Thursday, March 15, 2012
The Reason Rally is just a little over a week away now. The charter bus from Pittsburgh is now confirmed, and there are a few more seats available: http://reasonrally.dcrallybus.com/Trip/From/Pittsburgh Speakers will include Richard Dawkins, James Randi and Lawrence Knauss. See the Website for more information: http://www.reasonrally.com/
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
On the Spot is a local organization which provides menstrual products to girls in local public schools. Many local students do not have access to proper menstrual products for various reasons, including economic hardship and disrupted family situations. Teachers, nurses and administrators at the schools do their best to provide the products, but pay for them out of their own pockets. Even more heartbreaking, young girls stay home from school while menstruating. Think these products are covered under food stamps? They aren't!
This month, On the Spot is teaming up with The Pittsburgh Tote Bag Project to help out these girls. They're asking that you donate menstrual products in a tote bag and bring it to one of the many drop-off spots (see here). Here's some suggestions on what to stock in the bag:
Box of pads, any size. Variety is good. Special need for pads designed for young girls. Box of tampons, any size. Variety is good. Panty liners, any variety. Unscented is best. New reusable products are welcome, too. If we can give women choices, that’s good. New or gently used tote bags. Backpacks also useful. Sample and trials are fine as long as they are sealed.
And, please check here and here for more ways that you can help!
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Restore American democracy. Corporations are not people.
Who inspires you? Abolitionists? Suffragists? Union organizers? Civil rights workers? Peace activists? Occupiers? They all have one thing in common. They were ordinary people faced with extraordinary injustice. Then they stood up, walked out of their comfort zones, and into history. They made the world better for all of us. Now we can all join them.
Thanks to our right-wing activist Supreme Court, corporations and billionaires now legally and proudly own our politicians. Our elected representatives no longer have to pretend that they give two hoots about us. Americans’ confidence in our public institutions is at an all-time low. But there is a way to turn things around. There are people already working on it. And we need your help.
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Friday, March 9, 2012
If you haven't heard about the Reason Rally (and, the way things have been going this year, America needs a Reason Rally), it'll be on the Mall in Washington, DC on Saturday, March 24. Speakers include Richard Dawkins, Adam Savage, James Randi, and this year's poster child against irrationality, Jessica Ahlquist. If you live near Pittsburgh and are thinking about going to the Reason Rally, the Pittsburgh Bus still needs 27 riders! I think this will be a very interesting day, probably similar to the Rally for Sanity that Stewart/Colbert sponsored back in late 2010, but with more scientific speakers. http://reasonrally.dcrallybus.com/Travel/From/Pittsburgh
Monday, March 5, 2012
Friday, March 2, 2012
So yesterday, Senator Casey, after claiming to be a "pro labor," "pro woman" Senator, was one of three Democrats to vote in favor of the Blunt amendment. Luckily, Olympnia Snow voted against it and helped to kill it. Yesterday, Representative Timothy Murphy, who represents part of the same district that Rick Santorum used to "represent," got in a fight with Secretary Sebelius. http://m.examiner.com/liberal-in-baltimore/she-blinded-him-with-science It's a shame so many of our representatives are so scientifically ignorant and hate women's rights to govern their own health care so much. So do we have any people who plan to run against these jokers? We need people who aren't going to constantly vote for 19th-century ideology.