Meet Rep.Virginia Foxx


I have to admit I do not have much respect for the extremists that hold office in Congress.

Virginia Foxx seems to be allowed to act other than the title bestowed them after taking an oath …

She is a Public Servant and does NOT act like one in my opinion.

The Government exists to help those who cannot help themselves… she and her Party do not!

Reproductive rights

Support parental consent and oppose partial birth abortions. (Nov 2004)

 

Environment

 

Voted NO on protecting free-roaming horses and burros.

Voted NO on environmental education grants for outdoor experiences.

Voted NO on $9.7B for Amtrak improvements and operation thru 2013.

Voted NO on increasing AMTRAK funding by adding $214M to $900M.

Technology

Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)

  • Voted YES on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on delaying digital TV conversion by four months. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on retroactive immunity for telecoms’ warrantless surveillance. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on establishing “network neutrality” (non-tiered Internet). (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on increasing fines for indecent broadcasting. (Feb 2005)
  • Permanent ban on state & local taxation of Internet access. (Oct 2007)
  • Defund the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. (Jan 2011)
  • End net neutrality; allow tiered Internet service. (Jan 2011)
  • Prohibit the return of the Fairness Doctrine. (Jan 2009)
  • No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)

War

Voted YES on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval. (Jun 2011)

  • Voted NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on investigating Bush impeachment for lying about Iraq. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on redeploying US troops out of Iraq starting in 90 days. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date. (Jun 2006)
  • Strengthen sanctions on Syria & assist democratic transition. (Apr 2008)
  • No contact & enforce sanctions on Iran until threat is gone. (May 2011)
  • Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes. (May 2011)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (Mar 2012)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)

Welfare & Poverty

Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)

  • Voted NO on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)

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Planned Parenthood: Time to Clean Up the Supreme Court’s mess


Planned ParenthoodTwo months ago, the Supreme Court handed some bosses the power to deny women coverage for birth control. Now we have a chance to put these health care decisions back where they belong: with women and their doctors.

Help make sure employers can’t block access to birth control — support the Obama administration’s effort to make birth control available to all women, regardless of where they work.

Last week, the Obama administration proposed new rules that would guarantee women’s access to birth control, no matter what their bosses think. It’s up to us to make sure these rules are strong enough to get the job done.

The first step is to stop billion-dollar corporations from following Hobby Lobby and trying to take birth control coverage away from women. Help make sure these corporate giants don’t slip through the loophole the Supreme Court opened.

It is up to us to make sure that women aren’t denied the care they need because of their bosses’ personal ideology. A narrow Supreme Court majority gave Hobby Lobby and companies like it the power to place employers’ beliefs over women’s health — but the Obama administration has found a way to protect access to birth control for these women. Speak out now and show your support for this effort to restore women’s access to birth control coverage.

We also have to make sure that women know exactly whom they’re dealing with. Companies like Hobby Lobby shouldn’t be able to hide their anti-women’s health agenda from employees. If a company refuses to cover basic health care, including birth control, current and prospective employees have a right to know.

We have less than 60 days to make our voices heard before the Obama administration issues its final rules. Stand with President Obama and send a message to anyone who would stand in the way of women’s health. It’s time to protect women’s access to birth control, guarantee coverage for all, and require anti-birth control bosses to come clean.

Women’s health — including access to birth control — is too important to give up on. This is our chance to make sure bosses do not interfere in women’s health care decisions. Let’s make sure we get it right.

Thank you for standing up for women’s health, no matter what.

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Walmart’s new employee dress code …


Walmart: Provide all employees a clothing allowance or reimbursement for your new dress code.

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Wildomar, California

Jennifer Hoppe, Everytown for Gun Safety


Everytown for Gun Safety
Kroger has some new competition.After meeting with Moms Demand Action volunteers last week, New Seasons Market (one of Kroger’s major competitors on the West Coast) joined the growing list of businesses with gun sense when they announced a new policy asking customers to leave their guns at home!

It’s time for Kroger’s leadership to do the same, and volunteers will be doing our first big petition delivery this Thursday in Cincinnati, where Kroger is based.

To make the biggest impact possible, we need 25,000 more signatures before the petition delivery. Click here to add your name and tell Kroger that you want groceries — not guns.

Add your name now!

In the next week, volunteers will be delivering petitions to Kroger-brand stores across the nation.

With pressure from other businesses and concerned shoppers like you, Kroger’s leadership won’t be able to ignore the calls to end the open carry of guns in their stores.

Magnify the impact of these deliveries by adding your name right now.

Thanks for being part of this fight,

Jennifer Hoppe
Deputy Director
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America