Colin Goddard Speech from the 2011 SCCC Convention

On August 8, 2011, Colin Goddard, the Assistant Director of Legislative Affairs at the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, spoke at the national convention of Students for Concealed Carry on Campus (SCCC). Colin was shot four times during the Virginia Tech tragedy on April 16, 2007 and survived. SCCC is a nonprofit organization that advocates for legislation to force American colleges and universities to allow guns on campus. The convention was also co-sponsored by the Second Amendment Foundation, a radical gun rights organization that opposes background checks on gun purchasers and holds an insurrectionist view of the Second Amendment (“The intent of [the amendment] was to protect individuals from government powers”). Colin was participating that day in a debate with John Lott, a Fox News commentator whose research in support of loose gun laws has been discredited by the National Academy of Sciences and others.
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Dr. Mostashari Delivers Graduation Speech at Northern Virginia Community College

Dr. Farzad Mostashari, National Coordinator of Health Information Technology for the US Department of Health and Human Services, delivers a keynote speech at the Northern Virginia Community College graduation ceremony. He explains to graduates the importance of their role in the health care revolution occurring across the country through the implementation of health IT. He also provides an explanation as to why this health care revolution is happening now, discussing the HITECH Act, meaningful use incentive payments, and EHR implementation statistics. In addition, Dr. Mostashari explains that health IT is not simply about technology, but instead about a health care transformation. He concludes by reminding graduates that the patient and patient privacy should be at the center of their work. Learn more about the Community College Consortia to Educate Health IT Professionals in Health Care Program: healthit.hhs.gov
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NewsMakers: President Obama’s Speech at Wakefield High School

President Obama gave a speech to encourage students to take responsibility for their education at Wakefield High School in Arlington Virginia. The speech was broadcast to schools National TV around the US. Arlington Virginia Network were also there to record the historic event.
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