HCL congratulates the 44th President of the United States Barack Obama on the occasion of the Inauguration of his second term of office and we celebrate the proud and rich diversity of our nation.
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Official photographic portrait of US President Barack Obama (born 4 August 1961; assumed office 20 January 2009) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
“President Obama has shown a firm commitment to using government to help foster growth. He has formed sensible budget policies that are not dedicated to protecting the powerful, and has worked to save the social safety net to protect the powerless. Mr. Obama has impressive achievements despite the implacable wall of refusal erected by Congressional Republicans so intent on stopping him that they risked pushing the nation into depression, held its credit rating hostage, and hobbled economic recovery.”
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The New York Times recently unveiled a new site called Represent which we find particularly relevant and useful given the recent US Presidential election and ensuing political changes.
It’s a simple, slick, elegant site allowing you to easily identify which political districts you live in based on an address. It includes highly detailed maps showing where you live and how you fit into the political geography of the City. Most importantly it shows who represents you at different levels of government in an easily digestible and accessible manner.
In addition, it collects information from around the Web and presents a customized stream of news about your representatives and what they are doing. Content is derived from New York Times stories and blog posts pulling references to public officials. The site also draws from official data sources such as Congressional roll-call votes.
Knowing who represents you, what they are up to, and how to reach them, is more important than ever. Please check out the site and let us know what you think and what you learn.
Posted in Harlem Tagged with: Barack Obama, election, Government, Harlem, New York Times, Posts By Harlemguy, President, Represent, United States