‘Your Vote: Use It For Change, Or Stay Home For More Of The Same.”

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LET’S BRING CHANGE TO WASHINGTON

Grandmothers, Mothers and Women (GMW) I get my strength from: 1 John 4:4;  For He who is in me is greater than he who is in the world.” In the world in general and America in particular. My prayer today is for each of us to pick-up the Power of: ‘Our God and Our Love,’ and use it in our homes, communities, Cities and States to help bring Bi partition Leadership to our country, to Washington in particular, to the three (3) major branches of Power, “The Executive Branch, The House and Senate. They have become  an embarrassment to us.

My Generation is the Baby Boomers, we did a lot of good, but balanced it out with some bad behavior; which is now being exemplified by the Current Administration in Washington.

In the Upcoming Midterm Elections, Its a joy to see so many Millennials, men and women stepping up saying; ” enough is enough.” They are winning primaries and positioning themselves to bring change, stability, diplomacy, integrity and decency back to Washington.  This is where our God and Love Comes into play. We must convey the importance of the upcoming election, starting at home, stressing the point: Your Vote is your voice. ‘Use it for change, or stay home for more of the same.

Each of us has a responsibility for how our, communities, cities and states serve us. Our vote is so important, Until many people lost their lives fighting for the right to vote. That’s how priceless the vote is, and it should never be taken for granted:

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LET’S SAVE AMERICA

GMW, I think it’s horrific the way the leaders of the House and Senate is Allowing #45 to demean the Oval and put our country in harm’s way, while #45 spends his time on Twitter, instead of dealing with the real issues facing our country and the world; especially China.
I hold Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan responsible for #45’s Radical Behavior. Now , It’s a reflects on their lack of leadership; there is no leadership from the Oval Office, only pettiness, childlike behavior and abuse of power.
So many of the GOP’s are falling all over themselves trying to justify the negative behavior of #45 and his Alternative Truths’.
As for Amoroso, except for the womb she was knitted together in, she could just as easily be the daughter of any mother of color. She did thing we didn’t approve of, even giving up her Black Card. We are the only one who can revoke or return that privilege to her. We denounced her behavior not our love; nor did we label her: A crazed crying lowlife, dog.
Number 45 is an insult to dogs, he wants to be the Mafia-Don over the most powerful nation in the world. Running the Oval Office is just too much power for his mind. He epitomizes the Bull in the China Shop. He should be careful about what he wish for others.
I’m praying my Democrats Party will concentrate on what the American People really want, and let the GOP finish destroying themselves.
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Women Running For Office In 2018

Grandmothers, Mothers and Women (GMW); The Serenity Prayer puts 2018 Midterm Election in perspective for us It says: “God grant us the serenity to accept the things we cannot change; the courage to change the things we can and the wisdom to know the difference.

We can’t change the fact that Donald Trump is our president; There are things his administration is doing, that we can do nothing about. But, we can determine who gets elected in November, and represent us and our issues and concerns. There are 431 women running for office in 2018; 339 democrats and 92 republicans. It’s up to the rest of us to support them and get them elected.

Listed are 3 of 9 women who won their Midterm Primaries! Will they be elected in November 2018?

Katie Arrington

 

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Veronica Escobar

Here is a list of all women that are running in November 2018!

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GMW Meet Ward 2 Candidates

Schools Board Election  2018

Norfolk  Public Schools Board Candidates By Wards

Election May 1, 2018

GMW MEET WARD 2 CANDIDATES: And,  see what ward your precincts is in.

 

Ward 2  includes the following precincts: Wesley, Suburban Park, Willard, Stuart, Larchmont Library, Larchmont School, Lamberts Point, Park Place, Taylor Elementary, Maury, Ghent Square, and Chrysler Museum.

Tanya Bhasin                  WARD 2

Incumbent Tanya BhasinNathaniel Kinnison, and Brittany Shearer are running in the general election for Ward 2 of Norfolk Public Schools.

The school board’s primary responsibilities are to:

  1. Set the vision and goals for the district
  2. Adopt policies that give the district direction to set priorities
    Nathaniel  Kinnison,   Ward 2

    and achieve its goals.

  3. Hire and evaluate the superintendent
  4. Manage the collective bargaining process for employees of the district.

Great School Boards members adopt a fiscally sound district budget and pay attention to finances and regularly monitor the fiscal health of the district. 

MAY 1, 2018:  NORFOLK SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION

Brittany Shearer     Ward 2

School Board, Community’s  Education Watchdog

 

 

 

Grandmother,Mothers and Women(gmw) of Ward 2 in Particular and The City of Norfolk in general, on May 1, 2018, I hope to see  each of you at the polls.

Norfolk’s Public Schools Board Candidates

Norfolks Public Schools Board Candidates By Wards and Prescient: 

The Norfolk Public school board consists of seven members elected to three-year terms. Five seats are up for general election on May 1, 2018.

What do school boards do?  The school board’s primary responsibilities are to:

  1. Set the vision and goals for the district
  2. Adopt policies that give the district direction to set priorities and achieve its goals.
  3. Hire and evaluate the superintendent.
  4. Manage the collective bargaining process for employees of the district.

Grandmothers, mothers and women, (gmw).  To repeat a statement made by the Bolder Valley School Board in Colorado, ” The most accurate analyst of a student’s achievement in school is not income or social status, but the extent to which that student’s family is able to:

(1) create a home environment that encourages learning.

(2) communicate high, yet reasonable, expectations for their children’s achievement and future careers.

(3) become involved in their children’s education at school and in the community.”

Ward 1- includes the following precincts: Ocean View School, Second Presbyterian, Northside, Titustown, and Granby.

Adele Martin
Nicole Carry

Nicole Carry and Adale Martin are running in the general election for ward 1 of the Norfolk School District.

 

Ward 2includes the following precincts: Wesley, Suburban Park, Willard, Stuart, Larchmont Library, Larchmont School, Lamberts Point, Park Place, Taylor Elementary, Maury, Ghent Square, and Chrysler Museum.

WARD 2- Tanya Bhasin 

Incumbent Tanya BhasinNathaniel Kinnison,and Brittany Shearer are running in the general election for Ward 2 of the Norfolk Public School .

WARD 2 – Nathaniel Kinnison
Brittany A. Shearer Ward 2

Ward 3 includes the following precincts: Rosemont, Lafayette Winona, Norview, Tanners Creek, Sherwood, Ballentine, Lindenwood, Union Chapel, Coleman Place School, Broad Creek, Sherwood.

Carlos Clanton Candidate
Ward 3

Ronel BrewerCarlos Clanton, and Jackie Glass are running in the general election for ward 3 of the Norfolk Public School Bd.

 Ronel Brewer Candidate Ward Three
Jackie Glass Candidate    Ward  3

Ward 4 includes the following precincts: Young Park, Ruffner Academy, Brambleton, Berkeley, Campostella, Chesterfield, Ingleside, Poplar Halls, Easton, Fairlawn, Lake Taylor, and Barron Black.

Bonita Anthony  Candidate Ward 4

 

Bonita AnthonyLeon RousonChristine Smith, and Alfreda Thomas are running in the general election for Ward 4 of the Norfolk Public School District.

Alfreda Thomas Candidate Ward 4
Christine Smith  Candidate Ward 4

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Leon Rouson candidate Ward 4

Ward 5 includes the following precincts: Pretlow Library, Ocean View Call Center, Bay view, Third Presbyterian, Crossroads, Tarrallton, Barrymore, East Ocean View, Little Creek, and Azalea Gardens.

Arthur Broadbent
Ward 5
Lauren D. Campsen Ward 5

Arthur Broadbent III and Lauren Campsen are running in the general election for Ward 5 of the Norfolk Public School District.

 

 

 

 

Community’s Education Watchdog

NORFOLK SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION: MAY 1, 2018

School Board: Community’s Education Watchdog

School Board- Ward Three
Carlos Clanton-School Board-Ward Three

GMW: This is how we can be sure the education in our local public schools meets our expectations. I think a good place to start is by electing effective school board members. Today we meet the 3 candidates for Ward Three .

What do school boards do?

  1. Set the vision and goals for the district
  2. Adopt policies that give the district direction to set   priorities and achieve its goals.
  3. Hire and evaluate the superintendent
  4. Manage the collective bargaining process for employees of the district

Jackie Glass-School Board-Ward Three

What do school boards do?      

Great School Boards members adopt a fiscally sound district budget and pay attention to finances and regularly monitor the fiscal health of the district.

School Board Candidate-Ward 3
Ronel Brewer-School Board-Ward Three

 On May 1, 2018 we want to elect a great school board that will  focus on what is best for all students. They must also focus on student achievements and implementing policies that will ensure success for all students.

 

 

May2018Norfolk ShoolBoard

MAY 1, 2018:  NORFOLK SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION

School Board, Community’s Education Watchdog

School Board Candidate
WARD THREE

Grandmothers, Mothers and Women (GMW), This is how we can be sure the education in our local public schools meets our expectations. I think a good place to start is by electing effective school board members; and today we’ll meet 3 candidates from Ward Three.

What do school boards do?

The school board’s primary responsibilities are to:

  1. Set the vision and goals for the district
  2. Adopt policies that give the district direction to set priorities
    School Board Candidate
    Ward Three

    and achieve its goals.

  3. Hire and evaluate the superintendent
  4. Manage the collective bargaining process for employees of the district.
  5.  

Great School Boards members adopt a fiscally sound district budget and pay attention to finances and regularly monitor the fiscal health of the district.

On May 1, 2018 we want to elect a great school board that will  focus on what is best for all students. They must also focus on student achievements and implementing policies that will ensure success for all students.

School Board Candidate
Ward Three

 

Norfolk’s School Board Election

Norfolk Schools Board Of Election:  MAY 1, 2018

GMW,  We as voters often do not know our elected school board member’s name or responsibilities, and turnout in local school board elections is usually very low. On my May 1, 2018 we are going to change that by being informed  and voting with knowledge for the sake of our children and teachers.

Your school board is your community’s education watchdog, ensuring that taxpayers get the most for their tax dollars.

  1. Public education is a $423 billion business.
  2. School boards have taxing authority.
  3. Direct oversight—and responsibility—should not be given to politicians whose first priority is something other than education.
  4. if those schools are not producing, it’s our rights and responsibilities to select new board members who will see to it that our students and our schools succeed.

The Norfolk School Board has five (5) seats up for election, with 12 excellent  candidates  running. In order for us to do our part in making sure we put the right candidate in those seats we need to really know who they are.

Those seats are in ward 1 thru 4, and today we will meet the 2 candidates in Ward One (1). 

Nicole Carry for  Ward -One-School Board
@NicoleBCarry
Adele Martin-Ward One- School Board

 

 

 

 

And, three  candidates in Ward Two (2).

WARD 2 SCHOOL BOARD
Brittany Shearer WARD 2 SCHOOL BOARD
Tanya  Bhasin   WARD 2 SCHOOL BOARD

Our children can no longer afford for us to do business as  usual. We have to change the rules, by putting people at the tables to address our issues, and we must hold them accountable. In order to accomplish this we have to be engaged, starting with being at the polls, May 1, 2018.  Using the power of our vote.

EXCESSIVE FORCE

Grandmothers, Mother and Women  (GMW), I’ve been trying to understand why Police Officers  are using excessive power when dealing with my children of color.

Target Practice

Starting in New York in 1999, with The shooting of 23 years-old-Amadou  Diallo occurred on February 4, 1999. four  (4) officers fired a combined total of 41 shots killing him for having a wallet that looked to them like a gun. All four officers were charged with second-degree murder and acquitted at trial. This scenario of my sons and daughters being killed has to stop.

This scenario of my sons and daughters being killed by the police when a wallet or what is now a cell phone, carried by all of our children, but it appears, mine are the only one being killed by excessive force for having something in their hands that appears to be a gun when it is simply a phone.

I’m sure this scenario has not been lost on any of us. When the young man was apprehended for killing the 17 students in Parkland Florida, it was known he had an AkA-15 or 47 but no shots were fired at him. I have observed, as I’m sure everyone else has, when my white sons has been apprehended by the police for the same scenarios they have not been shot at excessively. WHY?

Someone I respect tremendously made an observation this past week regarding The police shooting range equipment. It’s verifiable that standard police and NRA shooting range equipment is the same: A white background with the body silhouette of a black man.

North Miami Police use photos of black teens for shooting practice. The police chief Scott J. Denison says there is nothing wrong with this practice.

Gmw, I think it’s time we advocate for a change in shooting range equipment. Maybe it should be reversed. This will force officers to use discernment, when the practice target looks differently. will officers of color use excessive force?

When some officers see black, they go into shooting range practice,  and the law exonerates them, because they feared for their lives.  When their brother of color seem them, they run because, they fear for their lives, and get shot in the back, with a phone in their hands. This is a scary scenario,  we send our sons and daughters out into the world on a daily basis with their cell phones, mostly in their hands or on their person.

What makes this so difficult, is the 2 white Louisiana officers in the black man’s fatal shooting won’t be charged, even though they had him on the ground face-down, he was no threat to them, other than his black life did not matter.

But, to me and my Black children,” BLACK LIVES MATTER.” AS MUCH AS THE 17 LIVES IN PARKLAND, FL., mattered.  We all hurt for the senselessness loss of our children lives by guns.

GMW, Colin Kaepernick was blacklisted from the NFL because of his stance for black lives matter, and everyone knows it. Has  any of you wondered, ” what would have happened to Tom Brady or Eli Manning, had they done the same thing.

Would some owner have found a place for them, quarter -backing in the NFL. I cut my football teeth on Broadway Joe and the New York Jets, became a die hard  Jets and football fan.  but, 2017 was the first time I didn’t watch football since 1968. It became a bad taste in my mouth.

To all grandmothers, mothers and women (gmw) I’m not trying to play the: “the race card” we just need to realistically look at the Privilege  Elephant  in the room, plus the one in our Oval Office.

Our children from birth to 29 has a much better view of reality. My generation endured the horrors of the Civil Rights Movement and the war in Viet Nam.  We have a generation between us, who supported Bernie Sanders and opted out of voting in 2016 and we got #45.

Now I’m hoping they exonerate themselves and choose a president from their ranks for 2020.  We don’t need any more presidents running for office who’s over 65; I’m over 65.

To my White Sisters, Mothers of color, love their children just as much as you love yours, and we fear for them so much more because of the deadly animosity our sons has for each other.

So, what do you think about YOUR SON’S FACE, being us for target practice by N. Miami Policeman’s Department.  And all other Police departments and the IRA using a black background and the body of a White Frame as target?

GMW Our sons are afraid of each,  and we have to find a way to save both. We gave them life and brought them into the world. They are  great men in and out of uniform.

The easy access to guns does not help us, or make life easier for them.

EXCESSIVE FORCE

Grandmothers, Mother and Women  (GMW), I’ve been trying to understand why Police Officers  are using excessive power when dealing with my children of color. Starting in New York in 1999.

The shooting of 23 years-old-Amadou  Diallo occurred on February 4, 1999. four  (4) officers fired a combined total of 41 shots killing him for having a wallet that looked to them like a gun. All four officers were charged with second-degree murder and acquitted at trial. This scenario of my sons and daughters being killed has to stop. We can’t forget our past mistakes.

This scenario of my sons and daughters being killed by the police when a wallet or what is now a cell phone carried by all of our children but it appears mine are the only one being killed by excessive force for having something in their hands that appears to be a gun when it is simply a phone.

I’m sure this scenario has not been lost on any of us. When the young man was apprehended for killing the 17 students in Parkland Florida it was known he had an AkA-15 or 47 but no shots were fired at him.

I have observed as I’m sure everyone else has, when my white sons has been apprehended by the police for the same scenarios they have not been shot at excessively.

Someone I respect made an observation this past week regarding The police shooting range equipment. N. Miami. cops use photos of black teens for shooting practice. North Miami Beach police chief Scott J. Denison says there is nothing wrong with this practice.

It’s verifiable that standard police and NRA shooting range equipment is the same: A white background with the body image of a black man.We have to change this picture.

Gmw I think it’s time we advocate for a change in shooting range equipment; Maybe it should be reversed. This will force officers to use discernment, when the target practice looks differently.

When they see black they go into shooting practice range, and the law exonerates them. Isn’t that a sad scenario that we send our sons and daughters out into the world on a daily basis with their cell phones in their hands or on their person.

What makes this difficult is those 2 white Louisiana officers in the black man’s fatal shooting won’t be charged, even though they had him on the ground face-down, he was no threat to them, other than his black life did not matter. But to me and my Black children,” black lives matter.”

Colin Kaepernick was blacklisted from the NFL because of his stance for black lives matter, and everyone knows it.

GMW Our sons are afraid of each and we have to find a way to save both. We have great men in and out of uniform. The easy access to guns does not help us.