Archive for November, 2016

Call For Justice Merrick Garland To Be Seated

CALL-IN TO SENATE JUDICIARY: 
This call-in event is directed to the US Senate’s Judiciary Committee, your two senators & the White House. 

Lifetime appointments to the Court will have a profound impact on civil rights for decades to come.

A Justice is appointed for a lifetime; far exceeding a congressional two-year term, a senatorial six-year term or an eight-year term for president. It’s importance cannot be stressed enough. 

BACKGROUND
As Americans grapple with an abrupt return to the conservative majority that has dominated the Supreme Court since the 1970s, the continuation of the Republican controlled Congress and now White House, we have a civic and moral imperative: To insist that the process for judicial appointments be adhered to as well as the legitimacy of executive appointments. 

The nine-member Supreme Court of the United States is responsible for interpreting the US Constitution in modern society and upholding precedent with regard to civil liberties as settled law. This cannot be taken for granted under any circumstances.

It is imperative that the United States maintain a two-party system of checks and balances, however slight, through the critical judicial appointment constitutionally due under the Obama Administration, for our country’s sake and for the world.

JOIN OUR CALL TO ACTION! 

1) Dial the Senate Judiciary Office at 202-224-5225 and leave this message:

Sample Message (paraphrase): “My name is ________. I am a registered voter from (city, state). It is imperative that the vacancy left by Justice Antonin Scalia’s death on Feb. 13, 2016 no longer be ignored, obstructed or disgraced by members of the 114th Congress. There has been no senate hearing in opposition to President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee announced on March 16, 2016. Therefore, it’s time to move forward and seat Justice Merrick Garland. 

I urge the Judiciary committee and my senators to heed their sworn *Oath of Office, or support an Executive Order if necessary, to seat Justice Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. This executive duty and privilege must not be forfeited by Democrats in the minority nor barred by the Republican majority for political gain.” 

2. Dial the Capitol Switchboard at 1-877-762-8762 to reach both of your senators’ offices. Either speak with or leave a similar message for their JUDICIARY staffer. 

3. Leave a comment on the White House comment line at 202-456-1111. Or you can send an email to the President from this webpage. https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact%20.
You’ll find Donald Trump on Twitter @realDonaldTrump. 


*Congressional Oath of Office: I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.

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To Hillary Clinton’s Tribe: Finish the Equal Rights Amendment  

For the Election 2016 wrap up, many women, particularly white, are angered by the continued blaming and shaming of Hillary Clinton. They’ve experienced sexual harassment and worse, yet are used to remaining invisible in the eyes of other groups whose issues are always more pressing. 

Yet, when these same white feminists held out their hand for unity and a new day for All in America, they met with clenched fists. 

Eyes are now opened wider to the sexism/misogyny/bigotry that exists as ‘the elephant in the room’. The media has spawned human division since its inception and refuses to acknowledge its dismemberment of Hillary Clinton’s candidacy both elections. There will be no accountability to those supporters of Hillary because apparently they don’t exist and don’t rank high enough on the human rights food chain. 

The media will not invite feminist perspectives to the table until a great many of us with purses and wallets demand an alternate way of consumerism. 

Who have we become oh Daughters of the Suffragists to rely on others or institutions to mend their ways or do our heavy lifting? It has never happened that way. Rights and progress were hard fought and eventually won.

Misogyny is both cultural tradition and bad habit that needs to be examined and replaced with a world view that lifts humankind.  

What are you willing to do to help? Action heals depression.

United 4 Equality’s ERA bills in Congress SJR15 and HJR51 were written in direct response to the Hillary ’08 misogynists’ fiesta. We have been calling for Congress to lift their deadline for equal rights for Women (and everyone else who is forced into a gender box that doesn’t fit who they are). Just 3 states are left to amend the US Constitution with #28: the Equal Rights Amendment. 

Strategically, to not get behind this streamlined principle of a healthy democracy – a civil right for all Americans so long overlooked – will only serve to maintain sexism/misogyny and division as the status quo. 

It’s time for those who are sick to death of being treated inexcusably on account of their sex and their allies to embrace gender equality across the board and not rest until it is enshrined in our Constitution. 

Only then will Human Rights no longer be endangered by conservative political tides and administration changes such as what Americans are facing now. 

This is how Hillary’s Tribe and the legacy she wants to leave America with continues…

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