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Campaign Fever: Governors

Originally posted on Nel’s New Day:

August hit the doldrums for a few weeks, but political scandals have hit the media. With over 80 percent of the governors, states may be changing parties this coming year. The luckiest governor is Texas’s Rick Perry because he isn’t running for re-election. Perry has, however, been indicted for abuse of official capacity and for coercion of a public servant, b…

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Fight for Families: NOW Participates in Civil Disobedience for Fair Immigration Reform

    08.28.2014 WASHINGTON – Today in front of the White House, National Organization for Women (NOW) president Terry O’Neill joined roughly 300 others in an act of civil disobedience, urging President Obama to stop deporting parents and separating families.

Fight for Families: NOW Participates in Civil Disobedience for Fair Immigration Reform

    08.28.2014 WASHINGTON – Today in front of the White House, National Organization for Women (NOW) president Terry O’Neill joined roughly 300 others in an act of civil disobedience, urging President Obama to stop deporting parents and separating families.

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#National Organization for Women  #Terry O&039;Neill 
Lively Runs for Massachusetts Governor

Lively Runs for Massachusetts Governor

Originally posted on Nel’s New Day:

Little did my partner and I realize what the drastic changes for our lives during the next two decades after we retired from teaching and moved from Arizona to the coast of Oregon. It was 1992, the year of the virulently anti-LGBT Proposition 9 that led to thousands of closeted people in the state coming out in response to the proposed ballot measure. (Note…

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College Students Create Nail Polish That Changes Colors When Exposed To Date Rape Drugs

College Students Create Nail Polish That Changes Colors When Exposed To Date Rape Drugs

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Four male students at North Carolina State University are attempting to put an end to date rape with their own hands. More accurately, they’re ending it with the hands of their friends, girlfriends and female supporters.

The guys — Ankesh Madan, Stephen Gray, Tyler Confrey-Maloney and Tasso Von Windheim — have invented a nail polish called Undercover Colors that changes shades when touched by…

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#Date Rape  #Nail Polish 
City Club of Portland says ‘yes’ to several Oregon measures, including a new ERA

City Club of Portland says ‘yes’ to several Oregon measures, including a new ERA

Aug 26, 2014

Digital Managing Editor-Portland Business Journal

The City Club of Portland’s members have given their collective thumbs up to education bonds, driver cards for undocumented residents, recreational marijuana and labels on foods containing genetically modified organisms.

And, in a turnaround from what a City Club committee had recommended, the group’s members endorsed an…

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Rep. Speier the Equal Rights Amendment and What is Needed

Rep. Speier the Equal Rights Amendment and What is Needed

Rep. Speier the Equal Rights Amendment and What is Needed.

Our Constitution granted women the right to vote 94 years ago, but efforts to ban discrimination based on sex have never earned constitutional status. This gaping legal hole was summed up recently by conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia: “Certainly the Constitution does not require (discrimination on the basis of sex).…

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#ERA  #Jackie Speier 
Celebrate Women’s Equality Day By Supporting Constitutional Equality for Oregon Women

April 26 is Women’s Equality Day, the day designated by the United States Congress to commemorate the 1919 passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution granting women the right to vote. 

Celebrate Women’s Equality Day By Supporting Constitutional Equality for Oregon Women

April 26 is Women’s Equality Day, the day designated by the United States Congress to commemorate the 1919 passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution granting women the right to vote. 

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#ERA  #Women&039;s Equality Day 
Finding Happiness

Originally posted on Nel’s New Day:

As I struggle through news about racism in Ferguson (MO), the destruction in Gaza, and the hawks’ determination to declare war again in Iraq, I contemplated an op-ed from former Rep. George Radanovich (R-CA) in which he accuses the government of promoting “faux happiness” through “socialistic programs.” According to Radanovich, happiness comes only from strong…

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Ferguson (MO): Two Weeks of Strife

Ferguson (MO): Two Weeks of Strife

Originally posted on Nel’s New Day:

brown bodyTwo weeks ago today, Michael Brown’s body was allowed to remain on a Ferguson (MO) street after a police officer killed him. During the ensuing demonstrations, militarized officers intimidated, tear gassed, assaulted, and arrested protesters including threats to kill journalists and refusals to give them names when asked.

More news ensuing from Brown’s…

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How to Remove Gender Bias From the Hiring Process

A new study finds that when equally qualified male and female candidates apply for a job, managers are much more likely to hire the man.

How to Remove Gender Bias From the Hiring Process

A new study finds that when equally qualified male and female candidates apply for a job, managers are much more likely to hire the man.

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