June 27, 2013

Creating A More Stable Environment For Future Generations

Earlier this week, I watched President Obama make history by releasing the first ever comprehensive Climate Action Plan for the United States. This plan is needed now more than ever.  Recent events have shown how carbon pollution is affecting our environment. We’ve seen Hurricane Sandy destroy neighborhoods.  We’ve seen wildfires raging in Arizona, California and […]

June 5, 2013

Rebuilding the Middle Class and the American Dream

June is Homeownership Month, a time to celebrate something that’s central to this thing we call ‘the American Dream.’  As our nation continues to recover from the housing crisis, we also must reflect on ways to promote responsible and sustainable homeownership. Perhaps then it’s only right that the theme of this Homeownership Month is Rebuilding […]

August 13, 2012

Three years later, it’s time to follow through

It was three years ago on a steamy August afternoon when HUD, the Justice Department and Westchester County, New York came together to celebrate  a landmark civil rights agreement.  At the time, Secretary Donovan said, “The agreement we announce today demonstrates Westchester County’s commitment to make sure its neighborhoods are open to everyone, regardless of […]