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Presidents’ Day was established by the U.S. government in 1885 to honor the birthday date of our first President, George Washington. The official name for the holiday is still “Washington’s Birthday”. Washington’s Birthday is really February 22nd, but this federal holiday is celebrated on the third Monday of February, it extents the holiday weekend!
2023 Annual Update of the HHS Poverty Guidelines
On Thursday January 19th, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published an official notice in the Federal Register updating the annual HHS poverty guidelines for 2023! The guidelines are updated based on last calendar year’s increase in prices as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI).
For further details please review the Federal Register Notice (88 FR 3424, 1/19/23), “Annual Update of the HHS Poverty Guidelines”.
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.” I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slaveowners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood. I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a desert state, sweltering with the heat of injustice and oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice. I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream…”
Excerpt from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” Speech, delivered on August 28, 1963, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial!
A New Year’s Day Wish!
New Year’s Day is a time for reflection of the good and bad times that we have encountered in the past year. For the new babies born and the friends and loved ones lost, let’s all take a moment to think of each. We here at MVP Law Group would hope that everyone has a wonderful and prosperous new year!
Honoring our Veterans!
“The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.” – General Douglas MacArthur
Veterans Day 2021 – Friday, November 11, 2022 (federal holiday)
In the United States, Veterans Day is a national holiday which is observed every November 11th. This holiday is set aside to honor all who have served in the U.S. Military.
Celebrating Labor Day!
The Labor Day holiday in United States is celebrated the first Monday in September. Labor Day was really created by the national labor movements to celebrate the American worker and their achievements, both social and economic! Each of us that work every day, immigrant or citizen, this is our celebration! For more information about the history of Labor Day review the Department of Labor’s (DOL) web page, “History of Labor Day“.
MVP Law Group would like to thank workers worldwide for their contributions to our society!
Happy Independence Day!
“Immigrants signed their names to our Declaration and helped win our independence. Immigrants helped lay the railroads and build our cities, calloused hand by calloused hand. Immigrants took up arms to preserve our union, to defeat fascism, and to win a Cold War. Immigrants and their descendants helped pioneer new industries and fuel our Information Age, from Google to the iPhone. So the story of immigrants in America isn’t a story of “them,” it’s a story of “us.” It’s who we are. And now, all of you get to write the next chapter.” – President Barack Obama
(Part of Speech given during military naturalization ceremony for active duty service members in the East Room of the White House, July 4, 2012)
No matter what your plans are for this Fourth of July, make it a memorable day by spending time with your family and friends. Have a picnic, go to the fireworks, watch a parade or just celebrate with a quiet moment. Please remember those brave men and women who gave their lives to defend our country and its freedoms.