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There are some in America who want to eliminate Critical Thinking from all levels of education. They tried in Texas but failed, but it is on the Agenda for a segment of people who claim to be a part of the Republican Party.
With 2014 looming and America falling behind the rest of the World on Education do we really want to eliminate CRITICAL THINKING from our educational system?
There can be no viable future for America without true Critical Thinking at all levels of development.
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Today in 1917, Jeannette Rankin took her seat as the first woman member of Congress. “I may be the first woman member of Congress but I won’t be the last,” said Rankin, upon her election.#WomensHistoryMonth (Photo: Library of Congress.)
When is public shunning not discrimination? When the law says so. At least that is the opinion of the Arizona Legislature. "After the Arizona Legislature gave approval on Thursday to allow business owners to assert their religious beliefs and refuse service to gays, Governor Brewer has vetoed the bill. Kansas avoided passing a similar bill last week by tabling it in committee at he behest of business interests.
Who is behind this new attempt to validate religious discrimination?
After months of study, we have come up with three questions:
1. What is the freedom sought by this kind of legislation? 2. Should the State engage in resolving religious disagreements? 3. Who benefits from these legal attempts to legitimize discrimination?
Today, we invite you to a conversation about this new round of proposed laws that pit human rights against religious rights. What do you think? Please join in!
LUNCH with LOUDEN Thursdays 12 noon Pacific 646-929-2495 to participate or listen Listen online now or later at http://tobtr.com/s/5995631
The Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign proclaims every 25th of the month as Orange Day! Orange Days will be launched on 25th day of each month, and will be repeated every consecutive month.
The objective is to raise awareness about the issue of violence against women and girls, not only once a year on 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women), but every month.
The UNiTE campaign will also launch a new ribbon as symbol for preventing and ending violence against women and girls. With your help, we can make this symbol universal.
What can you do?
1. Wear orange on 25th day of each month; 2. Invite others to wear orange on every 25th of the month, share posts & tweet about it! 3. Use & share the photo of the UNiTE ribbon - the new symbol for ending violence against women and girls; 4. Change your Facebook cover photo to the cover photo of the Say NO - UNiTE Facebook page, promoting the Orange Day and the ribbon.
The Congressional Budget Office is out with its latest report on the Affordable Care Act , and here are a few bottom lines: (REPORT: The #ACA is cheaper than expected, turning a profit for the treasury, and actually making an impact.
In expectation of inclement weather, the Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) has rescheduled the Wednesday, Jan. 29, public hearing to address the December 2013 Notices of Intent. The public hearing has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, and will take place in room 173 of the DHH Bienville Building, located at 628 North Fourth Street in downtown Baton Rouge. The hearing will begin at 1 p.m. At that time, the following Notices of Intent will appear on the docket: (see official listing here:
The latest from Women's Day 2014 (@womensday). International Womens Day 8 March is an incredibly amazing day. Millions of people around the world come together celebrating achievement or fighting for justice. Global | Local | Everywhere
Women's equality has made positive gains but the world is still unequal. International Women's Day celebrates the social, political and economic achievements of women while focusing world attention on areas requiring further action.
Inspiring Change is the 2014 theme for our internationalwomensday.com global hub and encourages advocacy for women's advancement everywhere in every way. It calls for challenging the status quo for women's equality and vigilance inspiring positive change.
Gov. Jan Brewer on Wednesday vetoed a Republican bill that set off a national debate over gay rights, religion and discrimination and subjected Arizona to blistering criticism from major corporations and political leaders from both parties. Her decision defused a national furor over gay...
When is public shunning not discrimination? When the law says so. At least that is the opinion of the Arizona Legislature.
"After the Arizona Legislature gave approval on Thursday to allow business owners to assert their religious beliefs and refuse service to gays, Rocco's Little Chicago Pizzeria in Tucson put up this sign.
"The restaurant said, “Funny how just being decent is starting to seem radical these days.” See the full story at http://bit.ly/1bsFS2d.
Kansas avoided passing a similar bill last week by tabling it in committee at he behest of business interests. Who is behind this new attempt to validate religious discrimination?
On Thursday's Lunch with Louden we will talk about The Ethics and Public Policy Center's American Religious Freedom Program, the local Religious Freedom Caucuses, and the funding behind this national initiative. (Hint: Citizens United strikes again.)
The owner of the Riverside Cafe says all are welcome. But Kansas House Bill 2453 would let an employee refuse to work a gay wedding reception or rehearsal dinner if it was because of religious beliefs.
Coffee Party USA's insight:
So, it is OK to shun, because that is not discrimination?
I will #Rise4Justice! On 14 February 2013, one billion people in 207 countries rose and danced to demand an end to violence against women and girls. On 14 February 2014, we are escalating our efforts, calling on women and men everywhere to RISE, RELEASE, DANCE, and demand JUSTICE! JOIN me! Watch the new short film! http://bit.ly/158vNS5
Del. Mark Cole's legislative aide said he is not planning on introducing the ERA legislation to be heard in the House committee effectively stopping progress on the ERA bill for Virginians and for our nation. This is unacceptable! We need to call and to keep calling Del. Cole and Speaker Howell. Ask them to allow a vote on the ERA bill HJ 12. The Virginia Senate bill passed with bi-partisan support 25-8.
Tell your friends across this nation to call NOW!!!! One man has chosen to stop the path for economic stability for all women in the United States. Remind Delegate Cole and Speaker Howell that the number one issue for women is economic equality and women all across the nation are watching Virginia!
Del. Mark Cole (804) 698-1088 Email Address: DelMCole@house.virginia.gov Twitter: @MarkColeVA
An effort to get Wisconsin anti-abortion supporters to boycott Girl Scout cookies is part of a national campaign called "Cookiecott 2014." (The best reason to buy a @GirlScouts cookie? Defying the anti-choice #Cookiecot.
CALL TO ACTION! You can do something to support the Military Justice Improvement Act (MJIA) to help victims of sexual assault in the military receive true justice! Click the link below Senator Gillbrand's message and join the Thunderclap to show solidarity.
A message from Senator Kirsten Gillibrand: "In the coming days, our long fight to give victims of military sexual assault the one reform they have asked for will finally be getting a vote in the U.S. Senate. With your help, we have more than half of the Senate--a solid majority--publicly supporting the Military Justice Improvement Act. But we need to be prepared to overcome a filibuster to add accountability and transparency to a system that for far too long has protected sexual predators and silenced victims from reporting these crimes. The way we succeed is by using our voices together to support the survivors. Will you lend me your voice by signing up for our Thunderclap and pledging to post our message on Twitter or Facebook automatically on Monday at 2 pm? Please join us by signing up at the link below."