“In 1995, I went to Beijing and said, ‘It is time for us to say here in Beijing, and for the world to hear, that it is no longer acceptable to discuss women's rights as separate from human rights.’ We have made some progress since then. But we have not made enough. The latest example is the punishment of 200 lashes that a Saudi Arabian court has given to a victim -- the victim -- of a gang rape. This is an outrage. The Bush administration has refused to condemn the sentence and said it will not protest an internal Saudi decision. I urge President Bush to call on King Abdullah to cancel the ruling and drop all charges against this woman. As President I will once again make human rights an American priority around the world.”
MANCHESTER (November 20, 2007) – In a joint effort between the communities of Manchester and Auburn, the annual Christmas Tree lighting at the Massabesic Traffic Circle will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 23, 2007. Manchester Ward 6 Alderman Real Pinard will be the Master of Ceremonies. Manchester Mayor Frank Guinta is scheduled to appear as well as members of the Manchester and Auburn fire and police departments.
There will be candy canes for the entire family and Sandy’s Variety Store will be offering free coffee after the event.
For more information, contact Alderman Pinard at (603) 622-1584.
Would Strengthen Safety Net For Imported Food, Toys and Medicine
Shenandoah, IA: Hillary Clinton outlined her agenda to address the challenge of import safety for food, children’s products, and drugs and medical devices. She believes that it is simply unacceptable that in America in 2007, families worry about the safety of the food they put on their dinner tables or the medicines they buy, or that any parents fear for their child’s well-being every time they buy a toy.
As President, Hillary will repair our import safety net by holding foreign producers to American safety standards, making importers responsible for the food, drugs, and toys they bring into our country, expanding the number of inspectors, and stiffening penalties for violators.
”Parents shouldn’t have to worry about the safety of the food they serve for Thanksgiving or the toys they buy their children for Christmas. Protecting the public is one of the most basic jobs of our government, but the Bush Administration’s response to the rash of toy recalls and contaminated food scares has been slow and inadequate,” Clinton said. “As President, I will make a fundamental commitment to protecting the health and safety of the American people and repair our broken consumer safety net.”
Hillary will implement a broad import safety agenda, including:
- Creating a single food safety agency responsible for overseeing all federal food safety activities.
- Banning lead in children’s products.
- Requiring independent third-party testing for imported toys
- Holding foreign producers of drugs, toys, and food to American safety requirements, and holding importers liable for the products they bring into this country.
- Imposing stiffer civil penalties and pursuing criminal prosecutions against companies that put our children and citizens at risk.
- Increasing the number of inspectors at ports of entry and in foreign countries to verify that our safety rules are being followed.
- Mandating and fully funding Country of Origin Labeling.
- Appointing a Chair of the Consumer Product Safety Commission whose first priority is protecting the public – not industry.
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Our wishes to all for a happy Thanksgiving tomorrow.We are linked by tradition this day to generations of Americans, past andfuture, and with those we humbly offer thanks for all we have in our greatnation.
On Saturday and Sunday candidate Kucinich will hold more Town Hall meetings and the public is invited to "bring a friend" and meet Kucinich at a House Party.Saturday, November 24, 2007
Berlin, New Hampshire
Coffee Shop Drop-in
Tea Birds DowntownBerlin NH
1:00 PMHouse Party
The public and press invited to meet Congressman Kucinich in the home of Molly Tobin
Town Hall Meeting
Littleton Senior Center
77 Riverglen LaneLittleton
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Town Hall Meeting
Westmoreland Town Hall
Route 63Westmoreland, NH
Town Hall Meeting
Unitarian Universalist Church
69 Washington StreetKeene, NH