NEW COALITION UNITES CARIBBEAN AND WORLD TOWARDS PEACE

Nigerian and South African Embassies working with HWPL to spread a culture of peace

MOUs being signed by Ambassadors in Washington D.C. to join efforts with DC HWPL for the work of peace

CCLP and HWPL are working on a memorandum of understanding to form a partnership to support the DPCW.

Moving forward, our focus must be collaboration.”

— Daniel Hayden

WASHINGTON D.C., UNITED STATES, August 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — More than 300 community members and 30 ambassadors, former Caribbean heads of state and civil society organizations from the Caribbean Basin, Latin America, Africa, and the United States came together to announce the official launch of the new Coalition for Caribbean Leaders for Peace (CCLP) in Washington D.C. on August 27.

The CCLP seeks to improve regional unrest by (1) promoting peaceful coexistence amongst fraction groups in Latin America and the Caribbean through peace education programs, and (2) advancing the implementation of international peace law that further reinforces principles of peacebuilding based on the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW).
The DPCW is a legal framework for spreading a culture of peace on a local, national, and international level. The DPCW, which serves as the solution for worldwide peace and conflict resolution, has already been enacted as a National Declaration in several countries around the world; including Antigua and Barbuda, Seychelles and eSwatini, and international organizations such as the Central American Parliament. The goal is for the law to be presented as an international resolution through the United Nations.
“As we celebrate the Caribbean as a peaceful zone, we should consider how their efforts towards peace can serve as a model worldwide,” says program emcee Joy Mala. “Let’s reflect on how each of us gathered here can contribute to the work of peace…ultimately, the DPCW is the answer to sustainable peace.”
Coalition members include the Honorable Said Musa, Former Prime Minister of Belize; The Honorable Tillman Thomas, Former Prime Minister of Grenada; The Honorable Samuel Hinds, Former President of Guyana; The Honorable Owen Arthur, Former Prime Minister of Barbados; and The Honorable Basdeo Panday, Former Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago.
“Together in cooperation with civil society, we will be able to spread a culture of peace throughout the global community,” says Panday.
The event was hosted by CCLP affiliate, Heavenly Culture, World Peace and Restoration of Light (HWPL), a United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) registered peace non-profit organization.
“The Coalition started because we were dissatisfied with leaders who jeopardize our future by failing to work together to address mutual problems,” says Daniel Hayden, Director of HWPL D.C.
“Moving forward, our focus must be collaboration.”
CCLP and HWPL are working on a memorandum of understanding to form a partnership to support the DPCW.

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Texas Congressional Delegation Split on Measure to Protect Iconic American Horses; 12 Members Side with Animal Abusers

World Grand Champion Tennessee Walking Horse performing the "Big Lick"

World Grand Champion Tennessee Walking Horse performing the “Big Lick”

Soring

Example of soring that enforcement of the Horse Protection Act would prevent

Priscilla Presley, U.S. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Holly Gann, and Marty Irby on Capitol Hill Discussing the PAST Act

The bottom line is you are either for animal cruelty, or you are against it.”

— – U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL)

AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA, August 30, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act, H.R. 693, by a vote of 333 to 96. The measure received strong support from the State of Texas with Reps. Van Taylor, Lance Gooden, Lizzie Fletcher, Al Green, Mike McCaul, Kay Granger, Randy Weber, Vicente Gonzalez, Veronica Escobar, Bill Flores, Sheila Jackson Lee, Jodey Arrington, Joaquin Castro, Will Hurd, Roger Williams, Michael Burgess, Henry Cuellar, Sylvia Garcia, Eddie Bernice Johnson, Collin Allred, Marc Veasey, Filemon Vela, Lloyd Doggett, and Brian Babin voting in support of the measure.

Reps. Louie Gohmert, Dan Crenshaw, John Ratcliffe, Ron Wright, Kevin Brady, Mike Conaway, Mac Thornberry, Chip Roy, Pete Olson, Michael Cloud, John Carter, and Kenny Marchant voted against the bill – siding with animal abusers. Marchant had been a longtime cosponsor of the measure but changed his position by voting against the PAST Act.

The PAST Act seeks to strengthen the Horse Protection Act and end the torturous, painful practice of soring Tennessee Walking, Racking, and Spotted Saddle Horses. Soring, the intentional infliction of pain to horses' front limbs by applying caustic chemicals such as mustard oil or kerosene or inserting sharp objects into the horses' hooves to create an exaggerated gait known as the "Big Lick,” has plagued the equine world for six decades. The “Big Lick” animal cruelty will be exhibited for the next 2 days at the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration in Shelbyville, Tennessee.

Neither U.S. Senators John Cornyn, nor Ted Cruz are listed as cosponsors of the Senate companion bill, S. 1007, led by the senior U.S. Senator from Idaho, Republican Mike Crapo, that mirrors the House passed legislation and currently has 43 cosponsors in the Upper Chamber.

“The bottom line is you are either for animal cruelty, or you are against it,” said Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL), lead Republican sponsor of the House PAST Act.

“We applaud the Members from Texas that supported the PAST Act for their key role in helping end the practice of soring that has marred the show horse world for six decades,” said Marty Irby, executive director at Animal Wellness Action and a past president of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ & Exhibitors’ Association. “The PAST Act’s overwhelming support sends a strong signal to the U.S. Senate that it should saddle up and swiftly move this legislation to a vote, and I hope Senators Cornyn and Cruz will join in co-sponsoring the bill.”

"Timing is ripe, and the majority of Americans want to see Congress work to protect these iconic American horses upon whose backs our country was built upon," said Animal Wellness Advocate Priscilla Presley. "U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell should swiftly schedule a vote on the PAST Act, and execute the will of the American people, and I call on him to do so!"

The PAST Act would ban the use of painful large stacked shoes and ankle chains and would also eliminate the existing system of self-regulation by the industry and toughen penalties for violators of the Horse Protection Act. It’s supported by the American Saddlebred Association, American Quarter Horse Association, Animal Wellness Action, the American Horse Council, American Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Equine Practitioners, United States Equestrian Federation, National Sheriff’s Association, and New York Veterinary Medical Association.

The PAST Act has been blocked for years by a handful of well-placed lawmakers, but a new House rule triggering consideration of any measure that attracts 290 or more cosponsors brought the issue to the floor. PAST attracted 308 cosponsors and was led by Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR) and Ted Yoho (R-FL), cochairs of the Congressional Veterinary Medicine Caucus, along with Reps. Steve Cohen (D-TN), Ron Estes (R-KS), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), and Chris Collins (R-NY).

Check out what Members of Congress are saying about the PAST Act by clicking here.

Animal Wellness Action (Action) is a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)(4) organization with a mission of helping animals by promoting legal standards forbidding cruelty. We champion causes that alleviate the suffering of companion animals, farm animals, and wildlife. We advocate for policies to stop dogfighting and cockfighting and other forms of malicious cruelty and to confront factory farming and other systemic forms of animal exploitation. To prevent cruelty, we promote enacting good public policies and we work to enforce those policies. To enact good laws, we must elect good lawmakers, and that’s why we remind voters which candidates care about our issues and which ones don’t. We believe helping animals helps us all.

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Dinosaur Days at the Church of Scientology Dublin

Dinosaur show—the main feature of Dinosaur Days—on stage at the Church of Scientology Dublin Community Centre

Dinosaur show—the main feature of Dinosaur Days—on stage at the Church of Scientology Dublin Community Centre

Welcome to the 2nd annual Dinosaur Days at the Church of Scientology Dublin Community Centre.

Welcome to the 2nd annual Dinosaur Days at the Church of Scientology Dublin Community Centre.

One of the many funfair rides at the Church of Scientology Community Centre on Dinosaur Days weekend

One of the many funfair rides at the Church of Scientology Community Centre on Dinosaur Days weekend

Getting in touch with the dinosaur’s tiny relative

Getting in touch with the dinosaur’s tiny relative

Friendly baristas at the Church of Scientology Community Centre’s Café Na Dothra.

Friendly baristas at the Church of Scientology Community Centre’s Café Na Dothra.

A magical weekend for Dublin kids and their families at the Church of Scientology Community Centre.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, August 29, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — There was something for everyone at Dinosaur Days at the Church of Scientology Dublin Community Centre. Thousands of visitors joined in the fun. The Dinosaur Show in the Community Centre auditorium was packed for every performance. There were fabulous funfair rides, a reptile petting zoo, an entire village of bouncy houses, arts and crafts, face painting, great food and wonderful company.

If anything, it was even better than last year’s Dinosaur Days, but what better way to describe it than in the social media comments of those who made it so special—the many families who took part. And here they are:

“Was a brilliant day. All 4 of our kids had such a great day. We had a ball too. I can’t even pick out a favorite part as it was all too enjoyable. We will definitely visit again.”

“It was such an amazing weekend. The staff are amazingly friendly and really made the day special. The kids laughed and a smile was painted across their faces all day long. The Dino show was brilliant from start to finish—it was so educational but in a way even our 4-year-old watched the whole lot and learned so much. I can’t wait to go back.”

“The church had a family Dino day today. I personally walked away thinking these guys have a nice outlook on life and it shines through with their outgoing personalities.”

“Thank you so much for the roaring fun time. Our little girl had an amazing experience and she enjoyed every bit of it. You guys were awesome. Fab job.”

“Thanks so much for such a wonderful day today. It was our first time in the centre. So many different people there today with different beliefs ideologies all getting along but the same spirit of happiness shared. It was a gorgeous day and a lot of happy faces all around.”

“What an epic day yesterday!!! We’re getting ready for another big day of roaring fun.”

The Scientology Community Centre opened in October 2017 as a hub for local activities and events, in keeping with the intention of Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard that all Scientology organizations are to serve as a home for the entire community and a meeting ground for cooperative efforts. The Centre has welcomed thousands of guests to hundreds of events, including family fun days, music and art events, benefit concerts in aid of local charities, dance competitions, talks on the subject of volunteering, drug abuse, human rights and more. The facility is made available for use as a priority to local charities, religious or nonprofit organizations and individuals who work to benefit the community.

To experience the unique atmosphere of the Church of Scientology Dublin, watch Destination: Dublin on the Scientology Network

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Charity Coalition’s 5th Anniversary – Making a Difference

The Church of Scientology in Clearwater will celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the Tampa Bay Charity Coalition on September 14, 2019 at the Historic Fort Harrison. Youth and adult volunteers will be acknowledged for their contributions to their community.

Everybody in the coalition is sharing their skills to help others. It gives me hope for their future to see what we can do together.”

— Mere Serrano, founder of Groupo Folklorico Mahetzi

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, US, August 29, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — On September 14th, the Tampa Bay Charity Coalition will celebrate five years of service of its 250 member charities. The Church of Scientology FSO will host the event at the historic Fort Harrison.

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Police Athletic League Drum Line and Groupo Folklorico Mahetzi will open the event.

“We like coming to the Fort Harrison" said the founder of Groupo Folklorico Mahetzi, Mere Serrano. “It is good for the youth to see and meet the other charity members. Everybody in the coalition is sharing their skills to help others. It gives me hope for their future to see what we can do together.”

The Coalition will present two sets of awards. The Smile Maker Award is for youth who make a difference. Qualifying adult volunteers are eligible for bronze, silver, gold or diamond Making the Difference Award.

Clemence Chevrot, the event organizer noted that Tampa Bay non-profits are game changers. For example, she said, “The crime rate for the Tampa Bay area has been lowering over the past few years. Four of Safewise’s list of the 50 safest cities in Florida, are in Tampa Bay. One is in the top 10. Tampa Bay charities are making the difference.”

If you would like to nominate a youth or an adult for the awards, please contact Clemence Chevrot at clemence@cos.flag.org. Please RSVP online at www.eventbrite.com/e/charity-coalition-5th-anniversary-celebration-tickets-69931955361.

About the Tampa Bay Charity Coalition:

There are now over 250 charities that are members of the Tampa Bay coalition. They regularly meet and share resources for the benefit of the community. Group members foster human rights, address homelessness and raise awareness on important issues. They also provide opportunities and benefits for youth and adults.

About the Church of Scientology:

Scientology was founded by humanitarian and philosopher, L. Ron Hubbard. The first Church of Scientology was formed in the US in 1954. There are now more than 11,000 churches, missions and affiliated groups, in 184 nations. The Church of Scientology sponsors humanitarian global education programs. These programs raise awareness on the truth about drugs, human rights, morality and more. To learn more, visit www.scientology.org. The Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization sponsors over 60 community events for qualifying non-profits every year.

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Japanese Baptist Church in Seattle WA Celebrates 120th Anniversary

JBC Anniversary Banquet

JBC Anniversary Banquet

All are invited to help celebrate with a banquet luncheon, to be held on September 14, 2019.

We are proud of our history and our accomplishments, and would be delighted to see you there, regardless of your race, religion or background.”

— Pastor Sam

SEATTLE, WA, USA, August 28, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The congregation of Seattle Japanese Baptist Church will be celebrating its 120th anniversary with a banquet luncheon on Saturday, September 14, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Lake Washington at Seattle's Southport in Renton, from 10:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Rev. Samuel Kim, a.k.a. Pastor Sam, emphasizes that everyone is invited:

“We are proud of our history and our accomplishments, and would be delighted to see you there, regardless of your race, religion or background. We’re looking forward to the celebration as a way to reconnect with old friends and hopefully make new ones too. It’s also a great opportunity for us to celebrate all the love and support that we’ve received from this community.”

The theme for the celebration is "Honoring Our Past, Committing to Our Future."

Established in 1899 as a ministry for immigrants from Japan, the Church has a fascinating history, and has been an important part of the Japanese-American community in the Greater Seattle area. Of note is the fact that the Church was forced to close in the spring of 1942 during World War II, when Japanese Americans were incarcerated in camps, but those members who remained continued to meet as part of the Japanese Federated Christian Church in Hunt, Idaho, at the Minidoka Relocation Center.

Over the years, the Church’s mission has evolved to embrace not only Japanese Americans, but also those who identify themselves more broadly as Asian-American/Pacific Islander and beyond. Current members come from a variety of ethnic backgrounds, and include a wide range of ages and generations.

Pastor Sam adds that the Church is also encouraging donations to its Anniversary Fund, which is intended as a means to renovate the Legacy Library:

“We are desperately in need of a space to safely store and showcase our resources so that we can share them with the world. It’s so important that our story be remembered and retold for the sake of future generations. Your generosity would be much appreciated.”

Tickets for this historical event are available at https://jbc120.brownpapertickets.com/ Donations to the Anniversary Fund can be made at https://seattlejbc-160.givingfire.com/

For more information about the community and future events, please visit the Seattle Japanese Baptist Church website at www.jbcseattle.org.

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International Energy Healer Heather Olstad to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

BURNSVILLE, MINNESOTA, UNITED STATES, August 28, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — It is important to accept who you are so you may become who you want to be. Energy healing can help you create the extraordinary life you deserve by allowing you to become the best possible version of yourself.

Heather Olstad is an international energy healer and conduit to assist people in their own healing work.

“I help my clients find their voice in a very safe place and receive the tools they need,” says Heather. “Then they understand that they really are doing the work. I'm channeling the healing energy and guiding them but I'm not the one making the changes. You are.”

As an energy healer, Heather has developed her skills in several unique energy healing modalities including ThetaHealing®, IET®, Healing Touch and Reiki. In addition, Heather will often incorporate her abilities as a psychic medium in the context of the healing session.

“I have a lot of tools in my tool belt and I use all of them when you work with me. No two sessions will ever be alike because you are not like anyone else & you are not the same person you were even five minutes ago” says Heather. “Take my hand, and I’ll walk with you into the void, remind you how to shine and you will heal.”

Heather says people work with her when they decide they need a change in their lives, some clarity, a new perspective.

“Your body tells you what needs to happen, but people aren't really necessarily in touch with their bodies,” explains Heather. “You need people to feel their own energy and where it's blocked. When we begin the work, learning how their body feels, that enables them to start using the tools they learned in our sessions.”

Integrative Energy Therapy, or IET, is often described as "healing without feeling.” You can clear trauma from the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels without requiring the client to relive the traumatic experience. IET uses angelic energy and integration points in the body to help release energy that's held in different areas of the physical and energetic body.

“In doing the work, you have to do the work on yourself first,” says Heather. “You have to clear your own blocks so you can be a clear conduit for the client offering them a safe, loving, non-judgmental space. Weather they are on the table in front of me, we are on the phone or I am working with their higher self during an absentee session trust is key. Your client has to be able to trust you to hold that loving space so they can say what they need to say.”

“I love this work,” says Heather. “I love seeing people move forward in their lives. When I teach them these simple things they can use in their daily life and share with others, it just keeps building and building.”

CUTV News Radio will feature Heather Olstad in an interview with Doug Llewelyn on August 30th at 1pm EDT

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If you have a question for our guest, call (347) 996-3389

For more information on Heather Olstad, visit www.seek-healing.com

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"To Kill a Mockingbird" Beloved Novel Earns "Girl From Rue Serpente Goodwill Citizen Award," Announces John Griswald

ROMANTIC THRILLER BY JOHN GRISWALD

GIRL FROM RUE SERPENTE

Since 1960 Harper Lee's Beloved Classic "To Kill a Mockingbird" was a best-seller, a Pulitzer prize novel in 1961 and Oscar winner for Gregory Peck in 1962.

After the Bible, "To Kill a Mocking Bird" is 2nd most listed book in "making a difference," says John Griswald, creator of "Girl From Rue Serpente Goodwill Citizen Award" for "spiritual awareness."”

— Stan Zipperman

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, August 28, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — What is most fascinating about Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" novel is that it ranks second to the "Bible" as the book "making a difference in the reader's life!"

According to John Griswald, the author of "Girl From Rue Serpente" the romantic thriller about love and war in Paris during World War II, "Harper Lee is truly one of the most significant authors in American literature. It should be noted that the cultural and social issues she addressed in "To Kill a Mockingbird" in the early sixties are as valid today in modern society as they were anytime in American history as a nation. Her words are viewed as among the most trusted in the English language by readers which puts her right up there with the "Bible" itself."

A beloved novel for generations of readers, Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" became an instant best-seller in 1960, immediately after its publication. The civil and human rights and coming-of-age novel has been a continuous best-seller ever since, selling over 30 million books world-wide to date and earning a Pulitzer prize in 1961, three Academy Awards in 1962 as a major motion picture, starring Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch. He plays a Southern attorney addressing civil, social and political rights issues to the courtroom in the sleepy fictional town of Maycomb, Alabama in the deep South as he defends a black man accused of the rape of a local white woman.

Protagonist "Scout" Finch, the narrator of the story, is portrayed as a young girl from six years old to nine in "To Kill a Mockingbird" at the time the novel takes place during the Great Depression in America.

In the motion picture world of Hollywood, "To Kill a Mockingbird" received three Academy Awards for Oscars in 1962 for Best Actor which went to Gregory Peck, Best Adapted Screenplay for Horton Foote and Best Art Direction was honored.

In addition, the novel by Harper Lee, who passed away in 2016, at 89 years, receives the post-humorous
award for "spiritual awareness" in her writings. John Griswald created the "Girl From Rue Serpente Goodwill Citizen Award for "worthy citizens helping to establish goodwill among all citizens." Earlier this year, Griswald, novelist of "Girl From Rue Serpente," named "Despacito" singers Luiz Fonsi and Daddy Yankee for the award. Both were participants on YouTube's No. 1 most viewed music video of all time. Amazon's Jeff Bezos was later named "Girl From Rue Serpente Goodwill Citizen Award" for his "spiritual awareness" at Amazon, America's second biggest employer.

Late last year, "To Kill a Mockingbird" opened on Broadway in New York to rave reviews, starring Jeff Daniels as Atticus Finch on stage. And a new play was written by Aaron Sorkin for this historic event in theatrical history. To date, along with the prestige of the press coverage, it has become the top-grossing American play in Broadway history. If the coming Tony Awards next year meet their standards of expectations along with the buzz for the play, Harper Lee will become a "triple treat author" — meeting the requirements of being a best-selling author, an Academy Award author and a Tony Award author. Not many have achieved this historical goal. "West Side Story," loosely based on William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," met this achievement almost 60 years ago and is now heading back to Broadway next year, with ticket sales already being bought in anticipation.

For more information on the romantic thriller "Girl from Rue Serpente" by novelist John Griswald, one should contact Amazon.com www.amazon.com to order your copy or go to www.girlfromrueserpente.com. for more details about the book.

For more information on "Girl From Rue Serpente" book cover design by Brazilian artist Ricardo Movits, please go to www.artcollectorswebsite.com.

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U.S. House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney Sides with Animal Abusers

U.S. House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney

U.S. House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney

Longtime anti-animal Rep. Steve King who Cheney joined in voting against the PAST Act

Longtime anti-animal Rep. Steve King who Cheney joined in voting against the PAST Act

Soring

Example of soring that enforcement of the Horse Protection Act would prevent

World Grand Champion Tennessee Walking Horse performing the "Big Lick"

World Grand Champion Tennessee Walking Horse performing the “Big Lick”

It’s a shame to see the House Republican Conference Chair side with animal abusers, and sets a terrible anti-animal example within the conference, and the party.”

— Marty Irby, executive director at Animal Wellness Action

CHEYENNE , WYOMING, USA, August 27, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act, H.R. 693, by a vote of 333 to 96. U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY-At Large), House Republican Conference Chair, broke from the majority of Republicans and voted against the measure, siding with animal abusers. Cheney's predecessor as conference chair, U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, voted in support of the PAST Act.

The PAST Act seeks to strengthen the Horse Protection Act and end the torturous, painful practice of soring Tennessee Walking, Racking, and Spotted Saddle Horses. Soring, the intentional infliction of pain to horses' front limbs by applying caustic chemicals such as mustard oil or kerosene or inserting sharp objects into the horses' hooves to create an exaggerated gait known as the "Big Lick,” has plagued the equine world for six decades. The “Big Lick” animal cruelty will be exhibited for the next 5 days at the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration in Shelbyville, Tennessee.

Neither U.S. Senators John Barrasso nor Mike Enzi are cosponsors of the Senate companion bill, S. 1007, led by the senior U.S. Senator from Idaho, Republican Mike Crapo, that mirrors the House passed legislation. Last week, the Trump Administration’s own USDA Administrator released a report that revealed soring violations increased by 90 percent in 2018 – reiterating the need for the PAST Act.

“It’s a shame to see the House Republican Conference Chair side with animal abusers, and sets a terrible anti-animal example within the conference, and the party,” said Marty Irby, executive director at Animal Wellness Action and a past president of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ & Exhibitors’ Association. “I pray the leaders in the U.S. Senate make wiser decisions than Rep. Cheney and acknowledge the overwhelming support for this bill from the American people by swiftly bringing it to a vote.”

“The bottom line is you are either for animal cruelty, or you are against it,” said Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL), lead Republican sponsor of the House PAST Act.

“I support the humane treatment of all animals and remain committed to ending the cruel practice of soring,” said Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID), lead Republican sponsor of the PAST Act in the U.S. Senate. “I appreciate the House’s movement on the PAST Act. I will continue to work with my colleagues in the Senate to see that the legislation moves in the Senate and that current animal welfare laws are enforced.”

The PAST Act would ban the use of painful large stacked shoes and ankle chains and would also eliminate the existing system of self-regulation by the industry and toughen penalties for violators of the Horse Protection Act. It’s supported by the American Quarter Horse Association, Animal Wellness Action, the American Horse Council, American Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Equine Practitioners, United States Equestrian Federation, National Sheriff’s Association, and Wyoming Veterinary Medical Association.

The PAST Act has been blocked for years by a handful of well-placed lawmakers, but a new House rule triggering consideration of any measure that attracts 290 or more cosponsors brought the issue to the floor. PAST attracted 308 cosponsors and was led by Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR) and Ted Yoho (R-FL), cochairs of the Congressional Veterinary Medicine Caucus, along with Reps. Steve Cohen (D-TN), Ron Estes (R-KS), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), and Chris Collins (R-NY). The Senate companion has garnered 43 cosponsors.

See what Members of Congress from across the nation have to say about the PAST Act by clicking here, and check out the latest edition of The Political Animal: Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration left with bloody nose and black eye by press and the City of Nashville by clicking here.

Animal Wellness Action (Action) is a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)(4) organization with a mission of helping animals by promoting legal standards forbidding cruelty. We champion causes that alleviate the suffering of companion animals, farm animals, and wildlife. We advocate for policies to stop dogfighting and cockfighting and other forms of malicious cruelty and to confront factory farming and other systemic forms of animal exploitation. To prevent cruelty, we promote enacting good public policies and we work to enforce those policies. To enact good laws, we must elect good lawmakers, and that’s why we remind voters which candidates care about our issues and which ones don’t. We believe helping animals helps us all.

Marty Irby
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Trump's Verbal Blasts Endanger America's Schools: Award-Winning Poem On Non-Violence Is An Antidote

James E Shaw's Photo

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Not all students greet the new year in excited anticipation. Many skulk on campus harboring leftover issues. Others want power by "activating" Trump's words.

Schools are as unsafe as the homes they serve, and if the President's home–the White House–is unsafe by his actions, his swamp gas-inspired words must not endanger the students of this nation.”

— James E. Shaw, Ph.D.

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, August 26, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — A former school district administrator warns that "President Trump has spiked the temperature of an already-hot summer and weaponized power-craved students with his verbal utterances," as many schools begin the new academic year in the middle of a hot August. Dr. James E. Shaw, former Director of Child Welfare and Attendance at the Norwalk-La Mirada USD, in California, adds that not all students greet the new school year brimming with anticipation. Many harbor resentment and hurt over unresolved personal issues." Shaw says that this latter category of students "sees an opportunity to 'seize and activate' Trump's verbal slingshot, 'go-back-to-your-country', that he shouted in a public attempt to slander four Congresswoman, all American citizens."

Shaw, now a professor of Psychology and an expert witness for the nation's Superior Court system, is also the "Editor's Choice" winner in the National Library of Poetry's contest for his poem stressing nonviolence, "Hands Are For…"

Shaw further states that "while it may bolster President Trump's immeasurably fragile ego to mindlessly fire off verbal soundblasts at intended human targets, to thrill and delight his audiences," his loyal staffers ought to confront and inform him that "school children comprise a vital and important demographic" in the nation's population. "Students craving power and attention, such as some California students who this month (August) broke out into Nazi songs as they hysterically waved Nazi flags, can pollute the campus environment and jeopardize the health and safety of others," says Shaw. "Just as students in every state often copy their favorite football, baseball, or soccer star, our schools also have students who will copy, emulate, and enact the harmful swamp gas verbiage of the President."

Shaw says that school principals are the commanders-in-chief of their campuses. "Despite the President's swamp gas effects that have already incited campus violence, social antagonism, and group conflicts," only school principals and other administrators can repeatedly emphasize the rules and, subsequently, discipline students who refuse to obey them. "Schools are as unsafe as the homes they serve, and if the President's home–the White House–is unsafe, such that he loses control of rational thought and word, schools simply cannot let him verbally continue to light the fuse of anti-social, dangerous and violent behavior in which some students feel quite comfortable, if not desperate, to engage in. Being safe at school, every day in every way, is every American student's right to expect and enjoy," says Shaw.

Shaw's poem, "Hands Are For…" is published by the nation's most popular website for teachers: TeachersPayTeachers.com. Published with a 12-point lesson plan, it is for kindergarten through high school. Shaw says, "America can no longer wait until our students are a mere couple of years from voting before we decide to teach them nonviolence and violence prevention. Such teaching has to be embedded throughout our entire curricula just as the oxygen in the air we breathe."

James E. Shaw
Litigation Support and Testimony
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Source: EIN Presswire

TWTH: Grandparents Raising Children the Old-Fashioned Way

Grandparents and their Grandchildren are invited to join the Way to Happiness Tea Party on August 31st at 4pm in The Way to Happiness Center in Downtown Clearwater, 33 N. Fort Harrison, Clearwater, Florida 33755

'Honor and Help your Parents’ and ‘Love and Help Children’ from the Way to Happiness book by humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard, guide grandchildren and grandparents in how they can increase their bond…”

— Ivan Batalla, manager TWTH Center

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, US, August 22, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — On Saturday, August 31st, grandparents and their grandchildren are invited to a free tea party at The Way to Happiness Center in downtown Clearwater, themed around the Way to Happiness precepts “Honor and Help Your Parents” and “Love and Help Children”.

Grandfamilies, an organization that serves as a national resource in support of grandparent-run families, reported at www.grandfamilies.org[1], 442,935 children under 18 live in homes where householders are grandparents or other relatives, and some 51,606 do not have parents present. As the issue of grandparents raising their grandchildren has been become prominent in modern times, many organizations, including The Way to Happiness, are helping grandparents cope in their golden years.

Ivan Batalla, manager of The Way to Happiness Center in Clearwater, Florida, says, “The precepts ‘Honor and Help your Parents’ and ‘Love and Help Children’ from the Way to Happiness book by humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard, guide grandchildren and grandparents in how they can increase their bond and live in harmony.”

Doors to the center located at 33 North Fort Harrison, Clearwater, FL 33755, will open at 3pm for the Grandparents Tea Party and refreshments will be served.

For more information about The Way to Happiness Association Tampa Bay or to participate in the workshop, please contact The Way to Happiness Community Center on 33 N. Fort Harrison Ave, Clearwater FL 33755 or call: (727) 467 6961.

The Way to Happiness Association of Tampa Bay:

The Way to Happiness book was written and published by L. Ron Hubbard in 1981 as a nonreligious, common-sense guide to better living. Its purpose is to help arrest the current moral decline in society and restore integrity and trust to humankind. It is available in 112 languages, with some 115 million copies distributed in 186 nations. The campaign to distribute the book has been embraced by more than 257,000 groups and individuals and millions around the world have received the materials free of charge thanks to the continued sponsorship of the Church of Scientology. The Way to Happiness holds the Guinness World Record as the single most-translated nonreligious book and fills the moral vacuum in an increasingly materialistic society.

[1] https://www.grandfamilies.org/Portals/0/State%20Fact%20Sheets/Grandfamilies-Fact-Sheet-Florida.pdf

Tanja Cranton
The Way to Happiness Association Tampa Bay
+1 727-467-6961
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Source: EIN Presswire