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Jerry Brown Signs Bill That Could Let Illegal Aliens Vote

Jerry Brown Signs Bill That Could Let Illegal Aliens Vote

On Saturday, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1461, the New Motor Voter Act, which will automatically register people to vote through the DMV, and could result in illegal aliens voting.

Any person who renewed or secured a driver’s license through the DMV may now register to vote, or choose to opt out of doing so. Because illegal immigrants are now eligible for obtaining driver’s licenses, they could be allowed to vote in elections if the Secretary of State’s office fails to verify their eligibility properly.

Brown and the California Democratic party know exactly what they are doing; as a Public Policy Institute survey showed, among unregistered adults, 49% lean toward the Democratic Party and 22% toward the Republican Party. Any bill permitting illegal immigrants to vote would cement the Democratic Party’s hold on California.

True the Vote founder Catherine Engelbrecht stated, “This bill is terrible. It makes an already bad situation much, much worse,” adding that California’s registration databases “lack the necessary safeguards to keep noncitizens off the voter rolls.”

Election Integrity Project of California President Linda Paine echoed that AB 1461 “will effectively change the form of governance in California from a Republic whose elected officials are determined by United States citizens and will guarantee that noncitizens will participate in all California elections going forward.” The Election Integrity Project of California had joined True the Vote to demand that brown veto the bill, calling it a path to “‘state sanctioned’ voter fraud.”

Although noncitizens’ driver’s licenses in California feature the phrases “Federal Limits Apply” and “not valid for official federal purposes,” True the Vote spokesman Logan Churchwell pointed out that state officials “specifically chose not to make noncitizen license holders searchable in their DMV database.”

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla countered that the increase in voters will benefit the state, arguing, “The New Motor Voter Act will make our democracy stronger by removing a key barrier to voting for millions of California citizens. Citizens should not be required to opt in to their fundamental right to vote. We do not have to opt in to other rights, such as free speech or due process.”

California follows Oregon, where Democratic Gov. Kate Brown signed a bill in March allowing the automatic registration of all eligible Oregonians to vote when they obtain or renew a driver’s license or state identification card.

But Stephen Frank of California Political Review bluntly asserted that the bill will reduce voter turnout because voters will sniff fraud in the polls: “AB 1461 assures corruption of our elections–our elections will look like those of Mexico and other corrupt nations–and honest people will stop voting since illegal aliens will out vote them.”

Source: Will County News

2017 State of the State Response

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2017 State of the State Response

By Matthew Besler

 

“These problems are ours to solve. We can and we must do better.” Governor Rauner delivered his annual State of the State address, re-emphasizing his commitment to growth, opportunity, and empowerment for Illinois families.

 

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Leaders come in many forms and often from unexpected places. Some hold seats in the legislature; some run a small business; some volunteer in their community. But there are certain qualities that are common among all leaders. Leaders never relent. Nor do they abandon their principles when faced with a challenge.

 

We need Governor Rauner to lead us now more than ever.  We need him (and those in the legislature that care more about people than politics) to steadfastly press for the reforms he campaigned on two years ago. Reforms that can save Illinois.

 

Otherwise, people will continue to flee our state because state government does not reflect their values or protect their interests. Illinois families pay the highest property taxes in the nation, and are saddled with one of the highest overall tax burdens in the nation, yet services are being cut because we have the worst funded government pensions in the country and the highest paid state workers.

 

We must succeed. People are suffering, opportunities are dwindling, and families are fleeing.

 

Illinois has great potential. This state is rich in energy and agricultural resources. We are a transportation hub, with world-class educational institutions, a highly skilled workforce, and a diverse base of industries. Illinois’ economy should be leading the Midwest. We should be setting the standards for efficiency. Instead, state government has spent decades stiffing vendors, raising taxes and tolerating unacceptable service levels.

 

It is time state government lived by the same values as Illinois’ families and businesses.

 

While we don’t expect change overnight, we share the Governor’s belief that, with a few significant reforms, Illinois can create a more welcoming business environment, encourage investment, serve those truly in need, and secure some fiscal stability. By achieving these goals, Illinois will be better poised for progress.

 

That is what we, at the Illinois Opportunity Project, believe. That is where we stand. That is what we’ll fight for.

 

As Governor Rauner noted in his address, “We cannot be compassionate, because we have not been competitive.” We call on state legislators to support the reforms that the people of Illinois need and that the Governor outlined today. These policies address the real roadblocks to improving Illinois’ economy.

 

We call on you—the families and businesses of Illinois—to hold your legislators to the promises they made during their campaigns: to act independently, to improve the economy for you and your families, and to bring jobs to Illinois.

 

We call on you to take every action and make every change that will make our state a place of growth that magnetizes people from all walks of life, instead of one that drives them out.

 

We call on you to never relent and to never abandon the principles of prosperity—regardless of pressure or expediency.

 

We call on you to lead—now more than ever before.

Source: Will County News

School Choice is very important in reviving our cities

Editors note: School choice is the most important step in increasing the quality of education we as a society provide. I the tax dollars spent per student followed the student to whichever school they get accepted to, students will not go to schools that are seen as lacking. This will force schools to improve since they will all be in competition for students. Children will no longer be forced into their neighborhood school. Competition will force improvement. Chicago  carnage must be cleaned up, but how is the 6 million dollar question. One thing I am sure of is education is a big part of the solution. Education will enable children to grow and eventually get jobs.

 

National School Choice Week
This week is National School Choice Week, which includes the largest series of education-related events in US history. Our reporters were on the ground to bring you the latest stories from the front lines of the growing movement for better education options for all students.

 

Students and parents rallied for school choice this week in Austin, and they have a good reason to: Texas istrailing 28 states that have embraced choice programs. Kenric Ward reports on the legislative efforts to expand opportunity in the Lone Star State to meet the growing demand.

 

While progress has been made in Mississippi, still only a small percentage of students can participate in the state’s school choice programs, trapping far too many students in failing schools. Steve Wilson breaks down what took place at this week’s rally in the Capitol rotunda.

 

http://franklincenterhq.org/12817/the-rise-of-the-google-administration/The Vermont Board of Education has waged an all-out assault on school choice, but that has only emboldened choice supporters, including a group of high school students who joined this week’s rally at the Capitol. Emma Lamberton has the latest on bills to rein in Vermont’s educrats.

Source: Will County News

Goodings Grove students kicked off their annual Jump Rope for Heart campaign

News Release

Homer CCSD 33C

Goodings Grove   Luther J. Schilling   William E. Young   William J. Butler

Hadley Middle   Homer Jr. High

 

Contact: Charla Brautigam, Communications/Public Relations Manager

cbrautigam@homerschools.org | 708-226-7628

 

For Immediate Release:

Jan. 26, 2017

Goodings Grove students are excited about their efforts to fight heart disease.

 

Goodings Grove students pumped about Jump Rope for Heart

Kick off their annual fitness challenge, fundraiser Jan. 25

 

Goodings Grove students kicked off their annual Jump Rope for Heart campaign this week for the American Heart Association.

 

Joining them were American Heart Association Senior Director Stefani White who spoke to students about the Association’s work and how they can help fight heart disease.

 

She also challenged students to start living a healthy lifestyle with the help of the Association’s lifesaver friends, The Zoo Crew.

 

“We are so excited to teach students how to care for their hearts while raising lifesaving donations to fight the nation’s #1 killer,” said P.E. teachers Tammie Ebel and Nathan Keasler.

 

Students will be learning how to care for their heart while raising donations for the American Heart Association.

 

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Source: Will County News

Final Nail in Planned Parenthood’s Coffin

Will This Be the Nail in Planned Parenthood’s Coffin?

Will This Be the Final Nail in Planned Parenthood’s Coffin?
Written By Laurie Higgins

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The national pro-life organization Live Action has just released a bombshell video that darn well better be the final nail in the coffin of Planned Parenthood—a coffin brimming with baby corpses.

Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards, in a futile effort to persuade the public that the pro-death organization she heads is all about women’s “health,” has publicly stated that Planned Parenthood provides prenatal care. In so doing, she clearly suggested and the gullible public believed that all Planned Parenthood facilities provide prenatal care. Surprisingly, that’s not what Live Action found in its undercover investigation.

Of the 97 Planned Parenthood facilities Live Action contacted, only 5 provided prenatal care. Live Action’s short video provides persuasive evidence that Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards lied through her pearly whites.

Here’s a sampling of the responses featured in Live Action’s video:

Tempe, AZ: “Planned Parenthood offers abortions, so they don’t offer prenatal care.”

Albany, NY: “No Planned Parenthood does prenatal care, hon.”

Farmington, NM:“We don’t offer prenatal care at Planned Parenthood…We specialize in abortions. You know that’s what our ultrasounds are for, to see how far along the, um, patient is.”

Elizabeth, NJ: “We do birth control, things like that—terminations.

Cornell, NY: “We tell you you’re pregnant, and then we offer…to do the abortions.”

Merrillville, IN: “No, we don’t do prenatal services. I mean it’s called Planned Parenthood. I know it’s kind of deceiving.

Dallas, TX: “We only offer termination services.”

Ironically when the undercover patient asked where she could receive prenatal care, the Planned Parenthood operative recommended Care Net, the type of crisis pregnancy center that “progressives” accuse of not caring about women and babies.

Racist eugenicist Margaret Sanger was the founder of Planned Parenthood, and today’s money-sucking  organization bears the morally corrupt values of its founder. While blacks comprise 12 percent of the population, they comprise 28 percent of abortions, a statistic that would please Sanger who was hell-bent on ridding the world of blacks:

We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities.  The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.

In Sanger’s proposed “baby code” she recommended the extermination of those deemed unfit:

[F]eeble-minded persons…those afflicted with inheritable disease, and others found biologically unfit by authorities…should be sterilized or, in cases of doubt, should be so isolated as to prevent the perpetuation of their afflictions by breeding.”

Which populations do “progressives” today exploit to promote abortion as an act of compassion? Don’t death merchants talk about feticide as a compassionate act for babies with tragic physical anomalies? Aren’t children with Down Syndrome—in earlier, less enlightened times referred to a “feeble-minded”—being aborted in numbers that should offend and outrage all decent people?

Cecile Richards is an attractive corporate mask that conceals incomprehensibly evil acts, and where there is evil, there is deception.

Source: Will County News