GNH Community

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

Connecticut CALL-TO-ACTION Against GOP Threats & Disrespect

• Donald Trump is not the only Republican espousing violence against those who oppose him.

ALL dignified Americans should SPEAK OUT against what Republicans are doing.
• On Monday, John Cornyn, the senior Republican senator from Texas,
• Warned President Obama (THIS WAS A THREAT) that if he dares to name a successor to Justice Antonin Scalia of the Supreme Court,
• THE NOMINEE “will bear some resemblance to a Piñata.”

Republican Threats and the Supreme Court (NYT)

• “Violent imagery has been commonplace in political statements for a long time, but even so, it is disgraceful for a senator to play the thug, threatening harm to someone simply for appearing before Congress to answer questions about professional accomplishments and constitutional philosophy.
• In 1988, there was a similar concern for the Democrats who controlled the Senate when President Ronald Reagan nominated Anthony Kennedy to the Supreme Court.
• Unlike today’s Republicans, the Democrats held hearings for Mr. Kennedy and, after finding that he was qualified for the job, voted unanimously to confirm him."

• Ever since the President Obama was elected, leading Republicans have behaved like THUGS towards him; treating him with utter disrespect and doing everything possible to PREVENT the President from achieving his objectives. These objectives are in the best interest of the American people.

It's time the Republicans who are being very obstructionist and grossly disrespectful of the office of the President of the United States hear from millions of us, the American people.
• This IS DISGRACEFUL! Where are members of the National Media?
• They are busy covering every word Donald Trump utters
Please read more in the NY Times article linked here. This is outrageous!

Sen. John Cornyn walking past Sen. Charles Grassley, right, and Sen. Orrin Hatch during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times "For a while, Republican leaders were saying that delaying the nomination until after a new president takes office would respect the “people’s voice” on this critical appointment. Now some, like Senator Ron Johnson, Republican of Wisconsin, are admitting that it would be “a different situation” if a Republican were currently in the White House. “Let’s face it,” he said in a radio interview on Thursday morning, “I don’t think anybody’s under any illusion. President Obama’s nominee would flip the court from a 5-to-4 conservative to a 5-to-4 liberal-controlled court, and that’s the concern.”
What about the law and the President's right to nominate qualified judges to be brought before the Judiciary Committee of the Congress? These Republicans could care less about the voice or the will of the American people, except for those who agree with them.
Presently, there are at least 14 other Court nominees sitting for months without a hearing being called because the GOP are obstructing every appointment President Obama makes that has any significance at all. Why is this allowed? Why aren't other mainstream media (in addition to the New York Times) asking questions and challenging this despicable behavior?  How can the President be judged fairly on his accomplishments?  How can he get his job done when he is being blocked at every turn by concerted obstructionists? Elected officials need to be held accountable for dereliction of duties.
SUGGESTED ACTION: We want to write short, specific statements at designated places online.  There will be one CALL-to-Action on N'Zinga Shäni's Face Book page.  Other people can also start Call-to-Actions. We will ask thousands to sign them and then send them to:  the NY Times, ABC News, NBC News, The Nation, The Washington Post, The New Yorker Magazine, CBS News, MSNBC, NPR, the NHI and all other leading media outlets. 
Various groups and individuals can draft their own statements.  We must take action.  This is a democracy. The leaders of the GOP are acting like dictators.  Please keep watching for our notice to go up sometime this week. This is a matter of civic engagement; it is important.  Thank you all.

Views: 47


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



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

LISC CEO on the Future of HUD and Racial Equity

An article in Next City looks at how the machinery of government, at all levels, will need to be re-aligned under the new Administration, in order to serve all Americans and promote racial and economic equity. LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones weighs in on how HUD can be reinvigorated and poise itself to address critical housing needs in 2021 and beyond.

LISC Impact Notes to Help Bridge Racial Gaps with Project 10X

Impact Notes will help support Project 10X for investors who want to align their values and investment strategy.

What Does Dr. MLK, Jr. Mean to You?

Each month, we pose a question to the OneLISC family, and share the responses reflecting our diverse range of voices and backgrounds. To mark Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 92nd birthday, this month’s Reflections from the Field consider his life and work and his legacy today. The reflections register anger and dismay and exhaustion, but also hope, power and a commitment to keep working, to keep exerting good, strong pressure to shape our moral universe.

© 2021   Created by Lee Cruz.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service