Community Activist Andria Thomas

This week our guest is Andria Thomas, a mom from DC who organized a community action group in Capitol Hill while on maternity leave called “Resist and Rise”  – the key objective is defending DC’s local laws from Congressional encroachment. The group, which is already over 100, plans to tell members “hands off DC”. Andria lives in Capitol Hill with her husband Aaron and their daughter Maggie (4 years) and Mina (4 months)!

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IRS Tax Litigation Consultant, Daniel J. Pilla

Has your tax return been selected for an audit? Is the IRS knocking on your door? Learn how to beat your problems with the IRS with our guest, tax professional Daniel J. Pilla! Dan is a tax litigation consultant and for three decades, he has been the nation’s leader in taxpayers rights defense and IRS abuse prevention and cure. Regarded as one of the country’s premiere experts in IRS procedures, he has helped countless thousands of citizens solve personal and business tax problems they thought might never be solved. Dan Pilla has seen every type of tax problem and believes “there is no such thing as a hopeless tax problem.”

 

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CODEPINK and Global Exchange

 

Meet Medea Benjamin, author and American political activist and co-founder of the women-led peace group CODEPINK and the co-founder of the human rights group Global Exchange. She has been an advocate for social justice for more than 40 years. We’ll also discuss this past March 8th’s International Women’s Day event celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. The theme was #BeBoldForChange. The earliest Women’s Day observance was held on February 28, 1909 in New York and organized by the Socialist Party of America.

 

 

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Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara

Maria is the Community Liaison for Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara. She describes the March Events being held by the Cancer Support Community.  She’ll be talking about the “Dear Cancer, It’s Me” High School Essay Contest, the Wings of Hope Gala, as well as seeking donors, volunteers, sponsors and grants for the cancer support community. Promotional and advertising opportunities are available for donors and sponsors.  The CSCVVS holds support groups all over Ventura, Santa Barbara and the San Fernando Valley for participants, caregivers and the children of participants. Maria will be participating in free one-on-one counseling for the community.  On Tuesday 3-28 from 6:30-8:00 PM, the Community will be sponsoring a special presentation on ‘End of Life’ conversations and strategies.  Please see www.CancerSupportVVSB.org for further information.

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Washington DC Admission Act

Our topics this week include the President’s first speech to Congress, the economy and the new bill for D.C. Statehood called the  ‘Washington, DC Admission Act’ introduced by Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton and DC Council Chairman Phil Mendelson to make Washington, DC the 51st state.  The bill introduced in the 115th Congress will reflect the statehood efforts of the New Columbia Statehood Commission and the historic support of 85.6 percent of voters on the November ballot question. This is the first time that the bill will be called the “Washington, DC Admission Act” to reflect the new name selected by the DC Council.  

 

 

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