Folks, I thought First-Term-Obama was special–but this Second-Term-Prez is truly special. Today, at a labor day speech in Boston, he punched republicans in their political faces eight times:http://www.usatoday.com/…
1. They are trying to “re-brand themselves as the party of the middle class” while opposing efforts to raise the minimum wage and bragging about busting unions.
2. “You can’t say you care about working people and then do things that hurt working people.” Obama said in a Labor Day speech to the Greater Boston Labor Council.
3. Obama signed an executive order requiring federal contractors to offer employees up to seven paid sick days a year.
4. He said: “I say to Congress: find a way to make paid family and medical leave a reality for all Americans,” the president said. “It will be good for business, not bad for business.”
5. “Republicans know that with a quality education, a good job and the freedom to make their own economic choices, there is nothing an American can’t accomplish.”
6. Without naming names he said: “one Republican was “bragging about how he busted unions in his state.” The president was clearly referring to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who became nationally known for restricting the collective bargaining power of state employee unions as part of his efforts to cut the state budget.”
7. He also slammed Christie for saying: “a union deserves a punch in the face.” New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said last month that the American Federation of Teachers deserved a punch in the face for endorsing Clinton.”
8. “Quoting Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy, Obama said, “What is it about working men and women that they find so offensive?”
This is who we are!
This is what we stand for!
The only way we can win is to be aggressive. We can’t “policy-wonkify” our way through this process, we have to speak with one singular voice as Obama did and punch them in their political faces.
Tell them to their faces to quit lying about supporting the middle-class and back it up with facts. I’ve learned all of their code words now:
1. “small businesses” really mean large corporation
2. “simpler tax” means more tax cuts for the wealthy
3. “secure medicare” means destroy it
4. “repair and replace obamacare” means destroy it
5. “secure the borders first” means treat Hispanics as second-classed citizens
6. “all lives matter” means we need to shut-up and take our murders like men
7. “horrified by planned parenthood” means I really need evangelicals in my camp
8. “take America back” means get them AAs out of our White House!
9. “the economy is in turmoil” means obama saved America from a great depression
10.” I won’t lead from behind” means I’m starting wars with Iran, Syria and maybe Russia too.
That my friends is their story and we need to make them choke on their own words.
ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIER! WE LOVE YOU, MOTHER AMELIA BOYNTON!
Remembering Amelia Boynton Robinson–the civil rights legend and freedom fighter passed away today at the age of 104. She was the first African-American woman and the first female Democratic candidate to run for a seat in Congress from Alabama. She played a significant role in 1965’s ‘Bloody Sunday’, among those attacked by State Troopers while crossing Edmund Pettus Bridge while marching for voting rights in Selma, AL. Earlier this year, she was invited to the State of the Union address.
Read more about this phenomenal legend here:http://www.biography.com/people/amelia-boynton-21385459
We’re Having a Ball at the Polls Today! THE POLLS CLOSE AT 7:OO PM THIS EVENING. THERE’S STILL TIME FOR YOU TO VOTE!
The turnout thus far in District 5B’s polling location at.St. Paul’s AME Church (706 E. Patton Avenue, Montgomery, AL 38111) was more than expected. There were 500+ voters who turned out at St. Paul’s to vote by 1:30 p.m. today.
HOWEVER..The problem many voters are encountering today was that their previous polling locations have been changed. Many stated that they received no notification about the changes.
THE ST. PAUL AME CHURCH’S POLLING LOCATION APPARENTLY USED TO SERVE DISTRICT 7D, BUT IT NOW SERVES DISTRICT 5B.
Close to 200 people from District 7D were directed to their new polling location at Huntingdon College at 1125 E. Fairview Avenue – The voting booths at Huntingdon are located in the college’s Leo J. Drum Theatre.
Most people took the news in stride, stating that the new location was not a far drive and planned on heading that way immediately.
Come on out. There are ample voting booths and poll staff to make the process a breeze. Most voters are in and out in no longer than 10 minutes.
See you at the polls, Family!
Alabama is where our hope began, and TOMORROW IF WE SHOW UP AND SHOW OUT at the polls…Montgomery WILL BE THE CITY OF HOPE AND CHANGE that Dr. King shouted about from the Capitol steps right here in Montgomery…
“How Long! NOT LONG!”
Hope is only a day away! Many of our youth, poor, disenfranchised and uneducated live with a sense of hopelessness. Many feel as if voting won’t change anything in THEIR lives. BUT MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS, HOPE IS ON THE WAY, AND IT’S CALLING YOUR NAME TO BRING IT HERE!
The only mayoral candidate that understands this and has spoken about this is Ella Bell. Ms. Bell has spoken truth to power about the revolution of hope that is needed in Montgomery. Listen for yourself…
Family, we have to remember that Ella Bell was in that crowd on her 17th birthday on March 25, 1965. She marched for us so that we could even have the right to vote. Now, it’s time for us to march not only towards and for her, but also for ourselves.. We can’t let Dr. King down….AGAIN! It’s been 50 years and 5 months since Dr. King stood right here in Montgomery on the steps of the capitol and made this promise to us: “How Long? NOT LONG!”. He kept his end of the bargain, have we?
Montgomery, Alabama is a majority African American city, but we have NEVER showed up at the polls strong enough to elect a Black mayor. Forget all this talk about how the Black vote is being split in different directions. The bottom line is, Black folks CONTROL 61% OF THE VOTE IN MONTGOMERY. If we, the majority come out strong and vote for the candidate that we KNOW truly represents us and our communities to the core….all the split talk in the world can’t make numbers lie.
And, we already know that Todd Strange is NOT FOR US.
Have you seen the lawsuit that was filed against Mayor Todd Strange on Thursday? (Here’s a link) Yes, on Thursday August 20th, a MAJOR AMENDED CLASS ACTION LAW SUIT WAS FILED AGAINST Mayor Todd Strange, Judge Les Hayes III, The City, The Chief(s) of Police, Judicial Corrections Services and others. When you read the article and the actual copy of the official lawsuit which was filed last week in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama Northern Division, TRUST….you might start marching to the polls today and just wait for them to open tomorrow. It’s THAT bad.
You’ll see terms in the lawsuit like: “racial profiling, arresting African Americans, punishing people for being poor, illegal traffic stops, debtors’ prison, prison labor…”
Like I said, it’s THAT BAD.
ELLA BELL WILL TURN MONTGOMERY’S HOPE UP TO THE HIGHEST LEVEL
But only if WE “BRING IT”, Family.
The most powerful force on earth is God, and the most powerful gift He bestowed to us is our minds.
In this earthly world, the most powerful tool that man has given us is the ballot. It pierces deeper than any bullet ever made.
Family, we have to make the most educated choice to:
1) Go to the polls, and
God bless you and I’ll see you tomorrow at the polls,
M. Kita Williams
On Thursday, August 20th, a very disturbing Class Action Lawsuit (attached in entirety) was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama Northern Division, against:
- Todd Strange, Mayor of the City of Montgomery, in his individual capacity
- The City of Montgomery, Alabama
- Ernest Finley, Jr., Chief of Police of the City of Montgomery, in his individual capacity
- Kevin Murphy, Former Chief of Police of the City of Montgomery, in his individual capacity
- Les Hayes, III Presiding Judge of the Municipal Court of the City of Montgomery, in his individual capacities
- Judicial Correction Services, I C., a corporation
Filed 5 days before the upcoming mayoral election on August 25th, this critical news has not been reported* by the any local television or print news outlets. The people of Montgomery, Alabama – consisting of its’ taxpayers, citizens, and VOTERS absolutely need to know about this major lawsuit which ultimately affects them and the potential leadership of the city. Particularly so because the mayoral election is now only 3 days away.
Case Number 2:15-cv-463-WKW-WC
The class action lawsuit was not only filed on behalf of the 10 named Plaintiffs, BUT ALSO ON BEHALF OF ANY UNNAMED PLAINTIFFS YET INCLUDED IN THE SUIT.
A class action lawsuit can be explained as one which is “open” to ALL individuals / parties who have been victimized by the same defendants, for the same alleged offenses, in order for victims/plaintiffs to join in the law suit for legal damages.
ALSO, THE PUBLIC SHOULD KNOW THAT THIS IS NOT A NEW MATTER, NOR IS IT A POLITICAL PLOY. As you will see in the court document, this amended class action lawsuit results from nearly two years of legal entanglement with the City, Mayor Strange, Judge Les Hayes, the City Police Department, Judicial Correction Services, and all other named Defendants.
Sources say that “political road blocking” , bureaucracy, and favoritism has resulted in lacking media coverage of this highly important legal matter which affects the general public of Montgomery, Alabama.
Sources also report that many tactics were employed by City representatives which stalled, delayed and ultimately ATTEMPTED TO BLOCK THE LAWSUIT FROM BEING FILED IN COURT UNTIL AFTER THE CITY ELECTION.
Again, this Class Action Lawsuit was filed on behalf of the 10 named Plaintiffs, AND ON BEHALF OF ANY UNNAMED PLAINTIFFS YET INCLUDED IN THIS SUIT WHO HAVE BEEN VICTIMS OF:
- “Punishing a person for his poverty” by arresting and incarcerating individuals such as Plaintiffs because of their inability to pay court-ordered monies, including fines, fees, costs, restitution, surcharges or bonds, violates long-established federal constitutional principles of equal protection and due process as well as other state
and federal laws.
2. Plaintiffs are individuals who have been subjected to a “judicial [and law enforcement] extortion racket,” including a modern day “debtors’ prison, as part of a scheme designed to increase municipal budgets by using the City of Montgomery’s law enforcement and courts to generate and collect revenue rather than to protect public safety and to administer justice. This scheme has been implemented through illegal policies, practices or customs, including but not limited to, unlawful stops, ticketing and arrests; racial profiling and targeted stops, ticketing and arrests of African Americans; extortionate imposition and collection of fines, fees, costs, restitution, surcharges and bail or bond and related charges, including through imprisonment for nonpayment; the use of threatened and actual probation revocation as a means of collection of these debts; and the use of coerced jail labor. Through the adoption and implementation of these policies, practices or customs, Defendants have trapped Plaintiffs in a cycle of debt by preying upon the City’s largely voiceless poor and minority residents to pay the City’s bills and replenish its public coffers
3. The extortionate imposition and collection of fines, fees, costs, restitution, surcharges and bail or bond and related charges, including through imprisonment for nonpayment; the use of threatened and actual probation revocation as a means of collection of these debts; and the use of coerced jail labor. Through the adoption and implementation of these policies, practices or customs, Defendants have trapped Plaintiffs in a cycle of debt by preying upon the City’s largely voiceless poor and minority residents to pay the City’s bills and replenish its public coffers.
4. The extortionate scheme composed of these illegal policies, practices and customs has been operated by the Defendants City of Montgomery, Mayor Todd Strange, Chief of Police Ernest N. Finley, Jr., Former Chief of Police Kevin Murphy, Presiding Municipal Court Judge Les Hayes, III, and Judicial Correction Services, Inc. (hereinafter referred to as “JCS”). Plaintiffs allege that all Defendants have acted under color of state law and as state actors in pursuing a pervasive intentional and deliberate scheme of acts and omissions through systemic and related policies, practices and customs that separately, and taken together, caused injuries to Plaintiffs that violate the Equal Protection and Due Process Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment, the Fourth, Sixth, Eighth and Thirteenth Amendments (and related anti-peonage laws), 42 U.S.C. § 1981, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. §2000(d), et seq., the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), as well as constitute state law violations of false imprisonment (including false arrest), abuse of process, and support a claim for money had and received under Alabama law.
5. The named Plaintiffs bring this case individually, and as representatives of proposed classes of similarly situated individuals who have been or will be similarly injured by Defendants’ policies, practices or customs. Plaintiffs seek compensatory, punitive and treble damages, as well as declaratory and injunctive relief, to redress their personal injuries (including humiliation, anxiety, stress, emotional distress, and other injuries) and the injuries to their real or personal property that they have suffered, or face a real and imminent threat of suffering, as the direct and proximate result of the Defendants’ challenged policies, practices or customs.
Please see attached a copy of the COMPLETE OFFICIAL LAWSUIT for more information. Class Action Suit Against Mayor and City Officials
THIS IS A VERY SERIOUS LEGAL CASE AGAINST MAYOR STRANGE, JUDGE HAYES, THE CITY OF MONTGOMERY, AND ALL NAMED DEFENDANTS.
Lawsuits such as this affect the City overall, including its’ taxpayers, citizens and voters – and most importantly:
the leadership of the City.
TELEVISED AND PRINT NEWS REPORTS OF THIS CRITICALLY URGENT LEGAL MATTER, WHICH HAS A DIRECT AFFECT ON THE CITY AND IT’S CITIZENS. SHOULD BE MADE AVAILABLE TO THE PEOPLE OF MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA IMMEDIATELY – ESPECIALLY SO, BECAUSE THE CITY ELECTION FOR MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL IS ONLY 3 DAYS AWAY ON AUGUST 25th.
Please be advised that http://www.civilrightsagenda.com submitted this official, filed, legal court document in its entirety to WSFA Channel 12 and WAKA Channel 8 on Friday afternoon, 8/21/15.
*As of the time and date of this article’s publication, www.civilrightsagenda.com has received no knowledge of any news reports on this matter by Montgomery, Alabama local media outlets.
By: M. Kita Williams, Founder
Photo Credit: WFSA
Call center expanding, 300 new jobs coming to Montgomery
Posted: Jul 23, 2015 10:19 AM CDT
Updated: Jul 23, 2015 3:23 PM CDT
By WSFA 12 News StaffCONNECT
Some 300 new jobs are coming to Alabama’s capital city, Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce and local leaders announced Wednesday. Expert Global Solutions (EGS), a call center, announced its office expansion, which also includes a $1 million capital investment.
EGS, formerly known as NCO Financial Systems, has been operating in Montgomery since 2001. The company is a global service organization, delivering leading outsourced solutions for customer and financial care. They have more than 40,000 employees in over 70 locations around the world. Officials say they have already starting hiring new employees in Montgomery.
“We are thrilled to be able to bring 300 jobs to the Montgomery community and to provide facility enhancements to our employees that will allow us to better serve our clients,” Montgomery Site Director Pat Deprospo says. The company handles around 275,000 transactions a month, typically of a financial nature, Deprospo explained.
In addition to bringing new jobs to the area, officials say EGS will invest $1 million in facility upgrades and improvements at its Montgomery offices, located in Executive Park Drive.
Success breeds success,” says Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange. Strange has become very familiar with businesses like EGS. “We, for a number of years, have been very big in the call center industry around here. We’ve got thousands and thousands of jobs that are in the call center industry.”
“Being able to not only attract an industry leader like EGS, but also help it expand is proof of what can be accomplished when elected and community leadership work together like we do in the River Region,” said Montgomery County Commission Chairman Elton N. Dean Sr. “We value our partnership with EGS and stand ready to support them during this exciting new phase.”
Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board of Directors W. Russell Tyner added, “Today we are celebrating another success story for Montgomery. We are fortunate to have EGS in our community and are proud to know we have the kind of business climate that allows companies like this one to thrive.”
The company is looking to fill part-time, full-time, and supervisor positions.
ON THE WEB: http://www.egscorp.com/careers
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