PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT OCCUPY BOSTON
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MISSING PERSON : CHRSTINE FLORES .
If you have seen her around the Virgina area or the Memphis, Tennessee Shelby County area - please contact the Shelby Count Sheriff’s Department @ 901-379-7625
PLEASE pass this along . Christine is a 15 yr. old Asian girl . 5’1 . She has been missing since Tuesday when she left for work and never came home . Officers and her family says she may have ran away with a man she met on Facebook from Virgina . PLEASE if you have any whereabouts of where she may be , please contact the above number .
Here is a link for more information : http://www.wmctv.com/story/15591900/family-missing-teen-may-be-with-man-she-met-on-facebook
heads up if any of my followers live in/around TN or Virginia
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Mississippi Personhood Amendment
Okay, so I don’t usually do this, but this is an issue near and dear to me and this is getting
very little no attention in the mainstream media.
Mississippi is voting on November 8th on whether to pass Amendment 26, the “Personhood Amendment”. This amendment would grant fertilized eggs and fetuses personhood status.
Putting aside the contentious issue of abortion, this would effectively outlaw birth control and criminalize women who have miscarriages. This is not a good thing.
Jackson Women’s Health Organization is the only place women can get abortions in the entire state, and they are trying to launch a grassroots movement against this amendment. This doesn’t just apply to Mississippi, though, as Personhood USA, the group that introduced this amendment, is trying to introduce identical amendments in all 50 states.
What’s more, in Mississippi, this amendment is expected to pass. It even has Mississippi Democrats, including the Attorney General, Jim Hood, backing it.
The reason I’m posting this here is because I made a meager donation to the Jackson Women’s Health Organization this morning, and I received a personal email back hours later - on a Sunday - thanking me and noting that I’m one of the first “outside” people to contribute.
So if you sometimes pass on political action because you figure that enough other people will do something to make a difference, make an exception on this one. My RSS reader is near silent on this amendment. I only found out about it through a feminist blog. The mainstream media is not reporting on it.
If there is ever a time to donate or send a letter in protest, this would be it.
What to do?
- Read up on it. Wake Up, Mississippi is the home of the grassroots effort to fight this amendment. Daily Kos also has a thorough story on it.
- If you can afford it, you can donate at the site’s link.
- You can contact the Democratic National Committee to see why more of our representatives aren’t speaking out against this.
- Like this Facebook page to help spread awareness.
(Source: gabrielleabelle.livejournal.com, via autisticmerrill)
According to some LAPD officers, "a gay man can't be raped". Sign the petition to get an apology for James, gay men, and all rape victims.
On August 31, 2009 James Hornik was raped by another male in Hollywood, California. Mr. Hornik found himself in great need of police assistance and called on the LAPD, trusting that they would help him in his sudden predicament. When asked if he could press charges against his attacker, the LAPD officers simply responded, “A gay man can’t be raped”. Mr. Hornik was treated at Cedars Sinai Hospital but was denied a forensic rape collection kit by the LAPD, whose job it is to issue such kits through their forensic team.
James Hornik has been fighting for more understanding and recognition that men (gay or straight) can be raped ever since that muggy night in August of 2009 with very little help at all. He has contacted organizations such as LAMBDA Legal, GLAAD, the ACLU, the NoH8 Campaign and various others only to be denied help and led in circles. Mr. Hornik even filed the proper complaints with the city, county and the LAPD internal investigation team. The LAPD was exonerated from any wrong doing or neglect by the mayor.
The goal of this petition is to demand that the LAPD make a formal apology to Mr. Hornik and the citizens of Los Angeles County in general for their failure to recognize what was and is a very serious situation and a growing problem within the gay community and society as a whole.
Pause for one moment and ask yourself, what if it happened to you and no one heard your cries?
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