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Monday, July 28, 2014

Congress' Inaction Fuels Immigration Activists to Act

Release of 2014 National Immigration Score Card showing Congress’ failures and rejection of immigrant communities 

WASHINGTON, D.C. (PR) -  National Latino and Asian American and Pacific Islander groups as well as labor and Evangelical leaders have announced an unprecedented alliance and civic engagement initiative, beginning with release of the 2014 National Immigration Score Card that shows how Congress failed on the issue of immigration reform.

Climate Rally in Atlanta

Environmentalists Rally in Support of EPA

ATLANTA, GA (PR) - UPDATE: As the result of a large scale power outage at the Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center, Environment Protection Agency (EPA) has decided to move the July 29 and 30, 2014, Atlanta Clean Power Plan public hearings to the nearby Omni Hotel.

The hearing dates and times have not changed. The hearings will be held on July 29-30 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., EST. The new location is adjacent to the CNN Center subway (MARTA) stop, and a short walk from the Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center. Parking is available at and around the hotel. EPA staff will be on hand at the SNAFC to direct attendees to the new hearing venue.

Immunizations Lessons at the Public Library

AUGUSTA, GA (PR) – The first in a series of monthly Lunch & Learn programs sponsored by Healthy Augusta will address the importance of immunizations for children and adults.

Susan Edmunds, the Child Health and Immunization Coordinator for the East Central Public Health District, will discuss the importance of being vaccinated against preventable diseases, what’s required for child care centers, schools, and colleges, as well as what immunizations are recommended for all ages.

Georgia’s First Lady Initiatives

ATLANTA, GA (PR) - Georgia’s First Lady Sandra Deal began her service to the Peach State as an educator after graduating from what is now Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville. Since Gov. Deal took office in 2011, Mrs. Deal has used her platform as first lady to make a positive impact on Georgia citizens by creating educational incentives, promoting community activism and advocating for child welfare.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Banning Housing to Child Refugees Challenged

First in the nation to directly confront municipal efforts to prohibit housing of child refugees

AUSTIN, TX (PR) - A complaint filed with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development challenges a resolution passed by League City, Texas, that denies housing to child refugees in their city. The complaint is the first action of its kind since jurisdictions in Texas began passing anti-refugee resolutions in response to the 57,000 children who have arrived at the U.S. border this year to escape violence in countries including El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Art Summit in Augusta

AUGUSTA, GA (Anibal Ibarra) - A meeting will take place August 11 at the building located on 6th Street and Broad Street. People in the art community from Augusta and Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) will discuss the idea of a group (cartel) of artists working together in Augusta to further the cultural growth of the CSRA.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Driver License Deals for South Korean in the South

South Carolina and Georgia (Special Report) - Department of Driver Services Commissioner, Rob Mikell, and Consul General of the Republic of South Korea, He Beom Kim, have signed an agreement exempting South Korean citizens from written and road tests when applying for Georgia licenses. The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles and the Republic of Korea have also reached driver’s license reciprocity agreement that promises to aid international business and the military.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Deal to Obama: We Need a Plan About Border Children

ATLANTA, GA (PR) - Gov. Nathan Deal today sent this letter to ask the Obama administration to define the status of the Central American unaccompanied minors being held by federal authorities before asking private or state organizations in Georgia to take them in.

High Education Metamorphosis in Augusta

Doctor Ricardo Azziz fourth years in Central Savannah River Area (CSRA)

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

$1 Billion to Close the Wi-Fi Gap

When I stepped to the podium at the Library of Congress on Digital Learning Day earlier this year, I made one point very clear: E-Rate modernization is a BIG deal. The challenge has been clear to everybody: we needed to move from a program that was designed for the 20th century, towards a program that is gives our educators the ability to take advantage of 21st century technologies and learning strategies, and allows our libraries to better serve their patrons and communities.

Abismal ignorancia del ACA en Georgia

AUGUSTA, GA (Anibal Ibarra) - Se estima que un 75% de los hispanohablantes residentes en Georgia no sabe de la existencia de ayuda financiera para cobertura médica y desconoce dónde acudir. Get Covered America, la organización nacional que promueve el Affordable Care Act (ACA) se reunió con representantes latinos y autoridades de la comunidad para tratar de reducir el abismo desinformativo sobre la ley del seguro médico. Ver el Vídeo informativo en español