OBAMA’S “HOT MESS” WOMEN

By Sharon Sebastian
Website:  www.DarwinsRacists.com

Toblerone chocolates were used by the Germans to gain favor with some French women during World War II.  Nylons persuaded others to cohabitate with a ruthless enemy that had invaded their cities. During treacherous times some went into survival mode at the expense of their neighbors and their country. Others acquiesced to chocolates and nylons, patriotism be hanged. Many, as a result, were left haunted during their lifetimes by the betrayal of their country.

Today, in America, uninformed women are willing to make an irrational and dangerous trade-off of the rights and freedoms of all Americans. In exchange for their vote, the President of the United States and Liberal Democrats entice women to trade-in their God-given freedom and Constitutionally guaranteed rights for “free contraceptives” Never mind that contraceptives are plentiful in varying forms. Or, that $9.95 birth control pills are available at pharmacies, and that contraceptives are not outlawed, prohibited or endangered. Otherwise, contraceptives would be a major black market item like crack cocaine. Never mind that the cost of pills divvied-up between the two-who-would-tango approximates $5.00 per person per month. The offer of free contraceptives incites a simple-minded priority with some women of getting something for free.

Barack Obama’s free contraceptives for your vote is a hot mess strategy that insults women on many levels.  Slang definitions of hot mess are a mess to the extreme and/or a person or thought in disarray but still holding some appeal. Democrats are revealing that Liberals view women not as thinking, innovative and entrepreneurial members of American society but as walking reproductive systems. Democrats cannot ask women to vote based on a sound economy, more jobs, and less government spending because Obama has failed to deliver even one of the three. A sound economy would allow women to prosper and choose their own forms of birth control instead of free contraceptives of the government’s choosing. After four years, Obama’s track record is a $16 trillion debt, 8.3% unemployment and no national budget to curb his reckless spending. Revealing his appalling narrow-mindedness and abnormal fixation, Obama’s definitive goals for American women consist of abortions, sterilizations and birth control.

Prime example of Obama’s hot mess strategy is one presented to Congress by Obama supporter and Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke. Fluke’s argument implies that American taxpayers should pay even if a woman uses sex as a party favor on date night: Without insurance coverage, contraception can cost a woman over $3,000 during law school, Fluke laments. For a lot of students who, like me, are on public interest scholarships, that’s practically an entire summer’s salary. Fluke already has taxpayers paying for her education and now she wants her sexual activities covered as well. It is difficult to take such a woman seriously since Fluke admitted during testimony before Congress that the university already provides insurance covering the pill for women who have a variety of medical conditions — such as a friend with polycystic ovarian syndrome. At her age of 30-ish, Fluke appears to want taxpayers to pay up, no matter that her sex life is her responsibility and no one else’s.

Founder of The Majority United, BettyJean Kling, has long been a strong advocate for women’s rights and a tireless protector of abused and neglected women of all ages. Kling takes offense at the archaic views that Liberals have of women: What women are to their party is a vote and little else. Dumb as dirt, the very vocal Liberal women have been willing to settle for sexual function issue promises [for free contraceptives] rather than insist that every issue is a woman’s issue. Real women care about more than birth control and abortions. Most women’s priorities include the cost of food-gas-heat-oil, education, jobs, clean air, and war. We are not about to settle for a single issue, nor should we be pigeon-holed into believing that there are “women only” issues.  There is no issue that we are unconcerned about, we work we pay taxes, we are consumers, we are the majority and we hold the majority vote– we should be taken seriously and not judged by the minority radicals that claim to speak for all women — clearly they do not!

Obama’s rallying cry to women is, Get your abortions, your sterilizations and your free contraceptives here. It is a calculated distraction by Obama from serious issues and an insult to women. Obama’s women are willing to forego privacy and allow government to peer under the covers. The greater concern should be what is behind the curtain as Obama orchestrates an unprecedented power grab one of the most audacious in U.S. history. Duping American women is part of that process.

Obama sells snake oil about looking out for the middle class and women. Thanks to Obama and Democrat policies, based on percentages, more women have lost jobs than men since Obama took office. The latest Pew Research Center report reveals that middle class incomes under Obama are lower than they have been in decades. Women, along with men, can expect continued job losses if Obama is reelected. But, you will have your free contraceptives.

More women and children are in poverty. More people are on food stamps as government dependence balloons with millions of Americans out of work. But, rest assured, Obama will make sure you have your free contraceptives.

Obama pays men more than women. The Weekly Standard reports that Obam’s war on women hits them directly in their take home pay: Colorado-Republican State Senator Greg Brophy offered an amendment that noted female staffers in the Obama White House earn an average of 18% less than male staffers.” But, you will have your free contraceptives.

Under Obamacare, expect long waits while decisions for medical treatment for yourself, your family and your parents are made by a board of unelected Obama political ideologues. If you disagree with treatment or prescribed medicines, you will have no one and nowhere to appeal if treatment goes wrong. But, you will have your free contraceptives.

Under Obamacare, the government is granted full access to your medical and financial records and can seize funds from your bank account. But, you will have free contraceptives.

Home ownership is at its lowest since 1965 with a reported 1 in 4 family homes underwater and selling at a loss. The housing collapse is a direct result of a scheme whereby Democrats coerced mortgage lenders and banks to hand over loans to unqualified buyers who could not make payments. Democrats are reportedly poised to do a repeat, plunging the nation into a deep recession. But, you will have free contraceptives.

Massive budget cuts loom over American troops fighting to preserve America’s rights and freedoms. Meanwhile, back home, Obama sabotages Constitutional authority, undermines Congress, asked Americans to spy on their neighbors and report any anti-Obama sentiments to a special White House snitch website, unleashes unrest in the Middle East, buoys Russia and China’s disrespect for America, and undermines America’s security by releasing classified information that puts American intelligence and military agents in harm’s way in an effort to glorify his role as Commander-in-Chief.  But, you will have free contraceptives.

Free Enterprise, energy independence, freedom of speech, religion and gun ownership are under assault by Obama’s liberal administration and its shadow government of 40+ unelected czars. But, you will have free contraceptives.

Americans of faith will be forced to pay, via taxes, for contraceptives and abortion-inducing pills for strangers, both married and unmarried. Taxpayers’ dollars will pay for partial birth abortions, long advocated by one-time Senator and now President Obama that include the legal crushing of babies’ heads to insure the death of living infants. Obama’s policies openly devalue life, disregard Biblical principles and proliferate declining cultural values. But, rest assured that Obama will see to it that you will have your free contraceptives.

Obama has robbed Medicare of over $716 billion already resulting in diminished senior care along with fewer doctors who will accept seniors. Obamacare pushes millions of Americans onto the Medicaid roles. Funding and staff that once went to our nation’s most vulnerable, our mentally and physically disabled, face severe cut-backs, closed facilities and over-crowding of those that remain open. Case workers expect warehousing of patients. But, you will have free contraceptives.

Obama and Liberal Democrats have set the “women’s movement” back decades. The leaders of the women’s movement touted as its goal, strong, independent, self-supporting working women who could lead America into the 21st century. Empowered by self-determination and attaining equal opportunity (undeniable rights for all women), feminists declared women would not have to rely on anyone, including Big-Daddy-Government. What hopeful feminist leaders could not foresee was a future President who would crash the economy, promote welfare and food stamp dependence, cost women their jobs, pay women on his staff less than male counterparts, define women by reproductive functions by designating abortions and sterilizations as top priorities in a woman’s life, force record numbers of women and children onto the poverty roles, mock their faith, make jest of our mentally disabled, decrease income levels for the working class, increase the numbers of the elderly poor, strip Medicare of billions of dollars to dump into a socialized medicine scam, denounce hard-won advances by women by declaring that they did not build their own businesses and successes in the work place, and then act like he is doing women a favor by giving them free contraceptives. The war on women is well underway and it was begun by Barack Obama. But, he promises, you will have free contraceptives.

Barack Obama expects women to be easily distracted by his current day version of nylons and chocolates free contraceptives. It is a divisive tactic typical of Obama’s endless attempts to section off segments of society as “victims” whether based on income, class, age or gender.  America’s issues are women’s issues. Despite Barack Obama’s efforts to divide and conquer, men and women from shore to shore stand united as Americans under God to defend this nation.

RELATED ARTICLE:  OBAMA & WOMEN – http://www.americanreform.org/blog/comments/obama_women

Sharon Sebastian  (www.DarwinsRacists.com) is an author, writer, and contributor to various forms of media including cultural and political broadcasts, print, and online websites. In addition to the heated global debate on creation vs. evolution, her second book, Darwin’s Racists – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, highlights the impact of Social Darwinism’s Marxist/Socialist underpinnings on the culture, the faith and current policy out of Washington. Critics are calling Darwin’s Racists – “Incredibly Timely” and “A Book for our Times.” Sebastian’s political and cultural analyses are published nationally and internationally. Website: www.DarwinsRacists.com. “Darwin’s Racists” Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow may be ordered at: www.DarwinsRacists.comwww.Amazon.com,www.BarnesandNoble.com and at bookstores online and worldwide.

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It is NOT about RAPE it is about winning an election.

Barbara

 

It’s a new era when the topic of the Presidents face book page is his wanting to secure women’s health care rights to abortion after rape.

“I want women to control their health care choices just like I want my daughters to have the same opportunities as your sons”

How very odd to profess you’re securing your daughters Health Care future with “her right to an abortion after rape” while ignoring the fact that her future will never be secure because of rape. The solution to violence against women is not “protecting her right to an abortion after rape” its protecting her and “giving her the same opportunities. This is not about rape this is about winning an election. This is not about violence against women this is about winning an election. This is not even about women’s health care issues; this is about winning an election. It’s all about WINNING an election, it has always been and as long as women repeat the mantra of political campaigns rhetoric it will always be about reproductive rights and not about what does matter to women.

 

Ninety-two percent of women surveyed listed reducing domestic violence and sexual assault as their top concern.

 

Why don’t we force candidates to make it about women’s rights that include strict laws and enforcement for violence against women? Until we do we will hear the winning campaign slogan that needs women voters to believe the rhetoric that the “war on women is about reproductive rights” and no other war matters to women. Until we say I am more than a Uterus, I am a whole body and a being that is stalked, and beaten and starved and taunted and belittled and degraded and humiliated and scared, we will live with the shocking reality of violence against women. The odds are 1 in 5 your daughter will be abused in her own home, by her own partner. If you truly want to give your daughters the “same opportunities as your sons” than begin with giving her the opportunity to live life without fear of violence.

 

Domestic Violence Statistics

 

  • Every 9 seconds in the US a woman is assaulted or beaten.

 

  • Around the world, at least one in every three women has been beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused during her lifetime. Most often, the abuser is a member of her own family.

 

  • Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women, more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined.

 

  • Studies suggest that up to 10 million children witness some form of domestic violence annually.

 

  • Nearly 1 in 5 teenage girls who have been in a relationship said a boyfriend threatened violence or self-harm if presented with a breakup.

 

  • Every day in the US, more than three women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends.

 

  • Ninety-two percent of women surveyed listed reducing domestic violence and sexual assault as their top concern.

 

  • Domestic violence victims lose nearly 8 million days of paid work per year in the US alone the equivalent of 32,000 full-time jobs.

 

  • Based on reports from 10 countries, between 55 percent and 95 percent of women who had been physically abused by their partners had never contacted non-governmental organizations, shelters, or the police for help.

 

  • The costs of intimate partner violence in the US alone exceed $5.8 billion per year: $4.1 billion are for direct medical and health care services, while productivity losses account for nearly $1.8 billion.

 

  • Men who as children witnessed their parents¹ domestic violence were twice as likely to abuse their own wives than sons of nonviolent parents

 

http://domesticviolencestatistics.org/domestic-violence-statistics/

Democrats work to keep the war on women raging

BettyJean Downing Kling

Pres. Obama made 508 campaign promises, astonishingly he only made 8 for women, the 8 didn’t include extending the deadline to ratify the ERA. That is 1.6% of the promises for 52% of the population and not all were kept. American women and Democratic women who support him and swear he what a feminist looks like should be not only disappointed – they should be furious. In his first two years – he had free rein yet talk of an equal rights amendment was never even put on the table. The ladies deserve better and deserve equality. Democrats need all the women’s votes they can get and they better do something more to EARN them! How dare they talk about a war on women in light of that record and the one below pointed out by the RNC.

http://gop.com/general/the-big-fail-obamas-record-on-women/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=et&utm_content=here&utm_campaign=1558606_209305_RNC%20Communications

“The Legions Of Unmarried Women Who Helped Lift Mr. Obama To Victory In 2008″ Are Up For Grabs In 2012. “As much as Ms. Sheradin is up for grabs in this election, so too are the legions of unmarried women who helped lift Mr. Obama to victory in 2008. Single women are one of the country’s fastest-growing demographic groups – there are 1.8 million more now than just two years ago. They make up a quarter of the voting-age population nationally, and even more in several swing states, including Nevada.” (Shaila Dewan, “In Weak Economy, An Opening To Court Votes Of Single Women,” The New York Times
, 8/7/12)

“In Several Interviews, Women Of Various Political Stripes Said They Believed That The President Could Do Little To Help Them Personally, Or Bolster Prosperity In General.” (Shaila Dewan, “In Weak Economy, An Opening To Court Votes Of Single Women,” The New York Times
, 8/7/12)

WOMEN HAVE NOT FARED WELL IN OBAMA’S ECONOMY

Since President Obama Took Office, The Unemployment Rate For Women Has Increased From 7.0 Percent To 8.1 Percent. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 8/3/12)

Since Obama Took Office, The Number Of Unemployed Women Has Increased By 860,000 To 5.9 Million (5,865,000). (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 8/3/12)

Since Obama Took Office, The Unemployment Rate For Women Between 20 And 24 Years Old Has Increased From 10.3 Percent To 11.7 Percent. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 8/3/12)

Since Obama Took Office, The Number Of Unemployed Women Between 20 And 24 Years Old Has Increased By 121,000 To 851,000. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 8/3/12)

Single Women “Have Not Fared Well During The Obama Administration.” “In an election focused on the economy, single women present a complicated case. They already earn less than married people and single men, and they have not fared well during the Obama administration. They have had a harder time than married women paying rent, getting medical care and finding jobs. While the jobless rate for married women has stayed relatively low, at 5.6 percent compared with 2.6 percent before the recession, the rate for unmarried women has risen to 11 percent, from a prerecession level of 6 percent.” (Shaila Dewan, “In Weak Economy, An Opening To Court Votes Of Single Women,” The New York Times
, 8/7/12)

Los Angeles Times Headline: “Newly Created Jobs Go Mostly To Men.” (Don Lee, “Newly Created Jobs Go Mostly To Men,” Los Angeles Times, 7/15/12)

THE WHITE HOUSE IS A HOSTILE WORK ENVIRONMENT FOR WOMEN

An Unnamed High-Ranking Female Official: Obama “Has A Real Woman Problem.” “‘The president has a real woman problem,’ an unnamed high-ranking female official told Suskind. ‘The idea of the boys’ club being just Larry and Rahm isn’t really fair. He [Obama] was just as responsible himself.‘” (Nia-Malika Henderson and Peter Wallsten, “Book: Women In Obama White House Felt Excluded And Ignored,” The Washington Post
, 9/16/11)

In Obama White House’s “Rough-And-Tumble Environment … Female Staff Members Often Felt Bruised.” “In this rough-and-tumble environment, the book reports, female staff members often felt bruised. At a dinner with Mr. Obama in November 2009, several top female aides – including Anita Dunn, who was the communications director, and Christina Romer, the chairwoman of the Council of Economic Advisers – told the president about being talked over in meetings by male colleagues or cut out altogether.” (Mark Landler, “Book Details Dissension In Obama Economic Team,” The New York Times, 9/15/11)

Dee Dee Myers, Former Clinton Press Secretary: “Women Are Obama’s Base, And They Don’t Seem To Have Enough People Who Look Like The Base Inside Of Their Own Inner Circle.” “‘Women are Obama’s base, and they don’t seem to have enough people who look like the base inside of their own inner circle,’ said Dee Dee Myers, a former press secretary in the Clinton administration whose sister, Betsy, served as the Obama campaign’s chief operating officer.” (Mark Leibovich, “Man’s World At The White House? No Harm, No Foul, Aides Say,” The New York Times, 10/24/09)

According To Valerie Jarrett, “Early On, Some Women Did Not Have A Direct Relationship With The President.” “‘Early on, some women did not have a direct relationship with the president,’ she [Valerie Jarrett] said later. ‘I felt direct interaction, where they could speak freely, would help.’ The first lady did not attend, but she was an invisible presence: for years, she had urged her husband to open himself up to a more diverse array of advisers, including by gender, and she quietly let it be known that she thought the story raised important questions.” (Jodi Kantor, The Obamas, 2012, p. 147)

Some Women, “Like Romer, Felt Strongly That They Were Excluded From An Internal Boys’ Club.” “The attendees couldn’t quite tell if Obama really wanted to be there. He began by glancing at his watch and effectively said, okay, we have this much time, according to one attendee. That’s how he was, always on schedule, always crossing an item off his to-do list, rarely falling into open-ended conversations. ‘Are there genuine concerns that I need to know about?’ the president asked, looking around the table. There were, although not exactly the ones he may have expected. The women were divided on how necessary the gathering was from a pure gender point of view. A few, like Romer, felt strongly that they were excluded from an internal boys’ club, but others were indifferent: they had been around Washington a long time, risen to powerful positions, and did not care who the president invited to play golf. As the women went around the table, taking turns speaking, they did not exactly cut loose. ‘It was an awkward, silent dinner where we were given one glass of wine and a piece of fish,’ one participant said. But many of them agreed on a more central concern.” (Jodi Kantor, The Obamas, 2012, p. 147)

Former Economic Advisor Christina Romer: “I Felt Like A Piece Of Meat.” “‘I felt like a piece of meat,’ Christina Romer, former head of the Council of Economic Advisers, said of one meeting in which Suskind writes she was ‘boxed out’ by Summers.” (Nia-Malika Henderson, “Book: Women In Obama White House Felt Excluded And Ignored,” The Washington Post
, 9/16/11)

“The Notion That Women Have Long Been ‘The Heart Of The Obama Organization’ Doesn’t Necessarily Line Up With The President’s Largely Male List Of Political Advisers And Senior Staff.” (Alexander Burns, “Women For Obama,” Politico, 11/15/11)

Anita Dunn: Obama’s Problems With Women Began During His 2008 Campaign. ” Dunn told Suskind that the problems began during the 2008 campaign. At one point she was viewing a television ad with other campaign officials and was shocked to see no women in the spot. ‘There isn’t a single woman in this ad,’ Dunn said. ‘I was dumbfounded. It wasn’t like they were being deliberately sexist. It’s just there was no one offering a female perspective.'” (Nia-Malika Henderson and Peter Wallsten, “Book: Women In Obama White House Felt Excluded And Ignored,” The Washington Post
, 9/16/11)

Obama Is “Responsible For A Work Atmosphere That Marginalizes And Ignores Women.” “Coverage in the Washington Post and a new book by Ron Suskind has focused attention on the frustration of Obama’s female advisers. But the problem has been obvious almost since Obama took office. And while the explanations so far have blamed members of the mostly-departed boys club-Robert Gibbs, Rahm Emanuel-Obama himself is responsible for a work atmosphere that marginalizes and ignores women.” (Amy Sullivan, “The White House Boys’ Club: President Obama Has A Woman Problem,” Time’s “Swampland,” 9/21/11)

Former Communications Director Anita Dunn: “This Place Would Be In Court For A Hostile Workplace.” (Nia-Malika Henderson, “Book: Women In Obama White House Felt Excluded And Ignored,” The Washington Post
, 9/16/11)

Dunn: “It Actually Fit All Of The Classic Legal Requirements For A Genuinely Hostile Workplace To Women.” (Nia-Malika Henderson, “Book: Women In Obama White House Felt Excluded And Ignored,” The Washington Post
, 9/16/11)

White House Female Employees Earn 18 Percent Less Than Their Male Colleagues. ” Amid the Republicans’ alleged ‘war on women,’ female employees in the Obama White House earn considerably less than their male colleagues, records show. According to the 2011 report compiled by the White House, female employees earned a median annual salary of $60,000, which was about 18 percent less than the median salary for male employees ($71,000).” (Kenric Ward, “Barack Obama’s White House Pays Women 18 Percent Less Than Men,” Sunshine State News, 4/12/12)

Apparently the DNC prefers to stir the abortion and Birth Control pill pot that keeps women fighting among themselves for the sake of party votes rather than offer Equality for all women which could unify women.

Women to Rally in DC: We deserve Equal Rights under the Constitution

Plan A :Immediate Action

Every  woman should be writing to their representatives right now and telling them if their House or Senate member  wants her vote this November – she expects to see the representative name immediately placed on a bill supporting either HJRes 47 or SJRes 39. She should be insisting her vote will never go to anyone who does not support her inclusion into the US Constitution. Once their office is flooded by every female constituent in their district- I think they will get the message loud and clear and sign on regardless of party affiliation!

Plan B: Follow up Action- US Capitol lawn on Aug 18 , 10-6pm.

The Majority United is urging all women to come to Washington DC on August 18 for this women’s rally. Let’s take this opportunity to have all our voices heard. Let’s all show up and bring to the fore what the majority really has to say about what we want. Don’t let half of us speak for all of us and let’s all speak in one voice- women are more than just reproductive organs and birth control pills – we are first class citizens who deserve equal justice – equal rights- fair wages, and are every bit as concerned about  jobs, energy, the cost of gas, transportation and every other issue that exists as any man in the country. All issues are women’s issues. Indeed women are the majority and the backbone of America but we only count when we are heard – so let’s rally and make our voices heard in August. Speak up loud and clear. Our first priority is to pass ERA then remind men from both parties that every issue is a women’s issue!

I am are told the rally is drawing people from all genders, races, backgrounds, and political ideologies to the cause:

 “For those of you who think this rally is just about women’s issues, you’re wrong. Understand that we, women, are at the forefront of this movement, but we are not alone. Anyone, everyone, who does not fit the new congress’ narrow view of what America should be is in danger.”

Tammy Simkins of U4E of Ohio has contacted the Democratic Platform Committee urging HJRes 47 and SJRes 39 to be added to the Dem Platform.  You TOO can sign on THROUGH  JULY 25 at www.democrats.org/platform, fill out form using title as Endorse Joint Resolutions (INSERT BILL #S  HJRes 47 and SJRes 39)…, Removing the Deadline for Ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment.

TMU urges you to also contact your Republican Platform Committee and ask them to add it to their platform- call you House and Senate leaders running for office and tell them you expect them to sign on. If they expect any support this November! Use your majority vote as leverage for a change! All women from either side or center should be using their votes for all womankind and for equality for all our sisters and all our causes for all our daughters and all our futures for all of us and all who follow. We ALL count or none of us do!

We of National ERA Alliance sent in our paperwork to the Platform Ctte yesterday urging that ERA be on the Platform again, as in 2008 after J. Kerry took it off in 2004 after 40 years in place.  For more info contact sandyo@PassERA

No matter what your political ideology is – our number one priority is passing the ERA and we need to urge both parties to sign on to getting it back on the political platforms. The Democrats are working on that – and we need to Republicans to move on it too. Don’t let this be a Democrat rally or a republican war on women rally – Let’s tell it like it is- get up and be counted as an AMERICAN women who will not be silenced!

Thousands of us are planning to be on the US Capitol lawn on Aug 18 , 10-6pm.  Go to WeAreWoman.us to get In The Loop; no cost, just sign in via the Raffle at bottom– The Revolution has Begun.

OR make your own plans with your own groups-OR contact me- we can form a new group if you are more comfortable!  The Revolution will only have begun if all women agree on the end result –if we remain divided – only another civil war has begun~ BettyJean Downing

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Phone: (908) 655-5546
Email: jdelbalzo13@gmail.comRE:  We Are Woman Receives Major Endorsements, Plans DC Rally

The co-founders of the event say that they are looking forward to, “Joining with others all over the country to stand shoulder to shoulder and shout ‘No more!'”

For more information, to volunteer or donate, and to connect with others who will be attending the rally, please visit:

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Top 5 Health and Human Services (HHS) Programs Endangering Women and Children

Anne Stevenson Originally posted in Huffington Post

The so-called “War on Women” is raging, and billions of your tax dollars are being misused to fuel it via the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The solution is to remove the middle class from the welfare roles and do away with gender-based funding incentives.

The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 and the Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF) program it created transformed welfare policy by drastically reducing and shifting federal assistance away from the homes of mothers and children and into the homes of violent offenders. In an article entitled “How Federal Welfare Funding Drives Judicial Discretion in Child-Custody Determinations and Domestic Relations Matters” fathers and rights activists Lary Holland and Jason Bottomsly explain that this policy has backfired because the incentives are structured so that the state will only benefit if children are removed from loving homes:

“In essence, the federal guidelines wanted the states to function as collection agencies, recovering financial support from parents who had willfully abandoned their parental responsibilities to their children. The result, however, was different from the intent and has caused the state welfare programs to adjust their environment to have a greater need, which has caused the program to collect from willing parents that would ordinarily provide a loving environment for their children absent a court order limiting a parent’s involvement. Despite the original intent of the IV-D welfare program, it now provides an incentive for the states to use their family courts to produce forcibly absent parents in order to increase the states’ IV-D welfare caseload.”

These HHS policies created a new breed of dangerous Welfare Kings through HHS Office of Child Support Enforcement when it began subsidizing the homes and legal battles of the unfit, unwilling, and violent fathers. At the beginning of a custody case, only the offender is sick, but if one violent offender gets custody, the whole family needs treatment. Consequently, it is also not uncommon for dozens of family court mental health and legal professionals onto the case to sustain his deadly custody rights through HHS programs.

The top 5 HHS programs endangering women and children are:

1. Child Support Enforcement (Access and Visitation Programs and Responsible Fatherhood Initiative) A 2011 report from the Office of the Inspector General demonstrates that the States are collecting child support, but not disbursing it to the children it is intended to benefit. So where is the money going? Although previous graduates include mass murderer D.C. Sniper John Muhammad, the 2012 HHS budget reflects President Obama’s $1 billion endorsement of the fraud-riddled fatherhood industry.

Using the virtually unregulated child support system as a vehicle and the father’s will to evade prison time as collateral, the fathers are told they can risk their liberty and property attempting to pay down arrears, or alternatively, sue the mother for custody using a variety of federally funded “supports.” Unlike the welfare programs for women and children which had restrictive income eligibility requirements, HHS Responsible Fatherhood program benefits are not needs based and are available to all fathers-even billionaires. Benefits from Responsible Fatherhood programs to abusers include:

  • Child support obligations are suspended
  • Free attorney representation in the family courts to fight for custody
  • Free housing
  • Direct cash incentives
  • Free groceries
  • Free car maintenance, gas, and other transportation costs
  • Free healthcare and dental care

While many upstanding fathers honestly complain about TANF programs and the courts victimizing them, the dirty little secret in the fatherhood industry it that the grant recipients who train court personnel, social services, and child support personnel are often fathers rights groups like the Fathers and Families Coalition, the Children’s Rights Council (Founder David Levy sits on the board of the Supervised Visitation Network) and the National Fatherhood Institute.

Clearly, judges understand the danger abusers pose, which is why their courts are guarded with armed deputies and not unarmed social workers. HHS programs are actually a deadly investment given that (a) abusive men win custody of their victims 70% of the time when they ask for it, and (b) regardless of the gender of the victim, it is a public safety issue when DOJ studies show men perpetrate more than 95% of violent assaults against women. A 2011 CDC study also shows that men are raped by other men more than 93% of the time, and women are raped by men more than 98% of the time.

2. Incarceration/Reentry Programs.
The purpose of these programs is to recruit violent offenders who are still incarcerated directly from prison, then help them gain custody of victims. It is unclear to me how a child benefits from the dangerous influence of a violent offender insofar as it reduces support to the home they are recovering in. The program paints the offender as the victim and domestic violence as a disease they are afflicted with, curable by the removal of witnesses to their crimes.

Although violence is a voluntary act, HHS now invested our tax dollars into rehabilitating the incurable who choose to assault the most vulnerable members of society. Studies of male DV perpetrators show that 50% of them are sociopaths and another 25% have sociopathic tendancies. Psychopaths are people who feel no emotional connections to others and have zero regard for the rules and regulations of society, they do not respond to therapy, and cannot be rehabilitated. Dr. Robert Hare
reports that psychopaths make up 1% of the general population, but 25% of the prison population:

“Violence is not uncommon among offender populations, but psychopaths still manage to stand out,” he says. “They commit more than twice as many violent and aggressive acts, both in and out of prison, as do other criminals … The recidivism rate of psychopaths is about double that of other offenders … The violent recidivism rate of psychopaths is about triple that of other offenders.”

Recipients include:

  • Massachusetts Probation Department: The Probation Department conducts all pre-trial mediations in the MA family courts. As of 2007, the department claims to have helped 1,600 male offenders with their custody cases, including Springfield inmate Shawn Suarez who was recruited into the custody switching program from jail, was released, won custody, then was sent back to prison on another violation. In 2011 and 2012, several high ranking administrators in the Probation Department were indicted by the DOJ and charged with conspiracy and fraud under the Racketeer, Influence, and Corrupt Organizations Act.
  • Colorado’s “Parenting From Prison” received grants to implement programs which recruit violent offenders who are still incarcerated directly from prison, then help them gain custody of children.
  • CT Child Rapist and mass murderer Joshua Komisarjevsky‘s nine-year old daughter was brought to visit him 55 times while in prison awaiting trial for murdering and raping 11-year old Michaela Petit, and also killing her sister Haley (age 17,) and their mom. Prior to murdering and raping the Petit family, Komisarjevsky gained sole custody of his daughter, who he promptly handed over to his parents to raise. The same parents who he blamed for his crimes after being found guilty of 17 counts, including the three homicides, and sentenced to death.

3. Foster care. Despite the fact that the National Center for Child Abuse and Neglect found that children are six times more likely to die in the State’s care than those with their parents, it is assumed by some politicians that if you are poor, then you must need the US Department of Health and Human Services programs to tell you what’s best for your own family.

  • In 2012, Colorado Governor John Hicklenhooper ordered an overhaul of the State’s child welfare system after the Denver Post reported 43 children were murdered as a consequence of social workers who dropped the ball.
  • In 2011, San Francisco Department of Child Protective Services
    paid out4 million to a former foster child who suffered years of abuse after his sister was beaten and starved to death by the foster parent. Another report showed that more than 1,000 CA foster homes matched the addresses of registered sex offenders, 600 of whom were high risk.
  • This report talks about the 1.5 million mothers who say they were “coerced,” “manipulated,” and “duped” into handing over their babies for adoption. These women say sometimes their parents forged consent documents, but more often they say these forced adoptions were coordinated by the people their families trusted most… priests, nuns, social workers, nurses or doctors.”
  • This report by ABC News reporter Diane Sawyer showed that 25% of all foster kids were on psychotropic drugs, and the States did not do enough to oversee them.

4. Center for Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. With an annual budget of more than $20 million, the Center gives grants directly to religious groups exempt from anti discrimination laws, such as churches and mosques, as well as nonprofits affliated with them. Often partnered with the above-referenced Fatherhood industry programs, the Partnership’s purpose is to “build and support partnerships with faith-based and community organizations in order to better serve individuals, families and communities in need.” HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius explains that:

“Faith leaders are trusted partners in local communities. You have a unique ability to reach people, especially the most vulnerable, with the tools and information they need to get healthy, stay well, and thrive.”

The consequence of this policy is that unsubsidized secular nonprofits that provide community services such as childcare, education, and healthcare cannot compete with the radical anti-woman nonprofits the Obama administration gives preference to. Examples include:

  • Catholic Charities received $650 million from HHS between 2008-2011, despite the fact that they have lobbied to uphold their discrimination based policies that deny adequate healthcare to women, children, and the LGBT community. This includes policies which refuse women birth control, abortion, and rape counseling to the more than 10,600 children allegedly raped by some 4,392 preists as of 2002.
  • Atlanta based New Birth Missionary Baptist Church received $1 million from HHS to support accused pedophile Bishop Eddie Long‘s $3 million salary and benefits package, as well as anti-gay marriage lobbying efforts. In 2012, the SEC announced charges against his successor, Fatherhood promotor Ephran Taylor who “was actually peddling was a giant Ponzi scheme, one aimed to “swindle over $11 million, primarily from African-American churchgoers,” that reached into churches nationwide, from Long’s megachurch in Atlanta to Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church congregation in Houston.”
  • “Final Defendant Pleads Guilty to Medicaid Fraud in Scheme Involving Homeless and Pregnant Teenagers “ (3/22/2012). This press release from the GA Office of the Attorney General regarding God’s Promise Center, a business located in Henry County which purported to be a residential treatment program for homeless teenage girls.

     

Domestic violence is a multibillion dollar industry complete with its own ambiguous gender neutral lingo often causes victims in profitably dangerous homes. The CDC estimated that in 2003 Americans spent $8.3 billion on the domestic violence industry, which does not take into consideration the nearly 8 million work days per year that victims miss as a direct consequence of being assaulted, nor the costs associated with the children they care for who might also be abused. With as much as $585 billion also spent subsidizing the child abuse industry, so it’s no wonder some unethical abuse industry professionals cash in by keeping the public in danger and placing children in dangerous homes.

May Women’s History Highlights and Birthdays

Cross posted by: BettyJean Downing

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
Began as a focal week in 1977, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month became a month-long celebration in 1980. May was chosen as the focal month because it commemorates the immigration of the first Japanese immigrants to the United States in 1843. This focal celebration provides an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the contributions of Asian and Pacific Islander American women in schools, communities, and workplaces throughout the country.

Mother’s Day is May 13, 2012
Still time… Honor a Special Woman in Your Life, visit our Mother’s Day 2012 today. Mother’s Day 2012 section of our WebStore, which is accessible from our homepage www.nwhp.org

May Highlights in US Women’s History
• May 1, 1950
– Gwendolyn Brooks becomes the first African-American woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry; named Library of Congress’s Consultant in Poetry (later called Poet Laureate) in 1985
• May 5, 1938 – Dr. Dorothy H. Andersen presents results of her medical research identifying the disease cystic fibrosis at a meeting of the American Pediatric Assn.
• May 8, 1914 – President Woodrow Wilson signs a Proclamation designating the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day
• May 10, 1872 – Victoria Woodhull is nominated as the first woman candidate for U.S. president for the Equal Rights Party
• May 12, 1968 – A 12-block Mother’s Day march of “welfare mothers” is held in Washington, D.C., led by Coretta Scott King accompanied by Ethel Kennedy
• May 21, 1932 – Amelia Earhart Putnam is the first woman to complete a solo transatlantic flight. She flew from Newfoundland to Ireland, a 2,026-mile trip, in just under 15 hours
• May 21, 1973 – Lynn Genesko, a swimmer, receives the first athletic scholarship awarded to a woman (University of Miami)
• May 29, 1977 – Janet Guthrie becomes the first woman to qualify for and complete the Indy 500

May Birthdays
• May 1, 1830 (1930)
– Mary Harris “Mother” Jones, labor leader and organizer
• May 1, 1907 – (1986) Kate Smith – Contralto vocalist; vaudeville, radio, stage and TV shows from 1931 to 1960s• 
• May 3, 1898 (1987) – Septima Clark, Educator, Civil Rights activist; called “Grandmother of Civil Rights Movement”
• May 3, 1901 –(1981) Estelle Massey Osborne –First African-American student  to win a master’s degree in nursing education (1931) board of directors of American Nurses Association (1948 – 1952)
• May 3, 1912 (1995) – May Sarton, prolific writer and poet, professor
• May 4, 1898 (1986) Joy Hancock – Head of WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) 1942. Led passage of Women’s Armed Services Integration Act (1948)
• May 5, 1864 (1922) – Elizabeth Seaman, pen name “Nelly Bly”, journalist; wrote expose of mental asylum (1887); set a record for circling the world in 72 days (1890)
• May 10, 1900-(1979) Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin- Brilliant astronomer, discovered that stars are primarily made up of hydrogen and helium, but could only be appointed as lecturer since Harvard barred female faculty appointments.  .
• May 10. 1909 -(1978) Maybelle Carter – Pioneer country music guitarist, one of the original Carter Family.
• May 10, 1919 – (1981) Ella Grasso –First woman elected as governor in her own right (Connecticut 1974- 1981)• 
• May 11, 1875 (1912) – Harriet Quimby, first American woman licensed air pilot (1911), first woman to fly across the English Channel (1912)
• May 11, 1894 (1991) – Martha Graham, modern dance innovator and choreographer
• May 11, 1906 (1975) – Lt. Ethel Weed, military officer in the Women’s Army Corp.; promoted women’s rights and suffrage in Japan
• May 11, 1906  (1980) Jacqueline Cochran – Founded the WASPs 1943 to 1994. President of Ninety-Nines, 1941 to 1942. Honor on an international airmail stamp (1996)
• May 12, 1900 – (1994) Mildred McAfee Horton –President of Wellesley College (1936) Directed the U.S. Navy’s WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Services) (1943).                                                         
• May 14, 1904-(1976) Katharine McBride –President of Bryn Mawr, defied the McCarthy witch hunts of the 1950s.
• May 15, 1890-(1980) Katherine Porter – Short story writer and novelist
• May 15, 1916-(1996) Catherine East – Political activists and founding member of the Women’s Equity Action League and the National Organization for Women
• May 15, 1937 – Madeline Albright, first woman to be U.S. Secretary of State (1997-2001)
• May 17, 1915 –(1996) Olga Madar – Steller athlete, champion of women’s rights including the ERA and president of Coalition of Labor Union Women from (1974-1976).
• May 18, 1910- (1978) Sister Annette Walters – Nun, Psychologist, Cofounded St. John’s Mental Health Institute for Clergy (1954)
• May 19, 1901-(1997) Dorothy Chandler – Newspaper executive; philanthropist, Hollywood Bowl and the Southern California Symphonic Association benefactor
• May 19, 1888-(1981) Emma Bugbee –Ground-breaking journalist at the NY Tribune (1934-1964)
• May 19, 1930 (1965) – Lorraine Hansberry, first African-American woman to produce a play on Broadway, “A Raisin in the Sun” (1959)
• May 23, 1892 – (1979) Lavinia Engle –Field organizer for the National American Woman Suffrage Association, and  led battle to pass the first compulsory unemployment insurance legislation.
• May 23, 1947-(1995) June Kenyon –Poet Laureate of New Hampshire.
• May 25, 1913-(1992) Brownie Wise – Successfully developed home parties for Tupperware products providing employment opportunities for millions of women
• May 25, 1928– Mary Wells –First woman CEO of a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange
• May 26, 1951 – Sally Ride, astrophysicist, first American woman astronaut
• May 27, 1907 (1964) – Rachel Carson, scientist and environmentalist; wrote “Silent Spring” which became cornerstone of modern environmental protection movement
• May 31, 1912 (1997) – Chien-Shiung Wu, renowned physicist; first woman elected President of American Physical Society in 1975, elected to National Academy of Science (1958), received National Medal of Science (1975)
• May 21, 1911-(1988) Virginia Haviland – Children’s international Fairy Tale author.
• May 31, 1893 – (1966) Elizabeth Coatsworth – Children’s poet and award-winning author.
• May 31, 1895 – (1980) Edith Stern – Active in civic reform , the League of Women Voters, Voter’s Education Fund, the Red Cross and the New Orleans Symphony

Please feel free to use this information in any of your newsletters or forward it to colleagues or other interested parties. A year-round women’s history calendar is available on our website http://www.nwhp.org in the News and Events category.

Watch people crowd around to see whose birthday they share. 750 women from U.S. history are named on this oversized poster with day by day listings and a colorful border with images representing their many activities. Alphabetical index included for cross reference. 24″ x 37″  Celebrate Women Poster +Index of Names created by Margaret Zierdt.

VAWA Debate: Are women being used as political footballs Again?

BettyJean Downing- Kling

Open Mic Live Debate tonight at 10 pm Easter 7 C Pacific. Please join us!

Remember – my Louisa had her brains blown out by a man who was out without bail after beating her dying sister Denise in the head with a claw hammer! He should have been in jail for attempted murder of her sister not loose on the streets to come back and take her head too! VAWA should not be a political football – 4 women a day are murdered, every 9 seconds a woman is battered! We are more than partisan votes – we are women who deserve JUSTICE- stop this WAR on WOMEN

Women are dying, beaten, raped while they play party politics with this football. This is not a game to the mothers of the fallen ! Please come to the show tonight and tell us what you think and how we can get them to stop the games and give us justice instead. They work for us- let’s remind them of that- we are the Majority you know! Remember – or does this have to happen to you? http://louisaslaw.wordpress.com/louisas-law/

BettyJean is opening up the phone lines to women from all sides of the argument. There is another fight on Capitol Hill on yet another so-called women’s issue. This should be everyone’s issue but be that as it may- What are they fighting about now? Let’s debates both or all sides of this issue among ourselves come up with what we as the women whose act this is supposed to be for want then tell those we elected to represent us to do the right thing about Violence Against Women. It is my understanding the intent of this bill is to protect women from violence PERIOD. Established in 1994 with bi-partisan support, it has been reaffirmed both in 2000 and again in 2005.

There have been two partisan oppositions to the Act as originally passed over the years, Republicans (shame on them) have attempted to cut funding for programs and failure of the Supreme Court (Shame on the conservative 5 to 4) to grant women federal suing rights against their attackers. Both restricted the intent of the act which I believe was intended to provide justice to women under siege from an escalating epidemic of violence against women.

Funding has been cut and or is wasted on bureaucratic red tape and administrative expenses rather than where the funds are most needed and the courts have been far too lenient and worse have given in to a healthier funded lobby of abusive men.

We need a safe place to share our pain and be acknowledged, we need compassion, we need to know that we and others will be protected from the perpetrator, we need accountability — someone who will hold the perpetrator accountable, we need restitution for the losses incurred by the victim, and we need justice (not revenge) but vindication — to be set free.  Scars remain, but healing is sufficient so as not to continue to be held in bondage to the trauma. ~ BettyJean Downing Kling- 2012 Bergen County Court State vs. Hartwig

There is now a new fight in Congress- also partisan. The question is WHY? Besides for cutting funding to unbelievable pitiful lows what is wrong with the bill as it is? Does it cover all WOMEN or not?

Are the Democrats using this opportunity to paint this as part of the Republican’s “War on Women”? Do we need to muck up the VAWA and/or hold up its reauthorization over a debate on whether to add a revision which forces us to give a Visa to illegal aliens if they become battered women? Do we need to hold up the reauthorization to specify the sexual orientation of the woman or is this meant to include gay men?

The Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (VAWA) is a United States federal law (Title IV, sec. 40001-40703 of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, H.R. 3355) signed as Pub.L. 103-322 by President
Bill Clinton on September 13, 1994. The Act provided $1.6 billion toward investigation and prosecution of violent crimes against women, imposed automatic and mandatory restitution on those convicted, and allowed civil redress in cases prosecutors chose to leave unprosecuted. The Act also established the Office on Violence Against Women within the Department of Justice.

VAWA was drafted by the office of Senator
Joseph Biden (DDE), with support from a broad coalition of advocacy groups. The Act passed through Congress with bipartisan support in 1994, clearing the House by a vote of 235–195 and the Senate by a vote of 61–38, although the following year House Republicans attempted to cut the Act’s funding.[1] In the 2000 Supreme Court case United States v. Morrison, a sharply divided Court struck down the VAWA provision allowing women the right to sue their attackers in federal court. By a 5–4 majority, the Court’s conservative wing overturned the provision as an intrusion on states’ rights.[2][3]

VAWA was reauthorized by Congress in 2000, and again in December 2005.[4] The Act’s 2012 renewal was fiercely opposed by conservative Republicans, who objected to extending the Act’s protections to same-sex couples and to provisions allowing battered illegal immigrants to claim temporary visas.[5] 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Violence_Against_Women_Act

Tune in and bring your comments and questions I want a knock down drag out fight tonight. OK no knock downs but let’s drag out the facts and decide what we are allowing this act to tear women apart and why all these men are again using women to win votes when they give us less and less.

Remember – my Louisa had her brains blown out by a man who was out without bail after beating her dying sister in the head with a claw hammer! He should have been in jail for attempted murder of her sister not lose to come back and take her head too! Women’s are dying and beaten and raped while we play party politics with this football. This is not a game to the mothers of the fallen ! http://louisaslaw.wordpress.com/louisas-law/


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Urgent: Petition signatures waning and child’ life is in danger.

PLEASE send this to everyone, we need 9,000 signatures now. It’s Ariana–Leilani’s 9th birthday. Please will you take 5 minutes and help save her life with your signature?http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/save-ariana-leilani.html

We can do this- why don’t we? It will take you all of 5 minutes – Please do this – do it now! Tweet this to everyone you know and ask them to re tweet this to everyone they know. Please it’s just a signature for medical treatment for a very sick child. The treatment is free (NUPOGEN). The doctors are willing to perform treatment. TOXICOLOGY AND EXPERT MEDICAL CARE is available and offered. BUT Ariana–Leilani is under the care of a modern day Mengele and a mad scientist cohort that are preventing her from getting the proper care so they can experiment on her rare medical condition instead. http://www.examiner.com/article/modern-day-mengele-may-be-experimenting-on-daughter-d-c

WE need 10,000 signatures by the end of this month and we only have about 10 %. We do  have over 1150 signatures from 120 countries (194 countries in the world); that is 61% of the world so far! But time is running out ! We need you to act now!

Please we cannot wait – we must get the signatures now – right now. The child is in danger- if her conditions has a flare –up she can die within hours. Time is of the essence- can we count on your to sign and recruit many others to sign?

Please?

Go to http://www.ariana-leilani.com   or http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/save-ariana-leilani.html

Romney: Give the ladies our representation in exchange for our votes

BettyJean Downing Kling

I wasn’t going to get in to the fight this time- I got my ass kicked enough from Democrat thugs last time and my women’s activism work was put on hold for my troubles while I was called every name in the book just for being a patriot with a choice that didn’t march the DNC’s hand pickins. But 4 more years of this administration without one word about passing the ERA and his entire party pushing that the other party is at War wqith Women is wearing on my nerves– so I am in till I find out we are not getting a female VP choice!

I am ready for something right- Damned it! Perhaps he will chose Condoleezza – so we have a woman for VP and eliminate the race card. Oh not to have contend with this time! Wouldn’t that take the wind out of the race baiter’s miserable sails? It’s a sad day when you purposefully choose a women for the color of her skin just to combat having to fight against false racism. Thank God she is more than qualified. Condoleezza all the way!

If Romney does NOT chose a qualified woman – then I am not so sure I will bother. And let me tell you why. If it’s going to remain an all boy’s club with a few token ladies who for the most part have to play by the men’s rules then I will not be used for my vote.

I am tired of pounding the pavement and giving my vote to any party who refuses to give me equal representation. 16% is paltry. I will never again give my vote to the party that allowed Hillary Clinton to be mistreated and denied her rightful place or her votes or her delegates and as for the only other party- either start running women or forget about my vote as well. Without representation – all my vote means is a win FOR the party but very little advancement for women’s rights or representation. That is not country first. Women are 52% of the country population and should have at equal representation and I see not advancement toward that end.

More and more women are beginning to say – give us representation in exchange for our votes. There will be a revolution in this country and women will be at the front- stop using us for our votes – let us sit at the table and decide our own fates.

Go tell Romney that- we want a winning woman and we will mobile for them- or else I will stay home this time!!

What Mothers want from Congress this year

By: Sandy Oestreich

Anyone can call the offices of their Senators and their Congress persons tell them you urge them to schedule an ERA hearing in 2013.  Explain why it is time! You can also write to them. Time is of the essence. Two bills are sitting there right now one in the house and one in the Senate that you can appeal to them to sponsor.

Both parties want and need our votes both are screaming that the other is waging a war on women- well let’s tell them to put their votes where their mouths are.

Tell them what we want in return for our votes this November. We want ERA!

I’m a mother.  My Day is coming up.  May I suggest what I ACTUALLY DO WANT?   I want dignity, respect and A PLACE IN THE NATION’S CONTRACT WITH  IT’S  PEOPLE, in the US Constitution.  Women aren’t there yet, that’s why the legislative War on ME thrives.  Give me that contract alongside all men.

OR

Mother’s Day? Give me the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to protect me and my family, in the legislature.    Finally.

OR

Call me Mom, Sis, Daughter or Wife—I am a WOMAN, and I want Personhood.  I want IN the US Constitution.  I want the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) there. 

OR

Mother’s Day is here.  I make a home for you, I’ve born your children, AND I must stay employed.  Why not give me the full rights to self-determination that an Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) would like NO Other Document DOES!

OR

 “Every country since WWII HAS an EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT”.   USA has an image problem. I have a problem with being Second Class; give me an ERA!

OR

Moms work hard in the home and out.  I want taxpayer and citizen recognition.  I want an Equal Rights Amendment.

OR

 Women have been noble far too long.  We’re tired of being on the menu.  We want a place at the TABLE.  ERA needs hearings in the Florida House—Speaker, are you listening!

OR

I’m a father of three children.   We can celebrate Mother’s Day when my wife gets equal treatment across the board.  Why can’t politicians stop waging this war against women so we can all move ahead?

OR

About this Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).  For heaven’s sake, why are we still dithering over assuring that American women get their protection from sex discrimination?  What could be so awful about passing ERA into the U.S. Constitution?

 YOU’VE GOT THE IDEA.   Email off your own Letter, or if mailing one of the above to Fl. Anyone can call the office of  Sen. Don Gaetz, 850 897-5747  and Rep. Will Weatherford,  813 558-5115 to urge a scheduled ERA hearing in 2013.  After TWELVE YEARS!! select one and tell me which one so no dupes. Yaaay for YOU! And for every woman and family. 

Sandy Oestreich, founder-president of Equal Rights Alliance Inc, and ERA Education Inc.
Prof. Emerita, Adelphi U., NY
Fmr. elected official
Co-author, internationally distributed pharmacology reference texts
Nurse practitioner
Biographied in Feminists Who Changed America
Wife and mom   www.2PassERA.org