Sunday, September 14, 2008

Tribute to Women Who Fought for Our Right to Vote

I frequently ask young women how long they believe that females have been able to vote in the United States.

Most all are shocked to learn that it's been only since 1920 ... and few realize the hardships, sacrifices, imprisonment, and defamation these courageous and strong 'suffragettes' endured.

HBO has done an outstanding job in bringing to the screen Iron Jawed Angels ... so named for their iron will against being forced to eat while enprisoned.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Lose your house, lose your vote ? ? ? In the U S of A ? ? ?

With 7,000 families a day losing their homes to foreclosure ... this can not be allowed.

Lose your house, lose your vote --Michigan Republicans plan to foreclose African American voters By Eartha Jane Melzer 10 Sep 2008 The chairman of the Republican Party in Macomb County Michigan, a key swing county in a key swing state, is planning to use a list of foreclosed homes to block people from voting in the upcoming election as part of the state GOP's effort to challenge some voters on Election Day. "We will have a list of foreclosed homes and will make sure people aren't voting from those addresses," party chairman James Carabelli told Michigan Messenger in a telephone interview earlier this week.

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