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In order to break the Republican stalemate and their obstructionist tactics the Democratic Party must unite and be willing to go off the Fiscal Cliff rather than allow the GOP to continue opposing every piece of legislation in order to protect the wealthiest 1-2%.
http://veracitystew.com/?p=39704In order to break the Republican stalemate and their obstructionist tactics the... more
Enough is enough. We may have won this latest round, but our opponents aren't going away. They're launching endless attacks against women every single day, and we need to rise to the challenge.
We've got to build a grassroots force that's ready to take them on whenever and wherever they attack women's rights and women's health.
http://veracitystew.com/2012/02/08/komen-aftermath-female-senators-announce-rights-campaign/Enough is enough. We may have won this latest round, but our opponents aren't... more
A 72-year-old man was arrested for allegedly assaulting a 23-year-old activist protesting Dino Rossi's Republican campaign for Senate in Washington state yesterday, according to local reports.
The incident occured outside GOP headquarters in Walla Walla County where the demonstrator, Christie Stordeur, was "one of five protesters standing about 40 feet from the entrance of the office," according to the Tri-City Herald.
Stordeur and the other protesters "were wearing bags over their heads and holding a sign that looked like a check." That's when Victor Phillips, according to a Sheriff's deputy on scene, walked over to Stordeur to "lift her bag off her head." When Stordeur "lifted her arm in defense," Phillips hit it "with 'force.'"
The Herald reports that the deputy on scene "immediately stepped between the two and arrested Phillips on a charge of investigation of assault."
Phillips' explanation, as recounted in a police report filed after the arrest and obtained by the Herald: "Phillips said he wanted to get a picture of the protesters."
The paper reports that it remains "uncertain" if Rossi, who is locked in a close race with Sen. Patty Murray (D), "was present at the time of the incident."
The TPM Poll Average shows Murray ahead 49.3-45.8.A 72-year-old man was arrested for allegedly assaulting a 23-year-old activist... more
According to Washington State Superintendent Randy Dorn: "if the proposed budget passes it will be devastating to school districts already struggling to stay afloat financially. They will have to absorb $500 million in cuts to education for the 2010-11 school year on top of the $400 million cuts made during the 2009 Legislative session."
"As many as 5,000 teachers could be laid off. Added to the 1,300 (teachers lost in 2009.)"
"It cuts away at the heart of what we consider basic education. How can we expect our (underpaid) teachers, already stretched thin in their jobs, to teach standards to a class of 30 or 35 students?"
I encourage you to make your voice heard by contacting local and state representatives regarding important issues like these (http://www.congress.org/congressorg/dbq/officials/).
P.S. Anyone remember 9 months ago when... "President Barack Obama today said he will seek tougher standards in schools, merit pay for teachers and reduced high-school dropout rates in a bid for a more educated and competitive workforce in a contracting economy."According to Washington State Superintendent Randy Dorn: "if the proposed budget... more