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May. 23 HCDP Policy Committee
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
May. 30 Central and Executive Committee Meeting
6 PM Potluck / 7 PM Quarterly Meeting - 16 W. Main
Jun. 08 NO Breakfast
No breakfast scheduled this month.
Jun. 27 HCDP Policy Committee
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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In The News
Meet the 2018 Teacher of the Year Honored by Trump the White House Doesn’t Want You to Hear
(Democracy Now! May 7, 2018) (Interview) "When Mandy Manning received her 2018 Teacher of the Year award at the White House Wednesday, the press was barred from her speech, and President Trump did not mention who she teaches: immigrant and refugee children. ... MANDY MANNING: ... And all of the students who come through my classroom have three things in common: They are just learning English. They have escaped trauma to find new lives in our nation, and they are focused and determined to be productive citizens of our United States. And most importantly, they succeed."
Carbon Markets Pay Off for These States as New Businesses, Jobs Spring Up
(Inside Climate News, April 17, 2018) "A 3-year review found $1.4 billion in economic benefits across the 9 RGGI states, no harm to electric grid reliability, and long-term benefits for residents. ... Here's how RGGI works: Using an auction system, the states offer a declining number of carbon emissions credits each year, which power plant owners bid on and are then required to use to offset their carbon dioxide emissions. The states then invest the proceeds in a variety of energy programs."
In Oklahoma schools, bosses are helping teachers go on strike
(LA Times, Mar 29, 2018) "[I]n Oklahoma — as with the recent nine-day teacher's strike in West Virginia — the traditional battle lines between workers and management have gotten blurred as both sides take aim at a bigger target: the state Legislature. ... "What you are seeing right now is a fight for public education, because the school boards are saying, 'How are we going to get teachers for this and the next generation of kids?'""
How the NRA resurrected the Second Amendment - Here’s the story of how America’s gun politics got so broken.
(Vox, Mar 14, 2018) "[T]his deterioration has been decades in the making, as ... the National Rifle Association, took part in a decades-long, massive political campaign that helped alter Americans’ — and even the courts’ — views of gun rights and particularly the Second Amendment. In doing this, the NRA shifted the country from the view that the Second Amendment is about the federal government’s role in state-run militias to one that it’s really about individual Americans’ right to bear arms.