Monday, January 31, 2005

Upcoming Events

New York City Council Speaker Gifford Miller's talk on "Progressive
Policy Experiments on the Local Level" has been postponed till Feb.
14th.  In the meanwhile, dont miss Delaware State Treasurer Jack
Markell's talk on the same topic on Tuesday Feb. 8th at 12:30, in
JG 101. Pizza will be served.

In addition to co-sponsoring the Voting Rights Symposium at CLS on Feb. 18th,
ACS will also be hosting former Acting Attorney General Eric Holder on March 23rd.

About Jack Markell...

Jack Markell was re-elected to a second term as Delaware State
Treasurer in November 2002. Mr. Markell promotes financial
education, and is working to make state government and the
Treasurer's Office more effective.

Financial education has been a cornerstone of Mr. Markell's vision
as State Treasurer.  The Delaware Money School, which he created,
offers free classes to Delawareans throughout the year on topics
such as saving for college and retirement planning. More than
10,000 Delawareans have attended Money School classes since its
inception. His office has also hosted conferences for thousands of
Delawareans on money management and fiscal responsibility.

In 2002, Governor Ruth Ann Minner asked Mr. Markell and Caroline
Glackin of the First State Community Loan Fund to co-chair the
Governor's Task Force for Financial Independence, a task force
charged with exploring strategies that would help Delaware families
- especially those of low-and moderate incomes be financially
secure. Governor Minner endorsed the Task Force's recommendations
developed to enable more Delawareans to build financial assets and
take greater control of their financial lives. The Task Force
report can be found here.

At the 2000 Democratic National Convention, Mr. Markell was selected
by the Democratic Leadership Council as one of the 100 "rising
stars" of the Party. That same month New Democrat Magazine
spotlighted him in a group of just ten innovative leaders from
around the country under the age of 40. In October 2001, Philly
Tech Magazine named Mr. Markell as the only Delawarean and the only
government official on its list of the ten most influential
technology leaders in the Philadelphia region.


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