FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 5, 2009 Contact: Aurelio Rojas
JOBS & NEW MLK HOSPITAL TOP RIDLEY-THOMAS’ AGENDA ON 3-DAY WASHINGTON, D.C. TRIP
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LOS ANGELES – Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas arrived today in Washington D.C. where he and Board colleagues will spend the week meeting with administration officials and members of California’s congressional delegation to seek critically-needed dollars for Los Angeles County.
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The Supervisors were excused from today’s regular Board meeting in order to schedule Wednesday and Thursday discussions with Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, Sen. Barbara Boxer, and Reps. Lucille Roybal-Allard, Maxine Waters, Henry Waxman, Xavier Becerra and Jane Harman.
The five Supervisors will introduce a wide range of issues, including the reopening of a new Martin Luther King, Jr. Hospital, health care legislation and climate change.
Supervisor Ridley-Thomas also plans to focus on issues relating to economic development in the Second District, including access to federal stimulus funds, job creation and job training programs.
NOTE: Supervisor Ridley-Thomas will be available for media interviews during the 3-day Washington, D.C, trip. For those interested in speaking with the Supervisor, please contact Aurelio Rojas at 213-974-2222.