Soulforce Equality Ride-Patrick Henry College: Silent Vigil and Press Conference

Soulforce Equality Ride-Patrick Henry College: Silent Vigil and Press Conference
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In the background, Equality Riders hold a press conference, calling for dialogue with Patrick Henry College students and an end to religious-based discrimination.

The Soulforce Equality Ride traveled to Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, Virginia, to attempt to dialogue with students about the college’s religious-based discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer and transgender students. The Riders and dozens of community members, who were committed to and trained for nonviolence, were barred from campus and met with more than 100 armed state police.

For coverage and an excellent short video on the nonviolent vigil for queer rights at Patrick Henry College, see "Young, Gay Christians, On a Bumpy Bus Ride," in The Washington Post, April 13, 2007. An account and video from a Rider is available at, and more photos can be found at

7/20/2011 Press Conference

7/20/2011 Press Conference
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Senator Jay Rockefeller today joined Microsoft Vice President Fred Humphries, Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Federal Co-Chair Earl F. Gohl (pictured), and Senator Roger Wicker to announce about 0,000 in computer software for West Virginia non-profit organizations.

Wait..did Barack Obama seriously say he was going to PIVOT towards jobs yesterday at his press conference?

Question by Lady Laissez Faire: Wait..did Barack Obama seriously say he was going to PIVOT towards jobs yesterday at his press conference?
Obama Press conference, Dec. 22, 2010
“And I think we are past the crisis point in the economy, but we now have to pivot and focus on jobs and growth.”

November 2009: 11,000 jobs lost

• “President Obama announced Thursday that he would convene a jobs conference at the White House next month…The jobs forum in December will include business leaders, small-business owners, labor union leaders and others. It marks a pivot for Democrats as they head into next year’s midterm elections.” (The New York Times, 11/13/09)

• “After months in which his focus has been on a health care overhaul and foreign policy issues, President Obama will pivot later this week to the economy…” (New York Times, 11/30/09)

December 2009: 85,000 jobs lost

• “Obama promises to keep focus on job creation” (Associated Press, 12/4/09)

January 2010: 20,000 jobs lost

• “President Obama pivots to jobs as key theme.” (Politico, 1/8/10)

• President Obama: “What they can expect from this administration, and I know what they can expect from you, is that we are going to have a sustained and relentless focus over the next several months on accelerating the pace of job creation, because that’s priority number one.” (Remarks to House Democrats, 1/14/10)

• ABC White House correspondent Jake Tapper: “Every week we’re told that there’s going to be a hard pivot to talk about jobs, and then every week something else happens.” (Fox Business Network, “Imus in the Morning,” 2/17/10)

February 2010: 36,000 jobs lost

• “An embattled President Obama will focus on jobs and small businesses at a New Hampshire town meeting today meant to reconnect with angry middle-class voters… The Nashua event ‘is part of the post-Massachusetts plan to recalibrate Obama’s focus,’ said Larry Sabato, director of the center for politics at the University of Virginia. ‘They’re trying to pivot him away from health care and towards jobs.’” (Boston Herald, 2/2/10)

• CNN White House Correspondent Suzanne Malveaux: “Well, Kiran, certainly what’s at stake, you mentioned this is really the finish line for the president. This is his top domestic priority and he’s been trying to get this — move the ball forward for a whole year now. He would like to pivot to focusing on jobs.” (CNN, 3/8/10)

Best answer:

Answer by they see me TROLLin’ in my TROLLey
he has created more private sector jobs in 2010 alone then bush created in 8 years of office.

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VA Immigration Reform Press Event Jan 2010

IN VIRGINIA, DIVERSE POLITICAL, CIVIL RIGHTS, AND COMMUNITY LEADERS GATHER TO SHOW THAT CONGRESS MUST REFORM IMMIGRATION NOW FOR VIRGINIAS FUTURE. WHAT: Press Conference at the Virginia General Assembly Building WHEN: Thursday, January 14 at 11:00 am WHERE: House Briefing Room in the General Assembly Building, first floor 910 Capitol Street Richmond, VA 23219 WHO: State and Local Elected Officials US Veterans from Iraq Virginia State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Virginia Catholic Conference Virginia Coalition of Latino Organizations Service Employees International Union Local 32BJ Community Outreach Ministries of Trinity Baptist Church Legal Aid Justice Center American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia Tenants and Workers United Virginia Organizing Project African Community Network of Virginia Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Hampton Roads Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Immigration & Human Rights Law Group Virginia Interfaith Center for Justice Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce Virginia Asian Foundation Virginia Poverty Law Center The Richmond Crusade for Voters Richmond, VA- This Thursday, leaders spanning rural and urban Virginia will hold a press conference urging rapid reform of the broken immigration system when legislators return to Washington in January. The Virginia launch is being held in coordination with events across the United States and is the closing piece of a three day regional sweep through
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Leonard and Virginia Woolf, The Hogarth Press and the Networks of Modernism

Leonard and Virginia Woolf, The Hogarth Press and the Networks of Modernism

Combining literary criticism, book history, biography, and sociology, these chapters weave together the stories of the lesser known authors, artists, and press workers with the canonical names linked to the Hogarth Press. Using previously unpublished archived material, the book presents case studies on West Indian writer C.L.R. James, Welsh poet Huw Menai, child poet Joan Easdale, and American artist E. McKnight Kauffer and studies the topics of imperialism, the middlebrow, religion, translation, the marketplace, and poetry, which dominated the era of their work.

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