Blog: News Update – November 1, 2018

Blog: News Update - November 1, 2018

Dear Friend of CORCRC,

Great Expectations for November 7th
Imagine waking up on November 7th and the promise of change is confirmed.  All people will be encouraged to vote and systemic voter suppression will be abolished. Elected officials committed to health care for all will soon be in office. There will be active steps to restore a system of justice for all.  The tone of lies, hate and disdain will no longer be accepted.  Violence will be replaced with compassion and care.  Immigrants will be welcomed.  Science and facts will be demanded as a primary resource for policy development.  Respect for fact-based journalism will overtake the impact of conspiracy driven, fear mongering distortions that inflame hate and distrust.

Keep imagining the ways our country and state can be inclusive, just and peaceful.  Imagination is the seed for change. 

Imagine but do not pretend that these changes will occur without work, determination and your vote.  Participation in our system is a great obligation and privilege.


 


Legislation Update

This year’s ballot is long.  Here is a review of some Amendments and Propositions. For more thorough information refer to your Blue Book – Online version available here.

Points of Interest:

President Trump’s Evangelical Advisory Board: The Evangelical Advisory Board influences “policy and personnel decisions particularly affecting religious liberty, judges, the right to life and foreign policy”.  We cannot minimize the power of this group and that the meetings are ongoing behind closed doors.  This secrecy continues even though the advisory board is not in compliance with federal law.  Americans United has filed a complaint challenging this violation of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) a 1972 law.  The influence of this committee directly restricts women’s health care: access to contraception and abortion services is merely the obvious tip of the iceberg.  Read more at Church and State, Volume 71, Number 9.

Women’s Rights in India: Revolutionary changes are taking place in India at a phenomenal rate.  Brave women are speaking up and being heard, laws are changing and the culture is acknowledging women’s rights.  This link provides you with a collection of articles describing the changes.

Art Cards designed by Daisy Patton that show four portraits of women who died having abortions before Roe v. Wade are now available at CORCRC events and can be ordered by mail.  These cards declare that We Can’t Go Back and are to be sent to any person – especially elected officials- who questions the need to preserve reproductive rights. For ordering information go to: https://corcrc.org

Upcoming Events

November

November 16 – “In Our Own Words: Women, Religion and Choice”
Two nationally known authors will discuss their books and abortion rights from their faith perspective: Passionate and Pious:Passionate and Pious: Religious Media and Black Women’s Sexuality, Monique Moultrie and Trust Women: A Progressive Argument for Reproductive Justice, Rebecca Todd Peters. See full flyer below – click to get pdf version to print and share.

National RCRC and Iliff are co-hosts with CORCRC. The event is free.

Refreshments and wine served
Location: Iliff School of Theology
Time: 6:30-8:8:30
Registration required – ownwords.eventbrite.com

November 30

CORCRC’s Vice President, Savita Ginde, will be one of the 12-featured speakers at TEDxCherryCreekWomen 2018 on Friday, Nov. 30, from noon to 8:30 p.m. at the Infinity Park Event Center in Glendale. Tickets are on sale now at tedxcherrycreek.com/tedxccw18. Savita’s book, The Real Cost of Fake News: The Hidden Truth Behind the Planned Parenthood Video Scandal, is now available.

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