пятница, 14 сентября 2012 г.

Danny K. Davis: Congressman; Leadership on Issues - Chicago Defender

Fully staffed and accessible constituent services offices.

A proven process for public participation, advisory groups, task forces, town hall meetings. Regular communication with residents of the seventh district by way of newsletters, television and radio shows.

Effective legislative initiatives and proposals including: Access to Jobs Amendment, American Community Renewal Act/New Markets Initiative, Business Link Program, Public Safety Ex-Offender Self Sufficiency Act.

Bold program initiatives including: home ownership through the With Ownership Wealth (WOW) program, Curfew Awareness, Health Education and Prevention drives.

Leadership on issues including: child welfare, poverty reduction, funding for health care, ex-offender re-entry, criminal justice reform, TANF, affordable housing development, environmental protection, diversity, affirmative action, small business development, civil rights protection, worker rights.

Bringing resources to the district, for the residents of the district, through grants and appropriations including: transportation dollars for Wacker Drive, Douglas and Ravenswood Branches of the Blue Line, METRA, CTA bus and bus facilities; Museums including Field Museum, Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium; Institutions of Higher Education including University of Illinois, Chicago Children's Choir, Columbia College, Loyola University, National Teaching Academy and funding for the TRIO program to assist low income Americans attend college; additional funding for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program; funding for health care including Cook County Hospital, AIDS Foundation of Chicago, Loretto Hospital, Access Community Health Center, Prentiss Women's Hospital, Haymarket Health Center, Rush Hospital, Westside Holistic Health Center; and many others including the Safer Foundation, National Welfare to Work Center, Chicago Public Schools Youth Outreach Worker Program.

Voting record highly rated by: NAACP, Planned Parenthood, Consumer Federation, PeacePac, Humane Society, AFL-CIO, Bread for the World, Committee to Preserve Social Security, Children's Defense Fund, ACLU, Human Rights Campaign, League of Conservation Voters, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, Public Health Association, National Council of Senior Citizens, National Organization of Women.

Photograph (Danny K. Davis)