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- Indiana Dept. Of Ed Survey For Migrant Students Using Federal Funding
- Opportunity Scholarships Allowed Ahead Of Future Ruling
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- NC Budget Deal, Occupy Monday and Hagan
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Category Archives: Social Justice
Well, if you haven’t read Pete Kaliner’s write up about the NC General Assembly’s budget deal, you should. He nailed it.
Nailed it. #ncpol #ncga MT @PeteKaliner: #NCGA budget deal – Moral Mondayers hardest hit http://t.co/sMLGIwJd7M
— LL1885 – A.P. Dillon (@LadyLiberty1885) July 30, 2014
Much of Occupy Monday’s complaints have been based on driving a select few narratives. One of the big ones, teacher pay, was just busted. Wonder how this will impact former Kay Hagan staffer Chris Sgro’s activism with very Left leaning Equality North Carolina and in his support of Occupy Monday?
Shocker, former Hagan staffer is all about Far Left Moral Monday. http://t.co/szfp3A4WI4 #ncsen @ThomTillis — LL1885 – A.P. Dillon (@LadyLiberty1885) July 30, 2014
Reminder: “Due to the political nature of our work, contributions to Equality NC are not tax-deductible.”
Flashback – it’s like Equality NC knew before Cooper did he wouldn’t defend North Carolina’s marriage amendment: Continue reading →
Wake County Public Schools has hired someone for the new “Office of Equity Affairs”.
You read that correctly, “Office of Equity Affairs”.
The office’s budget is an annual $204,846, The title of the role there is Assistant Superintendent and is being filled by Rodney Trice with a base salary being $125,000. Let’s think about the optics here:
Teachers haven’t seen their raises yet.
The Wake County School Board, along with Superintendent Merrill, want to hike taxes to pay for their own county’s teacher raises.
Let’s keep a social justice office on the books and pay someone 125k to run it while a lawsuit related to said office is ongoing in Wake County. Coincidence I’m sure.
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Hey Hey! Ho Ho! Arrested at Moral Monday yo!
Before we get into the list of the arrests, catch up on what went on by reading yesterday’s article: Occupy Monday 6/16/14 Edition: Workers ‘Rights’.
The Moral Monday Union Pals
Yesterday’s Moral Occupy Monday was packed with unions. Of note in attendance was The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE). The attendance of AFGE likely sent chills up the legs of the NC Association of Educators and their protest arm, Organize2020, who desperately want to become a full-fledged union and ultimately kill NC public schools in the process. Take a gander at the “About” page at AFGE to see why; BFF’s with the AFL-CIO etc. Related read: Occupy Monday Agenda Would Cost $7 almost $10 Billion To Fund
Even with the influx of out-of-state union organizers there, attendance was sparse again.
Define “crowd” RT @704_SPCLC: The crowd in Halifax Mall #1u #MoralMonday pic.twitter.com/MlkgBZPaLc
— LL1885 – A.P. Dillon (@LadyLiberty1885) June 16, 2014
Even Trumka got in on the Occupy act yesterday by tweeting the AFL-CIO’s video promoting civil disobedience:
#MoralMonday pushing ahead today, even in the face of bans on “imminent disturbance https://t.co/vqZA7yG6yE — Richard L. Trumka (@RichardTrumka) June 16, 2014
Not to be left out, the SEIU stood in solidarity with their Occupy Monday brothers and sisters.
The Arrestees & What The Local Media Won’t Tell You About Them
Here are the local Raleigh stories (below) which don’t really name any of the arrestees. ABC11 puts the number at ‘nearly 20′. In fact, it was 20. Nineteen arrested for 2nd degree trespass and one arrested for possession of pot. Continue reading →
The Occupy Monday movement led by Defacto leader of the NC Democrats have been making a lot of demands. Bigger government intrusion, more spending, and desires for items without a thought to the budget North Carolina has to work with.
Barber describes these demands as his “Five Point Moral Framework”. Don’t be drinking anything when you read the list below.
Secure pro-labor, anti-poverty policies that ensure economic sustainability
Provide well-funded public education for all
Promote healthcare for all, including affordable access, the expansion of Medicaid, women’s health and environmental justice in every community
Address the inequalities in the criminal justice system and ensure equality under the law for every person regardless of race, class, creed, documentation or sexual preference
Protect and expand voting rights, immigrant rights, women’s rights, LGBT rights and equal protection under the law
In a nutshell, the same demands made by Occupy Wall Street. Broad and vague with absolutely no specifics. That is a feature, not a bug in the design.
Rev. Barber’s demands would effectively erase all strides made to close the budget shortfall left behind by former Goveror Perdue. The demands add up to roughly $7 billion according to Senator Phil Berger’s office. See the statement to the press below: Continue reading →
Forward together! Not one organizer back…. or something.
Ground game: NC NAACP to hire 50 “Moral Freedom Summer organizers” http://t.co/9VC8rGFyIn #NCPol
— Clark Riemer (@clarkriemer) April 28, 2014
Moral astroturf. RT “@clarkriemer: Ground game: NC NAACP to hire 50 “Moral Freedom Summer organizers” http://t.co/BTYfl1tHUD#NCPol
— LL1885 – A.P. Dillon (@LadyLiberty1885) April 28, 2014
WOW… desperate much?
No, this is not an article from the Onion. Occupy Monday needs organizers and they’re hiring. Question is, who is really paying that salary?
From the link in Clark Riemer’s tweet, read below about the ” 50 highly-trained paid Moral Freedom Summer organizers” of which “Native North Carolinians, students, people of color, LGBT people, and Spanish-speakers are encouraged to apply.” Hey, you — white guy, forget applying? Continue reading →