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GOP Doesn’t Understand Labor Day

GOP Doesn’t Understand Labor Day

Originally posted on Nel’s New Day:

Today is Labor Day, a time to commemorate the successes of trade and labor organizations that created eight-hour work days and other working conditions that the U.S. accept as status quo. The day has been celebrated 132 years, first in New York City and then becoming a federal holiday 120 years ago. At one time, labor unions raised the standard of living in…

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— 7 hours ago
Why Are There So Few Black People in Oregon?: A Hidden History

Why Are There So Few Black People in Oregon?: A Hidden History   Conversation Project Author and educator Walidah Imarisha will lead participants through an interactive timeline of Black history in Oregon that speaks to the history of race, identity, and power in this state and the nation.

Why Are There So Few Black People in Oregon?: A Hidden History

Why Are There So Few Black People in Oregon?: A Hidden History   Conversation Project Author and educator Walidah Imarisha will lead participants through an interactive timeline of Black history in Oregon that speaks to the history of race, identity, and power in this state and the nation.

— 11 hours ago
#Rural Organizing Project  #Walidah Imarisha 
This Cringe Worthy Email From A Recruiter Shows The Daily Nightmare Faced By Women In IT

This Cringe Worthy Email From A Recruiter Shows The Daily Nightmare Faced By Women In IT

AUTHOR: SEPTEMBER 1, 2014 6:10 AM

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This is not a come-on between two users of an internet dating site, but a genuine first approach by a male IT recruitment consultant, to a female software developer.  It neatly sums up the daily nightmare of sexism faced by women in the world of IT.

The recruiter opens his email,  entitled “are you for real???” as follows:

“I want to start by asking…

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— 17 hours ago with 1 note
#STEM 
Meet Montana’s Nose-Ringed Candidate for the U.S. Senate

A week ago, Amanda Curtis was a just math teacher from Butte with a TED talk. Now she’s the last-minute frontrunner to hold on to the Democrats’ Big Sky Senate seat.

Meet Montana’s Nose-Ringed Candidate for the U.S. Senate

A week ago, Amanda Curtis was a just math teacher from Butte with a TED talk. Now she’s the last-minute frontrunner to hold on to the Democrats’ Big Sky Senate seat.

— 19 hours ago
#Amanda Curtis  #John Walsh  #Montana 
Family Promise of Lincoln County Has Growing Pains

Family Promise of Lincoln County Has Growing Pains

Originally posted on oregoncoastdailynews:

family promiseFamily Promise of Lincoln County is looking to the community to help with its growing pains. “We have sheltered five families since June, and are preparing to get busier as school begins and the weather gets colder,” explains Hanna Connett, President of Family Promise.

The space in the Taft area that houses both the Day Center and Thrift Store is just…

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— 20 hours ago
Don’t Stand for Forced Religion

Don’t Stand for Forced Religion

Originally posted on Nel’s New Day:

What good decisions has the U.S. Supreme Court recently made? Right now I can’t think of any. Justices stopped federal bans on marriage equality but allowed states to provide the most confusing situation imaginable. They permitted the Affordable Care Act but gave states the rights to keep the poor from getting health insurance. They increased the power of…

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Reviving the ERA to Assure Equality

Reviving the ERA to Assure Equality

  • Article by: EDITORIAL BOARD , Star Tribune Updated: August 28, 2014 – 6:52 PM

Even today, the U.S. Constitution should guarantee gender justice.

It seemed to be a blast from the past: A group of former and present legislators and feminist leaders announced at the State Fair this week that a busload of Minnesota feminist activists would travel to Washington, D.C., for a Sept. 12-13 We Are Woman…

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#ERA  #Minnesota 
Afterschool Care Sites Open In September

Afterschool Care Sites Open In September

Originally posted on oregoncoastdailynews:

LCSD logoSchool will be back in session soon – which means Lincoln County School District’s after-school programs will be up and running, too! Beginning Monday, Sept. 8, students who are enrolled in the 21st Century Community Learning Centers After School Program serving their school will receive academic enrichment, with a focus on science, technology,…

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— 2 days ago
What Black Women in West Philadelphia Had to Say About Women’s Equality Day

by Jasmine Burnett, National Black Network for Reproductive Justice August 27, 2014 - 11:30 am…

What Black Women in West Philadelphia Had to Say About Women’s Equality Day

by Jasmine Burnett, National Black Network for Reproductive Justice August 27, 2014 - 11:30 am…

— 2 days ago
#Pennsylvania Agenda for Women&039;s Health 
Equality: Celebrate It, Promote It, Use It or Lose It!

  Equality: Celebrate It, Promote It, Use It or Lose It ELLEANOR CHIN   This past Tuesday, August 26 was…

Equality: Celebrate It, Promote It, Use It or Lose It!

  Equality: Celebrate It, Promote It, Use It or Lose It ELLEANOR CHIN   This past Tuesday, August 26 was…

— 3 days ago
#19th Amendment  #Ballot Measure 89  #ERA  #Michael Brown