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City of Buffalo Common Council Meeting Report

City of Buffalo Common Council Meeting Report

City of Buffalo Common Council Meeting Report for January 24, 2012

William Street Post Office Should Remain Open for the People of Buffalo

William Street Post Office Should Remain Open for the People of Buffalo

I have closely followed the ongoing debate about whether or not to shut down mail processing at the William Street post office and transfer processing operations to Rochester. As many of you know, the United States Postal Service (USPS) has been conducting a study about this proposal, and I have a number of concerns about their work. I believe the USPS study has been hastily conducted and agree with the Postal Regulatory Commission that the study lacks proper analysis. Over 700 employees would be displaced if the William Street post office closed. These employees, and the residents of Buffalo, deserve a thorough, careful and credible analysis by the USPS.

On October 4th, I joined Rep. Higgins in writing a letter to the Postmaster General to oppose the proposed closing. I continue to believe that both the Buffalo and Rochester post offices should remain open, and provide jobs and vital services to the people and businesses of Western New York.

"When I'm President" : The 2012 Election

"When I'm President" : The 2012 Election

 

"When I’m president, meetings where laws are written will be more open to the public. No more secrecy."
- Senator Barack Obama [ABC 2007]   

 

“God did not create this country to be a nation of followers.”
- Mitt Romney  [The Raw Story 2011] 


"I would send troops back into Iraq."
- Rick Perry [LA Times 2012]


"Palestinians are an "invented people."
- Newt Gingrich [Al-Jazeera 2012]

 

August 2011, John Huntsman said:
 "He would support a constitutional amendment to ban abortion
in the absence of a reversal by the Supreme Court on Roe v. Wade."
 [International Business Times 2011] 

 

Marry Me 2011

Marry Me 2011

Victory prevailed as gay marriage equality dominated 2011. Here is a re-cap of the year's LGBT matrimony highlights. Want to read more? Click here http://www.examiner.com/lgbt-parenting-in-buffalo/marry-me.

Slaughter Pleased with Tax Cut, Says it was a 'Shameful Way of Doing Business'

Slaughter Pleased with Tax Cut, Says it was a 'Shameful Way of Doing Business'

A Press Release from the Office of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter 

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-28), Ranking Member of the House Rules Committee, today released the following statement after House Republicans agreed to pass a two-month extension of the payroll-tax cut and unemployment insurance. The agreement will provide tax relief for 160 million Americans, and extend unemployment insurance for 2.2 million Americans.

“We should have given Americans a tax cut on Monday, when we were all in town and prepared to send this bill to the President. Instead we got dangerous theatrics. It’s a shameful way of doing business. But I am pleased to see that we are moving ahead with this tax cut for middle class families, reimbursement for doctors, and vital unemployment insurance to Americans during this holiday season.”

Pray for Peace Day: Dec. 18: Aman ki Asha

Pray for Peace Day: Dec. 18: Aman ki Asha

On December 18, wherever you are in the world, take out just thirty seconds to Pray for Peace Between India and Pakistan.

"Peace between India and Pakistan has been stubbornly elusive and yet tantalizingly inevitable. This vast subcontinent senses the bounties a peace dividend can deliver to its people yet it recoils from claiming a share.

The natural impulse would be to break out of the straitjacket of stated positions and embrace an ideal that promises sustained prosperity to the region, yet there is hesitation. 

Honoring Harvey Milk

Honoring Harvey Milk

"Burst down those closets doors once and for all, and stand up and start to fight."

Those are the words of Harvey Milk, a man who lived and breathed LGBT rights and equality. Milk was a pioneer.  To read further, go to Honoring Harvey Milk.