RE: The Institute for Science and Human Values (ISHV), a member organization of NCPE Opposes Reauthorization of the D.C. School Voucher Program  Dear Chairman Chaffetz and Ranking Member Cummings: The Institute for Science and Human Values (ISHV) writes to voice opposition to the reauthorization of the District of Columbia private school voucher program. We oppose this and all private school voucher programs because public funds should be spent on public schools, not private schools. It is the view of ISHV that two major goals drive voucher programs. One, is to simply destroy the public school system in the United States, replacing it with corporate owned and religious schools, displacing tax dollars and forcing taxpayers to support the profits of big business and the income of religious schools thereby favoring those religions, a clear violation of democratic principle. The public school system is an important component of the U.S. democracy.
RE: The Institute for Science and Human Values (ISHV), a member organization of NCPE Opposes Reauthorization of the D.C. School Voucher Program  Dear Chairman Chaffetz and Ranking Member Cummings: The Institute for Science and Human Values (ISHV) writes to voice opposition to the reauthorization of the District of Columbia private school voucher program. We oppose this and all private school voucher programs because public funds should be spent on public schools, not private schools. It is the view of ISHV that two major goals drive voucher programs. One, is to simply destroy the public school system in the United States, replacing it with corporate owned and religious schools, displacing tax dollars and forcing taxpayers to support the profits of big business and the income of religious schools thereby favoring those religions, a clear violation of democratic principle. The public school system is an important component of the U.S. democracy.
When you give love, a lot of times, people are going to take advantage [of you.] But you still gotta give it – Rapper Snoop Dogg/Lion Great moral teachers, religionists and teachings from “sacred” texts have long promoted altruism, sympathy and empathy as some of humanity’s greatest virtues. But there has been very little said or written by great moral teachers about the many ways in which people exploit kindness as a weakness. Many people are eager to show kindness and generosity to their fellow human beings. They give large sums of money and give much of their time to their favorite charities.
The Downside of Altruism
Planned Parenthood health centers play an important role in helping women meet their sexual and reproductive health needs.  According to the Guttmacher Institute although Planned Parenthood health centers comprise 10% of all publicly funded family planning centers, they serve 36% of all clients who obtain care from the clinic network.   Similarly, Planned Parenthood health centers serve a disproportionate share of clients in the Title X system, comprising 13% of Title X clinics but serving 37% of clients.  Each Planned Parenthood health center on average serves nearly 3,000 contraceptive clients per year—far more than other clinic types.  "In other words, women vote with their feet, and about one-third of women who rely on safety-net health centers for their family planning care get that care from Planned Parenthood."
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The Women's Movement Where It's Been, Where It's At and the Problems that  Remain by Sonia Pressman Fuentes
At two meetings in June and October of 1966, a total of forty-nine women and men, of whom I was privileged to be one, founded an organization that, along with legislation,  revolutionized this country and is well on its way to revolutionizing the rest of the world. The organization was called the National Organization for Women (NOW), and eight of the co-founders remain alive today.   But before telling you more about NOW, I need to review what led up to its founding.  
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Thank you for this opportunity to register our support for the proposed regulations and guidance to implement the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order (E.O. 13673). Implementation of these provisions will help ensure that federal contractors respect their workers and comply with workplace laws, two worthwhile goals.   The federal government contracts out hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of goods and services every year. While existing regula/ons require that the government only contract with responsible companies with a satisfactory record of integrity and ethics, the federal procurement system does not effectively review the responsibility records of companies before awarding contracts, or impose conditions on violators to encourage them to clean up their acts. Best practices call for oversight ac/on, without it, many companies will not comply with legal and ethical standards.  
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