Meet an advocate for farm workers who isn’t a man! For more than 50 years, activist Dolores Huerta has worked tirelessly to advance the cause of marginalized communities. She is internationally recognized as a feminist, a farm worker advocate, a gay rights activist, and a labor leader among other things.
Source cited: http://doloreshuerta.org/
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Margaret Mary O’Shaughnessy Heckler (born June 21, 1931), Republican politician from Massachusetts served in the United States House of Representatives for eight terms, from 1967 until 1983. She became the Secretary of Health and Human Services and Ambassador to Ireland under President Ronald Reagan. She was an ardent advocate of women’s rights and the ERA.
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Yulia Tymoshenko, the charismatic Orange Revolution heroine, served as prime minister and was running for president of the Ukraine, fell in love with the white tiger, Tigryulia, and made the animal a key image of her campaign. Afterward, Tigryulia was placed in the Yalta zoo and a Tymoshenko ally brought in the Bengal tiger, Patrice, from France to keep her company, but the two didn’t hit it off at first. Tymoshenko lost the 2010 presidential election to her longtime foe, the Orange Revolution nemesis President Viktor Yanukovych, and was sentenced to seven years in prison in October on charges of abuse of office. The trial was condemned by the West as politically motivated.
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“We all construct world views that give us a sense of meaning. Mostly it is about belonging to a group and having a sense of identity and purpose.” – Carmen Lawrence
Carmen Mary Lawrence (born March 2, 1948) is a retired Australian politician; a former Premier of Western Australia and the first woman to become Premier of a State of the Commonwealth of Australia.
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Basta is an Italian word for “enough.” (interjection)
When someone is filling your plate and there is enough food on it, you may say “basta”.
Or “I’m sick of this election…Basta, I’ve had enough!”
Source cited: http://www.yourdictionary.com/basta
I’m so sick of politics as it stands right now!!! I say let’s fire the lot of them, from all three branches of government, and start over. Politicians would have to use only their own money to run, no one would be allowed to “sponsor/buy” politicians, whether it be the Congress, Judicial system, etc. They could only run one term, no re-elections, so they’d keep their minds on the job, and all political parties should be equally represented. Time to dust off the brains of Americans and develop into a truly open minded, equal and representative government. (OK, now I’m hiding behind something large, waiting for the stones to start raining down on my revolutionary head.)
Did you know that there are 133 Green officeholders as of Thursday, May 10, 2012?
For more information on truly alternative choices for political office visit The Green Party at: http://www.gp.org/index.php
There are two women and a Native American man running for President in 2012, so if you want to support the environment and help break the two party system, consider voting GREEN!
Energetically, Diane Tegarden
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“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘press on’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”
Calvin Coolidge was the 30th President of the United States
from (August 3, 1923 to March 3, 1929). His nickname was “Silent Cal”, he was born: July 4, 1872, in Plymouth, Vermont and died: January 5, 1933, in Northampton, Massachusetts. For more information, visit:
Energetically, Diane Tegarden
Corinne Roosevelt Robinson was born on September 27, 1861 in New York City, the fourth and youngest child of Theodore Roosevelt, Sr. and Martha Bulloch Roosevelt.
She began writing at an early age, through the encouragement of her friends, in particular Edith Wharton who helped critique her poetry. In 1911, she published her first poem, “The Call of Brotherhood”, in Scribner’s Magazine. Her first book of poems of the same title was published in 1912. This volume was quickly followed by One Woman to Another and Other Poems (1914) dedicated to her daughter, also named Corinne, commemorating the loss of Robinson’s brother Elliott and son, Stewart. Other volumes of poetry by Robinson include Service and Sacrifice (1919) dedicated to her brother Theodore Roosevelt, The Poems of Corinne Roosevelt Robinson (1924), and Out of Nymph (1930) dedicated to Charles Scribner. She also wrote the prose memoir My Brother Theodore Roosevelt (1924). In 1920, Robinson became the first woman ever to address a nomination convention speaking before a crowd of 14,000.
Bio from Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corinne_Roosevelt_Robinson
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Tawakel Abdel-Salam Karman (born 7 February 1979) became the international public face of the 2011 Yemeni uprising that is part of the Arab Spring uprisings. She has been called by Yemenis the “Iron Woman” and “Mother of the Revolution.”. She is a co-recipient of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, becoming the first Yemeni, the first Arab woman, and the second Muslim woman to win a Nobel Prize and the youngest Nobel Peace Laureate to date.
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