Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Tammy Baldwin Wins Award for Service to Local Governments

Thanks to Jim Guilfoil for passing along this good news. Jim urges us to write to Barry Orton at the WaxingAmerica.org website and thank him for his efforts in support of community access telecom legislation.

Tammy Baldwin To Receive Jane Lawton Award From NATOA

I'm really pleased about this: next month Rep. Tammy Baldwin will receive the Jane E Lawton Commemorative Award from the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA). NATOA presents the award annually to an elected official to recognize extraordinary service on behalf of local governments and communities throughout the United States. It was created in memory of the Honorable Jane E. Lawton, who served as Mayor of Chevy Chase, MD; Delegate to the Maryland State House; and President of NATOA.

NATOA selected Baldwin for her continued support for local government in communications, most notably the introduction of the Community Access Preservation Act (H.R. 3745).

- Barry Orton

1 comment:

  1. Dear Doug,
    Did you know that in Wisconsin 333,000 citizens currently receive an average of $170 each month in food stamps? That is over $56 million in government subsidies each month, all of which could be used to purchase soda and candy bars if that’s what the people chose to buy. This is why; when I became the Manager for the Monona Farmers Market this year I made it my top priority to be able to accept EBT (WI Food stamps) at the market.
    I am pleased to announce that thanks to a donation from the Monona Hills Living Community and a generous grant from an anonymous donor through the Madison Community Foundation to fund the equipment needed, the Monona Farmers Market is now accepting EBT.
    This is extremely important because it insures that all residents have access to the local, sustainable, and healthy food that is available at the market each week. This opportunity will also allow for WI tax payer dollars to remain in the local economy and to support our local family farms.

    On September 12, the Monona Farmers Market will be kicking off their EBT acceptance program as well as holding their annual Art & Crafts Fair.

    The Monona Farmers Market is located at Ahuska Park on E. Broadway from 9-1 every Sunday, May-October. For more information please visit www.mononafarmersmarket.com.

    Ross Cohen
    Monona Farmers Market Manager