PA's Allyson Schwartz Posed for Democratic Governor's Run in 2014 | Senator Elizabeth Warren Is Hardly Quiet
1.’Girl Rising’ set for release on March 7. This special film advocates for the education of girls around the world, and especially in developing countries. Tina Brown speaks of the film, shown at A Daily Beast screening last week.
“The facts that support this issue are overwhelming,” he said, adding that 66 million girls around the world are out of school.
This is the same message Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani girl shot on her school bus by the Taliban, now speaks to us. Nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, Malala has survived and is now asking the world to educate our girls.
2. Next PA governor US Rep Allyson Schwartz? Reliable buzz is that five-term US Rep Allyson Schwartz (D) is nearly certain to run for governor next year in Pennsylvania.
According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, a recent poll for the Democratic Governors Association found that Schwartz would start ahead of current governor Corbett by 8 percentage points - 50 percent to 42 percent - with 9 percent of likely voters undecided. After pollsters read positive statements about each person, Schwartz’s lead increased to 21 percentage points.
Schwartz has a long history of house votes in support of both abortion rights and gun-control measures, making them strong themes of her 2000 statewide Democratic primary run for the US Senate. She ran a women’s clinic before entering politics. Readers can review Schwartz’s record here. Should Schwartz enter the PA Democratic primary, AOC will be working vigorously on her behalf.
3. Chimpanzee Study on short-term memory. Flash numbers 1 to 9 on a screen in random order and ask humans to remember it. We can’t. In this area of brain skills, apes may be smarter than humans. A Japanese researcher Tetsuro Matsuzawa concludes that six out of eight chimpanzees remembered the sequence precisely.
For chimps this amazing short-term memory — or working memory — helps the animals navigate the branches of huge trees to feed or respond quickly to threats of danger in the wild. via Huff Po
4. Senator Elizabeth Warren is quiet? Many people were impressed by Warren’s artful grilling of negligent bank regulators last week, winning her accolades among progressives about her very first committee hearing. So why did Politico call Warren a “silent senator” who refuses to speak out on controversial issues? Salon takes up the question.
5. New York governor Andrew Cuomo is putting the finishing touches on new legislation that would guarantee women in New York the right to late-term abortions when the fetus is not viable or their own health is in danger. A present law restrictions abortions after 24 weeks of pregnancy only if the mother’s life is at risk.
The Cuomo proposals also allow licensed health care practitioners, not only physicians, to perform abortions, writes The New York Times. It seeks to remove abortion from the state’s penal law and regulate it through New York’s public health law. The Cuomo legislation also seeks to make abortion legal, no matter that a future supreme court might decide.
Seven states have laws guaranteeing abortion rights as a backup to Roe including California, Connecticut, Maryland and Hawaii.
Governor Cuomo’s proposal is part of his 10-point package called the Women’s Equality Act that also includes equal pay and anti-discrimination provisions.
6. GlamTribale at Building Character in Lancaster. AOC is thrilled to announce that we’re moving our Lancaster location to the 10-year-old, 10,000 sq ft. Building Character location in Lancaster, PA.
The flourishing artisan market at 342 N. Queen Street is open daily with easy parking on Queen Street or in the back plaza. We will have two shops in the facility — a small space for our lower-priced Tribale2 collection, as well as GlamTribale.
As part of our expanding collection of home and gift products, we will introduce a home fragrance potpourri collection in our own ceramic containers, inspired by our great-selling coaster collection. See our Carversville Coaster gift set 4/$25.