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Cindy Sheehan for Governor of California 2014

Cindy Sheehan for Governor of California 2014

While listening to 90.7FM http://www.kpfk.org Connect the Dots w/ Lila Garrett this morning, a guest made me get online and look her up. Cindy Sheehan was saying all the things that a person who wants equality, free education, programs for mothers who would like to stay longer than 6 weeks with their newborn children, an end to privatization of the prison industrialized caste system, continued Medicare and Social Security and a universal healthcare system to name some important issues within this country.

I live in the State of California and would love to see this woman as governor. She could and would make a difference for the people. She had my vote when she stated: “I voted for Cynthia McKinney in 2008”.

Cindy Sheehan, aged 56, is an internationally renowned peace and social justice activist.
Sheehan’s oldest son Casey was killed in Iraq on April 04, 2004 and many came to know about her and her work when she set up a peace camp near the faux-ranch of then president George W. Bush in Crawford, TX in the summer of 2005.

Since then, Cindy Sheehan, has traveled the world working with fellow activists demanding peace and working with others to help create a world that is peaceful and more economically secure and equal.

Cindy Sheehan is a native Californian who was raised in a California where education was excellent and other social safety nets were not as small and filled with holes so big, millions of Californians fall through while the rich and corporations keep exploiting more of this state’s wealth and resources.

Sheehan majored in California History at UCLA and envisions a state that leads the world in peace, economic stability and equality, environmental sustainability and delivering high-quality public education from pre-K through university. She knows it can be done because it has been done before.

Cindy Sheehan has published seven books, been arrested for peace about 21 times, is currently a resident of Vacaville, CA and the mother of three surviving children and four grandchildren who are her love and her inspiration.

VOTE FOR CINDY SHEEHAN!

http://www.cindy2014.org/

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Cutting unemployment is NOT the answer by: Thom Hartmann on 30. December 2013

Cutting unemployment is NOT the answer by: Thom Hartmann on 30. December 2013

One point three million people have lost their unemployment benefits. Americans who have been out of work for six months or longer are suddenly without the vital lifeline that kept them from ending up homeless and hungry. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said that extending these benefits will be a priority when Congress returns on January 6th, but some Republicans are already indicating they may try to block an extension.

If those on the Right keep long-term unemployment from being reauthorized, another 850,000 Americans will find themselves without financial support within the next three months. The current unemployment cuts alone may cost our economy as much as 0.4 percent of our GDP, and that number will only get larger as more Americans loose their financial assistance. And, these cuts won’t save taxpayers any money, as our government will have to dramatically increase spending on programs like food stamps and housing assistance as more people have no where else to turn. If Congress doesn’t act fast, more Americans will soon find themselves without any income, and many could wind up on the street.

As if that wasn’t bad enough, without this meager financial assistance, out-of-work Americans will no longer be able to contribute anything to their local economies. That, in turn, can pose a serious risk to our modest economic recovery. Allowing unemployment benefits to expire isn’t just immoral and un-American, it’s also a bad idea for our nation as a whole. We shouldn’t be imposing more austerity – we should be investing in our nation. And, our government should step in as the employer of last resort. If Republicans really want to lower spending on unemployment benefits – the answer is not slashing aid – it’s helping out-of-work Americans find a job.

– See more at: http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2013/12/cutting-unemployment-not-answer#sthash.U1YYbiu8.dpuf