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Slaughter Pleased with Tax Cut, Says it was a 'Shameful Way of Doing Business'

Slaughter Pleased with Tax Cut, Says it was a 'Shameful Way of Doing Business'

A Press Release from the Office of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter 

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-28), Ranking Member of the House Rules Committee, today released the following statement after House Republicans agreed to pass a two-month extension of the payroll-tax cut and unemployment insurance. The agreement will provide tax relief for 160 million Americans, and extend unemployment insurance for 2.2 million Americans.

“We should have given Americans a tax cut on Monday, when we were all in town and prepared to send this bill to the President. Instead we got dangerous theatrics. It’s a shameful way of doing business. But I am pleased to see that we are moving ahead with this tax cut for middle class families, reimbursement for doctors, and vital unemployment insurance to Americans during this holiday season.”

Pray for Peace Day: Dec. 18: Aman ki Asha

Pray for Peace Day: Dec. 18: Aman ki Asha

On December 18, wherever you are in the world, take out just thirty seconds to Pray for Peace Between India and Pakistan.

"Peace between India and Pakistan has been stubbornly elusive and yet tantalizingly inevitable. This vast subcontinent senses the bounties a peace dividend can deliver to its people yet it recoils from claiming a share.

The natural impulse would be to break out of the straitjacket of stated positions and embrace an ideal that promises sustained prosperity to the region, yet there is hesitation. 

Senator Grisanti Launches Online 'Job Resource Center'

Senator Grisanti Launches Online 'Job Resource Center'

A Statement Released by Senator Grisanti's Office

State legislator's new initiative aims at effort to reduce Western New York's unemployment rate

New York State Senator Mark Grisanti (60th District) launched a free "job resource center" online that will provide assistance to constituents in his district who are currently looking for a job.

"Creating new jobs and retaining existing jobs is really what it is all about here in Western New York," said Senator Grisanti. "Since taking office in January, I have made bringing jobs back to Western New York one of my top priorities."

Currently unemployment is at  9.1% in the United States, 8% in New York State-wide and in 7.3% in the Buffalo/Niagara Region. According to the Department of Labor there are over 2,500 vacancies in Western New York.

Grandson Challenges Grandfather for Town Justice

Grandson Challenges Grandfather for Town Justice

BARRE, N.Y. - The Batavia Daily News has a remarkable story about a grandson, Bert Mathes, who is challenging his grandfather, John Henderson, a longtime incumbent, for Barre town justice.

“I’d do anything I could to help Bert become town justice,” said Henderson, “ — after I retire.”

9/11: This Is Nothing New

9/11: This Is Nothing New

9/11: This Is Nothing New

by Susan Marie


My phone rang. I were told to turn on the TV. I stared in abject horror at the screen as a plane flew directly into the 2nd tower of The World Trade Center. I thought: How is this possible in America, let alone New York City, the most populous city in the U.S, the largest metropolitan area in the world?

All I knew is that people were dying.


After 9/11, every available person volunteered to assist NYC ranging from the health care field, firefighters, police force, and everyday people. The attitude in America was one of solidarity. No one fought about religion and politics. Diversity in race, financial status or sexual gender was not an issue. People stood together.  Not apart.

What followed as a result, was and still is, global mass hysteria.

Niagara University Remembering 9/11 with Full Slate of Commemorative Activities

Niagara University Remembering 9/11 with Full Slate of Commemorative Activities

The Niagara University community will join the rest of the United States in commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks with several activities scheduled for this Sunday.

The first on-campus activity, an ROTC flag ceremony and Tower Bell ringing, will take place at 9:30 a.m. in front of St. Vincent’s Hall. At 10:45 a.m., the Rev. Bruce Krause, C.M., Niagara University chaplain, will hold an outdoor prayer service at the Peace Pole in the Alumni Hall Courtyard. Fifteen minutes later, Fr. Krause will offer a Memorial Mass in NU’s Alumni Chapel.

Help Us Educate Pakistan

Help Us Educate Pakistan

On Sunday, August 28 · 8:00pm - 9:30pm, PYA Canada held an Iftaar Fundraiser Dinner to Help Educate Pakistan!

Iftaar is an evening meal when Muslims break their fast during the holy month of Ramadan. Iftaar is often done as community, with people gathering to break their fast together. This month is about giving [the wealthy] and receiving [those in need.]

The Youth of Pakistan are focusing on what is most needed in Pakistan at this time, as a whole. Please watch the video below, share it and become a part of the solution.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFpSkgo-mZ8

To view photos on recent work in schools damaged by 2010 floods in Pakistan, which this event supports, see below: