yrmomschesthair:

pantslessprogressive:

Eight female state senators in Georgia walked out of the Senate chambers on Wednesday to protest two bills that hinder access to abortion and contraceptives. All eight female democratic senators left the chambers together after two bills they oppose passed the Republican-led Senate. From Atlanta’s WXIA, the legislation:

  • Prohibits state employees from using state health benefits to pay for abortions
  • Does not allow employees of private religious institutions to demand that their insurance policies pay for contraceptives

"We stood together to protest what we feel is absolutely a war on women here in Georgia and we want to sound the alert to Georgians," said Sen. Nan Orrick.

Republican state senator Joshua McKoon said of the legislation, “What I would say is the war that’s being waged is on a religious minority in this country that has strong beliefs that are protected by the First Amendment.”

The bills now heads to the House, where both are expected to pass.

The senators who walked out: Sen. Gloria ButlerSen. Gale Davenport, Sen. Nan Orrock, Sen. Freddie Powell SimsSen. Donzella James, Sen. Miriam Paris, Sen. Valencia Seay and Sen. Horacena Tate. Looks like I’ll be spending my Friday night emailing these senators to thank them for taking a stance on an incredibly important issue.

"religious minority"

forrevolution:

Remembering Trayvon Martin today. He would have turned 19. Thoughts are also with the families of Troy Davis, Oscar Grant & Sean Bell. Rest in Power.

forrevolution:

Remembering Trayvon Martin today. He would have turned 19. Thoughts are also with the families of Troy Davis, Oscar Grant & Sean Bell. Rest in Power.

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riotsandrhymes:

Do you Know what is happening in Venezuela? This is what is happening. This is what has been happening during a week. The students have been protesting in a pacific way against the repressive and tyrant government that we have since 1999 (yes, 15 years living with insecurity, food and medicine shortages, deprivation of liberty, and media blackout) and what is the police and the army doing? Beating us, shooting us, and recently some students were condemned to jail for 13 years!! For what crime? For claiming justice and democracy. Please, share this post, the world needs to know.

#PrayForVenezuela

#SOSVenezuela

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Hey, Steph


I know you’re looking at my blog sometime soon - Just wanted to surprise you with a little personal reminder of how much I love you. Thank you for always stepping up and being there for me, and for staying in love with me even when we’re more than seven thousand miles apart. You are my hero.

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"The art of being a woman is knowing those times when not 2 b a lady" - Bus stop in Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa

"The art of being a woman is knowing those times when not 2 b a lady" - Bus stop in Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa

lucky-me-lucky-mud:

likeafieldmouse:

Leo Burnett - Raising the Roof (2010) - Awareness campaign for Canada’s homeless

Wow.

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ozzylot:

Why the government is broken.

ozzylot:

Why the government is broken.

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