Congressional leaders stress importance of Fannie, Freddie to region’s charities [News, 10.29]


Congressional leaders stress importance of Fannie, Freddie to region’s charities (WBJ, 10/28) – “Six local members of the House of Representatives have written the conservator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac [view letter here] emphasizing the importance of the charitable giving from both companies.”
> Take action:
 Urge our local Senate leaders to do the same.

HUNGER/NUTRITION
D.C. Food Bank Plans for Growth Amid Rising Hunger (WaPo, 10/28) – “The Capital Area Food Bank broke ground today on a state-of-the-art warehouse that will double its food storage capacity.” “Four prominent area businessmen chair the fundraising drive for a new food bank:” Donald E. Graham, J.W. Marriott Jr., Abe Pollin, and Bennett Zier.

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ARTS
Harman at center stage (WaTimes, 10/29)

HEALTH
D.C. – Catania reluctantly backs off health plan to insure up to 25,000 previously uninsured residents (WaPo, 10/29)

SCHOOLS
One-Sixth of Md. Seniors Falling Short for Diplomas (WaPo, 10/29)
Educators Say Smaller Classes Working For DC’s At Risk Students (WAMU, 10/28)