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November 2, 2006

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Did you know that in the United States Congress, there is a task force on Livable Communities? Is your Congressman a member?

Earl Blumenauer is. He represents Portland, Oregon and the people of the 3rd district in Congress, and he founded the . He travels the nation advocating for the changes he believes are needed to make our communities better places to live. Congressman Blumenauer is the keynote speaker at this week's Rail~Volution national meeting.

Joining him there is Greg LeRoy. He is founder and director of the nonprofit center, Good Jobs First. Greg says that his studies show that too many public subsidies for business are working against the goals established for them and counter to livable communities.

We put Livable Communities to the floor, this week on Smart City.

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