#ImpeachNow

May 19, 2019
Olympia, WA

Dear Senator Murray,

My name is Allan Hill and I am a member of Olympia Indivisible. Speaker Pelosi recently described a “constitutional crisis” and House Judiciary Chair Nadler described the current stalemate with the Trump administration as “preposterous.” I agree!

I believe that the time has come for the House to begin impeachment proceedings against Trump, as well as Attorney General Barr who has lied to protect him. House oversight is not working, Trump has stonewalled every effort. He is becoming ever more dangerous; his administration seems to be ready to start wars in Iran and Venezuela to deflect attention from his legal troubles. Trump is starting to talk as if he is an Imperial President, openly considering claims that he should be able to serve an extra two years. Impeachment now seems to be the only real opportunity to block this slide into autocracy and warmongering. I urge you, Senator Murray to publicly call for impeachment proceedings against Trump and some of the most corrupt members of his administration.

“Saving our democracy” is feeble language about knowing how to kowtow to the weak-kneed leadership of the DNC, what it is about is precedent. The Mueller report has demonstrated the path that any logically-minded person can see. This is not about politics as it is about precedent. so I ask you why is the office of the presidency given a ‘Get out of Jail Free card’?

We have anti-corruption laws in our nation. Would it be possible for me to commit a crime covered under Article 1, Section 9. Clause 8 of the United States Constitution? So, why does the so-called president get an honorary ‘Get out of Jail Free card and other United States citizens do not? Does not the laws of our nation apply to all Americans? “No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the consent of Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever from any King, Prince, or foreign state.”

“US Constitution Annotated Article I. LEGISLATIVE DEPARTMENT Section IX Clause VIII”

Someone who also works inside ‘the beltway’ also is concerned with this matter and he, knowing so much more than I wrote: “The conclusion that Congress may apply the obstruction laws to the President’s corrupt exercise of the powers of office accords with our constitutional system of checks and balances and the principle that no person is above the law.” This passage may sound very familiar as it was penned by Special Council Honorable Robert Mueller.

#Impeach Now,
Allan Hill,
Olympia, WA

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#ABrandNewEra

As we now live in #ABrandNewEra . . . GENTLEMEN, the time for beginning change is NOW. No longer will society put up with mankind’s insistence to continue to regard archaic and narrow definitions of sexual definitions of what some would call normal behavior such as ‘heteronormative patriarchy has had for the past two thousand years. Those days are gone, way past and bordering on extinct as it soon will be. In realizing the wording may seem to be a tinch overdone, tough break as a species there will be either rougher days ahead or smooth sailing for the rest of humanity.  It all begins with what is in your heart.

Men have had well over 2000 years to try and get it right on human and social issues and we have failed miserably. We must now re-learn to “unpack our social Knapsacks” and look at wiser and more humane choices for ’real change’ as we continue to enter the 21st century.

Humanity has woken to a new dawn of change. Together as a human family, we must adapt ourselves to this change. To the male half of the species: We must now consider ourselves on notice as the man’s song has warned us a long time ago that indeed “A Change is Gonna Come” and it has. If one is personally ready for this change than we welcome you in celebration, unfortunately, If you are unwilling to adapt and re-learn some basic concepts concerning violence against women and females (VAWA), then the coming storm and its change will consume you.

If “Human rights are women’s rights, and women’s rights are human rights,” then let us not forget that among those rights are the right to speak freely – and the right to be heard.’ We need to understand that there is no formula for how women should lead their lives. That is why we must respect the choices that each woman makes for herself and her family. Every woman deserves the chance to realize her God-given potential. ‘It is a known fact that ‘you cannot have maternal health without reproductive health. And reproductive health includes contraception and family planning and access to legal, safe abortion.’ We must take heed in the words of Hillary Clinton that “there are those among us who would fight tooth and nail to see women’s health policies take a dangerous dive.” Humanity will continue to progress in real justice and equality regardless if you are alive or not.

All the while, these changes have their constructs in what will take place in the next administration. These global changes promise to be the watershed event for ‘All Women, females, mothers and families. Together with members of historically marginalized groups such as Black and Latino, Islanders, together with women’s organizations and federally mandated groups such as LGBTQ organizations will soon feel the full effect of the United States Constitution as whites have historically laid claim to. Global poverty will be on its way out. And if the change accidentally touches your life, well sorry about that but those who have lived in poverty, racism, sexism their whole lives are demanding and taking their rights.

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#ImpeachNow!

May 19, 2019
Olympia, WA

Dear Senator Murray,

My name is Allan Hill and I am a member of Olympia Indivisible. Speaker Pelosi recently described a “constitutional crisis” and House Judiciary Chair Nadler described the current stalemate with the #Individual#1 administration as “preposterous.” I agree!

I believe that the time has come for the House to begin impeachment proceedings against #Individual#1, as well as Attorney General Barr who has lied to protect him. House oversight is not working, #Individual#1 has stonewalled every effort. He is becoming ever more dangerous; his administration seems to be ready to start wars in Iran and Venezuela to deflect attention from his legal troubles. #Individual#1 is starting to talk as if he is an Imperial President, openly considering claims that he should be able to serve an extra two years. Impeachment now seems to be the only real opportunity to block this slide into autocracy and warmongering. I urge you, Senator Murray to publicly call for impeachment proceedings against #Individual#1 and some of the most corrupt members of his administration.

“Saving our democracy” is feeble language about knowing how to kowtow to the weak-kneed leadership of the DNC, what it is about is precedent. The Mueller report has demonstrated the path that any logically-minded person can see. This is not about politics as it is about precedent. so I ask you why is the office of the presidency given a ‘Get out of Jail Free card’?

We have anti-corruption laws in our nation. Would it be possible for me to commit a crime covered under Article 1, Section 9. Clause 8 of the United States Constitution? Of course not, so, why does the so-called president get an honorary ‘Get out of Jail Free card and other United States citizens do not? Does not the laws of our nation apply to all Americans? “No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the consent of Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any k#ImpeachNowind whatever from any King, Prince, or foreign state.”

“US Constitution Annotated Article I. LEGISLATIVE DEPARTMENT Section IX Clause VIII”

Someone who also works inside ‘the beltway’ also is concerned with this matter and he, knowing so much more than I wrote: “The conclusion that Congress may apply the obstruction laws to the President’s corrupt exercise of the powers of office accords with our constitutional system of checks and balances and the principle that no person is above the law.” This passage may sound very familiar as it was penned by Special Council Honorable Robert Mueller.

#Impeach Now,
Allan Hill,
Olympia, WA

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A Green New Deal-Washington

Allan Hill
Olympia, WA
May 16, 2019

Dear Washington State Democrats,

Greetings! In introducing myself, Allan Hill, I am an Independent Socialist Democratic who also attends Green party meetings as well.  As a social activist with predominantly progressive leanings, our great Mother Earth demands our and specifically, your attention at the moment as she will be speaking through me and in a way that hopefully, that makes you shudder in your shoes.

As she has been summarily dismissed as a non-living thing, her vengeance is misunderstood and even scoffed at by many. The last time I looked, the Bill of Rights of ALL citizens WERE NOT inclusive, and especially, Mother Earth.

I am here to tell you that indeed she most definitely has a spirit and that there is no time limit of that oath, as she will act as she has always had when she sees fit to do so.  There is no vengeance here as humanity knows it, albeit there will be great changes happening on an earthly scale as she changes, some of which we have already begun to notice.  And this is exactly what I would like to point out to you.

This past October the world’s leading climate scientists have already warned us that there are about a dozen years left for global warming to be kept to a maximum of 1.5C, beyond which even half a degree will significantly magnify the risks of drought, floods, extreme heat and poverty for literally hundreds of millions of people.

As an activist I am forever reading and to tell you the truth, I am somewhat angered by the thought that the powers that be in our great state have yet to begin to publicly organize on a state-wide basis any plans to confront future damage to our state considering the fact that Olympia itself stands to be inundated in not so peculiar ways considering of the news that what is to be expected have recently come to surface.  And if the thought has already been discussed then it is with the same emotion that I ask, ‘and why has it taken this long to bring it to the people of Washington state.  This is not a conversation for only those who have been invited, this is a global concern, and it should be considered and dealt with as such. I am now raising this question to the people of Olympia as a citizen.

Being human and having made my share of mistakes in life, after coming to certain truths concerning life from a critical examination of my own life I have realized that when people of conscience do nothing when they are called, the earth dies just a little bit more every time. We are each but mere fibers in this web of life where we are all inextricably connected in one way or another, and whether one chooses to believe it or not, and what happens to one community affects all communities. When one segment of society is marginalized for so long that it is the community that eventually pays the exacting price.

In closing, I am a 67-year-old student of life and I have yet to quit, that is until the hour arrives that the universe decides to install my voice into the universal ether of knowledge and then I will know for sure all those lingering questions I have bought up with people.  Until this time arrives, I will boldly fight on for this lovely blue marble that we all call home, and all of its inhabitants, regardless of Neanderthal opinions of denial. Please respond and mention if you would like to consider attending meetings in Olympia concerning public input into the Green New Deal.

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#ABrandNewDay in the DNC

#ABrandNewDay in the DNC (The Big Blue Bus) (Tent)
By Allan Hill

Dear Mr. Perez,

Greetings! In introducing myself, Allan Hill, I am a voting member of the Democratic and Independent constituency as well as a social activist with predominantly progressive leanings. Our great Mother Earth demands our and specifically your attention at the moment, and I pray that your listening skills do not have to be questioned.

Being human and having made my share of mistakes in this life, after coming to certain truths concerning my life from a critical examination, I have realized that when people of conscience do nothing when they are called, the earth dies just a little bit more every time.

We are each but mere fibers in this web of life where we are all inextricably connected in one way or another, and whether one chooses to believe it or not, what happens to one community affects all communities. When one segment of society is so marginalized for so long it is society itself that eventually pays the eventual exacting price, as we have witnessed.

The Democratic party, also known as the DNC and ‘The Big Blue Bus’ (Tent), we will see if it holds up to its inclusive namesake. Do not hold your breath on this though, unless you know for sure that you and your colleagues in the organization seriously want to move forward and seriously making it known that the DNC is now a home for all progressives including their beliefs, ideologies, and desires for a more peaceful harmonious and sustainable planet. We have an on-going saying in the #SunriseMovement: ‘Step Up or Step Aside,’ as ‘Changing Everything Takes Everyone.”

Upon this union, we can then do battle with the RNC and the current illegal resident of the white house. If so, it means #ABrandNewDay for the DNC, as we remain mindful of the fact that corruption continues to exists in the Democrat party as it goes by such names and hashtags such as #DemDogs’ and #CorporateDemocrats. If you sincerely want change, look inside and ask yourself whether it is worth it to lose this large of a percentage of humanity, and exactly who are these new Social Democrats?

While the United States purports to spread democracy abroad, it also has a history of actively suppressing political minorities at home. I will not sit on the sidelines, and I did not sign up to watch this kind of behavior from any individual or state of the union regardless of how ‘Deep south’ they are in their personal politics. We will fight them and they will lose. They will lose by succumbing to the same ingrained common truths that Americans hold dear in their hearts as the deep-seated presets of living a good life as well as one can. This is not the same old card game with your uncle any longer. Those days are past.

A new DNC should combine all progressive leanings and social synonyms such as innovative, enlightened, pioneering, reformer, radical, growing, developing and include such notable names as Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Senator Bernie Sanders, Sen. Nina Turner, Sen. Tulsi Gabbard, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib and Tamborine Borrelli (WA-CD-10).

Mr. Perez, If the DNC does not change its insidious ways of protecting its old white, stuck-in-the-mud, patriarchal conventions of the past that continue to fail people and present-day demographics across the U.S. and make the Democratic party much more amiable with openness and more transformative points of view and new socially-sustainable ideologies, then we will all be right back at the beginning yet again. All I can add to this is . . . . . . SERIOUSLY?

#ABrandNewDay equaling #ABrandNewCongress means that for once one the #DNC is going to be forced to change, whether it wants to or not. It is finally happening and there is no amount of resistance that will keep you in your parent’s idea of what #EQUALITY should look like. You and I will both pass soon.

Enough! This is sickening to deny half the race, their human ingrained and imprisoned potential. It is a mockery to life itself, as we men have had well over two thousand years to try and get it right, we have failed miserably. We must now learn to unpack our sexual and “racial knapsacks” as we turn and look to the future of more real change as we continue through the door to the 21st. century, as the world will need active global citizens who are engaged in the world, knowledgeable about its diversity and passionate about positive change. Ending and transforming antiquated sexist conventions of the past with information and ideas that inspire and motivate all males to act and to re-learn some basic facts concerning humanity and sex.

Feminine and women’s rights are being muffled out by the burgeoning sexual exploitation industry to the point where women are being denied access to their own sexuality. It is almost as if the sex industry has reared its ugly head and said to all women ‘No, you cannot have your identity back.’ Sexual exploitation is not only a crime in our nation it is a serious violation of basic decency and a basic law fundamental in global human rights. As we have arrived at a new dawn of global change. Progressives, Democrats, humanists, women’s rights and LGBTQ, Trans and Gender equality movements nationwide alike are already lining up for what is being termed as to be the battle of the millennium.

These social changes promise to be the watershed event of the millennium for all Women, females, genders, trans people, people of color, mothers, people with disabilities and families. Together with members of historically marginalized groups such as Black and Latino, along with women’s organizations and federally mandated groups such as LGBTQ organizations will all soon feel the full effect and protections of the United States Constitution as whites have historically laid claim to. Global poverty will be on its way out and if the change accidentally touches your life, well sorry about that but those who have lived and continue to live in poverty along with historically maligned communities are demanding, and taking their rights,
In closing, personally I do not see how an attempted rapist gets to progress any further here unless we go back 50 years apparently when AmeriKKKa was a better place in time when slavery and enslavements were still legal, and where ‘good ole boys’ could actually do round ups, female slaves were all impregnated and no white male was ever accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl. Come on men.

As Senator Mazie Hirono recently said. WAKE UP! STEP UP! DEMAND JUSTICE!

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In the fictional Star fleet universe one of the academy’s final tests is the dreaded Kobayashi Maru, which was created to test the character of cadets on the fastback to command positions. The simulated Kobayashi Maru is a no-win scenario, or a solution that involves ‘redefining the problem’. Why play politics as usual according to […]

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Does your neighbour know about the Sustainable Development Goals? — UN SDG Action Campaign

By Felix Zimmermann, Coordinator at OECD Development Communication Network. Originally published at OECD I don’t really know my neighbour. What I do know is that she can get pretty grumpy when my kids are too noisy. I also know that she uses the recycle bins. But what does she think about sustainable development? I wouldn’t have […]

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Hillary’s Platform and Women’s Rights

Hillary’s Platform and Women’s Rights
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Firstly, we do NOT want independents on the Democratic ticket in 2012. That is a period.

In the fictional Star fleet universe one of the academy’s final tests is the dreaded Kobayashi Maru, which was created to test the character of cadets on the fastback to command positions. The simulated Kobayashi Maru is a no-win scenario, or a solution that involves ‘redefining the problem’. Why play politics as usual according to someone else’s rules? Go on the attack of the male dominated industry of politics-as-usual and make it more about some unfinished business such as Hillary’s platform and what she wanted to do such as the ongoing work of Global Goals as we presently relish in the world of global support from citizens who are eager for change in policies and politics.

In doing the Women’s March in Washington (https://www.womensmarch.com/), I felt that it would take just a few minutes more out of my day to join the Women’s March online also and in doing so, adding my name to the exponentially growing Pledge of Liberation the realization was that as a united voice, we declare our commitment to fighting for the liberation of all people.

No longer can we allow women’s issues to be treated as if they are in competition with each other, rather than fundamental to one another. As women reaffirm their commitment to each other, and we ask our members of Congress to remember their own pledges to their communities and constituents. As Helen Mirren recently said “It is very clear that when women are given respect and the ability and the freedom to pursue their personal dreams and ambitions, life improves for everyone. Feminism is not an abstract idea but it’s a necessity.”

SUPPORTING GLOBAL MOTHERHOOD

The 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing heralded in the world’s arrival at the crossroads for a global agenda for gender equality. For the first time in history, we have the opportunity to see a world where every pregnancy is healthy and wanted, where every birth is safe, where every child can survive beyond their 5th birthday, and where all women, children and adolescents are empowered to thrive and realize their full potential.

However, we still have a lot of work to do. Right now, millions of women, children and adolescents still don’t have access to the life-saving information, services and supplies they need. The fact remains that one in five children are dying before the age of five from diseases that are entirely preventable, such as pneumonia and diarrhea.

In 2010, the global community formed an unprecedented partnership around Every Woman Every Child movement led by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Now, to achieve the Global Goals, the UN Secretary-General and other world leaders are launching an updated Global Strategy to end preventable maternal, child and adolescent deaths by 2030 and ensure their wellbeing.

Governments – rich and poor alike – must commit to close the gap on preventable deaths so that young people can grow and unlock their full potential. Affordable and effective interventions like access to Healthcare, vaccines, antibiotics, hand-washing and breast feeding have proven track records and immediate impacts.

Already, Japan, Norway, Canada and the US, as well as many other countries, have publicly supported the Global Strategy. Now, it’s time for Nigeria, Tanzania, South Africa and Colombia to follow suit by committing to prioritize maternal, newborn and adolescent health in their national plans.

Not only for us every day folk, this is also an invitation to World leaders and community leaders. Please do your part to ensure the health and well-being of women, children and adolescents everywhere. Come to the Global Citizen Festival in September in New York City and pledge your commitment to the United Nations’ Every Woman Every Child partnership and the updated Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health to set a strong precedent for other countries to follow and to ensure strong implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Let us finally get rid of: #GlobalPoverty, #GenderInequality, #MarriageInequality, #FinancialInequality and #GlobalHunger and begin to make global changes #IndigenousRights #LGBTQEquality, #GenderEquality, #FemalesHealthandSafety, #EducationforFemales, #FinancialEquality #WomensRights and #Innovationimprovements, #SanitationandEnvironment.

We simply can no longer afford to deny the full potential of one half of the population. The world needs to tap into the talent and wisdom of women for its own protection, if we are to survive at all. Whether the issue is food security, economic recovery, health, or peace and security, the participation of women is needed now more than ever. This is sickening, to deny half the human race, their human engrained and imprisoned potential. It is a mockery to life itself, as we MEN have had well over two-thousand years to try and get it right. We have failed miserably and now we must learn to “unpack our social knapsacks” and look for more equal and ‘real change’ as we enter the 21st century. Say YES to female leaders.

In fighting the Trump-Ryan assault on our Democratic values, not only must we take back our house in 2018 we must put a halt to their agenda by keeping open access to ALL Americans. We must also put an end to the republican agenda by keeping our promises to our seniors and elders, support Wall Street Reforms by protecting native and indigenous rights and lands fighting corporate greed, supporting all members of society regardless of skin color, nationality, belief system, or any other constitutional indifference, supporting Immigration reform to protect immigrant families from being torn apart, support Climate change and protect our planet, defend a woman’s right to choose, ‘exposing gerrymandering’ and blocking attacks on all Americans voting rights, increase the minimum wage thus the American Dream and continue to investigate the Trump Administration as he continues his own agenda in the oval office making billionaires and millionaires richer on the backs of the rest of the nation. It is already happening. All one has to do is open their eyes, read the news and REALIZE it is already happening. Will you join me and take action?

One of our problems is that the DNC has become outmoded and defunct, obsolete and resistant to change, but it will change for the very reason that it must continue to live as change is in the air. There are younger democrats out here and this is not your grand pappy’s DNC anymore. It is younger with more vitality and it has a message. Move over! Their message is more progressive than ever as they have learnt and listened to the other side of the aisle for a while and have formulated their platform. It is our platform. It is our message. Blue dog conservatism in the ranks will have to learn to become the student and not the master of the ship as progressive ideals take hold.

As you have heard from me before I hope it sinks in that I am a person of deed, meaning if I said it will be done, you can bet your life on it. But then again, not knowing when my time is due, I do not have time in my life to lament on others petty feelings about human differences and I will work hard to see that this platform is given its just and overdue consideration not only locally but inside the beltway in Washington where it really matters. I believe a Quorum call should be called for, based on the sheer importance of this platform.

In solidarity!

Allan Hill,

Woman’s March group

The Oly Embrace,

https://www.olyembrace.com/ https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/

“Never again allow a group of old rich white men define the healthcare of a Country that is 50.8% women and 37% other races.” -Helen Mirren

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  In the fictional Star fleet universe one of the academy’s final tests is the dreaded Kobayashi Maru, which was created to test the character of cadets on the fastback to command positions. The simulated Kobayashi Maru is a no-win scenario, or a solution that involves ‘redefining the problem’. Why play politics as usual according to someone else’s rules? Go on the attack of the male dominated industry of politics-as-usual and make it more about some unfinished business such as Hillary’s platform and what she wanted to do such as the ongoing work of Global Goals as we presently relish in the world of global support from citizens who are eager for change in policies and politics.

In doing the Women’s March in Washington, I felt that it would take just a few minutes more out of my day to join the Women’s March online also and in doing so…

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Hillary’s Platform and Women’s Rights

In the fictional Star fleet universe one of the academy’s final tests is the dreaded Kobayashi Maru, which was created to test the character of cadets on the fastback to command positions. The simulated Kobayashi Maru is a no-win scenario, or a solution that involves ‘redefining the problem’. Why play politics as usual according to someone else’s rules? Go on the attack of the male dominated industry of politics-as-usual and make it more about some unfinished business such as Hillary’s platform and what she wanted to do such as the ongoing work of Global Goals as we presently relish in the world of global support from citizens who are eager for change in policies and politics.

In doing the Women’s March in Washington (https://www.womensmarch.com/), I felt that it would take just a few minutes more out of my day to join the Women’s March online also and in doing so, adding my name to the exponentially growing Pledge of Liberation the realization was that as a united voice, we declare our commitment to fighting for the liberation of all people.

No longer can we allow women’s issues to be treated as if they are in competition with each other, rather than fundamental to one another. As women reaffirm their commitment to each other, and we ask our members of Congress to remember their own pledges to their communities and constituents. As Helen Mirren recently said “It is very clear that when women are given respect and the ability and the freedom to pursue their personal dreams and ambitions, life improves for everyone. Feminism is not an abstract idea but it’s a necessity.”

SUPPORTING GLOBAL MOTHERHOOD

The 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing heralded in the world’s arrival at the crossroads for a global agenda for gender equality. For the first time in history, we have the opportunity to see a world where every pregnancy is healthy and wanted, where every birth is safe, where every child can survive beyond their 5th birthday, and where all women, children and adolescents are empowered to thrive and realize their full potential.

However, we still have a lot of work to do. Right now, millions of women, children and adolescents still don’t have access to the life-saving information, services and supplies they need. The fact remains that one in five children are dying before the age of five from diseases that are entirely preventable, such as pneumonia and diarrhea.

In 2010, the global community formed an unprecedented partnership around Every Woman Every Child movement led by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Now, to achieve the Global Goals, the UN Secretary-General and other world leaders are launching an updated Global Strategy to end preventable maternal, child and adolescent deaths by 2030 and ensure their wellbeing.

Governments – rich and poor alike – must commit to close the gap on preventable deaths so that young people can grow and unlock their full potential. Affordable and effective interventions like access to Healthcare, vaccines, antibiotics, hand-washing and breast feeding have proven track records and immediate impacts.

Already, Japan, Norway, Canada and the US, as well as many other countries, have publicly supported the Global Strategy. Now, it’s time for Nigeria, Tanzania, South Africa and Colombia to follow suit by committing to prioritize maternal, newborn and adolescent health in their national plans.

Not only for us every day folk, this is also an invitation to World leaders and community leaders. Please do your part to ensure the health and well-being of women, children and adolescents everywhere. Come to the Global Citizen Festival in September in New York City and pledge your commitment to the United Nations’ Every Woman Every Child partnership and the updated Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health to set a strong precedent for other countries to follow and to ensure strong implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Let us finally get rid of: #GlobalPoverty, #GenderInequality, #MarriageInequality, #FinancialInequality and #GlobalHunger and begin to make global changes in #FemalesHealthandSafety, #EducationforFemales, #Finance and #Innovationimprovements, #SanitationandEnvironment.

We simply can no longer afford to deny the full potential of one half of the population. The world needs to tap into the talent and wisdom of women for its own protection, if we are to survive at all. Whether the issue is food security, economic recovery, health, or peace and security, the participation of women is needed now more than ever. This is sickening, to deny half the human race, their human engrained and imprisoned potential. It is a mockery to life itself, as we MEN have had well over two-thousand years to try and get it right. We have failed miserably and now we must learn to “unpack our social knapsacks” and look for more equal and ‘real change’ as we enter the 21st century. Say YES to female leaders.

In fighting the Trump-Ryan assault on our Democratic values, not only must we take back our house in 2018 we must put a halt to their agenda by keeping open access to ALL Americans. We must also put an end to the republican agenda by keeping our promises to our seniors and elders, support Wall Street Reforms by protecting native and indigenous rights and lands fighting corporate greed, supporting all members of society regardless of skin color, nationality, belief system, or any other constitutional indifference, supporting Immigration reform to protect immigrant families from being torn apart, support Climate change and protect our planet, defend a woman’s right to choose, ‘exposing gerrymandering’ and blocking attacks on all Americans voting rights, increase the minimum wage thus the American Dream and continue to investigate the Trump Administration as he continues his own agenda in the oval office making billionaires and millionaires richer on the backs of the rest of the nation. It is already happening. All one has to do is open their eyes, read the news and REALIZE it is already happening. Will you join me and take action?

One of our problems is that the DNC has become outmoded and defunct, obsolete and resistant to change, but it will change for the very reason that it must continue to live as change is in the air. There are younger democrats out here and this is not your grand pappy’s DNC anymore. It is younger with more vitality and it has a message. Move over! Their message is more progressive than ever as they have learnt and listened to the other side of the aisle for a while and have formulated their platform.  It is our platform. It is our message.  Blue dog conservatism in the ranks will have to learn to become the student and not the master of the ship as progressive ideals take hold.

As you have heard from me before I hope it sinks in that I am a person of deed, meaning if I said it will be done, you can bet your life on it. But then again, not knowing when my time is due, I do not have time in my life to lament on others petty feelings about human differences and I will work hard to see that this platform is given its due consideration not only locally but inside the beltway in Washington where it really matters. I believe I will ask for a Quorum call, based on the sheer importance of this platform.

In solidarity!

Allan Hill,

Woman’s March group

The Oly Embrace,

https://www.olyembrace.com/ https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/

“Never again allow a group of old rich white men define the healthcare of a Country that is 50.8% women and 37% other races.” -Helen Mirren

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Old Conventions: White Male Patriarchy

As an assumed-looking white male I have always had other voices in my blood, and they usually tend to be older and much wiser, and I do learn from and abide by them.  Being human and having made my share of mistakes in life, in examining my life in a critical context I realized that when people of conscience do nothing when they are individually called, the earth dies just a little bit more every time.’

We are each but mere fibers in this web of life where we are all inextricably connected in one way or another, and whether one chooses to believe it or not, what happens to one community affects all communities.  When one segment of society its marginalized for so long, it is the community itself that eventually pays the exacting price.  

 As a veteran in taking the Oath of Enlistment I swore to “support and defend” the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, “foreign and domestic.”  The last time I looked, the Bill of Rights of all citizens were NOT so inclusive.  There is no time limit of that previous oath.  I will not sit on the sidelines, and I did not sign up to watch this kind of behavior from any person or state of the union regardless of how “Deep South” they may be in their politics.  While the United States purports to spread democracy abroad, there are factions today whom also actively suppress women and minorities at home on a continual basis.

 I believe of the countries in the world about 24 have a woman as either head of state or government.  About 22 percent of all legislative positions worldwide are held by women, and I have read that around 20 percent of governments have a female representative for the UN.  It is my believe that a truer equality that has been lagging behind ever since women’s suffrage took the front pages in the 20th. century.  Although life presents an opportunity for progress at the weirdest times, it would send a powerful message to all countries directly or indirectly perpetuating gender inequality if one of the visible positions in the world is held by a women.

 Like the civil Rights movement, Equality and women’s rights is not an issue that will ever go away, as it is the number one issue in many nations and so it should be here in our nation.  And not only should kit be the number one issue , the message should resonate far and wide to make sure that its presets should be considered by one and all as the standard model for doing business with the United States

Feminine and women’s rights are trying to be muffled out by burgeoning sexual exploitation industry to the point where women are being denied access to their own sexuality.  It is almost as if the sexual media themselves have said to all women ‘No, you cannot have your identity back.’  Sexual exploitation is a serious violation of fundamental human rights.  

This is sickening, to deny half the race, their human engrained and imprisoned potential.  It is a mockery to life itself, as we MEN have had well over two-thousand years to try and get it right, we have failed miserably.  We must now learn to unpack our sexual and “racial knapsacks” as we turn and look to the future of more “Real Change” as we continue through the door to the 21st. century., as the world will need active global citizens who are engaged in the world, knowledgeable  about its diversity and passionate about change.  Ending sexist conventions of the past will information and ideas that inspire and motivate communities to act.  

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