29 April 2012

Unite Women CT Rally: My Speech

My name is Tessa Marquis.
I am a member of NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut’s Political Action Committee. 
I have a small collection of words that I would like to say here today.

Whatever you may hear, There is a War on Women

We cannot take for granted our painfully slow movement towards freedom. 
  • the end of child labor,
  • the benefits of social services for the elderly and the young,
  •  the availability of quality, affordable education for all who seek it,
  • the ability to decide when and if we will be pregnant
We absolutely must be vigilant. We cannot lose even one Right or we may lose them All. 

For me, contraception, the right to a safe and legal abortion, and the right to work are fundamental to removing women from the unpaid and under-respected servitude of the home. 

Being out of the home is no bed of roses, since there is still no guarantee of equal pay for equal work.   Lilly Ledbetter and other women like her – and you – and me - would not be cheated out of their proper income, and the social security and retirement benefits that are based on those earnings.—if we had equal pay.
Being in the home is still disrespected, in truth because it is unpaid!
If there were equal pay for equal work then other women besides Ann Romney would be compensated for their labor, through a steady financial security until death. All of the children would be well-fed, well-dressed and healthy: Protected through the unbreakable contract of financial reimbursement for work. 

As long as “being a stay-at-home Mom” (or aunt or grandmother) is work for no pay, it is just another form of slavery.

If women were paid for homecare and scullery work the entire cost of living would be subject to an incredible readjustment of our economy. Cinderella would be able to afford to go to the Ball all on her own.

When someone says Women should have a choice whether to be a “stay at home mom” or “work outside of the home” – the operative word is Choice.

Do not relinquish your Right to Your Own Choices

Trust Yourself              Trust your Guts        Make your own Choices!

Use your Voice     Your computers   Your Votes and Your Power to enforce what you truly believe: 

The Right to Live and Love and Work and Help others.
Don’t let the Bastards Grind you Down!!!!!!!!

22 April 2012

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16 April 2012

Intersection of Health and Law: Transgender Lives Conference

Transgender Lives

The Intersection of Health and Law Conference

Registration is now open for the 2012 Transgender Lives Conference to be held on April 28th, 2012 at the UConn Health Center, Farmington Connecticut. The event will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The conference will be held at the Academic Building of the UConn Health Center, located at 263 Farmington Avenue, Academic Building, Farmington, CT 06030.
 Cross Post from The Rainbow Times Newsletter

The 6th Annual Transgender Lives Conference, to be held on April 28, 2012, provides important educational opportunities on topics important to the transgender community and the professionals who serve this diverse group.

Jennifer Levi, Esq. will be the Keynote speaker for the event. Levi, Transgender Rights Project Director, is one of our nation’s leading experts on transgender legal issues. She has been with GLAD since 1998, and has served as lead counsel in a number of precedent setting cases establishing basic rights for transgender people. 
Besides having Levi speak, CEU accreditation’s from NASW/CT and CHES will be offered!
However, to take advantage of this unique and wonderful opportunity to listen to Jennifer Levi, Esq., as well as attend the many exciting and challenging workshops (found at othe organization's website) you must be registered for the conference. If you have not done so yet, you do need to register ~ so don’t delay and do it today!!

You can support this effort through advertising, by becoming a sponsor, volunteering, or by making a donation.