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Archive for February, 2011
Tags: David Carmen, George Chopivsky, Linda Greene, United Medical Center, Vincent Gray
Now Chopivsky is eager to convince the city’s leaders to hand him the keys to UMC, and by doing so enter into a partnership of sorts with a hospital that’s too important to the District’s overall health care apparatus for politicians to let it fail.
Chopivsky has been paying high-powered lobbyist David Carmen’s company $35,000 a month for help, lobbying records show. In total, Chopivsky has paid the Carmen Group nearly three quarters of a million bucks since 2009, though not all of that money has gone towards Chopivsky’s hospital-buying efforts.
Chopivsky has also hired Linda Greene, whom The Washington Post’s Reliable Source gossip column says is Mayor Vince Gray’s girlfriend, to build up goodwill in UMC’s neighborhood. According to the Office of Campaign Finance, which tracks lobbyist disclosures, Greene was paid $37,500 over a six-month period during the last half of 2010; she lobbied Gray and several councilmembers, as well as then-Attorney General Peter Nickles, last summer, according to OCF. Greene says much of her job was introducing Chopivsky to the powers-that-be east of the river.
Tags: Empower DC, Walmart
A screening and discussion showing why many DC residents are concerned about Wal-Mart’s efforts to open 4 big box stores in the District of Columbia.
Friday, February 18, 2011
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
5301 North Capitol Street, NE
Washington, DC, USA
Wal-Mart has plans to establish four stores in DC by 2012. Notorious in other parts of the nation for threatening small businesses, causing the loss of more jobs, and bringing lower wage standards for all workers to communities, concerned District of Columbia citizens and social justice organizers are coming together to resist the implications of this disastrous plan.
Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price features the deeply personal stories and everyday lives of families and communities struggling to survive in a Wal-Mart world. It’s an emotional journey that will challenge the way you think, feel… and shop.
This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided and a discussion about the impact Wal-Mart will have on the District of Columbia will follow the screening.
Co-sponsors: Ward 4 Thrives, Wal-Mart Free DC, Empower DC, DC Jobs With Justice, UFCW Local 400, IPS’ Cities for Progress project, and Plymouth Congregational UCC Board of Social Action.
For more information call 202-787-5229 or visit http://walmartfreedc.org/
Sum of Change has a series from the forum.
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