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Politicos & Influences

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28 Jan

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#IMPACTMLK 22 January, 2013

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#IMPACTMLK Twitter Town Hall

22 Jan 2013

Storified by TeamIMPACT· Mon, Jan 28 2013 07:31:22

Join @TeamIMPACT for our #IMPACTMLK Twitter Town Hall "A lifestyle of service" TODAY 1PM EST @MLKDay #Service @nationalservice #DC @smwwdcGina Waters-Payne
IMPACT hosted an #MLKDay service event with @NationalMallNPS & @interior Secretary Salazar on January 19! #IMPACTMLKIMPACT
The first #MLKDay took place on Nov. 2, 1983 #IMPACTMLK Today, the National Day of Service also honors his legacy.Brandon Andrews
RT @teambmichael: Over 100 volunteers participated in the #IMPACTMLK service event at the #Memorial #MLKDay @MLKDayChristian
Volunteers, including @interior Secretary Salazar mulched and raked the grounds at the #MLK memorial #MLKDay #IMPACTMLK http://pic.twitter.com/p1JrjpdsBrandon Andrews
RT @teamimpact: Volunteers, including @Interior Secretary Salazar mulched and raked the grounds at the #MLK memorial #MLKDay #IMPACTMLKFlash Volunteer
If we are to allow Dr. King’s life to be truly instructive, we must commit ourselves to service year-round #MLK #IMPACTMLK @nationalserviceIMPACT
RT @teamIMPACT: Dr. King taught us #IMPACTMLK RT @UncleRUSH: Don’t forget the most effective and easiest way to change people is through love. #MLK @MLKDayNinaSophia
RT @teamIMPACT: According to @nationalservice 64.3M adults, about 1 in 4, volunteered throuhg a formal organization in 2011. #IMPACTMLK @MLKDay #serviceAnnisha Williamson
These Americans served 7.9 billion hours.Valued at $171 billion #IMPACTMLK #MLK @MLKDay @nationalserviceBrandon Andrews
@teamIMPACT’s @angela_rye @JoeBriggsEsq & @teambmichael with @interior Secretary Salazar at #MLKDay of Service @MLKDay http://pic.twitter.com/jnhkHjRnBrandon Andrews
RT @teamIMPACT: Volunteering in America hit a 5year high in 2011. America has a rich history of volunteering. #IMPACTMLK @MLKday @nationalserviceSarah
RT @teamIMPACT: #MLK said: "Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle." #IMPACTMLK @MLKDayKeecia Allen
Your commitment to service in 2013, will ensure positive change for our nation. http://www.impact-dc.com/mlk-day-of-service-2013 #IMPACTMLK @MLKDay @nationalserviceIMPACT
Philosopher Alexis de Tocqueville wrote about Americans joining groups & volunteering in "Democracy in America" #IMPACTMLK @nationalserviceBrandon Andrews
America consistently leads the world in number of volunteers, volunteer hours, and amount given #IMPACTMLK @nationalservice @MKDayBrandon Andrews
fundraising, food collection/service, general labor, & tutoring/teaching were top volunteer activities in 2011 #IMPACTMLK @nationalserviceBrandon Andrews
In addition to this formal volunteering, 2 out of 3 Americans volunteered informally by doing favors or helping out neighbors #IMPACTMLKIMPACT
Join @TeamIMPACT in pledging volunteer hours in 2013. The key to consistent volunteering is finding your niche @nationalservice #IMPACTMLKIMPACT
RT @teamIMPACT: Where you volunteer most should be a natural extension of your life, skills, and interests @nationalservice #impactmlkWesley D
RT @teamIMPACT: View pics with @nationalmallnps @interior Secretary Salazar & @teamIMPACT here-> http://www.impact-dc.com/MLK-day-of-service-2013 #impactmlkDavid Johns
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28 Jan

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January 28, 2013 | By |

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22 Jan

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22 Jan

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IMPACT Inauguration Press

January 22, 2013 | By |

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  Please visit the following sites to read more about IMPACT Inauguration events:

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16 Jan

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16 Jan

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IMPACT HOSTS SUCCESSFUL INAUGURATION EVENTS

January 16, 2013 | By |

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Sarah Misailidis
Phone:  (202) 643-1340
Email:
Editor@IMPACT-dc.com

 

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – From Friday, January 18, 2013 through Sunday, January 20, 2013, IMPACT hosted several events during the 57th Presidential Inauguration.

The Inauguration of President Barack Obama was an opportunity for our nation to not only celebrate four years of progress, but also look forward to the president’s second term. For young professionals, the second term of President Obama offers another opportunity to further invest in programs and strategies designed to improve the lives of individuals and communities that have been historically neglected.

With that in mind, during Inauguration 2013, IMPACT hosted a suite of events to ensure that young professionals stay politically involved, engaged, and economically empowered.

IMPACT’s 2013 Inauguration events included:

  • Honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through service on the National Mall – Saturday, January 19, 2013;
  • 2013 Politicos & Influencers: An IMPACT Jazz Brunch (Ticketed event) – Sunday, January 20, 2013; and,
  • Hip Hop Ball II – A Gala for Young Professionals (Ticketed event)  – Sunday, January 20, 2013.

Our events allowed for friends and supporters of IMPACT to network and celebrate with other young professionals as well as elected officials, community leaders, and entrepreneurs during the Inaugural Weekend of President Barack Obama.

Quick Highlights:

On Saturday, January 19 from 9 am – 12 noon ET, IMPACT participated in honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by hosting an event during the MLK Day of Service. Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar joined IMPACT in greeting more than one hundred volunteers at the MLK Memorial all gathered to beautify the area surrounding the memorial.

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On Sunday, January 20 from 1 pm – 3 pm ET, IMPACT hosted an Inaugural Jazz Brunch honoring “Champions of Change.” These “Champions of Change” are individuals who give their time and talent to improve the lives of individuals and communities, and we were excited to recognize their accomplishments. Distinguished guests at the event included: Congressman Andre Carson (IL), Civil Rights activist and labor leader Dolores Huerta, Louisiana State Representative Ted James, and Florida State Representative Alan Williams.

 
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Later that evening, from 9 pm – 2 am ET, IMPACT co-hosted  the Hip Hop Ball II, along with Russell Simmons’s Hip-Hop Summit Action Network, at the the Harman Center in Washington, DC. Celebrity guests at the event included: Angela Simmons, Lala, 2 Chainz, Tyson Beckford, Terrence J, Swizz Beats, John Legend, and Kevin Liles among others.

Video footage is available upon request. Additional official photos from these events are also be available upon request. Photos courtesy of Chris Thomas/Imagine Photography and Andrew Mangum/Andrew Mangum Photography.

For more information, check the #IMPACTInauguration hashtag on Twitter.

IMPACT (@teamIMPACT) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to engage and build a network of young professionals of color to foster civic engagement, increase knowledge of the political and legislative processes, and enhance economic empowerment opportunities. For additional information about IMPACT, visit www.IMPACT-dc.com.

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16 Jan

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#IMPACTMLK January 15, 2013

January 16, 2013 | By |

#IMPACTMLK Twitter Town Hall

15 Jan 2013

Storified by TeamIMPACT· Tue, Jan 15 2013 15:15:13

#HBD #MartinLutherKingJr @teamIMPACT #IMPACT http://pic.twitter.com/xNaprDTbIMPACT
RT @SweetSarahndpty: Are you joining @teamIMPACT today at 1pm for our #IMPACTMLK twitter townhall? You should!Annisha Williamson
#IMPACTMLK RT @teamIMPACT: First, lets take a look at this history of #MLKDay #MLK @MLKDayJoe Briggs, Esq.
The idea of an #MLKDay holiday was first promoted by labor unions in contract negotiations. http://bit.ly/X0dqYa #IMPACTMLK #MLKIMPACT
RT @teambmichael: "This is not a black holiday; it is a people’s holiday," – Coretta Scott King #MLKday http://ti.me/ZSzAC2 #IMPACTMLK #MLKDistrictly Speaking
RT @ninasophia81: @repjohnconyers introduced the 1st legislation seeking to make King’s birthday, 1/15, a federal holiday #IMPACTMLK http://ti.me/13nZv4lAhimsa
The #MLKDay bill first came to a vote in the US House in 1979. It fell 5 votes short of passage. #MLK http://bit.ly/X0dqYa #IMPACTMLKIMPACT
RT @teamIMPACT: After the #MLKDay was stalled, six million supportive petitions were submitted to Congress. #MLK #IMPACTMLK http://bit.ly/ZFzzMXThat Girl Kesha
A compromise moved the holiday from Jan. 15, King’s birthday, b/c it was too close to Christmas & NYE. #IMPACTMLK #MLKDay #MLK @MLKDayBrandon Andrews
RT @teambmichael: Americans commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday on the third Monday in January. #MLKday #IMPACTMLK #MLKNinaSophia
RT @ninasophia81: Congress passed #MLKDay legislation in 1983; it was signed into law by President Ronald Reagan. #IMPACTMLK #MLKDAYCBCF Inc.
The first #MLKDay took place on Nov. 2, 1983 #IMPACTMLK #MLK @MLKDayJavier Martinez
30 years after the #MLKDay legislation was signed, the commemorative day has turned into a day of service and volunteerism. #MLK #IMPACTMLKIMPACT
@nationalservice @servedotgov @SERVEDC @HandsOnNetwork & @MLKDay @obamainaugural honor #MLK’s legacy through service #IMPACTMLK #MLKDayIMPACT
RT @teamIMPACT: In 1973 Illinois was the first state to adopt MLK Day as a state holiday.#MLKdayhttp://bit.ly/ZFzzMX #IMPACTMLK #MLK @MLKDaySarah
RT @teamIMPACT: 1999: NH was the last state to adopt #MLKDay as a paid state holiday http://bit.ly/ZFzzMX #IMPACTMLKJoe Briggs, Esq.
RT @teambmichael: In 2000 South Carolina became the last state to make #MLKDay a paid holiday for all state employees. #IMPACTMLK http://bit.ly/ZFzzMX #MLKDominique
2 other persons have national holidays in the United States: George Washington and Christopher Columbus. #MLKday #IMPACTMLK #MLK @MLKDayIMPACT
RT @teamIMPACT: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on at noon on January 15, 1929. #MLKDay #IMPACTMLK Let’s take a look at #MLK’s personal historyCandiSimon
In 1948 #MLK graduated from Morehouse College entered Crozer Theological Seminary & was ordained to the Baptist ministry #IMPACTMLK #MLKDayBrandon Andrews
RT @teamIMPACT: In 1955 Dr. King received his Doctorate of Philosophy in Systematic Theology. #IMPACTMLK #MLKDay #MLK @MLKDayAnnisha Williamson
RT @teamIMPACT: Later in 1955 Dr. King joined the bus boycott after Rosa Parks was arrested on December 1. #IMPACTMLK #MLKDay #MLK #blackhistory @MLKDayDominique
Visit: http://mlk-kpp01.stanford.edu/index.php/encyclopedia/encyclopedia/enc_montgomery_bus_boycott_1955_1956/ to learn more about the Montgomery Bus Boycott #MLKDay #MLK @MLKDay #blackhistory #IMPACTMLKIMPACT
On November 13, 1955 SCOTUS ruled that bus segregation is illegal; ensuring victory for the boycott. #IMPACTMLK #MLKDay #MLK @MLKdayIMPACT
1957: #MLK elected president of the SCLC. Providing new leadership 4 the then burgeoning civil rights movement. #MLKday #IMPACTMLK @MLKDayBrandon Andrews
Later in 1957, the US Congress passed the Civil Rights Act of 1957. First civil rights bill since reconstruction. #IMPACTMLK #MLKDay #MLKIMPACT
In 1959 Dr. King visited India to study Mohandas #Gandhi’s philosophy of nonviolence. #IMPACTMLK #MLKDay #MLK @MLKDayIMPACT
RT @teambmichael: Sometimes you have to leave the familiar to get the revelation you need to change. #MLKDay #MLK #IMPACTMLK @MLKdayCandiSimon
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. #MLK http://twitpic.com/bvib8qCornel West
In 1960 lunch counter sit-ins began in Greensboro,NC. Dr. King is arrested during a sit-in waiting to be served at a restaurant. #IMPACTMLKNinaSophia
1961: Interstate Commerce Commission bans segregation in interstate travel due to work of #MLK. #IMPACTMLK #MLKDayIMPACT
RT @teamIMPACT: 1961: Congress on Racial Equality (CORE) began #FreedomRides #MLK #MLKDay @MLKDay #IMPACTMLKPoliticalJones
#MLK delivers “I have a dream” speech during the March on Washington held August 28, 1963. 250,000 people in attendance. #IMPACTMLK #MLKDayIMPACT
RT @ninasophia81: In 1964 the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is signed into law and Dr. King receives the Nobel Prize. #IMPACTMLK #MLKDAYTiffani Clements
In 1965, President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law. #IMPACTMLK #MLKDayNinaSophia
Our #VoteReady campaign protects voting rights act RT @ninasophia81: In 1965, POTUS Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act. #IMPACTMLK #MLKDayIMPACT
B/W 1965 & 1968, #MLK began the #PoorPeoplesCampaign & focused on economic justice. #MLKday http://bit.ly/wkCzOl #IMPACTMLK @MLKDayBrandon Andrews
IMPACT will continue #MLK’s work in economic justice this year. Sign up! Join us! http://bit.ly/impactsignup #IMPACTMLK #MLKDay #MLK #IMPACTJobsIMPACT
April 4, 1968: #MLK was fatally shot while standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. #IMPACTMLK #MLKDay @MLKDayIMPACT
Get into this @teamIMPACT twitter town hall all about Dr. King. #IMPACTMLKJoe Briggs, Esq.
RT @teamIMPACT: Volunteer on #MLKDay and make pledge to volunteer a number of hours in 2013. http://bit.ly/impactsignup #IMPACTMLK #MLKDay @MLKDay #MLK #service Shrowder
IMPACT will host a #MLKDay event with @NationalMallNPS at the #MLKMemorial & other sites on the mall. #IMPACTMLK #MLK #DCEvents @MLKDayBrandon Andrews
Before we go, lets review the history of the #MLKMemorial that IMPACT will be making more beautiful this Saturday. #IMPACTMLK @MLKDay #MLKIMPACT
In 1984, members of Dr. King’s fraternity – Alpha Phi Alpha – conceive and present the idea of a memorial. #MLKDay #IMPACTMLK #MLK @MLKDayIMPACT
RT @teamIMPACT: In 1996 President Bill Clinton signs congressional authorization proposing creation of a #MLKMemorial #MLKDay #IMPACTMLK #MLK @MLKDayMagicJohnsonFDN
In 1999 the National Capital Planning Commission approved a four-acre site for the memorial. #IMPACTMLK #MLKDay #MLK @MLKDayIMPACT
In 2000, a design submitted by the ROMA design group, of San Francisco, was selected. #MLKDay #IMPACTMLK #MLK @MLKDay @obamainauguralIMPACT
In 2002, the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts voted in favor of the preliminary design. #IMPACTMLK #MLKDay #MLK @MLKDayBrandon Andrews
In 2006, then-Senator @BarackObama attend the ceremonial groundbreaking for the memorial. #IMPACTMLK #MLKDay #MLK @MLKDay @obamainauguralIMPACT
In October 2011, the #MLKMemorial is dedicated. #IMPACTMLK #MLKDayNinaSophia
RT @teamIMPACT: Thanks for joining today’s #IMPACTMLK #Twitter Town Hall. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/impactsignup Check: http://www.impact-dc.com/inauguration2013 #MLK #MLKDayGina Waters-Payne
Thanks for joining today’s #Twitter Town Hall!!! What does the legacy of #MLK mean to you? #MLKDAY #IMPACTMLK @MLKDayIMPACT
How will you honor #MLK’s legacy through service on 19 Jan? How will you honor his legacy throughout 2013? #MLKDay #IMPACTMLK @MLKDayIMPACT
MLK Day of Service 2013Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Team IMPACT during the 2013 MLK Day of Service. Currently, the event is at capacity. We …
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