January 31, 2010
Stakeholder Briefing with Administrator Lisa P. Jackson
to Discuss EPA’s FY 2011 Budget
Monday, February 1, 2010
Dear Stakeholder/Interested Party:
Please join EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson and senior EPA officials in the presentation of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s 2011 Budget. The Budget Briefing will be held :
When: Monday, February 1, 2010
Time: 2:00 pm
Where: EPA Headquarters, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, D.C. NW.
You will be able to participate in the Budget Briefing in person, or via conference call, or Webcast.
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January 28, 2010
Mr. Ralph B. Everett, President and CEO of the Joint Center, comments on President Obama’s recent State of the Union address:
President Obama was elected to office on a platform of addressing key issues of concern to the vast majority of Americans – restoring economic and retirement security, reforming our inequitable and costly health care system, creating a new energy economy and expanding educational opportunity.
To be sure, there has been progress on these fronts during his term in office and, at the same time, new challenges have emerged.
The President, in his first State of the Union address, clearly expressed his determination to see through the key elements of his agenda and the reforms that most Americans – and certainly the majority of people of color in this country – know are necessary to put our nation on the right track toward greater security, prosperity and equality of opportunity.
In particular, the President pledged to advocate for more and better jobs, and that is something that resonates with so many people who are struggling to cope in the current recession. It is time for our political parties to unite for the common good and put America back to work. This should be job number one for our leaders.
We believe most Americans are heartened by the President’s resolve. As we have done before with Presidents of both political parties, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies offers our best effort to assist the administration and Congress in meeting our nation’s present challenges, restoring the strength and vitality of the state of our union, and bringing about a new birth of hope for all Americans.
January 19, 2010
The American Public Health Association invites you to a webinar on: Climate Change: Mastering the Public Health Role on January 25 at 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm EST.
Public health professionals are facing new challenges as the science linking climate change and human health risks continues to mount. In fact, many U.S. communities as well as those abroad are already facing the health, disease, and preparedness problems that a changing climate brings to the forefront. Through a diversity of speakers and leading experts, this webinar series explores the impact of climate change on human health, the role public health does and should play in confronting climate change, the challenges of communicating such risks to the public, and much more.
This webinar will go past the science of climate change and health, delving into the role of public health in state and local climate action plans. It will help public health professionals realize and act on the current opportunities to use their knowledge and expertise to impact climate action plans.
To register for the webinar, please click here.
January 8, 2010
Dr. Julianne Malveaux, President of Bennett College for Women and a Joint Center Climate Commissioner, called climate change “a human rights and economic justice issue,” in a recent USA Today column. African Americans, she said, “produce less greenhouse gas emissions (about 20% less than other Americans, according to a Congressional Black Caucus Foundation study), but we bear a greater burden in terms of pollution and climate change.”
“If African Americans are not fully engaged in the climate justice movement,” wrote Dr. Malveaux, “…the poor will pay from their pocketbooks and with their health.”
Read the full column here.
January 8, 2010
Dr. Warren Washington
Dr. Warren Washington, head of the climate change research at the U.S. National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), and a member of the Joint Center’s Commission to Engage African American’s on Climate Change, was recently profiled on theroot.com. One of the premier climate modeling experts, Washington has been studying climate change since the 1960s. In 2007 his group at NCAR shared in the Nobel Peace Prize as significant contributors to the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change Assessment.
“It’s nice to know that the world is paying attention now,” he said.
Read the full profile here.