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Sep 12 2017
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Sep 08 2017
Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education, takes first steps towards dismantling protections under Title IX prohibiting sex-based discrimination.
“All K–12 schools and postsecondary institutions that receive federal funds must designate at least one employee to coordinate their efforts to comply with and carry out their responsibilities under Title IX. These Title IX coordinators ensure that all people affected by sex discrimination in schools — students, parents, and employees — are aware of their legal rights, including how to file a complaint.
Now is also the time for schools to step up and demonstrate that they will do the right thing for their students even in the midst of potential rollbacks from the Department of Education. Considering that 89 percent of college campuses disclosed zero reported rapes last year — despite the fact that we know incidents are far more frequent — we should move forward and build on past progress not walk back current protections.” AAUW
TITLE IX : https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/dcl-title-ix-coordinators-guide-201504.pdf
Santa Maria Valley coordinators:
708 S. MILLER ST.
SANTA MARIA, CA 93454Mark Muller
firstname.lastname@example.org miles Directions
ORCUTT UNION ELEMENTARY
500 DYER ST.
ORCUTT, CA 93455Don Nicholson
email@example.com miles Directions
SANTA MARIA JOINT UNION HIGH
2560 SKYWAY DR.
SANTA MARIA, CA 93455Tracy Marsh
firstname.lastname@example.org miles Directions
- ALLAN HANCOCK COLLEGE
800 S. College Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93454NOHEMY ORNELAS
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Aug 27 2017
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Santa Maria and surrounding communities came together August 20th to reject hate and to show
support for the victims of hate crimes in Charlottesville, VA, and demand that all elected representatives speak out against white supremacy and violence. There is no place in America for racism and neo-nazism.
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Aug 24 2017
A Santa Maria gathering was held at the corner of W. Cook
and S. Broadway Friday evening for citizens who believe that a diverse, rich culture adds to our nation; where people are not excluded due to race, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or financial status. Send a powerful message of inclusion, not division.
Stand United against hate & racism.
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The U.S. is already showing signs of the effects of climate change, according to a recent scientific report. (PBS Hour) Photo with elevated sea levels in 2015.
“Many lines of evidence demonstrate that human activities, especially emissions of greenhouse or heat-trapping gases, are primarily responsible for recent observed climate change.”
This report is part of what’s called the National Climate Assessment. It comes out every four years. It’s congressionally mandated. And the larger report, this National Climate Assessment, will presumably come out next year.
So far, many scientists find that there has been very little direction, in fact, from the White House about the report altogether.
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Protect our rights to free speech and broadcasting. Sign the petition to the FCC.
The Sinclair Broadcast Group is not a well-known name, but a shorthand reference for it these days is “Trump TV.”
The Sinclair management style means newscasters across the country are obligated to parrot the same story, without commentary or analysis. Sinclair has tried to evade the rules in the past and has been fined millions of dollars by the FCC for not acting in good faith during negotiations
So much for Sinclair’s “respect for the First Amendment”.
Sign the petition to be presented to the FCC:
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Senators Harris and Paul Introduce Bill to Encourage States to Reform or Replace Unjust, Costly Money Bail System
U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced a bipartisan bail reform bill – The Pretrial Integrity and Safety Act of 2017 – to encourage states to reform or replace the practice of money bail, the requirement that people awaiting trial are locked up in jail unless they are able to pay for their release. Across the country, state and local governments continue to have ineffective money bail systems that negatively impact poor people and people of color.
“Our justice system was designed with a promise: to treat all people equally,” said Senator Harris. “Yet more than 450,000 Americans sit in jail today awaiting trial and many of them cannot afford “money bail.” In our country, whether you stay in jail or not is wholly determined by whether you’re wealthy or not – and that’s wrong. We must come together to reform a bail system that is discriminatory, wasteful, and fails to keep our communities safe.”
To learn more about the Senator’s bill, check out this joint Op-Ed by Senator Harris and Senator Paul featured in today’s New York Times.
CLICK HERE TO READ THE BILL: https://www.harris.senate.gov/sites/default/files/HEN17684.pdf
Help spread the word via social media by retweeting @SenKamalaHarris and tagging@SenKamalaHarris in your tweets and share posts from @SenatorKamalaHarris on Facebook and tag @SenatorKamalaHarris in Facebook posts. Also, be sure to use #BailReform.
Below are sample tweets you can use to help spread the word.
In our country, you may stay in jail even if you didn’t commit a crime – just because you can’t make bail. We need to fix that. #BailReform
Criminal justice reform isn’t a bipartisan issue – it’s a nonpartisan issue. @SenKamalaHarris and @RandPaul have plan for #BailReform.
Not being able to make bail for a crime you didn’t commit could cost you:your job
It’s time for #BailReform.
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REPUBLICANS VOTE TO REPEAL OBAMACARE FAILED!
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Help efforts to fix problems with Obamacare and improve health insurance for Americans in the future. Take Action Now!! There is a Bi-Partisan caucus in Congress working on fixing problems with the Affordable Health Care Act.
A coalition of roughly 40 House Republicans and Democrats plan to unveil a slate of Obamacare fixes they hope will gain traction after the Senate’s effort to repeal the law imploded. Got a Democratic Senator? We’ve still got work to do. Send support for fixing the AHC and protecting millions of Americans from losing their insurance coverage during the Trump administration term:
Read what California’s position is on Trump’s plan to force Obamacare to “fail”:.
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Jul 05 2017
Wipe those smiles off their faces in 2018. They showed their true colors of greed and heartlessness.
WE WON’T FORGET IN 2018. Donate as little as $1 to help defeat them.
THE REPUBLICAN SENATE MAY HAVE DEFEATED (BY ONLY 3 VOTES) THE TRUMPCARE HEALTH BILL THAT WOULD THROW MILLIONS OFF OF HEALTHCARE, BUT WAS VOTED FOR BY THESE REPUBLICAN HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. HELP DEFEAT THEM AT THE POLLS IN 2018.
Donate as little as $1 to fund their opponents in 2018.
Photos of Trump and Republican U.S. House of Representatives celebrating their passage of the health bill that would throw tens of millions of Americas off of health care and give billions in tax cuts to the wealthy.
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The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is a not-for-profit organization based in Washington, DC and established in 1876.
Without coverage, people often delay getting the care they need, turning a manageable condition into a dangerous and costly emergency.
When Congress began considering health care reform, including reforms to Medicaid, the AAMC outlined three key principles we hoped to see included in a reform bill, which we continue to stand behind:
1 It should maintain or improve current levels of health care coverage.
2 It should happen as part of a deliberate and thoughtful implementation process.
3 It should strengthen Medicaid, not weaken it.
Unfortunately, the Senate bill doesn’t include any of these principles. Rather than stabilizing the health care marketplace, this legislation will upend it by crippling the Medicaid program while also placing untenable strain on states and providers.
AAMC-member teaching hospitals represent only 5% of hospitals nationally, but we see a much larger percentage of patients on Medicaid and who don’t have insurance. We provide 24% of all Medicaid hospitalizations and 33% of all hospital charity care.
We know what so many people losing coverage will look like:
• Patients will delay or forego necessary care, leading to more complex conditions, higher costs and overwhelmed emergency departments
• Costs will increase for all patients due to an increased number of uninsured
• Without corresponding support for the health care safety net, more uninsured individuals would cause a ripple effect on regional health care networks due to a lack of corresponding support
• Teaching hospitals will be forced to limit investments in job creation, critical services, and training the next generation of all health professionals
The AAMC is not against health care reform, but, as medical professionals, we are against health care reform that leads to fewer people having coverage—and lower-quality coverage for people who are insured.
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They will never stop scheming. Failure to decimate health care won’t stop this 13 white male Republican Senate panel to continue secret negotiations. Fax them.
They don’t have the votes for now to throw millions off of healthcare. Time to be alert for back room negotiations. Count the times these Republicans in congress have tried to repeal Obamacare, if you can keep track of the dozens of times. If they won’t work with Democrats, they should not be in congress.
The 13 Republicans on the Senatorial panel of all white men that wrote the disastrous Trumpcare. Fax (free) them and tell them to work with Democrats to fix healthcare. (See link below)
- John Thune (SD)
- Mike Enzi (WY)
- Pat Toomey (PA)
- Rob Portman (OH)
- Cory Gardner (CO)
- Ted Cruz (TX)
- Mitch McConnell (KY)
- Tom Cotton (AR)
- Mike Lee (UT)
- John Barrasso (WY)
- Lamar Alexander (TN)
- John Cornyn (TX)
- Orrin Hatch (UT)
Send them a free FAX: https://faxzero.
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