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when women vote…

2 Nov

When women vote, we effect change.  We honor the sacrifices of our foremothers who paved the way for us and we pass along to our daughters and granddaughters the need, privilege and responsibility to do the same.

This fabulous graphic was designed by one of my favorite people for the 51% Club.

Now add your own finish to the sentence, “When Women vote…”  and leave it in the comments.

And then vote.

The power of voting

2 Nov

Just something funny I found on facebook showing just how powerful a woman’s vote can be.

A hero of Hurricane Sandy

2 Nov



Emily Rahimi, social media manager for the New York Fire Department, relayed tweets to 911 dispatchers.


I found a CNN article among the coverage of Hurricane Sandy that showed the power women can have in times of crisis. Emily Rahimi run the NYFD twitter account and when the storm hit she stuck it out at her office responding to hundreds of frantic tweets by people trapped or just scared. After Sandy hit, the 911 dispatch center was flooded with calls and Rahimi took the information from the tweets to ensure people got the help they needed. She posted updates about the crane dangling from a high rise, rising waters, and the fire that broke out in Breezy Point. Despite all the help she had given the NYFD and those in need she doesn’t consider herself a hero. Days later she is still responding to tweets from people all across the city, those in need and those just letting her know she helped.

Paternal rights with in vitro

2 Nov

I found this article CNN picked up from a news station in Virginia. The Virginia Supreme Court is heard a case that I found very odd. Three years ago, a seemingly happy boyfriend/girlfriend couple chose in vitro to have their daughter. The next day they signed an Acknowledgment of Paternity stating the boyfriend was 100% the father. The article doesn’t say outright but somewhere along the line the couple broke up and the mother stopped letting the father see their daughter. Virginia has a law that denies sperm donors parental rights unless they are married to the mother. The Virginia Supreme Court is set to hand down its ruling in January but it is highly speculated they will grant the father visitation.

How do you feel about this article? Do you think the father has any right to see the child?