Cedric on the Issues...

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Cedric on Crime
"Crime in the Second District affects the daily lives of far too many residents. Too many of our families have been ripped apart by violence; too many of our loved ones have become casualties of crime; and too many of our young ones live with a mindset that gives more thought to resting in peace than to living with purpose." Read More

Cedric on the Economy
"Our economy is in peril and working families across the region are feeling the pinch. Today, too many of us face the prospect of losing our home or job and struggle with the high cost of gas, home heating oil, health care, and groceries. American families are justifiably uneasy about their ability to make ends meet in a declining economy." Read More

Cedric on Education
"Six years ago, Congress passed the No Child Left Behind (NCBL) Act. This bill made major changes to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which is the basis of federal K-12 education policy and authorizes most K-12 federal funding. However, although things have improved, NCLB needs to be amended to make it, in the words of Education and Labor Committee Chairman George Miller, 'Fair, Flexible, and Funded.'" Read More

Cedric on Recovery
"In order for our region to recover fully, we need to provide the basic services that were in place before we were struck by disaster. Just as importantly, we need to improve on those services to make our region one of the most vibrant and competitive in our nation. To do this, we need to be able to provide appropriate assistance for those who have come back to start the recovery process, and provide an avenue for those who have yet to return." Read More


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