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CapitalWomen shared A Mighty Girl's post.
4 hours ago
The author of the poem associated with the Statue of Liberty was born on this day. References included for teaching the significance of Emma's poem to the youth! Great way to connect the young to the issue of how some immigrants are currently being treated in this day.Poet Emma Lazarus, who famously wrote the Statue of Liberty’s “The New Colossus” poem, was born on this day in 1849. While Lazarus penned countless poems and other works in her lifetime, she is most remembered for her sonnet which welcomed new immigrants to American shores for generations:
"... Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
There are two excellent children’s books about the life of Emma Lazarus: "Emma's Poem: The Voice of the Statue of Liberty" for ages 4 to 8 (www.amightygirl.com/emma-s-poem) and “Liberty's Voice: The Emma Lazarus Story” for ages 6 to 9 (www.amightygirl.com/liberty-s-voice)
For an exceptional new children's book about the Statue of Liberty, we highly recommend “Her Right Foot” for ages 7 to 10 at www.amightygirl.com/her-right-foot
For children's books that encourage empathy and understanding of Mighty Girl immigrants of the past and present, check out our blog post, "25 Mighty Girl Books About the Immigrant Experience" at www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=12855
And, for Mighty Girl books that celebrate the welcoming spirit that Lady Liberty represents, visit our blog post “Standing Together: 60 Mighty Girl Books Celebrating Diversity and Acceptance” at www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=13481 ... See MoreSee Less
3 days ago
It's time for Roe to be part of NYS Law.
QUINNIPIAC POLL SHOWING 73% of NEW YORKERS SUPPORT REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH RIGHTS AFFORDED UNDER ROE V. WADE
Cuomo: "With a woman's right to control her own body hanging in the balance, New Yorkers across the state overwhelmingly support Roe v. Wade, so I ask Senate Republicans: what are you afraid of? Whose interests are you representing?"
"According to a new Quinnipiac poll released this morning, 73% of New Yorkers overwhelmingly support the reproductive health rights afforded by Roe v. Wade. The poll is damning proof of what we already know: by refusing to codify Roe v. Wade into New York law, Republican State Senators are acting against the will of their constituents. The Senate Republicans have drunk the Trump Kool-Aid and are cowering to the conservatives in Washington and the conservative party here at home instead of acting in the interest of the people they represent.
"Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins announced that all 31 of her members are willing to return to Albany as soon as possible to vote to support codifying Roe v. Wade into law -- New York only needs 1 more vote to make it a reality.
"With a woman's reproductive health rights hanging in the balance, New Yorkers across the state overwhelmingly support Roe v. Wade, so I ask Senate Republicans: what are you afraid of? Whose interests are you representing?" ... See MoreSee Less
CapitalWomen shared No IDC NY's post.
4 days ago
Fyi... The necessity of voting in real Blue NYS Senators... And rid ourselves of the fake Dems.Many NYers can't help turn NY blue, because they don't know they have a NY State Senator. Here is a handy explainer to help! ... See MoreSee Less