Joy’s original thought was that it was a song for mothers of challenged children, particularly single moms, like her. While in the process of getting the music transcribed on the computer in June of ’07, it occurred to her that it also might appeal to the wives and mothers of veterans returning from war with TBI and PTSD.
Feb 20 2009
Mar 12 2008
On Monday, the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law released its 2007 Congressional Poverty Scorecard. The President of the Center, John Bouman, noted that in states with the highest poverty rates, their congressional delegations tended to score the worst.
“Poverty is everywhere in America, but it is interesting that in states with the highest concentrations of poverty, the Congressional delegations seem least interested in supporting initiatives that fight poverty,” said John Bouman, president of the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, which released the study. “This appears deeper than simply opposing spending. A member could have opposed any of the measures we analyzed that called for new spending and still could have voted to support half of the poverty-fighting measures on our list.”
Former presidential candidate John Edwards was also on the center’s conference call with reporters.
“We can get the national leadership and we can get the congressional leadership we need,” Edwards said. “But first voters need to be educated as to who is doing the work and who is not.”
Feb 25 2008
Here’s part five of the second round of congressional races. Earlier parts are here
Georgia has 13 representatives: 7 Republicans and 6 Democrats
Filing deadline May 2, primary July 15
Note that GA districts changed in 2005 due to Republican redistricting.
Hawaii has 2 representatives, both Democrats
Filing deadline July 22, primary Sept 20
Idaho has 2 representatives, both Republicans
Filing deadline March 21, primary May 27