GNH Community

nonprofits,local leaders & Grt.New Haven business sharing information

JUSTICE ROBERTS RESCUED SUPREME COURT FROM ABYSS OF PARTISANSHIP AND GAVE MORE THAN 30 MILLION AVERAGE AMERICANS ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE

THE REAL WINNERS (In Affordable Health Care Act) Are 30 Million Ave...

We Entreat You to Read Paul Krugman’s Op-Ed Piece Posted in the NY Times 6/28/12     See entire article our OneWorld Blog at: http://oneworldpi.org/blog/archives/1062

As Americans we can all take comfort in the fact that the same America which produced those who expoused cruel, false, vitriolic diatribe against the Affordable Care Act (aka – Obamacare) and against the President personally, also produced Paul Krugman and many others like him.  It was shocking to see Justice Scalia spouting off from the bench on matters that have no place coming out of the mouth of a Supreme Court Justice. 

We see the vulgar partisanship both in Congress and-- very sadly --in our Supreme Court going back to the 2000 elections in Gore V Bush.  It was very disheartening; it is in fact frightening to lose faith in the fairness of the highest court in the land.  As the “referee” in the U.S. system of government, it is the Supreme Court’s job to say when government officials step out-of-bounds.  It is the Supreme Court’s job to uphold the Constitution of the United States, and ensure that when we say “God save the United States and this Honorable Court” everyone can believe it and feel it to be so.  Thankfully,  Chief Justice John Roberts, Jr., rose to the ocassion and played the correct double duty role that was required in this case; that of referee and umpire.  Some are saying he  rescued the Affordable Care Act; we think he did much more.  While yes, he rescued the Affordable Care Act for millions of ordinary Americans (at least 130 million by extention) he also most importantly rescued the Supreme Court from the abyss of savage partisan depths and again elevated the Court to what it should be — a place where law, principles, ethics and justice prevails and  where acrimony is relegated to the dust bins, or at least does not prevail. 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/29/opinion/the-real-winners.html

 N’Zinga Shani, Executive Director

OneWorld Progressive Institute, Inc., http://www.oneworldpi.org/home.html

 

Views: 15

Comment

You need to be a member of GNH Community to add comments!

Join GNH Community

Welcome (Bienvenido, Benvenuto, Powitanie, Bonjour! Willkomme,歡迎, ברוךהבא أهلا وسهلا, Bonvenon) to GNH Community. Traducción de esta página

Imagine. Inform. Invest. Inspire.

Working together to build a stronger community - now and forever

 

 

Neighborhoods: What is Working

Open Street Project

An Open Streets Family Reunion: Reflections from the 2018 Open Streets Summit

By Ryan O’Connor, Director of Programs, 8 80 Cities Recently 8 80 Cities wrote a blog post about open streets being a labour of love. That being the case, the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans felt like a family reunion of sorts. It was rejuvenating to see old and new friends who share our passion for open streets and are working tirelessly to create healthier, happier, and more connected communities across the world. The event, which took place on September 15-16, brought together more than 50 leaders who currently organize open streets programs or are interested in bringing the...

The post An Open Streets Family Reunion: Reflections from the 2018 Open Streets Summit appeared first on Open Streets Project.

Open Streets Summit Draft Agenda

We hope you are getting ready and feel excited about the Open Streets Summit in Gretna/New Orleans! Taking place from September 15-16, 2018, the Summit will feature tours, presentations and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Attendees will learn about the nuts and bolts of starting or scaling up open streets programs, including: Route design and planning Partnerships with business and officials Social inclusion Safety and logistics Marketing and promotion Program evaluation through measurable goals and metrics If you haven’t done it yet, click here to register for the Open Streets Summit only or...

The post Open Streets Summit Draft Agenda appeared first on Open Streets Project.

Open Streets Summit Speakers Announced!

The Open Streets Project is proud to announce that Ed Solis from Viva Calle (San Jose, CA), Romel Pascual from CicLAvia (Los Angeles, CA), Jaymie Santiago and Charles Brown from New Brunswick Ciclovia will join us as speakers for the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans and Gretna! Taking place from September 15-16 2018, the Summit will feature: Behind the scenes tour of the City of Gretna’s inaugural open streets program. Workshops, presentations, and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Training and inspiration for both -novice and experienced- open streets organizers and supporters...

The post Open Streets Summit Speakers Announced! appeared first on Open Streets Project.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Investing in People, Place, and Resilient Rural Economies: Q&A with Caitlin Cain

"The infrastructure of our communities is not just physical; it is also social and economic,” said Caitlin Cain, the new director of Rural LISC. In a wide-ranging conversation, she talks about the impact of COVID-19, the importance of investing in communities of color and the tremendous range of rural innovation that already exists—and needs appropriate capital to grow.

Making Recovery Equitable

LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones joined a panel of researchers and other experts brought together by the Philadelphia Fed to discuss how government at all levels can help small businesses recover from the pandemic, and how these programs must evolve to ensure equitable recovery. The webinar is part of an ongoing series examining best practices for bringing about equity as we emerge from the crisis.

Building the Skills & Confidence to Land a Good Job: One Woman's Journey

Volunteers of America Texas (VOATX) in Houston is one of more than 40 community-based partners nationwide using LISC’s Bridges to Career Opportunities model. LaSonya Bishop, VOATX’s Regional Director of Workforce, explores what it takes to help unemployed and underemployed people build their skills and find good-paying jobs – a task that is more challenging than ever with the pandemic. She does so through the lens of a Houston resident named Tamara, who overcame addiction and homelessness to graduate from a VOATX training program and get a job as a phlebotomist, which she has maintained since Covid-19 hit our shores. This is just one of many success stories catalyzed by LISC’s partnership with the Citi Foundation.

© 2020   Created by Lee Cruz.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service