Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Operation Understanding DC Class 23 recently met for a seminar on history, issues, and identity regarding Africa. The presenting panel from ONE had knowledgeable speakers representing Liberia, Zambia, Ethiopia, and other nations to present and discuss their experiences with the OUDC participants.
Thursday, May 11, 2017
I just documented my good, brave, and articulate friend Michael Dunkley, who testified his lived truth about his and his wife Suzanne Ives Dunkley's healthcare struggles to a panel of Democratic United States Senators in the US Capitol.
We are very proud of and grateful for him, and for the others who spoke their stories to the panel, America Speaks Out- The High Cost of Trumpcare. The session was convened by Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan. Michael was introduced by Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia. Testifying alongside Michael were Carol Fisher Hardaway, Cyndi Johnson, Teresa Miller, Gina Walkington, and Rodney Nelson, all with compelling experiences of struggle and strength.
Other senators speaking and attending were Patty Murray of Washington, Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, Ron Wyden of Oregon, Ed Markley of Massachusetts, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Cory Booker of New Jersey, Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Al Franken of Minnesota, and Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire.
C-SPAN's video coverage of the testimony can be viewed here.