Connect Community Districts

Seven Community Districts share the geography, interests, needs, and concerns of the Ninth Congressional District.  The map and links below seek participants. Engaging residents the relationship local to federal money in community development dates to the 1950s with the formation of Community Planning Councils. The most recent change in this practice occurred in 1989 when the … Continue reading Connect Community Districts

Social Policy People

The Urban Institute Social policy research and some advocacy for vulnerable populations. National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) Columbia University's work on preventing child poverty in the United States and that improve the lives of low-income children and families in the United States. A focus on its own backyard could help. Manpower … Continue reading Social Policy People

Business Integrity People

"Globalization requires documenting the impact of the world's transnational giants through social activism. Self-regulation will work if it supports specific democratic controls and power in the hands of local communities affeccted by these business networks. A solid principle of business management finds those closest to a source of an impact should have decision-making powers as … Continue reading Business Integrity People

Local Political People

Each of the following will lead to many others at your local level of political networking.  Ballot Initiative Strategy Center (BISC) Build grassroots ballot initiative campaigns and strengthen progressive policies and respond to the right-wing’s damage. State Innovation Exchange (SIX) A national resource and strategy center that supports 1,500 state legislators in advancing and … Continue reading Local Political People