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Monday, March 27, 2017

Gorsuch - Not what he is portrayed - well-rehearsed by handlers and supported at the hearing by Taylor & McGinley

Appeal Court Judge Neil Gorsuch, Mary Elizabeth Taylor, Deputy Director of Nomination and Michael McGinley, Attorney, Trump Administration  
Is Mary Elizabeth Taylor Donald Trump’s African American Influence during Neil Gorsuch Supreme Court hearings?

Taylor and Michael McGinley, attorney, were strategically placed during Gorsuch hearing with smile after smile and whispers? 
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However, we learn that Mary Elizabeth Taylor is a member of the Trump Administration, title - Deputy Director of Nominations.  She is through the office of newly hired, Amy Swonger.

According to Dow Jones, Taylor works under Amy Swonger, a longtime lobbyist who also worked for Mitch McConnell in the past.

What part did Gorsuch play in this media sham and handling?
The Washington Post reported that Taylor also worked closely with Makan Delrahim, the lead staffer on Gorsuch’s nomination team.
Gorsuch, presented as Jimmy Stewart goes to Washington man, with squeaky-clean law credentials was the message of Republicans on the committee that sought to have a slap-happy chat with Gorsuch.  Even their questions with merit were too often seen as not of the caliber they should.

Gorsuch spoke of his clerks and hiring his clerks annually.  He also turned around and gave the impression that Taylor and her sidekick Michael McGiley (seated directly behind him) were his clerks.  By turning around after glowing statements of clerks he selected for his court.  This gave the public the impression that the Black woman, admiringly SMILING often-often, in the background during the hearing was a law clerk of his office.  Of which Mary Elizabeth Taylor was NOT.  Taylor is part of the handlers from Donald Trump's administration.

Taylor’s co-worker McGinley
      Michael McGinley sat next to Mary Elizabeth Taylor and they both were PLANTS from the Trump’s administration for Gorsuch nomination.

McGinley like Taylor are newcomers for the Trump Administration.  However, McGinley worked back in 2009 and 2010 with Gorsuch office and 2014 to 2015 for Supreme Court Judge Samuel Alito.
McGinley joined the legal counsel firm that Trump has hired 14 attorneys for his administration.  McGinley is one of them.  MORE

Gorsuch was very scripted.  His team - Trump’s Congressional team – of which Taylor and McGinley are part of.  Is Gorsuch the person we want on the SCOTUS – Supreme Court of the United States?  We say NO.

GORSUCH Judgment
He is a proponent of originalism--meaning that judges should attempt to interpret the words of the Constitution as they were understood at the time they were written--and a textualist who considers only the words of the law being reviewed, not legislators’ intent or the consequences of the decision.

We say NO mainly because of his decisions relative to the narrow view with the truck driver Alphozo Maddin that chose NOT to freeze to death in the cold.

Alphonse Maddin was driving a trailer truck in Illinois one night in January 2009. The temperature was 14 below zero. The brakes on his trailer failed. He called his company to send out a rescue truck and then waited in his unheated cab for hours. When he was frozen numb and couldn’t speak clearly, he decided to unhitch the trailer and drive off to safety.
Maddin’s employer had a rule: Any driver who leaves his load unattended gets fired. Presumably, the company fears losing its cargo, and thus its profit. So the company fired Maddin.
He appealed to the Labor Department. It has a rule protecting an employee who “refuses to operate a vehicle because … the employee has a reasonable apprehension of serious injury to the employee or the public.” Maddin had a reasonable apprehension not just of injury, but of death. Six different judges agreed that he should not have been fired.
The only judge who disagreed was Neil Gorsuch. Maddin “wasn’t fired for refusing to operate his vehicle,” Gorsuch wrote last year in his dissent. He was fired for operating — that is, driving — his vehicle in a way contrary to company policy. So the company had a right to fire him.
Maddin had a simple choice, Gorsuch concluded: Freeze to death or lose your job. Maybe the company was not wise or kind, he added, “but it’s not our job to answer questions like that.” We judges just apply the law to the case at hand.

 Additionally, Hobby Lobby Stores v. Sebelius and Little Sisters of the Poor Home for the Aged v. Burwell

Both cases had to do with the Obamacare mandate that employee insurance coverage provide all approved contraceptives. Gorsuch’s rulings seemed instructive; he noted that would require the objecting businesses to “underwrite payments for drugs or devices that can have the effect of destroying a fertilized human egg.”
Gorsuch’s opinions favoring the owners of Hobby Lobby craft stores and nonprofit religious group called Little Sisters of the Poor took the same sort of broad reading of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act as the Supreme Court’s conservative majority.
In Gorsuch’s words, the law “doesn’t just apply to protect popular religious beliefs: it does perhaps its most important work in protecting unpopular religious beliefs, vindicating this nation’s long-held aspiration to serve as a refuge of religious tolerance.”
Gutierrez-Brizuela v. Lynch
In this case, Gorsuch called for reconsideration of a long-standing Supreme Court decision that is little known to the public but vitally important to the functioning of the federal government.
So-called “Chevron deference” means that courts should grant wide leeway to executive branch agencies when they reasonably interpret acts of Congress that are ambiguous. Some conservatives have said that gives too much power to the executive branch. Liberals are alarmed that would be a way for courts to routinely rule against the party in power.
In this immigration case, Gorsuch said the deference has gone too far.
It allows “executive bureaucracies to swallow huge amounts of core judicial and legislative power and concentrate federal power in a way that seems more than a little difficult to square with the Constitution of the framers’ design,” Gorsuch wrote. “Maybe the time has come to face the behemoth.”
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According to salary for Mary Elizabeth Taylor, as a Cloakroom staffer, she was paid, $37,264.40.  If that is her Deputy salary, they got her on the Cheap.  But then this is Trump's MO as well as having women to do the "this-n-that work.

SANCTUARY MEETING - Thursday, MPS, 5225 W. Vilet - Sanctuary District Resolution

Announcement

COMING - Thursday, March 30, 2017

Milwaukee Public Schools Central Office
5225 W. Vilet Street
Auditorium

Time:
6:00pm

Sanctuary District Resolution

The Board Members will take testimony and then vote on the Resolution

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MPS Safe District
 This would make MPS a safe district that puts significant restrictions on how ICE can operate around schools.  The greater goal is to create an atmosphere of support for our students and families, many whom have stopped coming to school on a regular basis due to fears of parents being detained and placed in detention. 

COME.  SUPPORT.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Indivisible - Milwaukee (The Hub) Invites Supporters of AHC to MondayTalk Strategies

March 26, 2017
EAST LIBRARY | Monday, March 27, 2017, Indivisible - Milwaukee (The Hub) will NOT host its Monday Talk Strategy session.

Instead, the Strategy Listening Session will be for going forward in engagements and SOLIDARITY in the Indivisible Movement Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 5:00pm - 6:30pm. 

Place:
East Library, 2320 N. Cramer Street, Milwaukee



With the BREAKING NEWS of the defeat of Donald Trump and the GOP in-house wrangling and pulling the bill for Repealing ObamaCare, we will turn our attention to solidifying our citizen participation for the upcoming needs of Affordable Health Care. 

5 Things to do

  1. We will give an assessment to date, look at health reform, and how best we can make it happen for a full-fledged Health Care coverage for all.  
  2. We will look at Going on the Road to Senior Centers.
  3. We will look at specific efforts with UWM SDS.
  4. We will look at making signs, exposing gerrymandering and the ballot box for candidates in 2018.
  5. We will look at how best to maximize contacts with:

House of Representatives

  • PAUL RYAN - 1st District
  • MARK POCAN - 2nd District
  • RON KIND - 3rd District
  • GWEN MOORE - 4th District
  • JAMES SENSENBRENNER - 5th District
  • GLENN GROTHMAN - 6th District
  • SEAN DUFFY - 7th District
  • REID RIBBLE 8th District
SENATORS
  •  Ron Johnson
  •  Tammy Baldwin
Edited: Monday, March 27, 2017


Saturday, March 25, 2017

March 23, 2017 - Supporters of the Affordable Health Care Act met at Water Tower Park for Tribute in Milwaukee

L-R:  Jackie Ivy - Jackie for Justice, Marina Johnson, President UWM Students for a Democratic Society, Rickey Potts - Board Member - BID 39, Mary Glass - MPA LLC and Indivisible - Milwaukee (The Hub), Ravil Ashirov - SDS Activist & UWM student, and two UW-M student supporters.

March 25, 2017
MILWAUKEE - Seven (7) years {March 23, 2010 - March 23, 2017}, have gone by since President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Health Care Act. March 23, 2010.

Mary Glass, Indivisible - Milwaukee (The Hub), Rickey Potts, BID 39, Marina Johnson and Ravil Ashirov, UWM Students for a Democratic Society, Dawn Powell, Dawn to Dusk Forever Garden Group and two (2) University of Wisconsin students represented Milwaukeeans and American supporters of the Affordable Health Care Act.  

Glass made comments to Channel 12, WISN, about the pros and repair needs of the Affordable Health Care.  She also pointed to the fact that if the AHC was dismantled, 14 - 24 million folk would lose health insurance.  And, those with low and no income as well as seniors would be without care.

The supporters represented seniors, college students, students until 26 years of age on parent's insurance, social security, pre-existing condition, Medicare and Medicaid.

Balloons were released.

The event was held at Water Tower Park, 2288 N. Lake Drive, Milwaukee at 12 NOON.

President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Health Care Act - March 23, 2010

Thursday, March 23, 2017

SHOW 12 - Public Policy w/MARY GLASS & Company

  Show 12 Flyer by MARY GLASS on Scribd

Candidates & VOTING EARLY

Candidates for Judge - Branch 1 & 47


MILWAUKEE |  Twelve (12) Candidates are running for Office on April 4, 2017.  The categories are:

  • Milwaukee County Circuit Court Branch 47
    • SCOTT WALES 
    • KRISTY YANG
  • Municipal Court Branch 1
    • VALARIE HILL
    • WILLIAM CROWLEY
  • Milwaukee Public Schools - District 4
    • ANNIE WOODWARD
    • AISHA CARR
  • Milwaukee Public Schools - District 5
    • LARRY MILLER
    • KARHRI PHRELPHS OKORO
  • Milwaukee Public Schools - District 6
    • TONY BAEZ
    • JONATHAN ZUNIGA
  • Milwaukee Public Schools - District 7
    • PAULA PHILLIPS
    • JOEY BALISTRERI
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Early Voting
Early Voting started March 20, 2017
Mary Glass voted on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 in city hall.


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

6 Years Old - Affordable Health Care Signing


MARCH 22, 2017
Join us for the BALLOON/BUBBLES RELEASE for the 7-year Anniversary of the AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE ACT.
MARCH 23, 2010 – MARCH 23, 2017

DATE
March 23, 2017
PLACE
Water Tower Park
2288 N. Lake Drive (North Avenue & Lake Drive)
TIME
12 NOON
Bring a balloon to release.
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You will be asked to take selfies and People shots to send to Senators and Congresspersons especially those from Wisconsin.
THIS IS A NOON HOUR ACTIVITY - so you can get back to your endeavors.

Monday, March 20, 2017

STENCH OF WRONGDOING REGARDING MERRICK GARLAND that will Stain NEIL GORSUCH

Where would Gorsuch fall if approved? 
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Merrick Garland - Candidate for Judge of the Supreme Court
The Democrats, Independents, and Republicans that care about the Stench of WRONGDOING and the lasting scent in the public marketplace of what narrow-minded, gaming, and disrespectful acts by Mitch McConnell and other elected Republicans toward the review and vetting of President Barack Obama's designee for the open space in the Supreme Court, left by the death of Antonin Scalia, Supreme Court Judge. For many, many months, McConnell and gang obstructed and would not schedule hearings.

Those responsible for leadership, a society of democracy, must be reminded of the WRONG doing to Merrick Garland.  This should include the seating of Merrick Garland.

Neil Gorsuch
There seem to be some extolling of Gorsuch by clerks, lawyers, professors in law schools, judges and elected officials that have Gorsuch "Walking on Water".  However, we expect a thorough examination of this guy's background that covers:
  • Women's issues
  • HGBTQ issues
  • Interruption of cases and not allowing them to proceed
  • Writing or providing writings on cases that are inappropriate
  • Partiality for law enforcement
  • Bias toward African Americans
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by
A REPORT BY THE NAACP LEGAL DEFENSE AND EDUCATIONAL FUND, INC.
March 16, 2017


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GET ACTIVE.

#1
MoveOn:  Politico reports senate Dems may approve Trump Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.  Call your senator today and demand a filibuster:  866-558-1460

#2
MoveOn:  Nonpartisan report says 24M ppl to lose health insurance under Trumpcare.  Call your Republican Senator again & say Vote NO on ACA REPEAL:  866-888-5744.





March 20, 2017 - March 24, 2017 - Let's Get Busy - SPEAK UP and SPEAK OUT to SAVE you, your family and fellowmen


“It always seems impossible until it is done.”   Nelson Mandela
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The People of the United States of America are under siege by those who find themselves in charter positions of elected-appointed-hired-donor for hire government representatives. These are primarily folk who are Oath-sworn.

Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC through its Indivisible - Milwaukee (The Hub) call upon like-minds to forge an Intersectionality of race, gender and class to prepare to STAND TALL and save yourselves through ACTION-Oriented steps that connect to those we have in elected office, those we put in office on April 4, 2017 and going forward.

At this time our entire Infrastructure of quality of life and economic development is threatened.


March 23rd, 2010
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, was passed in the senate on December 24, 2009, and passed in the house on March 21, 2010. It was signed into law by President Obama on March 23rd, 2010and upheld in the supreme court on June 28, 2012.

The national health care named the Affordable Health Care Act signed March 20, 2010, by President Barack Hussein Obama, 44th President of the United States, was to finally provide ALL the People of America with health care coverage.
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What is Obamacare?

The ACA, signed into law in 2010, expands affordable health care coverage. The purpose is to prevent insurance companies from hiking up premium costs and from charging different rates based on varying health conditions. It levels the playing field, and provides health insurance to those who could not afford it. The law allows federal and state governments to set up exchanges, which are marketplaces through which Americans can buy insurance.
Obamacare has also expanded Medicaid to provide health coverage to those who cannot afford health care. Individuals in the Medicare program (65+) are not affected.

How does it offset costs?

Federal tax credits and subsidies are given to families and individuals below 400% the poverty line.

What does the law put in place to prevent insurance companies from unfairly hiking up prices? How does Obamacare balance the playing field so everyone gets insured equally?

The ACA has employed several rules to check insurance companies:
    •   insurance rates cannot be tied to health conditions; all types health cares must be covered
    •   insurance companies cannot deny someone health coverage due to a preexisting condition
    •   there is a limit as to how much insurance companies can profit

What are other benefits of the legislation that serve the common good?

A mainstay of the ACA is it’s effort to increase affordability. Under Obamacare, prescription drugs have become more affordable.

What are some imperfections of the legislation?

The most contentious aspect of the law is the individual mandate, which requires almost all Americans to receive health care, otherwise suffer a penalty. The penalty for not obtaining health insurance is expected to rise from $695 to $2000 in 2016.
Because insurance companies had to cover more people and more conditions, health care premiums have risen for those already with health insurance.
The legislation is rather costly for taxpayers as well, at $1.2 trillion over the 10 years (starting from its unveil in 2010). However, the physical cost of Obamacare compared to its moral and societal impact is arguably minimal. In addition, the budget officials are estimating that the law will cost 11% less than originally thought of when drafted.

The framers knew that there was much more to be done to fine-tune America's NEW health care law.

The framers also knew that when they reached a certain point in the framing, they were at a position to MOVE or LOSE.  

The well- and ill-fought issues were so contentious, but the President and the Democrats got it to and OVER the line by getting enough votes for signing it into law.  It is fair and appropriate to say that our Republican leaders at the national level of our government chose to not support the Health Care Act.  
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Today, we find ourselves in a FIGHT-FOR-OUR-LIFE.

Make no mistake about it, the REPEAL that the majority Republican (Senate, House of Representative and White House - Executive Branch and Legislative Branch) have disclosed so far GUARANTEES:

  • the low and no income folk will not be able to PAY/afford heath care coverages - NO MATTER HOW MANY OPTIONS GIVEN IN MARKETPLACE.
  • Seniors, Mothers w/children and Disabled on Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare will be left out of what they have NOW - and they 
  •  Over 14,000 million folk on/and or receiving the ACA will lose their health care insurance through "bait-n-switch" language by Paul Ryan (House of Representative), Donald Trump (U.S. President), Mitch McConnell (Senate) and the gang of Greed.
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 Supreme Court ObamaCare Ruling. The Supreme Court upheld ObamaCare on June 28, 2012. The final ruling on ObamaCare was a made by Supreme Court Judge Vinson. The basic idea of the ruling was that ObamaCare was declared a tax and not a mandate, and was therefore declared constitutional.

The ACA was originally introduced in the Senate. This would deem itunconstitutional. In June 2012, the Supreme Court declared the ACA is unconstitutional, since it violated the Commerce Clause, which stipulates the government cannot compel individuals to engage in commerce — that is, to purchase goods and services.  Dec 20, 2013.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Listen to Public Policy w/Mary Glass & Company Guests - March 3rd, March 10th & March 17th



Shows 9, 10 & 11 - March 3, March 10 & March 17, 2017 are listed for your review.  It gives you the audience an opportunity to hear our LIVE Friday shows with our commentators, our guests.
Take a listen.

Guest March 3, 2017
L-R:
Attorney William Crowley - Candidate for Municipal Court
Attorney Raphael Ramos - Legal Action of Wisconsin 

Attorney William Crowley is seeking his 1st term as a judge for Milwaukee Municipal  Court, Branch 1
April 4, 2017 - Vote

In 2014, William joined the staff at Disability Rights Wisconsin, working as a Family Care and IRIS ombudsman, working with people with disabilities on Wisconsin's long-term care programs.  In this capacity, he has been an advocate for people facing denials or cuts to their essential long-term care related services, conducting investigations, negotiating, and assisting with appeals to the State.  Also in this role, he serves on a number of committees, including working with local government and county transit officials on public transportation program implementation for people with disabilities. 
Furthermore, since 2012 William has served on the Board of the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, most recently as its Affirmative Action Officer, working to cultivate a broad, representative membership on the Board

Attorney Raphael Ramos and his office are providing hands-on services for those citizens that find themselves facing an Eviction.
Legal Action of Wisconsin's Eviction Defense Project (EDP) is court-based, FREE legal aid for low-income tenants in Milwaukee County who are facing eviction.
The EDP can be found at:
Milwaukee County Court House
901 N. 9TH ST., ROOM G-9
HOURS: 12:00PM-3:00PM
MONDAYS AND THURSDAYS*
* (It will be available Monday - Thursday in summer, 2017.)



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Guest March 10, 2017

Dr. Brittany Bowers - Walmart East
Dr. Bowers is the administrator of the Pharmacy Department of Walmart East in Milwaukee.
She provided Tips for customers regarding what to expect from her site in customer service and prescription services.

Rhea Rodriquez - Administrator, Progressive Families of MKE
Naomi Bryant - Administrator, Progressive Families of MKE

Progressive Families in MKE
Progressive Families of MKE was created as a place for leaders of Milwaukee to come together and model civic responsibility and activism as role models for ALL children.
PFM was created to represent all types of families in a fair way. We will work under the democratic structure of a steering committee and we will strive to represent all people in MKE fairly. PFM will also work toward coalition building with existing groups of Milwaukee such as PMM, MCAT, UBLAC, RBPP, MTEA, and any other groups that allow PFM to bridge gaps within our city as we work toward a more unified Milwaukee.
All of our meeting, events, and activities will be child-friendly and welcoming to ALL families that wish to work toward peace and unity constructively.

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Guest March 17, 2017


Marina Leigh - President, SDS 
Guests
  • Attorney Kristy Yang - Candidate for Circuit Court #47
  • Michael Hahn - Executive Director, SEWRPC
  • Ravil Ashirov - UWM Students for a Democratic Society
  • Richard Kauper - Amazing Architecture
  • Marina Leigh - President, UWM Students for a Democratic Society



Indivisible - Milwaukee (The Hub) was at the Town Hall Meeting of U.S. Congresswoman Gwen Moore

TOWN HALL MEETING - MARCH 18, 2017
MILWAUKEE - African American Women's Center, 3020 W. Vilet Street, Milwaukee, 12:30pm - 2:30pm, was the discussion, questions and answers for the March 18, 2017, Town Hall meeting hosted by U.S. Congresswoman Gwen Moore and shared by a panel of health care representatives such as the Legal Action of Wisconsin, WI Black Health Coalition, and Citizen Action WI.

Indivisible - Milwaukee (The Hub) along with Indivisible Milwaukee Bucking Badgers arrived early to setup and greet those voting age to sign the petitions.  IM(The Hub) sought petitioners that agreed to sign the petition that asked that Obama Care, Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security are NOT destroyed but upgraded and repaired.

Indivisible - Milwaukee (the Hub) is engaged in outreach to target audiences that are so important to the Intersectionality of Milwaukee - an inclusion of racial, class and gender and prohibition of discrimination.
L-R:  Mary Glass, MPA LLC and Khary Penebaker - Board Member - Planned Parenthood
Mary Glass, Executive Producer and Host of Public Policy w/Mary Glass & Company on WXRW Riverwest Radio 104.1 FM spoke with ex-candidate and new Board Member of Planned Parenthood, Khary Penebaker, to be a guest on Friday, March 24, 2017.