Human Rights Campaign Equality Votes PAC Launches Final Mobilization Campaign to Educate and Mobilize Equality Voters

The ads target hundreds of thousands of “Equality Voters” in key districts where their turnout is critical to the outcome of the Presidential contest statewide. Partnering with the data and analytics firm Catalist to create an “Equality Voter Model,” the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) built on decades of voter and polling data to assess the degree to which a person is likely to support pro-LGBTQ policies — from marriage equality and adoption by LGBTQ parents, to laws that would prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Supporters in any state can go to hrc.org/vote to register to vote, verify their voter registration, find out about early in-person or mail voting options and receive election reminders. For more information on how to get involved, sign up to volunteer, or join an advocacy training, visit HRC’s Equality Voter Action Center.

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Voters get final word on a controversial sex education law

ARLINGTON — Courtney Normand and Mindie Wirth agree there’s value in teaching sex education in Washington’s public schools.

But the two Snohomish County mothers disagree sharply on a new state law mandating comprehensive sex education in every district’s curriculum in every grade, starting in kindergarten.

It’s propelled them into the spotlight of the impassioned battle over Referendum 90, a statewide ballot measure which gives voters the final say on keeping or repealing the controversial law.

Normand, of Arlington, backs the law, believing it will provide children building blocks for self-awareness by ensuring they receive accurate and age-appropriate information about their bodies, about consent and about relationships.

“We know that this legislation will give our young people the tools they need for a healthy and more equitable future,” said Normand, a mother of two elementary students who is the state director for Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest. She is a spokeswoman for

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Referendum 90: Voters to decide on Washington state sexual health education bill | Alexa News

TRI-CITIES, WA – As the election heads our way one bill about comprehensive sexual health education is gaining a lot of attention and making history.

Referendum 90 marks the the first time citizens will vote on sex education mandates. Up until now, the school board made those decisions.

Now let’s break down Referendum 90: According to votewa.gov right now the law says public school districts can choose to provide sexual health education to students and parents have the ability to excuse their child if they choose.

The upcoming vote on the sexual health education bill, referendum 90, would change things by requiring all public schools in Washington state to provide age-appropriate sexual health education. However, parents would still have the choice to excuse their children from those classes.

Here’s the type of sexual health education students will get if the bill passes:

First, the instruction would cover human development and

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Gov. Newsom Gets Strong Support Among Voters For Handling Education

At a time when the coronavirus pandemic has completely upended education at all levels, the majority of California voters support Gov. Gavin Newsom’s handling of education issues, according to a just-released EdSource survey.

An even higher proportion support his position on requiring distance learning for counties with a high incidence of COVID-19 infections.

These are among the key findings of an EdSource representative poll of 834 registered voters, conducted online between Aug. 29 and Sept. 7 by the FM3 Research polling firm. The poll was underwritten with support from the S.D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation, the Hewlett Foundation and the Stuart Foundation.


According to the poll, some 54 percent approve of Newsom’s handling of education, while 39 percent disapprove. Parents give Newsom slightly lower ratings, and in fact appear to be divided on their level of support, with 49 percent expressing approval and 47 percent disapproval.

Higher-income voters are most positive

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Montana ACLU launches effort to mobilize, educate voters

The American Civil Liberties Union of Montana on Tuesday launched its first-ever statewide voter mobilization effort to educate more than 100,000 voters on civil liberties and civil rights issues at stake in the 2020 election.

The voter education initiative will focus on the Montana governor’s race, according to a news release. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Montana does not support, oppose or endorse candidates. 

“Civil rights and civil liberties, like abortion rights, are under attack, and that’s why we decided to get involved in this election,” Caitlin Borgmann, executive director with the ACLU of Montana, said in a statement. 



a person looking at the camera: Through mailers and digital ads, the organization will publicize the stance of gubernatorial candidates Mike Cooney and Greg Gianforte on issues including abortion and access to mental health and substance use disorder services.


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Through mailers and digital ads, the organization will publicize the stance of gubernatorial candidates Mike Cooney and Greg Gianforte on issues including abortion and access to mental health and substance use disorder services.

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Montana ACLU launches effort to mobilize educate voters

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Published 11:53 a.m. MT Oct. 7, 2020

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The American Civil Liberties Union of Montana on Tuesday launched its first-ever statewide voter mobilization effort to educate more than 100,000 voters on civil liberties and civil rights issues at stake in the 2020 election.

The voter education initiative will focus on the Montana governor’s race, according to a news release. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Montana does not support, oppose or endorse candidates. 

“Civil rights and civil liberties, like abortion rights, are under attack, and that’s why we decided to get involved in this election,” Caitlin Borgmann, executive director with the ACLU of Montana, said in a statement. 

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Controversial bill mandating sex education in Washington schools goes to voters in November

Referendum 90 would mandate “age-appropriate” sexual health education to be taught to students in every grade in Washington’s public schools.

SEATTLE — Ballots will soon arrive in mailboxes around Washington state and one controversial issue voters will decide on is Referendum 90, which involves the future of sex education in schools. 

In June, it was a coalition of parents who took back control over the future of sex education in schools, gathering enough signatures to put the decision in the voter’s hands. 

“It was a state record during a global pandemic,” Whitney Holz with Informed Parents of Washington explained.

Initially, the legislature passed guidelines that Gov. Jay Inslee signed in March, mandating every public school in the state to provide “age-appropriate” comprehensive sexual health education for every grade by the 2022-23 school year.

Supporters say in the younger grades it can help kids understand how to build healthy relationships and

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Voters to decide on statewide sexual health education bill | News

Voters throughout the state will decide in November whether to let stand or repeal a comprehensive sexual health education bill passed by the state Legislature earlier this year.

Referendum 90 asks voters whether Senate Bill 5395 — which was passed by the state Legislature in March — should be enacted.

The legislation, which is suspended pending the outcome of the election, would require school districts to begin offering “comprehensive sexual health education” to students of all ages.

For all grade levels, parents and guardians would be able opt their students out of the lessons, the law states.

What “comprehensive sexual health education” means varies by grade, according to the state Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

For example, in grades K-3, curriculum could focus on what is called social emotional learning, where students learn about concepts such as self-esteem and decision-making.

“(Social emotional learning) provides skills to do things

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Use NCCE to educate Ghanaians on voters registration exercise

General News of Thursday, 1 October 2020

Source: Happy 98.9FM

2020-10-01

Member of Parliament for Madina Constituency, Alhaji Abubakar BonifaceMember of Parliament for Madina Constituency, Alhaji Abubakar Boniface

The Member of Parliament for the Madina Constituency, Alhaji Abubakar Boniface has disclosed that successive governments perceive the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) to be in the pocket of all past governments.

The politician attributed this as the inhibitor to the growth of the Commission and why they can’t execute their mandate.

Explaining why the once vibrant NCCE has become dormant and under-resourced by past administrations, he said, “the Commission in the past has been seen as government machinery with allegiance and subsequent governments have ever since questioned their loyalty”.

He made this known in an interview with Happy 98.9 FM’s Samuel Eshun, host of the Happy Morning Show.

The MP, however, believes the Commission is an essential tool for the development of Ghana and should be resourced to

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What Montgomery voters need to know about the property tax referendum

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Mayor Steven Reed speaks on school funding tax increase

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For the first time in nearly three decades, Montgomery home and business owners could see an increase in their property taxes if residents vote in support of it on the Nov. 3 ballot.

The last time Montgomery residents had the opportunity to vote on a property tax increase was in June 1994, which about 56% of voters opposed. At that time, residents paid eight mills toward education, while the state average was 20. 

Since then, the only increase the county as a whole has experienced was in 2006 when the Legislature passed a constitutional amendment increasing the mandated minimum given to public schools up to 10 mills.

If the November referendum passes, the increase would give Montgomery Public Schools 22 mills, or an additional $33 million annually. Here’s what voters should know about the referendum. 

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