19th Amendment – 93rd Anniversary Women’s Right to Vote

The  Nineteenth Amendment (Amendment XIX) to the United States Constitution prohibits each state and the federal government from denying any citizen the right to vote based on that citizen’s sex. It was ratified on August 18, 1920.

The Constitution allows the states to determine the qualifications of voters, subject to limitations imposed by later amendments. Until the 1910s, most states disenfranchised women. The amendment was the culmination of the women’s suffrage movement in the United States, which fought at both state and national levels to achieve the vote. It effectively overruled Minor v. Happersett, in which a unanimous Supreme Court ruled that the Fourteenth Amendment did not give women the right to vote.

The Nineteenth Amendment was first introduced in Congress in 1878 by Senator Aaron A. Sargent. Forty-one years later, in 1919, Congress approved the amendment and submitted it to the states for ratification. It was ratified by the requisite number of states a year later, with Tennessee‘s ratification being the final vote needed to add the amendment to the Constitution. In Leser v. Garnett(1922), the Supreme Court rejected claims that the amendment was unconstitutionally adopted.

” The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.

Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.”

For more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nineteenth_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution

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  1. WH

    Friday, August 16, 2013

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  2. 19th Amendment – 93rd Anniversary Women’s Right to Vote

    The Nineteenth Amendment (Amendment XIX) to the United States Constitution prohibits each state and the federal government from denying any citizen the right to vote based on that citizen’s sex. It was ratified on August 18, 1920.

    The Constitution allows the states to determine the qualifications of voters, subject to limitations imposed by later amendments. Until the 1910s, most states disenfranchised women. The amendment was the culmination of the women’s suffrage movement in the United States, which fought at both state and national levels to achieve the vote. It effectively overruled Minor v. Happersett, in which a unanimous Supreme Court ruled that the Fourteenth Amendment did not give women the right to vote.

    The Nineteenth Amendment was first introduced in Congress in 1878 by Senator Aaron A. Sargent. Forty-one years later, in 1919, Congress approved the amendment and submitted it to the states for ratification. It was ratified by the requisite number of states a year later, with Tennessee‘s ratification being the final vote needed to add the amendment to the Constitution. In Leser v. Garnett(1922), the Supreme Court rejected claims that the amendment was unconstitutionally adopted.

    ” The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.

    Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.”

    For more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nineteenth_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitutio

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      Founded in 1975, the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is the unified voice of America’s more than 10 million women-owned businesses representing the fastest growing segment of the economy.

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  3. Internet Freedom For All

    AUGUST 13, 2013 POSTED BY CHRISTOPHER PAINTER, DANIEL SEPULVEDA AND UZRA ZEYA – state.gov

    Internet freedom is a foreign policy priority for the United States, and has been for many years. Our goal is to ensure that any child, born anywhere in the world, has access to the global Internet as an open platform on which to innovate, learn, organize, and express herself free from undue interference or censorship. Indeed, during his time in Congress, Secretary Kerry worked closely with then-Secretary Clinton to make certain that we could effectively promote long-standing values of openness and human rights in a networked world.

    To do so, we are supporting the efforts of Americans and committed partners worldwide to bring down the walls that are denying the people of the world connection and access to each other’s ideas and services on the Internet. We do this in part because the Internet helps fuel the global economy, increases productivity, and creates jobs built on the unprecedented global reach that the platform provides for our businesses and innovators. Just as importantly, we are champions of Internet Freedom because the Internet serves as a powerful platform to bring information and resources to people who historically have been isolated, or their human rights repressed, so they, too, have the chance to become active, prosperous, and engaged participants in the world community.

    This year, alone, we have moved closer in many ways to reaching our goal. In May, at the World Telecommunication Policy Forum, we advanced U.S. initiatives to preserve the open Internet and promote the worldwide deployment of broadband communications. In June, we came together in Tunisia with other member states of the Freedom Online Coalition, a forum for like-minded governments — 21 and growing — committed to collaborating to advance Internet freedom. This provided us and others an opportunity to coordinate efforts and work with civil society to support the ability for individuals to exercise their universal human rights and fundamental freedoms online.

    For more: http://blogs.state.gov/stories/2013/08/13/internet-freedom-all

  4. Happy and HOPEful Thursday night, CR and all friends!

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    It was good to see and hear PBO make a statement on Egypt this morning. Lots of people giving him "advice" online, but I think he knows what he's doing!

  5. CBC group submits voting rights wish list

    8/16/13 06:00 AM ET By Mike Lillis – TheHill

    A Congressional Black Caucus task force led by Reps. G.K. Butterfield and Bobby Scott is pushing to restore voter protections.
    Members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) have finalized their voting rights wish list in hopes of rebuilding protections that were struck down by the Supreme Court this year.

    Prominent members of the group have delivered their recommendations to House Democratic leaders, who in turn are spearheading the push to write legislation that would replace the system overturned by the high court in June.

    The court ruled that a decades-old formula dictating which states must be subject to federal oversight under the Voting Rights Act was outdated, and therefore unconstitutional.

    A CBC task force led by Reps. G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.) and Bobby Scott (D-Va.) wants to update that formula based on more current data, but they don’t stop there.

    The lawmakers also want to make it easier for judges to extend the federal protections to outlying jurisdictions, and to allow states to opt-in to the system of federal oversight — a package that takes their advocacy well beyond a mere reworking of the defunct formula.

    Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/house/317271-cbc-group-submits-voting-rights-wish-list

  6. Housing Starts in U.S. Rise on Rebound in Multifamily Properties

    Aug 16, 2013 5:30 AM PT By Victoria Stilwell & Lorraine Woellert – bloomberg

    New-home construction in the U.S. climbed in July, reflecting a rebound in multifamily projects that overshadowed a slowdown in single-family properties.

    Housing starts climbed 5.9 percent to an 896,000 annualized rate from a revised 846,000 pace in June that was higher than previously reported, figures from the Commerce Department showed today in Washington. The median estimate of 82 economists surveyed by Bloomberg was for a 900,000 rate. Multifamily construction surged 26 percent, while work began on 2.2 percent fewer single-family homes.

    Builders are contending with a limited supply of available land as well as rising interest rates that are marking up the cost of homeownership versus renting. Further gains in employment and increases in home prices are needed to help sustain demand in an industry that has supported growth in the world’s biggest economy.

    “There does seem to be a little bit of plateauing perhaps in construction activity right now,” Stephen Stanley, chief economist at Pierpont Securities LLC in Stamford Connecticut, said before the report. “Housing starts have rebounded pretty sharply from their lows, but the levels are still far below anything I would consider normal or healthy.”

    Estimates (NHSPSTOT) for housing starts in the Bloomberg survey ranged from 815,000 to 1.05 million following a June pace that was first reported as 836,000.

    For more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-08-16/housing-starts-in-u-s-rise-on-rebound-in-multifamily-properties.html

  7. Productivity in U.S. Rises Above Forecast as Output Grows

    Aug 16, 2013 6:03 AM PT By Shobhana Chandra – bloomberg

    The productivity of U.S. workers rose more than projected in the second quarter as the world’s largest economy expanded.

    The measure of employee output per hour increased at a 0.9 percent annualized rate, after a 1.7 percent decline in the prior three months, a Labor Department report showed today in Washington. The median forecast in a Bloomberg survey of economists called for a 0.6 percent advance. Expenses per worker rose at a 1.4 percent rate, greater than estimated.

    Even with the second-quarter pickup, productivity was unchanged in the 12 months ended in June, below the average 2.4 percent annual gain in the 2000-2011 period, the report showed.
    Businesses are reaching the limit of how much efficiency they can squeeze from their existing staff, a sign they may take on more workers once they see faster sales.

    “Productivity is growing at an extremely slow pace,” said Guy Berger, an economist at RBS Securities Inc. in Stamford, Connecticut, who projected a 0.8 percent increase. “We’re in an environment where businesses are finding it very difficult to eke out more from the labor they employ. We could see more hiring, but the bad news is, if you’re a worker, you’re seeing your paycheck barely go up.”

    For more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-08-16/productivity-in-u-s-rises-more-than-forecast-as-output-grows.html

  8. Republicans vote to ban NBC, CNN from presidential debates

    8/16/13 11:24 AM ET By Jonathan Easley – TheHill

    The Republican National Committee (RNC) voted unanimously Friday to pull the group’s partnership with NBC and CNN for the 2016 GOP presidential primary debates unless the networks kill their planned films on Hillary Clinton.

    “We don’t have time for the media’s games,” RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said before the vote at the RNC summer meeting in Boston. “We’re done putting up with this nonsense. There are plenty of other news outlets.”

    According to the resolution, called “In support of media objectivity and accountability” and obtained by The Hill, the RNC called the planned films “political favoritism” and accused NBC and CNN of airing “programming that amounts to little more than extended commercials promoting former Secretary Clinton.”

    Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/317399-gop-votes-to-ban-nbc-cnn-from-debates

  9. West Wing Week: 08/16/13 or “Summer Mailbag: A Break from Tradition”

    Published on Aug 16, 2013

  10. Rail-Truck Shipments Reveal Holiday Sales Clues: EcoPulse

    Aug 15, 2013 9:01 PM PT By Anna-Louise Jackson & Anthony Feld – bloomberg

    Holiday sales are poised to rise from last year, based on the current volume of goods transported primarily by both truck and rail.

    Investors looking for early clues are tracking these shipments now because they’re an “important metric” for gauging activity driven by retailers building up inventories ahead of the holiday season, said Alan Gayle, senior strategist in Atlanta at RidgeWorth Capital Management, which oversees about $48 billion.

    Total U.S. intermodal volume — goods shipped by more than one means of transportation — rose 4 percent for the four weeks ended Aug. 10 compared with a year ago, according to figures from the Washington-based Association of American Railroads. That’s the biggest increase since March.

    The data will reflect a change in pace “before it becomes a broad phenomenon” and supplement commentary from trucking and railroad companies, Gayle said.

    The shipping total is a good proxy because consumer goods such as electronics and clothing make up about 72 percent of containerized freight, said Charles Clowdis, managing director of transportation-advisory services at IHS Global Insight in Lexington, Massachusetts.

    Freight data point to a pick-up in sales even as retailers including Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT), Kohl’s Corp. (KSS) and Macy’s Inc. (M) cut their guidance this week for fiscal-year sales or earnings. Li & Fung Ltd. (494) — the world’s largest supplier of clothes and toys — also reported first-half profit that missed analyst estimates amid sluggish demand from U.S. customers.

    For more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-08-16/rail-truck-shipments-reveal-holiday-sales-clues-ecopulse.html

  11. WH

    Saturday, August 17, 2013

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  12. Judges urge Congress to avoid more sequestration cuts

    August 15, 2013 By Mark Sherman, washingtonpost

    Top federal judges in 49 states are urging lawmakers to avoid another round of automatic spending cuts that they say would have a “devastating and long-lasting impact” on the federal courts.

    The unusual letter from the chief judges of trial courts in every state but Nevada says that the $350 million reduction in the judiciary’s lower budget for this year has dramatically slowed court proceedings and jeopardized public safety. The judges say there are fewer probation and other law enforcement officers to deal with record numbers of convicts who have been released from prison or given alternative sentences.

    The letter was sent this week to congressional leaders in both parties in the House and the Senate. Congress is not in session in August.

    “We had to let people know that we’ve cut so far past the fat and so far past the muscle that we’re into the bone,” Chief Judge Loretta Preska of the U.S. District Court in Manhattan said Thursday.

    For more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/judges-urge-congress-to-avoid-more-sequestration-cuts/2013/08/15/64c4c30c-05f4-11e3-a07f-49ddc7417125_story.html

  13. White House travel director moves Obama entourage

    8/17/13 5 hours ago NEDRA PICKLER – AP

    VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. (AP) — Even on a summer family vacation, President Barack Obama is followed by an entourage whose behind-the-scenes movements are juggled by a woman who was born into politics and has been with him since his Chicago days.

    Ashley Tate-Gilmore heads the White House Travel Office, a five-person operation that handles precise logistics behind every presidential trip. The details usually go unnoticed by the public, unless something goes horribly wrong.

    Tate-Gilmore not only acts as a high-stakes travel agent for White House press and staff, but a mini-ambassador who is often the first to arrive at presidential destinations.

    She’s used to being underestimated, a 29-year-old woman who is quick to laugh and signs off every email with a smiley face. She said it was clear from her first meeting with foreign officials when she took over the job three years ago that they weren’t expecting to take directions from a woman who looks so young.

    “People are like, ‘Who are we meeting with?’ I was like, ‘Me.’ And mouths dropped,” she said in an interview.

    But anyone who thinks Tate-Gilmore is just a sweet young thing is in for a surprise. She was raised in the rough-and-tumble world of Chicago politics — her mother got pregnant while working on Harold Washington‘s campaign to become the city’s first black mayor and raised her daughter as a single parent on the city’s South Side with help from her own mother.

    By Washington’s re-election campaign, little Ashley was coming along to help. “At 4 years old, Ashley was stuffing envelopes,” said her mother, Desiree Tate.

    For more: http://news.yahoo.com/white-house-travel-director-moves-obama-entourage-072208631.html

  14. August 17, 2013

    WEEKLY ADDRESS: Working to Implement the Affordable Care Act

    Remarks of President Barack Obama
    Weekly Address
    The White House
    August 17, 2013

    Hi, everybody. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been visiting with Americans across the country to talk about what we need to do to secure a better bargain for the middle class.

    We need to rebuild an economy that rewards hard work and responsibility; an economy built firmly on the cornerstones of middle-class life. Good jobs. A good education. A home of your own. A secure retirement. And quality, affordable health care that’s there when you need it.

    Right now, we’re well on our way to fully implementing the Affordable Care Act. And in the next few months, we’ll reach a couple milestones with real meaning for millions of Americans.

    If you’re one of the 85% of Americans who already have insurance, you’ve already got new benefits and protections under this law that you didn’t before. Free checkups, mammograms, and contraceptive care. Discounted prescription medicine on Medicare. The fact you can stay on your parents’ plan until you turn 26. And much, much more. And it’s okay if you’re not a fan of the Affordable Care Act – you can take advantage of these things anyway.

    If you don’t have insurance, beginning on October 1st, private plans will actually compete for your business. You can comparison shop in an online marketplace, just like you would for cell phone plans or plane tickets. You may be eligible for new tax credits to help you afford the plan that’s right for you. And if you’re in the up to half of all Americans who’ve been sick or have a preexisting condition, this law means that beginning January 1st, insurance companies have to cover you – and they can’t use your medical history to charge you more than anybody else.

    You can find out more about the law, and how to sign up to buy your own coverage right now at HealthCare.gov. Tell your friends and neighbors without insurance about it, too. And tell your kids that there’s a new, easy way to buy affordable plans specifically tailored to young people.

    Many Members of Congress, in both parties, are working hard to inform their constituents about these benefits, protections, and affordable plans. But there’s also a group of Republicans in Congress working hard to confuse people, and making empty promises that they’ll either shut down the health care law, or, if they don’t get their way, they’ll shut down the government.

    Think about that. They’re actually having a debate between hurting Americans who will no longer be denied affordable care just because they’ve been sick – and harming the economy and millions of Americans in the process. And many Republicans are more concerned with how badly this debate will hurt them politically than they are with how badly it’ll hurt the country.

    A lot of Republicans seem to believe that if they can gum up the works and make this law fail, they’ll somehow be sticking it to me. But they’d just be sticking it to you.

    Some even say that if you call their office with questions about the law, they’ll refuse to help. Call me old-fashioned – but that’s lousy constituent service. And it’s not what you deserve.

    Your health insurance isn’t something to play politics with. Our economy isn’t something to play politics with. This isn’t a game. This is about the economic security of millions of families.

    See, in the states where governors and legislatures and insurers are working together to implement this law properly – states like California, New York, Colorado and Maryland – competition and consumer choice are actually making insurance affordable.

    So I’m going to keep doing everything in my power to make sure this law works as it’s supposed to. Because in the United States of America, health insurance isn’t a privilege – it is your right. And we’re going to keep it that way.

    Thanks. And have a great weekend.

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