Are You Ready to March for Progressive Change?

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Are You Ready to March for Progressive Change?

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January 21, 2017, or. . .

 

Women’s March on Denver

9 am – 3 pm

Denver’s Civic Center Park –Marching in Solidarity for Human Rights…Sponsored by Women, For Everyone! 

On Saturday people will blanket the Washington Mall, downtown Denver, and many other venues throughout the U.S. to demonstrate our commitment and unity to protect the human rights of all Americans from the fierce agenda put forth by the incoming administration.

Women and People of Color have the most to lose with this administration and we must stand strong and be heard throughout its -hopefully- short lived reign. Our message will be broadcast around the world for all to witness our long-standing commitment. We must be heard. I hope everyone has made plans to join a march.

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For those of us in Colorado there will be speakers and music that embody our commitment. I encourage everyone to join us for this crucial moment in modern history. We must not let our voices be silenced.

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I’ll be there with my sign and my friends to show our support. Please stop by and introduce yourself and if possible sign up to form a committee that will act against legislation that creates a discord in our human rights objectives.

These objectives are detailed in the Women’s March on Denver’s Mission Statement:

On January 21, 2017 we will stand together to tell the nation and the administration-elect that:

1) All women shall maintain the freedom and lawful protection to choose what is best for them as it concerns their biological and reproductive health.

2) The Diverse and vibrant communities of the United States of America shall be protected from political factions that would seek to inhibit their expression and existence by implementing legal restrictions on personal freedoms. These diverse and vibrant

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Congressman John Lewis peacefully marching for our rights then being violently beaten for his beliefs

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3) All people, regardless of gender, gender identification, ethnicity, racial heritage, religion, disaImage result for Muslim womenbility, age, sexual orientation and/or socioeconomic status shall be treated equally and equitably, with respect, dignity and justice for all.

 

 

 

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1) Advocate for and defend the most marginalized members of our society.

2) Connect with like-minded individuals and organizations within local Colorado communities.

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4) Honor the women and men who have come before us and fought for human and women’s rights.1c1bffe58089d78b1ff8ae870cdb5ef3

 

 

http://www.marchoncolorado.org/

https://www.instagram.com/marchoncolorado/

Here’s How to Organize and be Heard?

Govtrack.us relays a plethora of information regarding our Members of Congress (MoCs). It offers information about the Representatives, when their next election Related imageyear will be, along with which districts they represent, and maps of each district’s border.

When yoImage result for indivisible a practical guideu go to this site https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/co be sure to put your state’s USPS initials as the last two letters on the URL. When your state appears you will see your Senators, next, click on the tab above to see your Representatives, and/or you can click on the Map of Congressional Districts to see which Representative covers your district.

Next, organize by following the Indivisible Practical Guide. Be sure to register your group with https://www.indivisibleguide.com/ and please let me know how your group is doing.

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WHY WE ARE NOT AND NEVER WILL BE THE TEA PARTY

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WE MUST BE HEARD, WE MUST ORGANIZE

What did I do today? Contacted the only Republican in my district, Junior Republican Senator Corey Gardner to express my concern on repealing Obamacare. I also contacted him over a week ago and asked him not to confirm Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State. I have yet to hear from him. There is nothing more frustrating for a constituent than not hearing from his or her representatives.

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Paul Ryan Speaker of the House/Rep. Wisconsin

Last year during the Zika virus debate I wrote to the Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan to plead with him to pass the 1.9-million-dollar research packet to fight the Zika Virus and I wanted to know why there was even a delay. What did I get back? A lengthy email explaining his personal ideas and views on health care. Ever since then I have received zikapropaganda emails from Paul Ryan. The first time I received one of these emails I searched for the “unsubscribe” button, which doesn’t exist anywhere on his emails. I went to his website, Facebook page, called him and requested to be taken off his emails. None of this has happened. To not give his readers an unsubscribe button is forcing his agenda and false sense superiority.

 

By letting my readers know that these two Republicans have ignored me, is also letting them know how important it is to organize.  We must be heard! I have requested a group of people to join my organization, Millennials and Baby Boomers, through #standindivisible. Here is their plan on how you can organize and with their help we can replace this Republican Congress with progressives in 2018!

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Women’s March on Washington and Denver

Here is a map of the route we’ll be taking on Jan. 21st to show our support and stand together for our many causes and concerns.

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 Below you will find more detailed information about the Women’s March on Washington and and Denver. I truly hope to see you there!

 

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Women’s March on Washington and Denver

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January 21, 2017

9 am – 3 pm

Denver’s Civic Center Park

Marching in Solidarity for Human Rights…

Sponsored by Women, For Everyone! 

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When I opened my eyes on Nov 9th tears came rushing down my face. Evidently, I had cried myself to sleep and left my sad tears pooling under my heavy eyelids. Everything that I have ever worked for was disappearing. Sobbing, I just couldn’t get out of bed and face a world that found me, as a feminist and a woman, despicable. Days later, when the mourning changed to anger, and the anger changed to activism, I started this blog.

Throughout my personal life, as my friends and family will attest, I fought for people who could not fight for themselves. I taught a Multi-Cultural Peer Leadership class where I not only educated my students on the terrifying history of immigrants and people of color in America, but also gave them leadership skills to change and model what it truly means to accept diversity.

Listen to what these three Millennials are doing and get involved:

So, it is only right that I talk about the Women’s March on Washington and The Women’s March on Denver set for January 21st, 2017. YES, the day after the inauguration. Teresa Shook

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a retired lawyer in Hawaii, posted the idea on Facebook and woke-up the next morning to find that 10,000 women had already signed up to march. You can as well when you go to https://www.facebook.com/events/2169332969958991/ and join the 165,000 women and men who are already attending. One-thousand busses have already been ordered through Rally http://rallybus.net/womens-march-on-washington where you can easily book your trip and climb aboard.

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This march IS  totally inclusive. It has been my observation that when women fight for equality and justice they are not fighting just for themselves.  The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,” in his 1964 Nobel Peace Prize speech. Therefore, there is never exclusion when women gather for justice. I want to encourage everyone who possibly can to join this march and that includes Millennials marching arm in arm with Baby Boomers. Together we can forge forward to create the change that our country needs.

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The Women’s March on Denver will mirror the Washington March and tell the world that all Americans stand together against injustice.

Women’s March on Denver Mission Statement:

On January 21, 2017 we will stand together to tell the nation and the administration-elect that:

1) All women shall maintain the freedom and lawful protection to choose what is best for them as it concerns their biological and reproductive health.

2) The diverse and vibrant communities of the United States of America shall be protected from political factions that would seek to inhibit their expression and existence by implementing legal restrictions on personal freedoms. These diverse and vibrant communities are the fabric of our great country and shall not be torn by hateful, divisive, and racist rhetoric or actions.

3) All people, regardless of gender, gender identification, ethnicity, racial heritage, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation and/or socioeconomic status shall be treated equally and equitably, with respect, dignity and justice for all.

By bringing thousands of people together online and in person at Denver’s Civic Center Park, we strive to provide an outlet and support for those who wish to:

1) Advocate for and defend the most marginalized members of our society.

2) Connect with like-minded individuals and organizations within local Colorado communities.

3) Serve as a model of peaceful demonstration for the young women and men, and girls and boys, who will be the leaders of tomorrow.

4) Honor the women and men who have come before us and fought for human and women’s rights.

http://www.marchoncolorado.org/

https://www.instagram.com/marchoncolorado/

https://twitter.com/MarchonColorado

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I will fly my banner for all the Colorado Millennials and Baby Boomers to march behind showing the world that we are serious in our efforts to unite and bring real change. I’ll see you in Denver on January 21st.

 

 

 

Goodbye 2016 and Good Riddance

 

1232016 is a year I need to forget both publicly and personally. The stories behind the images are not only heart wrenching but also gut-wrenching. One of the most dreadful points of 2016 was all the screaming, at rallies, in debates, during interviews, at reporters, and the mounds of people below the podiums. Growing up I use to scream just to be heard, and that never worked.  I learned that neither screaming nor being heard is necessary. Understanding and feeling are much more necessary. These are my understandings and feelings of why 2016 was a total nightmare:

  • Scornful at the interminable screaming during the presidential campaign
  • Aggravated at how the world allows wars to continue unchecked (e.g. Syria, Yemen, Ukraine, gangs, cartels, and on and on)1235
  • Fearful about what was being said and if it materialized
  • Rage at the pain being caused by these words that led to violent actions against people of color, religious beliefs, and lifestyles
  • Painfulness at the constant attack on all aspects of humanity
  • Exhausted from moving twice in three months
  • Bitter that the change I see and hear moves my country backward, to the Civil War and all that followed
  • Angry that my beliefs of acceptance of differences are being discarded; tolerance was never enough for me and now intolerance seems to be the acceptable norm
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  • Disillusioned that my feminist efforts failed young women of today
  • Disgusted that women have once again become demoralized and lowered into an abyss:
    • No Equal Pay for Equal Work
    • No Childcare benefits
    • No paid time off for new mothers (and fathers)
    • No increase in the minimum wage
    • No fair housing market
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  • Outraged at the on-going conversation that mortified and demoralized women
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  • Exasperated with the press and journalist who opted for sensationalism over truth
  • Infuriated with how my country will now be portrayed globally

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  • Crushed when my daughter’s beloved dog River died.
  • Shamed that the core values and fundamental beliefs that we hold dear, as mentioned in our Constitution, are now becoming ignored and obsolete:
    • THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS: without infringing on the rights of other, e.g. unjustified shootings of unarmed African Americans
    • COMMON GOOD: individual citizens have the commitment and motivation to work together with other members for the greater benefit of all. (Someone needs to share this with our Republican Congress)Image result for INJUSTICE ON DISPLAY IN AMERICA
    • JUSTICE: People should be treated fairly in the distribution of the benefits and
      burdens of society, the correction of wrongs and injuries, and in the gathering of information and making of decisions. (Hmmm, that’s not happening)
    • EQUALITY: All citizens have political equality, legal equality, social equality, and economic equality, extreme economic inequality tends to undermine all other forms of equality and should, therefore, be avoided. (Wow, tell that to the oligarchs and Republican party who have killed the Middle Class and increased the wealthy class and the number of people living in poverty, like me)
    • DIVERSITY: Variety in culture and ethnic background, race, lifestyle, and belief is noimages-18t only permissible but desirable and beneficial in a pluralist society. (Why would anyone ignore the value of this idea, racism does not make any intellectual or common sense)
    • TRUTH: Citizens can legitimately demand the truth (We need to demand more truth and less bloviating from all our politicians)
    • PATRIOTISM: Virtuous citizens display a devotion to their country, including devotion to the fundamental values upon which it depends. (This is not happening with the increase in supremacist movements and the decrease in allowing the injustice of it all)
    • RULE OF LAW: Both government and the governed should be subject to the law. (That includes you- politicians)
    • REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT: The republican form of government established under the Constitution is one in which citizens elect others to represent their interests. (Well that didn’t happen, the person we elected is not representing us)Image result for political cartoons about the popular vote
    • INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS: It is the purpose of government to protect our individual rights that are outlined in the Bill of Rights.
    • FREEDOM OF RELIGION: There shall be full freedom of conscience for people of all faiths or none. (The burning of synagogues, mosques, churches and  the deaths that take place in these religious and time-honored institutions explains why this value is not being honored by “Americans”) Image result for burning a mosque in America
    • CIVILIAN CONTROL OF THE MILITARY: Civilian authority should control the military to preserve constitutional government. (Exactly how many military men will be among the new cabinet? Can you say, “Military Coup?”)
Source: CIVITAS: A Framework for Civic Education, a collaborative project of the Center for Civic Education and the Council for the Advancement of Citizenship, National Council for the Social Studies Bulletin No. 86, 1991. You can obtain a copy of “Civitas” by calling 1-800-350-4223

“HOLY SHIT, WHERE’S THE TYLENOL?”

Chevy Chase in Christmas Vacation

THERE ISN’T ENOUGH ALCOHOL!