Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Play

The youngest students along with faculty and staff will need to mask up in states like New Mexico; and President Biden calls for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign following a report on sexual harassment.

Play

Gov. Andrew Cuomo reacts to sexual harassment report; CDC places new limits on evictions until October; and a new study finds Democrats could lose control of US House in 2022 due to Republican gerrymandering.

Veto Stamp Override Rally in Charleston

Play

Thursday, May 3, 2007   

"No" is an answer that's made them angry. Parents of Iraq War soldiers, Iraq war veterans and West Virginia community groups are rallying today to show their dissatisfaction with President Bush's veto of a bill that would have set a timeline for bringing the troops home. The Rev. Jim Lewis with the Episcopal Diocese of West Virgini says poll after poll clearly shows that Americans want the war to end, and that's why Congress voted to do just that.

“The voice of the people. We've got to continue to preach this. The voice of the people finally will override the veto of the president.”

Rallies are going on nationwide. Opponents of a timeline say it would create chaos. An attempt to override the veto failed in the House yesterday, now backers of a timeline for bringing our soldiers home are meeting with the president to seek a compromise.

The Rev. Lewis says those rallying are also there to show their admiration for the troops, including the West Virginia soldiers who left for Iraq this week.

“They're being faithfully obedient to the Commander-in-Chief, and they're trying to protect their buddy on the right-hand side and on the left-hand side, and I really know what that's about.”

The rally is today, 5:15 p.m., Robert C. Byrd Federal Building, 300 Virginia Street East, Charleston. Other groups organizing the rally include the American Friends Service Committee, WV AFL-CIO, and the West Virginia Citizen Action Group.


get more stories like this via email

Unilever, the parent company of Ben & Jerry's, could land on a list of more than 60 blacklisted companies prohibited from doing business with the State of Florida. (Stevepb/Pixabay)

Health and Wellness

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Gov. Ron DeSantis is promising to block any state money from going to the parent company of ice-cream maker Ben & Jerry's unless …


Social Issues

LAS VEGAS - Las Vegas is trying to make it easier for people experiencing homelessness to get to their appointments with social service agencies by in…

Environment

BILLINGS, Mont. - Montanans are being challenged this month to eat locally grown foods, every day of August. The Northern Plains Resource Council is …


Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families is also asking the Arkansas Legislature to reconsider Act 977, which bans state and local officials from mandating COVID-19 vaccinations. (Adobe Stock)

Social Issues

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- COVID-19 has given a whole new meaning to the term "Extraordinary Session," as state lawmakers are in Little Rock again today to …

Health and Wellness

SEATTLE - Speaking to folks who are hesitant about getting the COVID-19 vaccine has gained a new sense of urgency as the Delta variant pushes cases up…

Ayolanda Evans Mack of the group Protect Minnesota is at the helm of a new documentary about what it would take to rid a community of gun violence. (Black Light Media)

Social Issues

MINNEAPOLIS - Cities such as Minneapolis are getting attention over waves of gun violence in recent months. A statewide group hopes a new documentary …

Social Issues

FARGO, N.D. -- The people behind efforts to recall four Fargo School Board members have until August 25th to collect signatures. Ahead of that …

Social Issues

By Katie Fleischer for Ms. MagazineBroadcast version by Lily Böhlke for Tennessee News Service/Public News Service NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- After …

 

Phone: 303.448.9105 Toll Free: 888.891.9416 Fax: 208.247.1830 Your trusted member and audience-supported news source since 1996 Copyright 2021