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Thanksgiving Petition Drive

Thanksgiving is a day that is often marked by many traditions and rituals: gatherings of family and friends at a bountiful table, football games, outings, and the start of the holiday season. Many individuals also include on this day an…

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Child Welfare vs. Child Well-being

While recently attending the quarterly meeting of CWLA’s Board of Directors, there was a presentation on an initiative to establish an overarching set of principles to govern the standards of excellence in child welfare. The genesis of the initiative is…

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Inspired by Foster Care Voices

On Saturday, February 25, I attended   Town Hall meeting that was conducted by the Congressional Caucus on Foster Care, in Los Angles. The meeting was chaired by Congresswoman Karen Bass, who in her short tenure in Congress is recognized as…

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Decisions Postponed

As I prepare this blog I have received word that the President has signed the legislation that extends the debt limit. My immediate reaction is relief–not that we increased our debt ceiling, but that finally the barrage of vitriol inundating…

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Independence

On the 4th of July one of the local television stations interviewed some Los Angeles residents asking if they knew what was celebrated on Independence Day. Some of the answers sounded like the occasional gaffes we hear from some seeking…

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