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Public Corruption in Chester County, PA

I believe an unlikely mix of alleged drug trafficking related politicos and alleged white nationalist related politicos united to elect the infamous “Bloc of Four” in the abysmal voter turnout election of 2005. During their four year term the drug business was good again and white nationalists used Coatesville as an example on white supremacist websites like “Stormfront”. Strong community organization and support from law enforcement, in particular Chester County District Attorney Joseph W. Carroll has begun to turn our community around. The Chester County drug trafficking that I believe centers on Coatesville continues and I believe we still have public officials in place that profit from the drug sales. But the people here are amazing and continue to work against the odds to make Coatesville a good place to live.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Could “Create Jobs for USA” include Coatesville?

I believe that someone or some business here, possibly the City of Coatesville itself, could find financial assistance in one of the organizations in the Opportunity Finance Network.

 NPR- National Public Radio
"Starbucks Hopes To Kick-Start Job Creation 
By Wendy Kaufman 
November 01, 2011 
Morning Edition 
Starbucks is teaming up with a network of community-based financial institutions to help create jobs. Beginning Tuesday anyone can make a tax-deductable contribution at a Starbucks store or online to the Create Jobs for USA Fund. The money will go to companies so they can hire or retain American workers.Mark Pinsky heads the Opportunity Finance Network, a group of about 180 mostly nonprofit lenders that work in underserved communities where credit is often hard to get. Over the past couple of years, Pinsky chatted informally with individuals at Starbucks about ways they might collaborate, but he certainly wasn't expecting the communiqué he got from the company a couple of months ago. 
'I got an email late one Monday night saying we are thinking of doing something, can we talk tomorrow morning?" Pinsky recalls. "We talked on Tuesday and by Wednesday we basically had a handshake deal." 
Starbucks Hopes To Kick-Start Job Creation


Find a CDFI 
“Community development financial institutions (CDFIs) who are Members of OFN are working in neighborhoods across the United States to provide affordable, responsible credit, create and sustain jobs, and to stabilize communities. CDFIs finance community businesses, including small businesses, microenterprises, nonprofit organizations, commercial real estate, and affordable housing.”
Go to the web page below click “Area (s) served” – “Pennsylvania” for Community Development Financial Institutions in Coatesville’s area. Or put in a different search criteria. 

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