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The Freedom To Marry

Written by | Sunday, 10 July 2011 06:34
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"...No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws." The 14th Amendment

Thank You Women Of NASA

Written by | Sunday, 10 July 2011 06:45

When NASA launched its first man into space in 1961 the thought of a woman becoming an "Astronette" was absolutely radical.

Supreme Court Strikes Down AZ Clean Elections Matching Funds

Written by | Saturday, 02 July 2011 15:28
On June 27, 2011, the Supreme Court struck down a key element of the 13-year old Arizona Clean Elections law, with the words, “Laws like Arizona’s matching funds provision that inhibit robust and wide-open political debate without sufficient justification cannot stand.” The law was established by voter referendum in the 1990s as a response to wide-scale corruption in the state legislature.

Redistricting delays prompts STREET PROTEST July 13

Written by Bill Whitehead and others | Wednesday, 29 June 2011 08:47
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Over 3 million voters approved Fair Districts Amendments 5 and 6, to end Florida's corrupt practice of gerrymandered, rigged election districts. The Florida legislature has the information it needs to redraw the election district maps as required. Instead, they've scheduled hearings and used other delays to insure that Florida will be almost the last state in the USA to have the required new district maps. Outraged yet? STREET PROTEST Wed. July 13! Info here.

Update: Georgia-Pacific toxic waste pipe into St. Johns

Written by Riverkeeper, Linda Young and others | Thursday, 16 June 2011 14:44
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Informative public forum held in Jacksonville July 14, 2011. Info and video links here. / FL DEP has not answered tech questions from St. Johns Riverkeeper. / SIGN PETITION to stop construction of toxic wastewater pipe into the St. Johns River, info here. / Issue: Georgia-Pacific paper mill in Palatka FL wants to build a discharge pipe into the St. Johns River to pump 25,000,000 gallons of deadly dioxin-containing waste per day directly into the river. UPDATE July 30, 2011.

FairDistricts - Hold Them Accountable

Written by | Tuesday, 14 June 2011 14:11
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Photo: Representatives Workman and Tobia at the Satellite Beach Townhall and Legislative update on 5/18.

The FairDistricts Amendments overwhelmingly approved by Florida voters have now been approved by the Florida Supreme Court and the U.S. Department of Justice. The amendments require that the legislative redistricting committee strictly adhere to "compact, contiguous" districts ending gerrymandering by political parties.

Gov. Scott's "Special Interest Waste"

Written by | Tuesday, 14 June 2011 14:03
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The Guttmacher Institute released the results of three new studies last week.

The studies found that two-thirds of births resulting from unintended pregnancies, more than one million births each year, are publicly funded and cost taxpayers roughly $11 billion each year.

Every $1 spent on publicly subsidized contraception saved the federal government and the states $3.4 billion in Medicaid for prenatal care, delivery and infant care.

'Patriotic Millionaires' ask for higher taxes on wealthy

Written by Random Justice & others incl NPR | Saturday, 11 June 2011 13:47
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A group of wealthy Americans -- the Patriotic Millionaires for Fiscal Strength -- has asked higher taxes for themselves and 370,000 others who earn more than $1,000,000 in one year. Read 'Millionaires' response to Sen. Orin Hatch. And write a letter to Gov. Scott!

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