Archive | June 13, 2012

Martin Heinrich: “I Always Stand With New Mexico”

Martin Heinrich highlights his record of helping New Mexicans get back on their feet and vows to fight attempts by the special interests to short change the middle class. Martin Heinrich shares New Mexico’s values. Learn more about Martin Heinrich’s campaign for the U.S. Senate at MartinHeinrich.com. Watch and share today’s video.

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Romney Economics: First in Debt, 47th in Jobs Creation

When Mitt Romney was governor, Massachusetts was number one. Number one in state debt: $18 billion dollars in debt, more debt per person than any other state in the country. At the same time Massachusetts fell to 47th in job creation; one of the worst economic records in the country. First in debt, 47th in […]

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Disability Employment App Challenge: Educating Employers and Job Seekers with Disabilities

Nearly 22 years after the Americans with Disabilities Act became law and 39 years after the passage of theRehabilitation Act, employment outcomes for people with disabilities still lag far behind their non-disabled peers. According to the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (April 2012), individuals with disabilities have an unemployment rate of 12.5%, compared to 7.6% for […]

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White House Rural Council Celebrates Its One Year Anniversary

On Tuesday Yesterday, President Obama talked to local residents and TV reporters from communities around the country with significant rural populations. These interviews come as the White House released a report noting progress that has been made in the agricultural economy and detailing the steps the Obama Administration has taken to help strengthen the farm economy […]

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Unleashing Innovation and Deepening Democracy Through Prizes

Prizes have a long history of driving important breakthroughs: Napoleon’s 1800 Food Preservation Prize resulted in the invention of canning; the 1927 Orteig Prize helped inspire Charles Lindbergh to make the first nonstop flight from New York to Paris. More recently, the 2011 Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X Challenge spurred an Illinois company to create a cleanup […]

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