Archive for November 11th, 2008

Louisa May Alcott

(1832 – 1888)

Alcott published her first story on this date.

[A prolific author of books for American girls, Louisa May Alcott is best remembered for Little Women…

…In 1879, Alcott was the first woman to register in Concord when Massachusetts gave women school, tax and bond suffrage. Eventually she persuaded her publisher to publish Harriett Hanson Robinson’s Massachusetts in the Woman Suffrage Movement in 1881. In her final novel, Jo’s Boys (1886), Alcott made arguments for women’s rights and other reforms. She said, “I can remember when anti-slavery was in just the same state that suffrage is now, and take more pride in the very small help we Alcotts could give than in all the books I ever wrote…” ]


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Proportionality in the legislature has failed so far. Affirmative Action has not brought representation to the legislative branch for Native Americans, or Women. One way to compare this is with veteran enrollment. 

As a proportion of USA veterans, more than 190,000 Native Americans have been there, at the forefront. This group has one of the highest per capita involvement rates. However, at a USA population of approximately 1%, Native Americans are underrepresented in our legislative branch of 435 representatives and 100 senators. Currently only one person in Congress claims Native American ethnicity.To be represented proportionally, they ought to have another three representatives and at least one senator. This is an under-representation of 80%.


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November is Native American Heritage Month

Today, two parts of our history combine in our memory, with the Navajo Codetalkers  and other warriors, and their important contribution in WWII.

One of the traditional memorial dates of this month is Veteran’s Day. Veteran’s Day was originally Armistice Day, and commemorated the end of WWI. The armistice was signed on the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month, of 1918.  Even though it was another eight months before the Treaty of Versailles was signed, this armistice stopped the fighting.

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Austin Meeting of the TDP Advisory Committee on the Primary/Caucus

November 10, 2008 by End the Texas Two Step   

Democrats in the Austin area will have the opportunity to participate in a TDP Advisory Committee Hearing on the Primary/Caucus system this Friday, November 14, 2008, in Austin at the AFL-CIO Building (at 1106 Lavaca Street Austin, TX 78701) at 10 AM.

The committee will be taking public testimony, so if you want to speak, when you get there, look for the yellow postcard size forms that they are using for people to sign in to testify. You can also fill out the form, if you just want to register that you are for or against the current system but do not want to speak. You can also bring written testimony and submit that to the committee. If you speak, you do not have to provide a written copy, but you can, since that will help the committee be able to re-read your testimony later. They seem to prefer that people do not read their testimony, but just speak to them as if you are talking to them one one one, but you can still submit a written version after you speak.


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