Grandmothers, Mother and Women (GMW), I’ve been trying to understand why Police Officers are using excessive power when dealing with my children of color. Starting in New York in 1999.
The shooting of 23 years-old-Amadou Diallo occurred on February 4, 1999. four (4) officers fired a combined total of 41 shots killing him for having a wallet that looked to them like a gun. All four officers were charged with second-degree murder and acquitted at trial. This scenario of my sons and daughters being killed has to stop. We can’t forget our past mistakes.
This scenario of my sons and daughters being killed by the police when a wallet or what is now a cell phone carried by all of our children but it appears mine are the only one being killed by excessive force for having something in their hands that appears to be a gun when it is simply a phone.
I’m sure this scenario has not been lost on any of us. When the young man was apprehended for killing the 17 students in Parkland Florida it was known he had an AkA-15 or 47 but no shots were fired at him.
I have observed as I’m sure everyone else has, when my white sons has been apprehended by the police for the same scenarios they have not been shot at excessively.
Someone I respect made an observation this past week regarding The police shooting range equipment. N. Miami. cops use photos of black teens for shooting practice. North Miami Beach police chief Scott J. Denison says there is nothing wrong with this practice.
It’s verifiable that standard police and NRA shooting range equipment is the same: A white background with the body image of a black man.We have to change this picture.
Gmw I think it’s time we advocate for a change in shooting range equipment; Maybe it should be reversed. This will force officers to use discernment, when the target practice looks differently.
When they see black they go into shooting practice range, and the law exonerates them. Isn’t that a sad scenario that we send our sons and daughters out into the world on a daily basis with their cell phones in their hands or on their person.
What makes this difficult is those 2 white Louisiana officers in the black man’s fatal shooting won’t be charged, even though they had him on the ground face-down, he was no threat to them, other than his black life did not matter. But to me and my Black children,” black lives matter.”
Colin Kaepernick was blacklisted from the NFL because of his stance for black lives matter, and everyone knows it.
GMW Our sons are afraid of each and we have to find a way to save both. We have great men in and out of uniform. The easy access to guns does not help us.
Grandmother, mother and women (gmw), On This 34th day of Lent, Number 45 is really showing where is loyalty lie. He congratulated a Russian dictator on his reelection disregarding America’s alliance to the UK, the direction of his cabinet and country.
He looks like a traitor to America because, it appears, as if Mr. Putin has something on him, whatever that is, it’s appears to be more important than his country and the American People.
Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell, Heads of the house and senate are beginning to behave as if Mr. Putin has something on them, or is it they are afraid of their base. I can understand them listening to their base because it gave them a majority in the house and senate, even though it was with the aid of gerrymandering.
Mr. Trump on the other hand, base is not enough to win in any national election. The Electoral College of 304 votes put him in the Oval Office but that will never happen again. I’m hoping it never happens again for any Presidential Election. His base vote was only 62 million against 65 millions popular vote, America’s choice.
GMW: These views are mine regarding the Electoral College. I’m not trying to speak on your behalf in this particular case. I know I sound like Donald Trump with his “Birtha Theory,” perusing the idea that Barack Obama was not born in America; when the rest of the country had moved on satisfaction. My argument that number 45 got in the Oval Office by 304 votes of the electoral college is valid, based on our constitution. If I’m wrong, I would greatly appreciate someone enlighten me.
To the leaders of the house and Senate, the country is looking to you, to stand up for America. We charged you to ensure, Mr. Mueller has no interference from number 45 regarding his instigation and they should take leadership insuring he is not fired. Mr. Trump’s treasonous behavior again America calls for impeachment proceedings. Now! Mr. Ryan and McConnell, you need to use the pot or get up off it. You are allowing the swamp to overrun the land.
We will continue praying for our country, while getting involved in our community, There are 475 women running for office in the 2018 election. We must be ready to use our power effectively to bring unity and Bipartisan Leadership to America in November 6, 2018
Mitch McConnell And Paul Ryan Should Be Ashamed Of Them Selves For allowing # 45 To Destroy Our Country’s Reputation, They Know Presidents Don’t Behave As #45. They should have rallied their houses and protect our democracy.
GMW: We’re At Day 33 Of Lent, And Praying For The Changes We’re Going To Make in Washington 11/6/2018 for our families and country:
when we look back at our history, from the beginning of our independence until now. The people at the table making decisions about our live and this country were White Men.
The things they subjected people of color and women to were horrific.We didn’t have set at the decision making table or a voice. So when we take assessment of the conditions of our country today, we all know where the buck stops. GMW there’s no way, we won’t be an improvement. This is our time, our children, G-Children and GG-Kids to take the mantle, and unit our country thru Bipartisan Leadership.
Every day, more than 115 Americans die after overdosing on opioids.1 The misuse of an addiction to opioids—including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl—is a serious national crisis that affects public health as well as social and economic welfare.
Millennials 18-49…Sick of Washington, NRA, and Mass incarceration.
You’re the majority of the One Dying; stop asking then same politicians for change, put politician in place that are willing to address. Get involved, know what’s going on in your neighborhoods. Get in positions to make the changes you want to see.
You must to in a position to say to your elected representative I voted for you, Your vote has to become your voice.
GMW and all American who still have principles, morals, integrity, values and a conscious that convicts, stand with you behind and beside you.
You can change laws faster than you can minds. Use your power to get your seat at the Legislative, Judicial and Executive Tables. Then use your Votes and Dollars to change the landscape in Washington, then use your God and Love for Bipartisan Leadership.
Both Parties must come together and save the Dreamers. Give them peace, so they can become citizens and used their power to help make us the, “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AGAIN.
A House divided cannot stand, but united, It epitomize, In God We Trust;” The foundation this country was built on.
Millennials we are charging you with saving yourselves and our land. The generations before you was not too mindful of our land. But, there’s no time for finger pointing. We have your back so, go chart you future, and those of your children and grandchildren. And, always remember, ‘there’s no I, in We.
GMW, when we look back at our history, from the beginning ofthis country’s independence until now. The people at the table making decisions about our live and this country were White Men. The things they subjected people of color and women to were horrific. We didn’t have set at the decision making table or a voice.
So when we take assessment of the conditions of our country today, we all know where the buck stops. there’s no way, we won’t be an improvement. This is our time, our children, G-Children and GG-Kids to take the mantle unit our country thru Bipartisan Leadership. Every day, more than 115 Americans die after overdosing on opioids.1 The misuse of an addiction to opioids—including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl—is a serious national crisis that affects public health as well as social and economic welfare.
OPIOIDS are out of control and making it a
National Health Emergency, has not solve the problem, it has increased. until this country realize all of it children and citizens are equally important. We, (and I mean we) are not going to solve the problems of, gun, drugs and suicide. There’s a grassroots solution that we have to work out as American. We have to use our strength of character, faith, principals, values and commonsense, to not become addicted to opioid or any Addictive Substance.
In response to the opioid crisis, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is focusing its efforts on five major priorities:
improving access to treatment and recovery services
Promoting use of overdose-reversing drugs
Strengthening our understanding of the epidemic through better public health surveillance.
Providing for cutting-edge research on pain and addiction.
Advancing better practices for pain management.
October 16, 2017 I had total knee replacement surgery and was given opioid for pain, which was so severe I decided, “if my other knee goes bad, I will die with.” But by November 1, 2018 I decided to take myself off of opioids and take IBUPROFEN 800MG, which contains no opioids, I knew myself well enough to know I could become dependent on opioids, and distort the reality, “of did I really need it for the pain or the Euphoric Thrill. I decided not to take the chance. I think we need to start trying to take more responsibility for our behavior. Our children are watching us, do as I say, not as I do, doesn’t work.
America Is The Guns: The US spends less than one penny on gun violence research for every person shot dead in America — here’s how that compares to other causes of death.
The 2nd Amendment Rights are not in danger, but our children are
The US spends less money on gun violence research than it does on virtually any leading cause of death in America.
New research suggests that’s having a crippling effect: policy makers don’t have enough evidence about what works when it comes to gun control.
The only thing researchers can say with much confidence is that safe guns storage laws keep more children alive.
We must treat gun violence in this country as a public health crisis, because it is. … America is violent and the gun is a preferred instrument of that …
Mass shootings in the US: there have been 1,624 in 1,870 days. No other developed nation comes close to the rate of US gun violence. Americans own an estimated 265m guns, more than one gun for every adult.
One reason it’s tough for Americans to decide exactly what to do about the coun
try’s gun crisis boils down to a simple, scientific truth:
it’s impossible to know what works if you don’t study it.
America’s Suicide Crisis: Life Expectancy Declines for First Time Since 1930 Because So Many Commit Suicide:
As Aaron Kheriaty writes in First Things, the suicide crisis in America has reached epidemic proportions. Rates are growing coast to coast, in rural and urban areas, among the poor and the rich, the young and the old. What in the world is going on, and what do we do about it?.
The suicide rate for farmers is more than double that of veterans. Former farmer Debbie Weingarten gives an insider’s perspective on farm life.
She states, “I did not get to write about the rancher whose hair fell out in clumps because of stress. The widow whose farm was foreclosed on in the 1980s even though they had never missed a payment. The farmer who fell to the ground and sobbed when his cows were taken to auction.”
But in the end, Kheriaty boils the problem down to one word: Despair, Despair, as in the utter lack of hope.
Millennial 18-29 My Generation Fought for Civil Rights, now yours must fight for your Human Rights.
The Civil Rights Movement was started by High School and College Students like Martin L. King who was 26, and I think Congress John Conyers was younger, I was 20. We had our parents and grandparents support, and now you have ours: GMW.
You have the same power now, we had then, almost. We had the power but not the right to use it. So we took to the streets and jail for our Civil Rights.
Millennials, Use your Power: Your Vote-Your Dollars-Your God-Your Love For Your Human Rights.
Any Elected Official, not for you, is against you, so use your power to get them out of office. U knock on the doors and we’ll make the Phone Calls. Team-Work-Makes-The Dream-Work.
Place Your Foundation On A Solid Rock Of: Honesty, Decency, Morales, Integrity, Principles, Values and The Fruits Of The Spirit.
The Universal Declaration of 30 Human Rights 1948:We are all free and equal. We are all born free. We all have our own thoughts and ideas. We should all be treated in the same way.
Don’t discriminate. These rights belong to everybody, whatever our differences.
The right to life.We all have the right to life, and to live in freedom and safety.
No slavery – past and present. Nobody has any right to make us a slave. We cannot make anyone our slave.
No Torture. Nobody has any right to hurt us or to torture us.
We all have the same right to use the law. I am a person just like you!
We are all protected by the law. The law is the same for everyone. It must treat us all fairly.
Fair treatment by fair courts.We can all ask for the law to help us when we are not treated fairly.
No unfair detainment. Nobody has the right to put us in prison without a good reason and keep us there, or to send us away from our country.
The right to trial. If we are put on trial this should be in public. The people who try us should not let anyone tell them what to do.
Innocent until proven guilty. Nobody should be blamed for doing something until it is proven. When people say we did a bad thing we have the right to show it is not true.
The right to privacy. Nobody should try to harm our good name. Nobody has the right to come into our home, open our letters or bother us or our family without a good reason.
Freedom to move. We all have the right to go where we want in our own country and to travel as we wish.
The right to asylum. If we are frightened of being badly treated in our own country, we all have the right to run away to another country to be safe.
The right to a nationality. We all have the right to belong to a country.
Marriage and family. Every grown-up has the right to marry and have a family if they want to. Men and women have the same rights when they are married, and when they are separated.
Your own things. Everyone has the right to own things or share them. Nobody should take our things from us without a good reason.
Freedom of thought. We all have the right to believe in what we want to believe, to have a religion, or to change it if we want.
Free to say what you want. We all have the right to make up our own minds, to think what we like, to say what we think, and to share our ideas with other people.
Meet where you like. We all have the right to meet our friends and to work together in peace to defend our rights. Nobody can make us join a group if we don’t want to.
The right to democracy. We all have the right to take part in the government of our country. Every grown-up should be allowed to choose their own leaders.
The right to social security. We all have the right to affordable housing, medicine, education, and child care, enough money to live on and medical help if we are ill or old.
Workers’ rights. Every grown-up has the right to do a job, to a fair wage for their work, and to join a trade union.
The right to play. We all have the right to rest from work and to relax.
A bed and some food. We all have the right to a good life. Mothers and children, people who are old, unemployed or disabled, and all people have the right to be cared for.
The right to education. Education is a right. Primary school should be free. We should learn about the United Nations and how to get on with others. Our parents can choose what we learn.
Culture and copyright. Copyright is a special law that protects one’s own artistic creations and writings; others cannot make copies without permission. We all have the right to our own way of life and to enjoy the good things that “art,” science and learning bring.
A free and fair world. There must be proper order so we can all enjoy rights and freedoms in our own country and all over the world.
Our responsibilities. We have a duty to other people, and we should protect their rights and freedoms.
Nobody can take away these rights and freedoms from us.
* List provided by Youth For Human Rights International, adapted and simplified from the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights
How many of you will be turning 18 before November 6, 2018? how many of you have gone to the funeral of a peer or friend because of guns, drugs or suicide; and how many of you plan on going college?
The young people in Parkland FL. are picking up the mantle They have started a movement and we’re praying each 18 year old, lets their voices speak for them at the polls November 6, 2018; midterm elections.
Just in Congress, 468 seats are up for reelection. All 435 seats in the House of representative, and 33 out of 100 in the senate. 39 state and territorial governorship and numerous other state and local elections will also be contested.
GMW: We know City Hall has a part to play with these issues, it’s called politics. We have a part to play, and it’s called love. We Have The Power To Make The Changes We Need: OUR VOTE, OUR DOLLARS, OUR LOVE AND OUR GOD… For All Women 18-180…Living abroad? See how you can vote from anywhere in the world.
When you vote you earn the right to complain. Your vote speaks for you in letting your elected representatives and lawmakers know how you feel about vital issues in your communities, city, state and country like: education, health care, public safety, community policing, housing, jobs creation, after schools programs, our justice system, overcrowded jails and prisons, Prison Reforms and Common sense Gun Laws: Your vote is you voice.
According to: thebestcolleges.org: 9 REASONS WE NEED YOUNG VOTERS MORE THAN EVER.
Young voters notoriously neglect the importance of voting, but their voice is an important one on both sides of the aisle. Key issues in every election increasingly relate to the concerns of students and professionals between the ages of 18 and 29, making it essential for members within that age group to educate themselves on political issues and take to the polls. While millennials represented nearly 50% of the entire voter population in the 2016 election, they were further divided along race, gender, and education lines when considering key issues from both candidates.
Why is it important to vote, especially if you fall within a crucial age demographic? Below are some of the most compelling reasons that young voters are needed more than ever in local, state, and national elections.
The youth vote has the potential to be extremely influential in this country. While young voter participation in 2016 declined by 2% from a record 52% at the 2008 election, today the voting population includes almost equal
parts millennials and baby boomers. As the boomer electorate decreases in size, experts suggest it is merely a matter of time before millennials become the largest and most powerful group driving future elections in the U.S. Unfortunately, not all who can vote will, meaning that fewer young people get to directly influence issues that might affect their lives for years to come, including college tuition reform and federal job programs.
While young people make up a large portion the voting-eligible population, they’re much less likely than those who are older to get out and vote. In 2016, only 19% of people aged 18-29 cast their ballot in the presidential election; at 49%, 45-64-year-olds accounted for the largest electorate last year.
Some reports have attributed the outcome of the election to a “missed opportunity” on the part of millennials to affect change en masse: while the majority of young voters actually cast ballots for Hillary Clinton, their low turnout was not enough to counter the ballots of older voters. For this, researchers are increasingly interested in methods of successfully mobilizing young voter groups. Duke University recently initiated an innovative project designing policy reform to increase turnout among the youth.
Many young people cite feeling as though their vote doesn’t count as their reason for not participating in elections. Millennials reported feeling especially disillusioned by both presidential candidates before the election in 2016, and many chose to sit out altogether as a result. In an America divided perhaps more than ever, every vote counts, especially those from one of the country’s largest voting groups. President Barack Obama’s election in 2008 is an example of this theory in motion, as his popularity with youth voters was one of the key elements of his campaign, giving him a large margin over competitors in a number of strategic states. Other elections in recent years have come down to just a few votes (Minnesota senator Al Franken won by just 312 votes in 2009 as one example), proving your vote does matter, maybe more than you realize.
College debt and a lack of jobs dealt some of the most crippling blows to the financial futures of many young voters after the Great Recession in the late-2000s. Though unemployment rates have declined and millennial’s have found their footing in a new economy, policy change and reform in areas affecting college students, such as debt forgiveness and healthcare, are as crucial now as they were in the 2008 election.
The situation won’t be changed by sitting idle while others make major political decisions. Youth voters who want to inspire change need to show their support for the candidates whom they feel best represent their needs. No one else is going to vote in the interest of young people except young people.
The divisive nature of partisan politics is alive and well among young voters in today’s world. So much so that the millennial electorate is expected to be the first demographic group with the ability to challenge the basic two-party system, potentially driving the need for alternative political parties whom millennials feel can represent the needs of a diverse population through a more inclusive agenda.
The same young adults in 2016 who were more likely to identify as liberals were also less likely to identify as Democrats. Currently, millennials are the most diverse voting group. Also of note? At 35%, a higher percentage of young voters identified with independent political views, rather than Republican or Democrat, than in the past three presidential elections.
Participating in politics is a hard-won right in our nation. Some experts argue that young Americans with such potential for affecting political change don’t exercise the right to vote as often as they should. Many even suggest that the voting age should be lowered in an effort to promote earlier voting among teenagers and young adults. Building a relationship with the political process as early as possible is key to making voting a lifelong habit: you may already be familiar with the phrase, “Vote early, vote often.” If you’re historically a repeat voter, you’re much less likely to skip a trip to the polls in the future. This sort of habit-forming participation is key to driving policy and electing leaders who represent the needs of voters of all ages.
In today’s tech-savvy world, there is no excuse not to vote because you don’t know enough about the candidates. In fact, one might find it harder to escape day-to-day political news than subscribe to it. In an era in which Twitter is preferred means of communication for the President of the United States, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat have become as crucial as the candidates’ own websites for disseminating information about relevant issues. As this type of civic education in everything is typical for most Americans today, it isn’t just beneficial in the months leading up the election but also on a day-to-day basis. The current online climate allows young voters to form a fuller picture of the candidates and their platforms in a medium they’re familiar with
As mentioned before, your vote does matter, so much so that the collective “youth vote” could actually sway the election. Millennials have been credited with the decisive vote in the 2012 election of Barack Obama for a second term as president; Obama won 67% of the national youth vote, proving more popular in crucial states such as Florida, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Ohio, over his opponent Mitt Romney. In 2016, candidates campaigned hard for the 18-29 set, singling out initiatives to target millennials as a powerful electorate group. Why? Because they understand the necessity of winning approval from this voting majority.
You may feel that choosing a president or a senator just isn’t something that affects your life right now. You might not yet be struggling with issues like college debt or finding a full-time job. For many millennials, adulthood brings many new challenges, like college, marriage, buying a house, paying for your own health insurance, and/or starting a business, all of which could radically change your perspective on political issues. While you can’t predict who or where you’ll be in four years, you can be sure that the political officials elected into office and the policies they implement will impact your life in the coming months and years. Why not have a say? Speak up, make a choice, and take part in the election to protect your interests in your first few years in the real world.
IF CONGRESS DID THEIR JOBS: The FBI Would Not Be In This Position, Because 17 Persons Would Be Alive. This Buck Stops With Congress.
GMW in particular and America in general, we’re the hands that rocks the cradle which is now
speaking so that the hands that’s burying our children can be put to better use; the problems our children face are huge, the price is high and non-refundable, the currency is their lives. The magnitude of their problems scares me half to death but I would gladly give my life if it would eliminate any one of the problems they face
The last 10 years the GOP has had a majority in the House and Senate. with the Legislative authority granted by the constitution to enact legislation, declare war, confirm or reject many presidential appointments and substantial investigative powers. They make the laws.
With the aforementioned facts, I think each of us has to take responsibility for the proliferation of guns in general and Assaults Weapons in particular.
Congress have refused to enact sensible Gun Control Laws and replace the band on Assaults Weapons, and we have continuously voted to keep them in office.
So who’s the perpetrator of the gun violence that destroying our children, families and country? The ban on Assault Weapons should never have been lifted. There is no valid reason for civilians to have access to Assault Weapons.
If we keep voting for the same people, we’re going to keep getting the same results. We have the power, why don’t we use it November 6, 2018.
GMW and America we can either fix this problem with our Power of: Our Votes, Dollars, God and Our Loves, or continue burying our children and spend time complaining about what should have be done; Or, what congress should do, the people we gave power to enact legislation that prevent atrocities caused by our lack of sensible guns controls.
Mental Health is just the scapegoat for lack of sensible
In the name of Jesus I’m praying for good to triumph the evil that permeating our country.
GMW, The 2nd amendments to the United States Constitution protects the right of the people to keep and bear arms was adopted on December 15, 1791, as part of the first ten amendments contained in the Bill of rights. The weapons of 1791.
It’s states A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
The 2nd amendment only applied to muskets
GMW (grandmothers, mothers and women) The AR15’s are Assault Weapons of the 21st Century, how is it they are protected by the 2nd amendment rights.
GMW, we are no longer asking why we are losing so many of our babies and adults to the violence of gun in general, and Assaults weapons, AR15 in particular.
For our politicians, who are in the pockets of the NRA, we’ll leave them there, but we are going to get them out of Washington. For every GMW who’s sick and tired of the gun violence, do something about it. Use the power of your Vote and Dollars November 6, 2018.
GMW, we are not helpless nor powerless, some of us might be spineless but, we have each other’s backs, and we all have access to the same power: Our God, Our Love, Our Dollars and Our Vote.
GMW isn’t it sort of strange, we have not seen or heard, or I haven’t heard our President acting as leader of our country addressing the tragedy In Florida. It appears he’s just happy the media is not focusing on his new Breaking News Story.
Ladies, this year we’re going to make the country duplicate what happened in Va. in 2017. All 435 members of the House and 33 of the 100 in the senate is up for election in 2018.
We have an opportunity to send 468 New Politicians to Washington, who will do what we want. We need gun and prison reforms. We have more guns in our streets and people in prison than any other country in the world. We can make a difference!!!
We are going to get commonsense guns laws. Our men in the House can no longer legislate without us and The Senate can’t serves as a “check and balance”. or ratifies treaties, tries impeachments, and elects the vice presidents when necessary.
They can no longer be at the tables without us, who knows how to be bipartisan with principles, integrity, decency, and values.
The sleeping giants are awake and standing. Our power is going to be speaking for us from now on, if we’re serious about change.