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Democrats & LGBT

Below is DNC‘s platform on LGBT which is something that I care about as a member of the LGBT community and proud supporter of LGBT rights. “Democrats believe that LGBT rights are human rights and that American foreign policy should advance the ability of all persons to live with dignity, security, and respect, regardless of who they are or who they love. We applaud President Obama’s historic Presidential Memorandum on International Initiatives to Advance the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Persons, which combats criminalization, protects refugees, and provides foreign assistance. We will continue to stand with LGBT people around the world, including fighting efforts by any nation to infringe on LGBT rights or ignore abuse.” President Trump publicly admitted via his personal Twitter account (@realDonaldTrump) that he would protect and fight for the LGBT community against Hillary Clinton. As you have noticed in the “fake” news that Mr. Trump has explicitly reversed exactly what he said he would. He had instituted a ban on Transgendered persons serving in the US Military going …

Proud Democrat

I can say that I am a PROUD Democrat living in a Republican ran county. I support the Iroquois County Democrats. The Democratic Party is there for The People. While the country is in a state of mess with the Republican Commander-in-Chief and Republican led Congress, we must come together with our differences and elect our rightful officials that will stand up for us when no one will. As you see in the news and social media on the daily, our Republican ran country is ruining our country what it was founded in. We (Democrats) are the change. Currently the primary election is right before us. We as Americans have the duty to vote and elect the rightful candidates to serve and protect us ALL. Currently Iroquois County Democrats is hosting an event New Day/New New Day at Town & Country Events in Milford. You can get tickets online at their website or by messaging Iroquois Democrats on Facebook. Come meet our MC Colleen Callahan and Keynote Speaker State Treasurer Michael Frerichs. I have also …

Iroquois County Animal Control

Well as some of you know from my last post, that there is a lot of controversy going on in Iroquois County regarding Animal Control, and whether they are licensed or not to operate in the State of Illinois. According the board members from their November 14, 2017 board meeting, Iroquois County does have a license to operate Animal Conrol through Dr. Hanny. After some research online through the Illinois Department of Agriculture, I have found that Iroquois County does NOT have a license for animal control, I searched through the database of Animal Control Licenses, Approved Humane Investigators, Shelters, Dog Dealer, and Kennel licenses, and neither Animal Control or Dr. Hanny (Animal Control Administrator) has the license. Dr. Hanny however is possbily licensed to be a vet but other than that there isn’t a license. I even looked up Watseka Animal Hospital all in the same parameters and still no license. So what I can see in my opinion, Iroquois County is in violation of state statutes. Even without the license Iroquois County Animal …

Government Issues

Well some time ago (about 5 months) a county employee went to her superior, County Chairman, and committee chairman, to bring light of irregularities going on Animal Control with the Administrator. Since then, the county employee has been verbally harrassed, humiliated, and wrongfully terminated. When the employee made the call to contact the superiors of the Administrator, nothing was done. Since her allegations, she was recently fired because she refused to sign a contract to work for the county. There is confusion within this county government whether she was at-will employee or a contracted employee as there are different policies set up for each defination, at-will employees, have a policy with several procedures in place before termination, and a contracted employer don’t have these luxuries their just terminated. After employee refused to sign the contract and said she was being relieved of her duties effective immediately due to poor job performance. Since the employee has been terminated the county has come together as one to support our animal control warden. The committee in which is …

Presidential Race 2020

Three reasons to be a Democrat! Three Core Values Dignity Thinking Big (It don’t take a long time to do great things.) Optimism There are several Democrats considering potential runs President in 2020 and a couple of them are Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, and there are hints of Former Vice President Joe Biden. These are some hard choices between these three amazing people on who to endorse should they all decide to run and as they all have great cores and values that this great nation needs and deserves. With the current administration that we have the great cores and and values we need and deserve we won’t get and of the ones we have will be eliminated. The current administrations has already promised to slash the supreme court Roe vs Wade, eliminate LGBT+ rights, and so many more supreme court rulings. We have to ban together as a nation as the people of this great nation and let the administration know we will not stand for this and demand that we have a …

Open Letter

Below is an open letter to Mike Pence from Martin Hyatt, which was recently published on The Huffington Post. His words really resonated with me.  “AN OPEN LETTER TO MIKE PENCE: WE ARE NOT DOING THAT AGAIN” November 13, 2016 Dear Mr. Pence, Congratulations on your victory. First of all, I believe that you and Trump/Pence supporters think that we are upset because the Democrats lost. True, we are upset that we lost the election, but we are marching in the streets because we are scared of you. We are terrified of people like you and of a government that aligns itself with hate and ignorance. People like you and Donald Trump have a history of making America think that we will lose our civil rights. This is not about losing our civil rights. It is about losing the lives we have. I am writing this to tell you that we are not going backwards. We are not starting from scratch. There was a time in our country when we were rounded up, locked up, …

Milford

Lastnight I went to bed knowing everything I could know about my community that I live in and have lived in my entire life. I wake up this morning to horrendous and terrifying news. I wake up finding out that someone was murdered right here in my hometown that I live in. I don’t even know this town anymore it seems like. This is a close nit community we know everyone. This isn’t the first murder that this town has encountered. This will mark the third murder in my life that I know of. But murder does have some precedence in my opinion of what this nation is going to turn into since our presidential elections a week ago. I don’t want to believe that the elections had something to do with this, but it is a coincidence that this happen at this time. With everything that I have seen on the news with all of the protests going on still, and middle schoolers chanting, to build the wall that trump promised he would do …

Orlando 😢

When hearing about the nation’s largest shooting massacre in Orlando at the gay nightclub Pulse. I was in complete shock and dismay of what this person has done. He has taken so many lives and hurt so many. I do not understand what someone gets out of from doing these radical ignorant things. My heart bleeds for the victims and their families. We need better protection in our free country. One thing that we need is stricter gun laws. If someone has been interrogated by any federal agency and was placed on the no fly list, they should be marked and not allowed to purchase these weapons, even if they are removed from these lists. To all my brothers and sisters in the LGBTQ community, I am praying with you just like everyone else worldwide is. I pray that things like this never happens again.

Donald Trump & Equality

When it comes to moving equality forward Donald J. Trump is the worst candidate possible on the face of the earth. He has done said he would repeal same-sex marriage his first in in the Oval Office as well as ACA also known as ObamaCare. If anyone has a fighting chance at being in office and making a real change it would be Hilary Clinton. I did have thoughts on Bernie Sanders, but with his ailing age, and chronic health issues, and this stress the office puts on you I don’t believe he would survive his first term of office and his predecessor would have to take over and that could be a tabernacle of a scene so call it one. So my overall opinion for a condidate would definitely have to be the Democratic Hilary Clinton!