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When a Republican congressman described late-term abortions in detail today, trying to drum up support for their defunding of Planned Parenthood, Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) responded with an impassioned, personal story. Take three minutes to watch a moving “Ms. Smith Goes to Washington” moment.

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Despite all the anti-choice misogyny present in our government lately, it makes me happy knowing people like Rep. Jackie Speier are talking and standing up for human rights.

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Congresswoman’s Inspiring Speech On Her Abortion And Planned Parenthood

Great statement by Rep. Jackie Speier.  After pointing out the GOP has a vendetta against Planned Parenthood, she called out their continued support of Haliburton, which has proven to be corrupt as hell while PP is still legit.

For me, photography is the art of exclusion. The photographer has the power to create in her or his camera what is wanted to be exhibited. It is a heady power. It is the serendipitous confluence of the eye, brain, sensitivity and the action of the finger on the shutter release. Cartier-Bresson, William Klein, Robert Frank and others have that gift. It has been my goal.
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Len Speier

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Street Photography - More Than Just A Snapshot

Partilho mais um video. 50 minutos bem gastos com a perspectiva de Len Speier acerca da Street Photography. Um bom video para todos, os que do assunto quase nada sabem e para os que pensam que sabem tudo. ;)

Não deixem de visitar o site de Len, um artista no verdadeiro sentido da palavra.

Congresswoman Speier Pushing Legislation To Call For Other States To Ban Gay Conversion Therapy

Congresswoman Speier Pushing Legislation To Call For Other States To Ban Gay Conversion Therapy

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— Congresswoman Jackie Speier has introduced legislation calling on states to ban conversion therapy for children. California is one of only two states that bans the practice.

The SHOK resolution (stop harming our kids ) introduced by Speier, a Democrat representing the 14th Congressional District, which includes San Francisco and parts of the Peninsula; urges states to…

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(San Francisco, CA, April 14, 2015)—Today, U.S. Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14th) introduced the “Stop Harming Our Kids” (SHOK) Resolution of 2015, calling on states to pass laws protecting LGBT youth from conversion therapy, a set of dangerous and discredited practices that falsely claim to be able to change sexual orientation and gender identity. Congresswoman Speier has been a longtime advocate for efforts to end conversion therapy, having introduced a similar resolution in 2012. Her move comes one week after the White House, Surgeon General, and other national leaders joined the call to support LGBT youth by ending these ineffective and harmful practices for good.

The Sad And Hidden World Of Homeless College Students

I attended a speech Congress Woman Jackie Speier at the Pacifica/Coastside Democrats meeting. Jackie is always a great speaker. One thing caught my eye and touched my heart. Jackie talked about one constituent who is currently a medical student at UCSF Medical School (Definitely not an easy school to gain admittance to!) She told us that this young man had got his undergraduate degree at San…

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If Jakie Speier could come out and announce in front of congress WHILE on television that she had an abortion, and then proceed to verbally rip the republicans a new one, and still carry on with her successful job as a congresswomen, I can be honest about my health with the people I care about.

Detroit Tigers: Statistical Impacts of New Additions

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  • Yoenis Cespedes

Acquired via: Trade, with Gabe Speier and Alex Wilson for Rick Porcello

Maybe the biggest name brought in by the Tigers this offseason, Cespedes has come out of the gates swinging for Detroit. Entering Friday he was hitting .308 with four doubles, three RBI and a triple in 40 plate appearances. He hit his first home run against Jeff Samardzija on Friday and while his 9-1…

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Washington DC - April 14, 2015 —Today, Congresswoman Jackie Speier re-introduced the Stop Harming Our Kids (SHOK) Resolution, the first proposed federal action to put an end to so-called “conversion therapy.” The Stop Harming Our Kids Resolution calls on states to protect minors from efforts that promote or promise to change the gender identity or sexual orientation of individuals.