Single Payer Advocates shut out of DC hearing
The DNC strikes again!
The Democratic National Committee announced that in an effort to make "this year’s platform process the most representative and inclusive in history", they would be holding public hearings, accepting written, video, and in-person testimony to the platform drafters.
But as it turns out, these hearings aren't so "public". The DNC is hand-picking testimony beforehand, and at the D.C. hearing yesterday, single payer was iced out.
Sign the petition to the Democratic Party: Put "Medicare for All" on the party platform at http://www.congressweb.com/NNU/26
A group of single payer organizations decided to get together and fight back! National Nurses United, Progressive Dems of America, Healthcare-NOW and Campaign for a Healthy California are circulating this petition to their members - together, representing hundreds of thousands of patients and providers.
You can help us put single payer back on the agenda:
Step 1: Sign the petition
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May 21, 2016
3:00pm - 5:00pm
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WOMEN IN TECH: Join us Saturday, May 21st, for a discussion about the importance of work/life balance, meditation, YOGA and to mingle with other women in tech!
*Please note: This specific event is limited to people who identify as women. Dev Bootcamp accepts all people, however, and look forward to meeting other applicants at future events.
At Dev Bootcamp, a new coding school in Austin for those looking to switch careers into software development, we believe in whole-self learning. We teach students web development and as part of our curriculum we teach engineering empathy, a series of workshops about communication, teamwork, impostor syndrome and more.
Since we have a rigorous curriculum, we also offer yoga to our students 2x per week. We are excited to partner with Women Who Code for this awesome afternoon!
3:00-3:30- Panel on the importance of work/life balance
3:30-3:40- Meditation led by Lululemon 6th & Lamar
3:40-4:25- Vinyasa Flow Yoga class led by Amelia Raun
4:30-5:00-Mingle & Meet other women in tech, stop by our event partner booths!
Thanks to our partners for making this event possible: Women Who Code, Girl Develop It, Lesbians Who Tech, ChickTech, Lululemon, Blenders & Bowls, Thunderbird Bars, Uber and more!
So I'm asking all my friends and enemies to support me when I apply to the program!
Brave New Fellows Program is offering social justice advocates from communities of color and/or economically marginalized communities a one year, paid opportunity to work with Brave New Films and learn how to create and distribute media that makes a difference.
By working alongside experienced staff, fellows build practical skills in digital storytelling, production,production, campaign strategies, outreach, and social media. Fellows spend the majority of the year in one of three areas: post-production, outreach, or social media. In the last two months they rotate through the other two areas. The fellowship equips activists to use film to support activism, and prepares them for jobs in social justice advocacy, media, and filmmaking.
If you know any young people of color, would-be filmmakers: http://www.bravenewfilms.org/fellowships
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The Social Media Strategist is responsible for growing BNF’s presence and outreach on social media, devising strategies to increase traffic to BNF videos and website, launching new social media campaigns around specific projects, managing BNF’s online profiles, building a fanbase, and turning online clicks into offline action.
The Social Media Fellow assists the Strategist by creating and posting new, engaging content on active social media channels and by monitoring trending topics.
As of June 22, 2016 at 8:40 PM 524,055 people like the Brave New Films page on Facebook and that includes 748 of my friends.
Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 8:00 AM - Friday, September 30, 2016 at 10:00 PM
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712
Black Studies at the University of Texas at Austin invites you to its first national Black Studies conference, to be held in Austin on September 29-30. Dr. Angela Davis will provide the keynote address “BLACK MATTERS.” Panels, featuring leading scholars from the U.S. and abroad, will explore the state of a resurgent Black freedom movement and the complex role that scholarship plays in relation to it.
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- Austin Community Collegebiology, 2008 - 2008
- St. Philip's Collegenursing, 1994 - 1994
- Delgado Community Collegenursing, 1992 - 1993
- West Los Angeles Collegegeneral studies, 1983 - 1983
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I'm originally fron New Orleans, La but I've been living in Austin, TX off and on since 1995. Before that I lived in San Antonio where I trained as a Healthcare Specialist in the US Army.
I was one of the first soldiers to go public with their resistance to the Iraq War. Iraq Veterans Against the War formed in July 2004 which was the same month I was told I'd be going to Iraq. I became an IVAW member in January 2005.
I dropped out of school in 1982. Just before turning 17 a recruiter convinced the me to join the military. I left my home in New Orleans and spent 7 years on and off active duty between 1982 to 1994, which included two overseas tours. One in Korea and one in Germany. In 1993, while serving in the Louisiana Army National Guard I got the opportunity to train in San Antonio, TX at Fort Sam Houston. First as a combat medic and then as a licensed practical nurse. After my discharge in December of 1994 I decided to stay in Texas and work in the health care industry.
In September of 1995 I moved to Austin, TX. In August of 2001 I enlisted in the Texas Army National Guard for three years and the very next month 911 happened. I was a medic assigned to the 249th Main Support Battalion in Austin, TX. I got stop-loss orders in July of 2004 right before his very last drill. I was told that I was to be involuntarily extended and reassigned to the 56th Brigade Combat Team as part of the 36th Infantry Division and deploy with this unit to Iraq.
According to the army's stop loss policy they can make null and void any contractual obligation you have with the military and extends your service in the military against your will. Some refer to it as a back door draft. An activist from Austin Against War got the Austin Chronicle to print an article titled Jail, Exile, or Iraqabout my situation as an anti-war activist being ordered to war. And the very next day KTBC-TV, our local Fox News affiliate, requested an interview. The week I was supposed to report for active duty I announced that I was having a goodbye party. Most of the guest didn't know it but instead of reporting for duty I'd plan to run away. On the day I was to report to Fort Hood, TX some friends of mine in Veterans For Peace hid me at their house and bought me a bus ticket the next day. I went to Tennessee to stay with a friend.
I had decided not to leave the country because I didn't want to live indefinitely in exile. My plan was to hide out until my military unit dropped me from it's roster. Then I was going to turn my self over to the USADIP(United States Army Deserter Information Point) at Fort Knox. Since deserters are no longer assigned to a unit I hoped to just get kicked out or do jail time. Either would be better than going to Iraq. But to my surprise my unit didn't drop me from the rolls so I was never entered into the [Wanted Person File] of the FBI National Crime Information Center. So I went to New York and spent the next year traveling around doing anti-war activism.
I gave interviews to newspapers, magazines, and TV and radio stations. I stayed on the East Coast until Hurricane Katrina forced me back down south to look for my missing family in New Orleans. After about two years of desertion I was kicked out of the military. I think my decision to go public with my struggle helped to pressure the military to release me in August 2006. While I was on the run in Tennessee someone made a video that was sent to Amy Goodman and she invited me to be on her [Democracy Now!] TV show. So on March 15, 2005, just before the protest of the third year of the war, I was on a show called Three U.S. Soldiers Refusing to Fight Speak Out Against the Iraq War. She had me on again about six months later for a show called Missing in New Orleans: Voices of Those Seeking Loved Ones. The video that was made by MonkeyRay Productions while I was on the run in Tennessee is now on KLRU's Docubloggers which is a video blog on our local PBS station's website in Austin. I hope to be an example for others.
It's been a few years since I updated this but I guess one of the more recent important changes has been my expulsion from IVAW though I'm still a current member of VFP.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Carl_Webb
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