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July 29, 2018

"Stonewall Democrats Club Chooses [Andrew] Cuomo Over [Cynthia] Nixon"

"On Wednesday afternoon, Cynthia Nixon’s campaign sent an email blast to supporters, mocking Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s application for the Stonewall Democratic Club’s endorsement, accusing him of lying in a desperate bid to shore up support.

Hours later, the club, the city’s first lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Democratic organization, endorsed Mr. Cuomo."


According to a statement issued by the group:

“In a time when the Trump administration is actively rolling back anti-discrimination protections and working to erase the LGBTQ community, Governor Andrew Cuomo continues to enshrine and protect our community and expand the deliverable resources that New York State can provide us.”


July 23, 2018

Help Liuba Grechen Shirley Topple a King in NY 02

For the first time in a long time, LI Democrats see the real possibility of booting the odious Rep Peter King from his long-held congressional seat.

We have a remarkable and dynamic Emily's List and OR endorsed Democratic candidate, a long time activist both within the party and within the community at large. She made history in May when she petitioned the FEC to allow campaign funds to be used for child care, breaking down a barrier that was preventing potential new candidates from considering a run. Liuba is already getting things done.

We have a real shot, but it is a steep climb. Please consider getting involved and help us flip that red seat blue!



July 5, 2018

The real-life court experiences of immigrant children separated from their parents

A new film by the nonprofit Immigration Counseling Service and filmmaker Linda Freedman shows the real-life court experiences of immigrant children separated from their parents, using actual court transcripts.

Unaccompanied: Alone in America shows former Oregon Judge William C. Snouffer portraying the stern-faced immigration trial judge who asks several Latino children if they are even aware who or what a lawyer is or does. Several respond to the U.S. government's charges, in Spanish, that they don't know the definition of a lawyer and are clearly not represented by one. The court proceedings in the four-minute film take quotations directly from transcripts from immigration trials in which migrant toddlers often appear alone and frightened.



From the 2016 Democratic Party Platform:

We should ensure due process for those fleeing violence in Central America and work with our regional partners to address the root causes of violence. We must take particular care with children, which is why we should guarantee government-funded counsel for unaccompanied children in immigration courts.


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July 3, 2018

Indianapolis church locks up Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus to condemn immigration policy

INDIANAPOLIS -- An Indianapolis church made a bold statement on a lawn near Monument Circle Tuesday morning, placing statues of Mary, Joseph, and Baby Jesus inside a fence to condemn the current immigration policies.

Christ Church Cathedral, also known as "The Church on the Circle," locked up Mary, Joseph, and Jesus as part of its Every Family is Holy campaign.

The church's dean, Steve Carlson, said the campaign is to bring awareness to and condemn the United States' zero-tolerance immigration policy.

July 1, 2018

Police called on 12-year-old mowing grass which ends up getting him more business

A boy in Maple Heights is running his own business this summer cutting lawns and cleaning up yards.

Reginald Fields, 12, is the owner of Mr. Reggie's Lawn Cutting Service. With several helping hands from his cousins, brothers and sisters, they are up with the sun every day working the neighborhood.

That's what they were doing when someone called Maple Heights police on them.

"They said I was cutting their grass. I didn't know it!" Reggie said.


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