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September 27, 2010

Democracy Champ

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ADVOCATES for campaign reform hail Congressman Bob Brady (D-Phila.) for passing Fair Elections Now Act, which would provide public financing as an alternative to special-interest donors.

Rove Will Talk Midterms t Constitution Center Karl Rove, political strategist and former senior adviser and deputy chief of staff to President George W. Bush, will join the National Constitution Center tonight to discuss the ap-


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proaching 2010 mid-term elections.

Brady Pulls...

With Congress, numerous Governor's offices, and state houses up for grabs, Rove will address the political landscape, providing expert insight into polling, candidates, and the immediate and long-term implications of the November vote from the Republican Party perspective.

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Rove is a political strategist and best-selling author of Courage and Consequence. He was deputy chief of staff and senior advisor to President George W. Bush and is credited by many with successfully steering the 2000 and 2004 presidential election campaigns. Prior to working in the administration, Rove was president of Karl Rove + Co., a public-affairs firm. He is now a columnist for the Wall Street Journal and Newsweek, as well as a contributor to Fox News. Tonight’s discussion will be at 6:30 at the Center, located at 525 Arch Street on Independence Mall “The Mid-term Election Overview with Karl Rove” is the first of a two-part series at the National Constitution Center. An upcoming companion program on the midterm elections will feature a prominent Democratic political analyst. THE PHILADELPHIA DAILY RECORD

KEVIN SCOTT of Common Cause gives Congressman Bob Brady a pair of boxing gloves “for fighting special interests and winning.” 27 SEPTEMBER, 2010

...No Punches For Campaign Funding Reform fter addressing a rally of Fair Elections supporters at the Rocky statue beneath the Art Museum this morning, Congressman Bob Brady (D-Phila.) was presented with commemorative boxing gloves for his work as a "Democracy Champ."


Last week, Brady’s House Administration Committee approved the Fair Elections Now Act. The bill, which would allow candidates to ignore corporations and special interests and run competitive campaigns by relying on small donations from their voters, will now go to the House floor for a vote.

lost,” said David Donnelly, campaign manager of the Campaign for Fair Elections. “Chairman Robert Brady and his colleagues on the Committee must be commended for their strong leadership on Fair Elections, and for voting to place government back into the hands of the American people.” The Fair Elections Now Act would allow candidates to raise

donations of $100 or less from their home state, which would be matched on a four-to-one basis. The system is funded by the sale of broadcast spectrum, with no cost to taxpayers. Joining Donnelly in making the presentation were several Democratic ward leaders and representatives of Common Cause/Pennsylvania.

The Congressman said, “The bill is designed to ensure elections are put back in the hands of everyday working Americans, instead of us relying on corporate lobbyists to fund our political campaigns. If we are to have a government that is fair, effective and accountable, we need to have a system in which individual voters are as important as corporate lobbyists.” “With this committee vote, voters won and special interests 27 SEPTEMBER, 2010

JOINING Brady, right, at Rocky statue are, from left Ward Leaders John O’Connell, Stephanie Singer, Carol Jenkins and Marcia Wilcox. THE PHILADELPHIA DAILY RECORD




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ongressman Patrick Murphy (D-Phila.), who was tagged with a gloomy poll result last week, reported a finding by a different pollster today that should bring a few smiles to the faces of his campaign workers.

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A Harstad Strategic Research poll has Patrick Murphy up three points over his opponent,



Mike Fitzpatrick. Murphy's lead grows to five points among those who said they will “definitely� vote in this election. He enjoys an eight-point lead among voters who cast ballots in the 2006 elections. This corresponds with a recent Global Strategy Group poll, which had Murphy up four points, 47-43.

27 SEPTEMBER, 2010

PennPIRG Unveils ‘Young Person’s Guide to Health Insurance’ ongressman Chaka


covered under a parent's health insurance plan to age 26.

Whip James E. Clyburn (D-

its new Young Person’s Guide to Health Insurance statewide with

S.C.) and the Pennsylvania

Monday's kickoff at Temple.

Fattah (D-Phila.) joined House Majority

PennPIRG, a leading advocate for health-care reform, released

Public Interest Research Groups Monday this morning

Majority Whip Clyburn, the highest ranking African American in

at Temple University’s Bell

Congress, has been a forceful advocate for health-care reform

Tower to showcase the new

and was the Democratic leader responsible for winning passage

Patient’s Bill of Rights and to

of the legislation in the House. Fattah, who played a key role in

unveil the “Young Person’s

advancing the Obama health-care agenda, welcomed Clyburn to

Guide to Health Insurance”

Philadelphia for this significant announcement on behalf of Pen-

prepared by PennPIRG.


The Patient's Bill of Rights,

The guide prepared by Pennsylvania Public Interest Research

under the Affordable Care Act

Groups shows what new health insurance and coverage pro-

signed into law by President

grams have are available under the new Patient’s Bill of Rights.

Barack Obama on Mar. 23, 2010, advances new rights

Megan DeSmedt, PennPIRG state director, and Colin Saltry,

and coverage that benefit

Temple Student Government Senate president also participated

young people, including – as of

in the ceremony.

Sep. 23 – the right to remain

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2010 Sep. 29Reception for State Rep. Tony Payton, Jr. at Adesso, 1519 Walnut St., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Donations $100, $250, $500. For info (215) 821-7504. Sep. 29Fundraiser for State Senate candidate Rhashea Harmon at Tai Lake Seafood Restaurant, 134 N. 10th St., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Councilman Frank Rizzo to speak. Donation $50. Sep. 29Friends of Elmer Money fundraiser at SmokeEaters Pub, 7681 Frankford Ave., 7-9 p.m. Donation $20. Sep. 30State Rep. Rosita Youngblood Chicken/Fish Fry Fundraiser at Lou & Choo’s, 21st & Hunting Pk. Ave. Tickets $10. For tickets and info Sheila (267) 581-0025. Oct. 1State Sen. Michael Stack hosts Senior Expo at Nat’l Guard Armory, 2700 Southampton Rd., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Residents of 5th Senatorial Dist. can seek info from government agencies, businesses and community organizations. Free refreshments. For info (215) 695-1020. Oct. 1-3School District 2010 High School Expo at Liacouras Ctr., 1776 N. Broad St. Info provided on various schools prior to high -chool application process deadline for 8th-graders to apply is Oct. 29. 6|

Pa. Schools Hire 56,000 Nonteaching Staff Members chool districts devoting more resources to meeting Federal achievement standards hired thousands of administrators between 2003 and 2007 to coordinate instruction. Pennsylvania’s public schools added nearly 56,000 nonteaching staff during that period, according to the lat-



est data from the National Center for Education Statistics. One of the largest increases was in instructional coordinators such as curriculum specialists, whose ranks grew by about 34%.

27 SEPTEMBER, 2010

Casey: Grants Go To Phila. For Public Health ATTENTION PUBLIC NOTICES ADVERTISERS We publish various types of Legal Notices including: Estate Notices, Name Changes, Fictitious Name, Articles of Incorporation and more, Call John David for more

he US Dept. of Health & Human Services has awarded $3.7 million to public-health facilities in the city to support a variety of programs, Sen. Bob Casey has announced.


“Providing support in the prevention of disease is a vital step for our health system to better serve the people of Pennsylvania,” said Casey. “I am pleased to see funds going to programs that will strengthen our health-care system by taking a preemptive approach to health care, ensuring Pennsylvanians have the care they need to stay healthy.” The Federal grants, awarded through the Prevention & Public Health Fund created by the Affordable Care Act, will be used to address key health issues such as HIV/AIDS, obesity, mentalhealth issues and substance abuse. The funding is part of a nationwide program announced by the US Dept. of Health & Human Services and Secretary Kathleen Sebelius awarding over $100 million in grants to various states. Some of the money is being funneled through the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, while other funds are coming from Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration. The Philadelphia Dept. of Public Health is getting $906,024 for HIV Prevention Programs. Another $145,567 will fund expanded HIV testing. A third grant, of $305,688, will gear up an Epidemiology & Laboratory Capacity/Emerging Infections Program. A fourth CDC grant, of $1,747,143, will be put into obesity biometrics. Horizon House, Inc., a community mental-health center in will receive $481,562 for primary care and behavioral health.

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Fishing For Turnout DEMOCRAT 11th Ward Leader Al Stewart pauses with his right-hand gal Tutie Edwards at another of his famous Fish Fries at Lou & Choo’s in Tioga Friday evening.

Partying On The Trolley Tracks THIS lovely lady enjoyed an unusual stroll Saturday, from Front to 4th Street, as Girard Avenue Business & Arts Association closed street for a festival featuring crafts vendors and 30 bands performing on several stages. 8|


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Southwark Was Cookin’ GRACIE FORSTER welcomed Councilman Bill Greenlee to a well-attended Southwark Civic Association cookout last week. Photos by Lee Buchanan

KAREN BROWN enjoyed getting together with Al Brown of Point Breeze Performing Arts at cookout.

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