Friday, August 27, 2010

Democrats Rock concert and silent auction tonight in Fayetteville, Arkansas

Today · 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Location The Home of Hershey and Denise Garner
3390 E Mission Blvd
Fayetteville, AR
Created By
Washington County Democratic Central Committee
More Info The Washington County Democratic Central Committee hosts its fourth annual Democrats Rock concert Friday, August 27, at the home of Hershey and Denise Garner in Fayetteville.

Tickets are $25. Student tickets are $10.

Show begins at 7:00 PM. In addition to live music, food and drinks will be available. The event also features a silent auction.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

President signs job-protection Bill

President Barack Obama has signed a bill that he says will save hundreds of thousands of teachers and other public workers from unemployment.
Obama signed the measure into law just hours after the House passed it in a special one-day session during what would normally be the lawmakers’ summer break.
The $26 billion bill would protect 300,000 teachers, police and others from election-year layoffs. Obama and Democrats said quick action was necessary before children return to classrooms minus teachers laid off because of budgetary crises in states that have been hard-hit by the recession.
Republicans called the bill a giveaway to teachers unions and an example of wasteful W

David Whitaker announces support for job bill now before U.S. Congress

David Announces Support for Jobs Bill

We sent out this press release today to media across the Third District announcing our support for Democrats fighting for jobs across the country. Washington needs to put middle-class families first - and remember that teachers, firefighters, and policemen make up the backbone of our communities.

FAYETTEVILLE - David Whitaker, Democratic candidate for US Congress in the Third District of Arkansas, announced today his support for the jobs bill presented by Democrats in the House of Representatives.

During these uncertain times, it is no time to be playing politics with people's jobs - especially those who put their lives on the line every day as police officers and firefighters, and certainly not those who educate our children," Whitaker said.

He continued, "If I were in Washington right now, the people of Arkansas could count on me to be a strong supporter of local infrastructure, first responders, and educators. These people are the very foundation of our cities and communities, and they deserve our support when times get tough."

The proposal passed the Senate last week with bipartisan support from the Democratic caucus and moderate Republicans. Having been modified from its original House form, it must now return to that chamber for a final vote.

Whitaker explained,"This piece of legislation is an example of how government can and should be able to help in times of trouble. My opponent embraces the Republican obstructionism that we've seen in recent years, and would continue the tradition of do-nothing Washington politics."

It is unclear whether the Republican nominee would support the job-saving legislation that would inject $10 billion into state education budgets and $16 billion for preventing Medicaid shortfalls next year. He claims to "be a strong advocate for measures like wise infrastructure investment," but asserts that government spending gets in the way of "the capital businesses need."

"My opponent's silence on the jobs bill pretty much sums up his stance on job creation, fixing our economy, and whether he would put working people or big business first. Our country needs leaders, not politicians," Whitaker said.