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Links of the Week 24 July 2009

Top Five
Running Start: Young Women’s Political Leadership Retreat 2009
I truly enjoyed the fact that I was once again able to volunteer some of my time to Running Start and this program. Not only did I have an opportunity to serve a great organization but I was inspired by the future leaders of this country.

President Obama, Professor Gates and the Cambridge Police
Interesting perspective on Gates Gate.

NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Welcome Ryan-DeLauro Bill to Prevent Unintended Pregnancy
I think it is important for people to find common ground when it comes to this issue. I hope this bill is a step in that direction.

Women Fight for Freedom in the Iranian Resistance


Argentina’s Collective Memory: Challenges in Accepting a Violent Past

Quote of the Week
“White men were 100% of the people that wrote the Constitution, 100% of the people that signed the Declaration of Independence, 100% of the people who died at Gettysburg and Vicksburg, probably close to 100% of the people who died at Normandy. This has been a country built basically by white folks.” – Pat Buchanan from Keep Pat Buchanan on the Air.

Politico
How the Sotomayor-Hearing senators met–or didn’t–their goals

DE Senator Ted Kaufman is number two on this list.

Health Care and the Specter of 1994

President Obama Stumps in New Jersey for Governor Corzine
I was there…The chorus referred to in this blog post is the choir from my church.

Reid: No Senate Health Care Bill Till Fall

Mayors, rabbis arrested in corruption probe

Other
Feminist Advisory Board for Obama: 8 Year Old Girl Sexually Assaulted by Other Juveniles

Students put icing on business’ cake
My cousin is a part of this group. Congrats to her!

The fight for civil rights goes digital

Description of changes being made at the NAACP to move into the 21st Century and use text messaging and social media to fulfill their mission.

One Woman’s Fight…To Save the American Dream

Oldies But Goodies
The Senate’s Champion of Civil Service

Sen. Ted Kaufman of Delaware has made it his mission to highlight one career public servant each week of his term.

Homeland Security Stands By Its Fence

I posted this because I am not happy that the Obama Administration is planning to continue to build the Border Fence along the US/Mexican border.

Emily’s List Candidates Are Sworn Into the 111th Congress

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