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NAACP And Many Others To Stand At Houston City Hall On 3/25 For Justice In Trayvon Martin Case And For Justice For All

There will be a protest later today at Houston City Hall to call for justice in the Trayvon Martin case.

While Trayvon was shot and killed in Florida, his death is a matter of national concern.

I will be attending this event.

We’ve got to stick together and show up for each other when times are difficult.

We don’t always do that in Houston and in the nation. The rights and freedoms of all people are connected.

I encourage you to take part in this protest at Houston City Hall.

Here are details of the City Hall protest—

On Sunday, March 25, Houston will join the official Justice for Trayvon Martin Movement. The Houston Unites for Justice Rally happens Sunday at 3PM at City Hall’s Reflection Pool, 901 Bagby Street, in Downtown Houston.

The event is organized by the NAACP-Houston Branch, Rev. Reginald Lillie-President and Texas NAACP, Gary Bledsoe-President. Partnering organizations and officials include, area Churches, the Houston Urban League-Judson Robinson, Executive Director, LULAC-Mary Ramos, President, Local Unions, Greek fraternities and sororities, Congressional Representatives Sheila Jackson Lee, Al Green, and a host of other officials and groups.

Houstonians of diverse races and affiliations are passionate about expressing our outrage and righteous resolve to see that justice is done in this matter. We join the National Movement calling for the arrest of George Zimmerman and a thorough investigation of the Sanford Police Department.

To… ask questions please contact the NAACP Chairman of Religious Affairs, Bishop James Dixon at (713) 688-2900, extension 224 or by e-mail crystalj@clearsail.net or Yolanda Smith at the Houston Branch at (713) 545-9696.

March 25, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

I Hope Vice President Cheney’s New Heart Lasts Long Enough For Him To Be Prosecuted For War Crimes

Former Vice President Dick Cheney has received a heart transplant.

(Above–Former Vice President Cheney)

Good.

I hope that Mr. Cheney’s new heart lasts long enough for him to be prosecuted for war crimes.

Human Rights Watch says that both former President Bush and Mr. Cheney should be investigated for war crimes because they ordered people to be tortured.

I suppose it is not likely that this will ever take place.

But with Mr. Cheney having a new lease on life, we can keep on hoping that justice will be done.

(The U.S. Senate website is a great resource to learn about each of the Vice Presidents.)   

March 25, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Texas Progressive Alliance Round-Up—The Work Of Freedom Is Up To Each Of Us

Here is the weekly posting of the Texas Progressive Alliance round-up. The TPA is a confederation of the best political bloggers in Texas. TPA members are citizen-bloggers working for a better Texas.

Every Texan and every American has the ability to attend a public meeting, attend or organize a protest, write or call an elected official, talk to friends and family, start a blog, donate money, write a letter to the editor, volunteer for candidates and causes, engage in acts of civil disobedience, and to run for public office.

The work of freedom and justice is up to each of us.

Here is the round-up—

Off the Kuff wrote about the forthcoming end of the Women’s Health Program in Texas.

John Coby ay Bay Area Houston finds a press release from Austin: “Texas Governor Rick Perry calls for reforms to men’s prostate exams“.

The US Department of Justice refused preclearance on the Texas GOP’s Voter ID law this week.WCNews at Eye On Williamson calls it a victory for voting rights in Texas. Continue reading

March 25, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | | Leave a comment

   

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