Ripple of HOPE – Stand Up Against Injustice

“Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events. It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”

6/5/1966 Senator Robert F. Kennedy
Day of Affirmation Address, University of Capetown
Capetown, South Africa

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Robert F. Kennedy

Robert Francis “Bobby” Kennedy (November 20, 1925 – June 6, 1968), commonly known by his initials RFK, was an American politician from Massachusetts. He served as a Senator for New York from 1965 until his assassination in 1968. He was previously the 64th U.S. Attorney General from 1961 to 1964, serving under his older brother, President John F. Kennedy and his successor, President Lyndon B. Johnson. An icon of modern American liberalism and member of the Democratic Party, Kennedy was a leading candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in the 1968 election.

After serving in the U.S. Naval Reserve as a Seaman Apprentice from 1944 to 1946, Kennedy graduated from Harvard College and the University of Virginia School of Law. Prior to entering public office, he worked as a correspondent to the Boston Post and as an attorney in Washington D.C.. He gained national attention as the chief counsel of the Senate Labor Rackets Committee from 1957 to 1959, where he publicly challenged TeamstersPresident Jimmy Hoffa over the corrupt practices of the union, and published The Enemy Within, a book about corruption in organized labor.

A prominent member of the Kennedy family, Bobby was the campaign manager for his brother John in the 1960 presidential election and was appointed Attorney General during his presidential administration. He also served as a White House adviser to the president from 1961 to 1963. His tenure is best known for its advocacy for the African-American Civil Rights Movement, crusade against organized crime and the mafia, and involvement in U.S. foreign policy related to Cuba and Indonesia. After his brother’s assassination, Kennedy remained in office for a few months until leaving to run for the United States Senate in 1964 where he defeated Republican incumbent Kenneth Keating.

In 1968, Kennedy campaigned for the presidency and was a leading Democratic candidate, appealing particularly to blackHispanic, and Catholic voters. Shortly after midnight on June 5, 1968, after Kennedy defeated Senator Eugene McCarthy in the California presidential primary, he was shot by Sirhan Sirhan, a 24-year old Palestinian, and died the following day.

For more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_F._Kennedy

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Jun 3, 2016

President Obama signs  S. 184, the “Native American Children’s Safety Act,” it amends the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act to require background checks before foster care placements are made by tribal social services agencies.

 

06.03.16

HOEVEN, CRAMER: PRESIDENT SIGNS NATIVE AMERICAN CHILDREN’S SAFETY ACT INTO LAW

Measure Requires Background Checks on Adults in Tribal Foster Homes

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven and Congressman Kevin Cramer today announced that President Barack Obama has signed into law S. 184, the Native American Children’s Safety Act, which Hoeven authored and introduced in the Senate. Congressman Cramer then led the effort to get the measure passed in the House. The legislation implements protections for Native American children placed by tribal courts into the tribal foster care system.

“A decade ago, we worked in North Dakota to ensure that all adults living in a foster home were background checked to protect the children in their care, and now we have extended that same safety net for children in tribal foster care in North Dakota and across the nation,” Hoeven said. “Starting today, it’s the law of the land.

“Native American children are more than two-and-a-half times more likely to be victims of abuse or neglect than other American children,” said Cramer. “And, children exposed to violence are more likely to abuse drugs and alcohol, suffer from depression, anxiety and post-traumatic disorders. The standards in this bill mirror existing national requirements for non-tribal foster care placements, ensuring tribal children receive care at least equal to the protections afforded non-tribal children.”

Prior to today, there was no consistent requirement that Native American tribes conduct background checks on everyone living in a foster care house, yet there has been abuse and harm committed by adults living in the same foster care home as the children.

The Native American Children’s Safety Act requires background checks to be conducted on all adults living in a potential foster home before a tribal court may place a child in that home. The check will include a national criminal records check and a review of child abuse or neglect registries in any state in which the individual under review has lived in the preceding five years.

For more: https://www.hoeven.senate.gov/news/news-releases/hoeven-cramer-president-signs-native-american-childrens-safety-act-into-law

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  1. WH

    Saturday, June 4, 2016

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      Senator Bernie Sanders Town Hall Meeting in Los Angeles
      Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), a candidate for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, held a town hall meeting about immigration policy ahead of California’s June 7, 2016, presidential primary. http://www.c-span.org/video/?410608-1/bernie-sanders-campaigns-los-angeles

  2. Ripple of HOPE – Stand Up Against Injustice

    “Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events. It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”

    6/5/1966 Senator Robert F. Kennedy

    • 06.03.16

      HOEVEN, CRAMER: PRESIDENT SIGNS NATIVE AMERICAN CHILDREN’S SAFETY ACT INTO LAW

      Measure Requires Background Checks on Adults in Tribal Foster Homes

      WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven and Congressman Kevin Cramer today announced that President Barack Obama has signed into law S. 184, the Native American Children’s Safety Act, which Hoeven authored and introduced in the Senate. Congressman Cramer then led the effort to get the measure passed in the House. The legislation implements protections for Native American children placed by tribal courts into the tribal foster care system.

      “A decade ago, we worked in North Dakota to ensure that all adults living in a foster home were background checked to protect the children in their care, and now we have extended that same safety net for children in tribal foster care in North Dakota and across the nation,” Hoeven said. “Starting today, it’s the law of the land.

      “Native American children are more than two-and-a-half times more likely to be victims of abuse or neglect than other American children,” said Cramer. “And, children exposed to violence are more likely to abuse drugs and alcohol, suffer from depression, anxiety and post-traumatic disorders. The standards in this bill mirror existing national requirements for non-tribal foster care placements, ensuring tribal children receive care at least equal to the protections afforded non-tribal children.”

      Prior to today, there was no consistent requirement that Native American tribes conduct background checks on everyone living in a foster care house, yet there has been abuse and harm committed by adults living in the same foster care home as the children.

      The Native American Children’s Safety Act requires background checks to be conducted on all adults living in a potential foster home before a tribal court may place a child in that home. The check will include a national criminal records check and a review of child abuse or neglect registries in any state in which the individual under review has lived in the preceding five years.

      For more: https://www.hoeven.senate.gov/news/news-releases/hoeven-cramer-president-signs-native-american-childrens-safety-act-into-law

  3. LGBT Equality Caucus – 8th Anniversary

    06/02/2015 CR Civil Rights, PBO, Political ActionCivil Rights, PBO, Political Action
    LGBT Equality Cacus

    The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus was established in the U.S. House of Representatives in June 2008 by Co-Chairs Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Barney Frank (D-MA), along with Members of Congress who are strongly committed to achieving the full enjoyment of human rights for LGBT people in the U.S. and around the world. Today, the Caucus is co-chaired by the six openly LGBT Members of Congress.

    Our Co-Chairs are Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO); Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI); Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY); Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI); Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ); Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA).

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    Mission
    The Equality Caucus serves as a resource for Members of Congress, their staff, and the public on LGBT issues at the federal level. The Caucus works toward the extension of equal rights, the repeal of discriminatory laws, the elimination of hate-motivated violence, and the improved health and well-being for all regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity and expression.

    For more: http://lgbt-polis.house.gov

  4. West Wing Week: 06/03/16 or, “Hello Elkhart”

    Published on Jun 3, 2016

    Hello from the Centennial State, and welcome to your West Wing Week. This week, the President wrapped up his trip across the globe to Vietnam and Japan, honored our fallen heroes on Memorial Day at Arlington, traveled to Indiana to speak on the economy, and to Colorado to speak at the Air Force Academy commencement. He also welcomed this year’s NCAA Men’s Basketball champs the Villanova Wildcats to the White House. That’s May 27th to June 2nd or, “Hello, Elkhart.”

  5. Weekly Address: Building on America’s Economic Recovery

    JUNE 4, 2016 AT 6:00 AM ET BY MELANIE GARUNAY

    Remarks of President Barack Obama as Delivered
    Weekly Address
    The White House

    June 4, 2016

    Elkhart, Indiana was the first town I visited as President. I’d been on the job for three weeks, and we were just a few months into the worst economic crisis of our lifetimes. Elkhart was hit harder than most. Unemployment there peaked at nearly twenty percent shortly after my visit. Nearly one in five people there were out of work.

    This week, I returned to Elkhart. Unemployment there has now fallen to around four percent. More families are back on sturdy ground; more are covered by health insurance; more of their kids are graduating from high school. And it’s no accident – it’s because people there worked hard, and sacrificed, and looked out for each other.

    But it’s also because we made a series of smart decisions early in my presidency. To rescue the auto industry. To help families refinance their homes. To invest in things like high-tech manufacturing, clean energy, and the infrastructure that creates good new jobs – not to mention the job training that helps folks earn new skills to fill those jobs.

    The results are clear. America’s businesses have created 14.5 million new jobs over 75 straight months. We’ve seen the first sustained manufacturing growth since the nineties. We’ve cut unemployment by more than half. Another 20 million Americans have health insurance. And we’ve cut our deficits by nearly 75 percent.

    We haven’t fixed everything. Wages, while growing again, need to grow faster. The gap between the rich and everyone else is still way too wide. Republicans in Congress have repeatedly blocked investments and initiatives that would have created jobs faster.

    For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/06/04/weekly-address-building-americas-economic-recovery

  6. WH

    Sunday, June 5, 2016

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    President Obama receives the presidential daily briefing in Palm Springs, Florida

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  7. June 05, 2016

    Statement by the President on the Occasion of Ramadan

    As another new moon heralds the start of the holy month of Ramadan, Michelle and I extend our best wishes to Muslims across the United States and around the world.

    For many, this month is an opportunity to focus on reflection and spiritual growth, forgiveness, patience and resilience, compassion for those less fortunate, and unity across communities. Each lesson is profound on its own, and taken together forms a harmonious whole. It’s also a time of year that brings some of the best dishes to the table across the world as families and neighbors gather for iftar.

    Here in the United States, we are blessed with Muslim communities as diverse as our nation itself. There are those whose heritage can be traced back to the very beginning of our nation, as well as those who have only just arrived. Doctors, lawyers, artists, teachers, scientists, community organizers, public servants, and military members, each night will all break their fasts together in cities across America.

    For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/06/05/statement-president-occasion-ramadan

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