residents had been promised that the community centers in their neighborhoods would be in line for renovation funds, but when Montgomery County officials unveiled their proposed building plans, the money just wasn't there...
 

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