Defend the Bill of Rights / Will Bush and Congress strip children of CHIP benefits?
The loss of Patsy Takemoto Mink, a 12-term representative of Hawaii in the House, profoundly affects all who fight for justice, equality and peace. Mink died Sept. 28 at the age of 74, due to complications from viral pneumonia. She described her convictions based in “simple justice and equality,” saying, “If to believe in freedom and equality is to be a radical, then I am a radical.” These simple beliefs proved radical time and again.
NAZARETH – I was moved to tears to read Sen. Robert Byrd’s (D-W.Va.) statement about the impact of the calls and e-mails he received. People here are excited about how many in Congress voted against Bush’s Iraq war, though the dread of the war and its impact is undeniable. We do have a lot of work to do, but we’ve come so very far in a few short weeks.