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Seattle launches Caring Across Generations campaign to bring attention to the care crisis

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 3:20pm

As the nation’s population ages – an American turns 65 every 8 seconds – more families are turning to paid caregivers and taking on caregiving responsibilities themselves.

The local launch of the national Caring Across Generations movement (which kicked off last summer in Washington, D.C.) took place on Saturday. Nearly 200 people gathered at the Greenwood Senior Center for Seattle’s Care Congress to tackle the challenges presented by the growing need for affordable, quality long-term care.

Caring Across Generation focuses on five major efforts:

LATINO LEGISLATIVE DAY Friday, January 20, 2012

Mon, 01/09/2012 - 1:49pm
Legislative Latino Day 2012 Washington State

Public is invited to attend Latino Legislative Day 2012, a free event held on Capital Campus perhaps the strongest platform to address the issues affecting the Latino Community in the State of Washington. Over 1000 people are expected to attend. Event will begin at 8:30a.m in the Office Building 2, and various forums will be held i...n different locations through out day. During the event attendees will be addressed by a variety of respected State Officials including State Representatives, Senators and the Governor.

President Obama Proposes Easing Rules for Green Cards

Thu, 12/15/2011 - 12:42am

The Obama administration is proposing new rules that will reduce the amount of time undocumented immigrants are separated from their families while they apply for a green card.

Under the current process, undocumented immigrants must leave the country to obtain a visa in their home country but this can lead to a decade-long separation for families, causing extreme hardship. The result is that many undocumented immigrants choose to remain in the country illegally and risk deportation.