Voice of America profiles Salmenna Sedique

Voice of America is profiling Salmenna Sedique and her new role as president of the Masjid Saad Islamic Center.

Some in the West have long held negative stereotypes toward the Islamic faith, particularly when it comes to the role of women. But if one woman in Toledo, Ohio has her way, that is about to change. She was recently elected president of a local Islamic center. She oversees the operations of a community center, school, and mosque, including the activities of the Imam. Her goal is to show the non-Muslim world that women of Islam can do and achieve anything they want.

Jet America grounded

I just saw this on 13abc's Web site, they are reporting that Jet America is down for the count-they have suspended all operations.

Snowball sums it up nicely:

America's poor are its most generous givers

America's poor donate more, in percentage terms, than higher-income groups do, surveys of charitable giving show. What's more, their generosity declines less in hard times than the generosity of richer givers does. (link)

Made in America Tour

Made in America Tour
We’re heading out across the U.S. to tell the stories of the American worker and why it’s important to save American jobs.

May 13th, 2009
Bowling Green, OH
Woodland Mall Parking Lot
1234 N. Main St. @ 10:00am

Hundreds rally for jobs for Middle America

Hundreds rally for jobs for Middle America

By LARRY RINGLER Tribune Chronicle
May 3, 2009
WARREN - It didn't attract a crowd that covered every blade of grass in downtown Warren's Courthouse Square, but as one of the organizers suggested, Saturday's middle-class worker rally was a start.

Former Obama for America Staffer To Manage Mike Bell Mayoral Campaign

Former Obama for America field organizer Chip Collis has been named Campaign Manager for the Mike Bell for Toledo campaign.

Collis worked as an Obama Organizing Fellow in Toledo and then became manager of the Obama campaign offices in Defiance and Williams counties. There, he produced the largest gains over the John Kerry 2004 vote total among all Ohio counties.

Collis will oversee all field operations for the Bell campaign, including direct voter contact, volunteer organization, scheduling, data base management and headquarters operations.

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