Organizations that received “substantial” funding from Google for the first time over the past year include Grover Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform, the Federalist Society, the American Conservative Union (best known for its CPAC conference) and the political arm of the Heritage Foundation that led the charge to shut down the government over the Affordable Care Act: Heritage Action.
In 2013, Google also funded the corporate lobby group, the American Legislative Exchange Council, although that group is not listed as receiving “substantial” funding in the list published by Google.
The opponents will never stop. They will seek any means — including unconstitutional proposals — to take away an established right, and a fact of human decency, that woman control their own bodies. This fight will continue at every level of government. When your community is threatened, be prepared to fight back.
This is a longer and more complex story. We were set up to fail in every possible way by the collusion of the City Clerk who provided no early voting sites in half of the City. Voting day locations included mega-churches. University students were denied a voting day location. The Catholic Church opposed us. And yet, we prevailed.
While the inside information may be of interest for Albuquerque citizens, I feel it is important for other communities to appreciate the lessons for next time. Critical information for the next places in the crosshairs of the anti-women movement must be shared. We know messaging needs to reflect the values of the community. Women must lead the effort, young women and women of color are essential. There will be national press and national support. It is expensive. But it is going to remain a pitched battle until we can begin to turn the tide back to women. We must thwart every effort they attempt.
Albuquerque has shown the way. We shut that whole thing down. Other communities can do it, and they will do it too!
There ought to be brave Republican politicians willing to lead the party in the direction the nation is headed. But according to the conventional wisdom, winning a GOP primary means kowtowing to party’s activist base – which means saying you oppose gay marriage, whatever your actual view might be.
Liz Cheney has shown herself to be anything but brave. The irony, however, is that she’s still being attacked in Wyoming as insufficiently doctrinaire against gay marriage.
The Cheney sisters, once extremely close, reportedly haven’t spoken since the summer. What price political ambition?
As usual, Quigley does a great job of explaining a complex topic. I’m still less than thrilled to go from $95/month to over $300, based on my hope and assumption that I won’t need the expanded coverage (yet).
Canceled health plans bad idea from the start | ABQJournal Online by Winthrop Quigley
Before we all rush to man the barricades, though, remember these are the same health plans that precipitated a different kind of outrage a few years ago when companies like Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico and Presbyterian Healthcare Services proposed completely justifiable 20-plus percent premium increases.
I should also point out that owners of these plans periodically call the Journal to complain that they just found out their pregnancies, their cancers or their bum knees are not covered, and they now face horrendous medical bills.
- Against denying anyone the medical care she needs.
- Against intruding in a painful private crisis.
- Against using inflammatory scare tactics. (If you showed pictures of amputations, gullible fools would vote against them.)
Vote against the gawd-awful and unconstitutional proposition before the City of Albuquerque.
How many voting FOR thrusting the city between a woman and her doctor are for:
- sex education
- free birth control
- aid to families with dependent children
- adoptions by gay and lesbian couples and same-sex marriage
- letting a man die of prostate cancer lest he interfere with conception prospects
Don’t let a well-funded and fanatical minority decide this election. Vote AGAINST.