Be the Change

Did you vote in the primaries? If not, today is National Voter Registration Day. Let your voice be heard. In two elections since 2000, our presidents may have been different if more people voted. You say my voice can’t be heard; look at your state and local elections, which generally have a larger impact on you than the presidential race. So many times they are too close to call during the 11:00 news and even the next day. Register today. Your voice matters. You matter. https://vote.gov

NFL Players, It’s Time to Take a Stand

The NFL made a decision last week because of its fans—the majority of whom are white men. Most of the fanbase did not have an issue with kneeling during the national anthem until Trump got involved. He found one more way to divide our nation. What was initially a silent protest about racial injustice became … Continue reading NFL Players, It’s Time to Take a Stand

Our Children Will Be the Change

President Trump, Congress, and the rest of our elected officials, I hope that yesterday's March for Our Lives was a wake-up call. Your jobs are on the line. Stop catering to PACs, and start listening to your community. Just look at the recent mid-term election in Pennsylvania, where it was an overwhelmingly red state, but a democrat just won. Our children are crying out for change, and you cannot ignore them. Our youngest generations created change during the Civil Rights Movement, the Women's Rights Movement, and most recently, during President Barack Obama's election. Our children will always be the change. #WakeUp

Bonus Pay for Our Schools #ArmMeWith

The recent shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School may finally be the catalyst for change for gun reform in this country. But, at what cost? Donald Trump has been floating around the idea of arming teachers in schools. I say floating because as we know from previous experience, Trump may later say he never said that. It seems like he may be moving forward with this because he later added that armed teachers would receive bonus pay. Really?!?! Today, I’m not going to debate whether our teachers should be armed. Instead, I want you to consider that bonus pay remark. How is it that you can suddenly find bonus pay for a teacher to carry a gun in the schools, but you can’t find some bonus pay to reimburse teachers for all the school supplies that they have to buy throughout the year?

18/44

18 school shootings in 44 days. 18 school shootings since January 1, 2018. Let that sink in. It’s time to protect our communities. We have the right to bear arms. We have the right to be a part of the NRA. We have the right to protect ourselves. But, when will we have the right to protect our children so that they can go to school without fear?

Trumpcare #UnAffordableCareAct

This proposed Trumpcare plan must be created for Top 10% of this country. Who will be able to afford this if the states don't cover it? Definitely not me... From Vox: States could also opt out of Obamacare’s essential health benefits requirement. This is the core set of medical services that the Affordable Care Act … Continue reading Trumpcare #UnAffordableCareAct

Trumpkins Run Amok

Hey Trumpkins...what say you? Do you feel hoodwinked? In the words of the great Malcolm X: "Oh, and I say it again, you've been had. You've been took. You've been hoodwinked. Bamboozled. Led astray. Run amok!" Travel ban - nope Trumpcare - nope The Wall - you know that's not happening  I would love to … Continue reading Trumpkins Run Amok

Top lawmaker: Pushing ‘inner city’ kids to college is a waste

This was my Facebook post that I decided to share here. I can't stand ignorance, especially from elected officials who decide on our children's futures.  Senator John Eichelberger, I wonder if you consider pushing the rural kids from your district a waste as well. This is one of the most ignorant things that I've heard … Continue reading Top lawmaker: Pushing ‘inner city’ kids to college is a waste

Keep Fighting #RESISTANCE

I saw this on Facebook, and I needed to share here. We will not lose. Please share.   Hey activist friends: despite the headlines, you are making a difference. In the words of #Banksy: "If you get tired, learn to rest, not to quit."For everyone who DID something, small or big, your efforts have been … Continue reading Keep Fighting #RESISTANCE

The Hypocrisy of Our Nation

I saw this on Facebook last night, and I had to share. Unfortunately, I do not know the original author so I cannot give credit. Yet, it was so powerful and truthful that it had to go beyond my Facebook Page. I hope that you will share this message as well. If I find the … Continue reading The Hypocrisy of Our Nation