Tag Archive for Civil Rights

Correa asks Trump to Restore Spanish Language Option for White House website

As Donald Trump was sworn in, a number of elements of the White House website up and disappeared.  Links on climate change, civil rights, LGBTQ rights, immigration and the environment were gone and a link to the new First Lady’s QVC jewelry products popped up. Another important change — the Spanish language option disappeared.  Congressman…

50 years Ago Martin Luther King, Jr. Laid down a Challenge to America

Dr. King laid down a challenge, one which we have yet to meet all the way. Today, there are those in the Republican party who would like nothing more than to drag our country back to the good old days of the 1960’s. We need to take up Dr. King’s challenge once again, and fight for equality, fight for justice, fight for jobs, and fight for the right of all Americans to vote, without the need for a government issued id.

50 years ago today, JFK’s Speech on Civil Rights Made History

There is considerable debate by Republicans in Orange County about the “greatness” of John F. Kennedy’s presidency; not so much amongst Liberals because many of us believe JFK was an exceptional president who loosened fiscal regulations that helped the 1960s economy take off, launched the Peace Corps, had the vision and drive to create the…

Ballot Measure to Repeal Prop 8 Fails to Get Enough Signatures

The effort to place an initiative on the November 2010 ballot to repeal Proposition 8 and restore equal marriage rights for same-sex couples, announced today that the proponents did not gather the 694,354 signatures necessary to place the proposed initiative on the ballot.  The group vowed to work toward the repeal of Prop 8 at the next general election in November 2012.