The Josephine Butler U.S. Universal Health Service Act would establish a United States Health Service (USHS) which would put people before profit. Specifically, the bill would increase the availability and continuity of health care through integrated systems; while financing the training and education of health care workers and professionals-establishing a set standards for performance. H.R. 3000 would allocate health services to all communities in proportion to their population, with additional funds and support for communities experiencing inequalities in health status and access to services, and for special needs such as epidemics
This bill is a comprehensive effort to ensure a living wage and jobs for all Americans. Known as the “Living Wage, Jobs for All” Act.
H.R. 174 reauthorizes and funds Public Housing Drug Elimination Program (PHDEP) grants, for the purchase of: • Hiring security guards for public housing and coordinating programs with local law enforcement and emergency responders. • Providing after-school programs for at-risk teens and youth including Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, Big Brother Big Sister, and intramural sports; • Offering residents alcohol and substance abuse counseling; • Providing courses for job training and workforce preparedness; and • Installing security cameras to protect families, the elderly, and the disabled who reside in public housing.
“In all the worrying about how Sasha and Malia will adjust to having their lives turned upside down, in all the fretting about how Obama will move his Chicago-style shop to Washington, why is there so little curiosity about how Michelle will adjust to the loss of her own private, very successful, very high-profile and very independent identity? How will Michelle Obama feel as she becomes what she has long resisted — an extension of her husband?”
“But what really thrills me, what really feels liberating in a very personal way, is the official new prominence of Michelle Obama. Barack’s better half not only has stature but is statuesque. She has corruscating intelligence, beauty, style and — drumroll, please — a butt. (Yes, you read that right: I’m going to talk about the first lady’s butt.)”
“I have loved Erin Aubry Kaplan’s writing since before I joined Salon, and I’m proud of this piece. If having a black president and first lady is going to narrow what we talk about, wow, that would be sad. But I promise it won’t — at least not on Salon.”
“Look—I even applied for a job with the No on 8 campaign office in San Francisco’s Castro District. I specifically wanted to help outreach to Blacks on the issue but it was clear that wasn’t the agenda of the campaign.”
Harriet Tubman famously said, “I would’ve freed more of them, if they’d only known they were slaves.”