Recipe of the day


Open-Faced Mushroom, Tomato, and Goat-Cheese Sandwich

Open-Faced Mushroom, Tomato, and Goat-Cheese Sandwich

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Scripture of the day


1  Lord, remember David
and all that he suffered.
2  He made a solemn promise to the Lord.
He vowed to the Mighty One of Israel,*
3  “I will not go home;
I will not let myself rest.
4  I will not let my eyes sleep
nor close my eyelids in slumber
5  until I find a place to build a house for the Lord,
a sanctuary for the Mighty One of Israel.”

Psalm 132:1-5

Tell Sen. McCain to Stop Insulting Women


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Hi Shannah,Senator John McCain is blocking a vote on legislation to address widespread gender-based pay inequity because he thinks women only need more “education and training” instead of full equality under the law. We disagree, and so do our partners at CREDO Mobile. Please sign CREDO’s petition to urge Senator McCain to quit making sexist statements and stop blocking a vote on fair pay for women.


He said the pay gap between men and women isn’t due to discrimination. Women just need more “education and training.” Tell Senator McCain to quit making sexist statements and stop blocking a vote on fair pay for women.

Take Action!

Last week, CREDO Action and several women’s groups organized people to call on their senators to enact the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. It was close, but we fell three senators short of the 60 necessary to force a vote.

As disappointed as I was by the result, I was even more upset when I came across a news report regarding the reaction of Senator John McCain.

Senator McCain said the gap between the pay of women and men in this country isn’t due to discrimination; he said that women just need more “education and training” to earn as much as men.

Tell Senator McCain that what women need is equal justice under the law.

Lilly Ledbetter worked 19 years at Goodyear before she learned the men at her level were earning far more for the same work. She sued, and stood up for inequality by taking her case all the way to the Supreme Court — where five male justices ruled her claim invalid because she filed it more than 180 days after the discrimination started. Now, Senator McCain is blocking a vote on legislation to correct this injustice — and in the process, he seems willing to roll back 50 years of women’s rights.

Sign our petition asking Senator McCain to take back his sexist statements and stop blocking this crucial vote.

Another vote will be called soon, possibly within days. If we can stop senators like John McCain from blocking a vote on the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the bill, which has already passed the House, will surely pass the Senate as well.

I’m asking all my friends to stand up for the rights of women in the workplace. I hope you will, too.

Sincerely,

Laura Scher, CEO
CREDO Mobile


Thank you for taking action for women’s rights.

Sincerely,Rosa
Care2 and ThePetitionSite Team

High Court Upholds Indiana Law On Voter ID


The Supreme Court ruled yesterday that states may require voters to present photo identification before casting ballots, opening the way for wider adoption of a measure that Republicans say combats fraud and Democrats say discourages voting among the elderly and the poor. Full story

Congress.org Weekly Newsletter: Food prices, genetic non-discrimination bill and a Supreme Court decision on Voter ID laws–Let your voice be heard!


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April 28, 2008

This Week in Congress

Your Headlines, Your Issues, Your Opinions

 
Rice Purchases LimitedTwo large wholesale retailers have begun limiting the amount of rice buyers can buy at one time, causing fears of more widespread rationing on the way. Sam’s Club and Costco have placed limits on bulk rice purchases in some stores. Increased global demand for rice has pushed the price higher and led to fears of a future shortage. The price of other food staples such as wheat, soybeans, and corn has also risen recently.Are you concerned about food prices?
YES, I am worried about food prices
NO, I am not worried about food prices
 
Genetic Non-Discrimination Bill PassesOn Thursday the Senate voted 95-0 to pass H.R. 493, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2007. The act prevents employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of their genetic information. It would make it illegal for an employer to fire, not hire, or determine insurance for a person based on their genetics. Supporters of the bill say that its passage will make employees less reluctant to get tested for genetic illnesses and disorders.President Bush is expected to sign the bill.Speak out on the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act
Immigration: Real ID

This week the Senate is expected to hold a hearing on the Real ID program. Under the program, states are required to verify the identity and citizenship of anyone trying to receive identification documents. Forms of identification such as driver’s licenses would be affected by the program. Any state not in compliance with Real ID regulations would not have its IDs recognized by the federal government. Residents of these states would be unable to use their IDs to board a plane or enter a federal building.
Support Real ID Legislation
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Do You Support Voter ID Laws?

The Supreme Court has ruled that it is not a violation of voters’ constitutional rights to require them to show photo ID before voting. The case involved a challenge to an Indiana law, and 20 or more other states also have voter ID laws. Opponents say the requirement discourage minorities, the elderly, and the poor from voting. Supporters argue that it helps prevent voter fraud.
Do you support laws requiring a photo ID before a person is allowed to vote?
YES, laws requiring Voter ID prevent voter fraud
NO, laws requiring Voter ID disenfranchise voters
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Recipe of the day


Tempeh Sloppy Joes with Coleslaw

Tempeh Sloppy Joes with Coleslaw

Scripture of the day


1  How wonderful and pleasant it is
when brothers live together in harmony!
2  For harmony is as precious as the anointing oil
that was poured over Aaron’s head,
that ran down his beard
and onto the border of his robe.
3  Harmony is as refreshing as the dew from Mount Hermon
that falls on the mountains of Zion.
And there the Lord has pronounced his blessing,
even life everlasting.

Psalm:133