Chip and Joanna Gaines have announced they will partner with Target to offer their new home decor collection. Perhaps they have forgotten or maybe don’t know that Target has an open door policy allowing men in women’s restrooms and changing rooms. There have been reports from all over the country of men invading the private spaces of women in Target stores. Ask the Gaines to reconsider this decision!
An amendment offered by Senators Collins (R-ME) and Gillibrand (D-NY) to the NDAA was never brought to the floor for a vote. They, along with Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) and Senator John McCain (R-AZ) have now introduced a stand-alone bill which would permit transgenders to serve in the military.
Sixteen years ago today America was attacked. We were caught unawares, believing we were safe from a major attack – protected by oceans on both sides. As the scenes unfolded throughout that morning, we realized how very vulnerable we really were — and are. But we united to help those impacted by the attacks — being a first responder, donating blood, donating money, whatever we as Americans could do. But now it appears the scene has changed and too many Americans have forgotten or history of that day is being rewritten right before our very eyes!
As the flood water begins to subside in Houston, other parts of southern Texas are still under water and now Louisiana is being hit. The search and rescue efforts are now recovery efforts as Houston and other parts of Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey begin to take in the full devastation of the storm. Now President Trump has joined Texas Governor Greg Abbott in calling for a National Day of Prayer on September 3rd.
History in the US was made this week — and it was not a pretty picture. The most devastating storm to every hit the United States has pounded the Texas Gulf Coast for a week, millions have been displaced, homes, businesses, infrastructure has been destroyed, lives have been lost. It has been admirable how the people of Texas have banded together to help each other and others from across the US are going down to Texas to help and, guess what, they are helping all – no matter what their race. The images coming out of Texas totally destroy the image the mainstream media is trying to paint of a radically racist America.
The PA Department of Education has come up with a 144 page plan to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act. You can go to this page and review the entire 144 page document or choose the 39 page power point presentation.
Since the violence in Charlottesville, VA, there has been an uptick in the vandalism of statues of those deemed racist — Robert E. Lee, an unnamed Confederate soldier, Christopher Columbus. Whether these efforts are truly to combat racism or simply being used as a means to destablize the nation are being questioned. However, right in the midst of Washington, DC there remains the image of probably one of the most racist women ever to live in America — Margaret Sanger!
State legislators are, for the most part, in their district offices this month. Why not take the time to set up a face-to-face meeting with them? Now would be an excellent time to bring your concerns to them — a vote they cast, a bill they co-sponsored, a bill that should be introduced?? Let them know. They are your elected representatives in Harrisburg!
As in 2014 W.W. Bridal Boutique is under attack for turning away a lesbian couple who wanted wedding attire for their upcoming “wedding.” The owner believes that marriage is only between one man and one woman and runs her business with those convictions and because of that she is under attack. Her business has received such threatening phone calls that they are now only seeing customers by appointment and have been forced to deactivate their Facebook page!
In an early morning Tweet President Trump announced no transgenders would be allowed to serve in the US military. He noted the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgenders would impose on the military. The military must be focused on victory and not be distracted by allowing transgenders to serve in any capacity.