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Been slower than usual putting the newsletter together, but there is a lot of new stuff in the local pages, so please take a look if I cover your local area.

AND, most importantly, Darwin Day and Lincoln's birthday are coming up, and I always give special attention to these two events (not ONLY because they have the same birthday as I do...just not the same year!). So...

HAPPY DARWIN DAY

HAPPY LINCOLN'S BIRTHDAY

February 12th is Darwin Day, the day we celebrate the birth day of one of the most important scientists ever. It is also Lincoln's birthday. As usual I include essays I have written addressing both of their legacies.

Darwin and Lincoln were born on the exact same day. And I think they are two of the most influential and, honestly, kick ass people of the 19th century. We should proudly celebrate their birthday!

A story from someone on Daily Kos about a swastika drawn on her door led me to emphasize the SPLC's resources for confronting intolerance in this issue.

And I have tweaked a lot of the local pages. Don't forget many of the local pages have Darwin Day events, so please join me in celebrating Darwin Day this year!

For those who want to help ensure our children learn REAL science and not creationism, may I recommend to you the National Center for Science Education. I have been donating to them for 10 years now to support their excellent work.

Here is this week's newsletter:

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Happy Birthday Charles Darwin: Evolution Explained and Defended

Happy Birthday Abe Lincoln: Slavery, Secession and Civil War

Responding to Intolerance: Resources from the Southern Poverty Law Center

AIG CEO insults half of America

Here is an idea sent to me by a reader which is intriguing. I would be interested in people's input on this: Strategic Election Reform

California Focus: Green Power Switch

Orange County, CA Focus

Los Angeles/San Fernando Valley/San Gabriel Valley, CA Focus

Silicon Valley Area, CA Focus

San Diego, CA Focus

California 11th District Focus: San Joaquin, Alameda and Santa Clara Counties

Northern California Focus: TAKE BACK RED CALIFORNIA

Southern California Grassroots Alliance

CALIFORNIA FOCUS

Dallas County, TX Focus

Austin/Travis County, TX Focus

Houston/Harris County, TX Focus

Texas 10th District Focus: Bastrop, Lee, Burleson, Washington, Austin, Harris, Waller Counties

Texas 15th Congressional District Focus: Hidalgo, Brooks, Duval, Live Oak, Bee, Jim Wells, Karnes, DeWitt, Goliad, San Patricio, Refugio Counties

Texas 21st District Focus: Travis, Kerr, Real, Bandera, Kendall, Comal and Blanco Counties

TEXAS FOCUS

Wisconsin Focus: Green Power Switch

Milwaukee, WI Focus

Madison, WI Focus

Monroe County, WI Focus

WISCONSIN FOCUS

New York Focus: Green Power Switch

Brooklyn, NY Focus

Manhattan, NY Focus

Queens, NY Focus

Bronx, NY Focus

Suffolk County, NY Focus

Rochester, NY Focus

New York 19th District Focus: Putnam, Dutchess, Orange, Rockland, and Westchester Counties

NEW YORK STATE FOCUS

Pennsylvania Focus: Green Power Switch

Philadelphia, PA Focus

Lancaster Co. PA Focus

PENNSYLVANIA FOCUS

Virginia Focus: Green Power Switch

Charlottesville/Albemarle County, VA Focus

Fredericksburg/Spotsylvania County, VA Focus

Roanoke County, VA Focus

Stafford County, VA Focus

Hanover County, VA Focus

VIRGINIA FOCUS

New Jersey Focus: Green Power Switch

Sussex County, NJ Focus

Passaic County, NJ Focus

Warren County, NJ Focus

New Jersey 7th Congressional District Focus: Hunterdon, Middlesex, Somerset, and Union Counties

Essex County, NJ Focus

NEW JERSEY FOCUS

Washington State Focus: Green Power Switch

Seattle/King County, WA Focus

Spokane County, WA Focus

Thurston County, WA Focus

WASHINGTON STATE FOCUS

Florida Focus: Green Power Switch

Tampa/Hillsborough County, FL Focus

Orange County, FL Focus

Broward County, FL Focus

Pinellas County, FL Focus

FLORIDA FOCUS

Illinois Focus: Green Power Switch

Chicago/Cook County, IL Focus

McHenry County, IL Focus

ILLINOIS FOCUS

Iowa Focus: Green Power Switch

Iowa Focus: Republicans cut preschools and give the money to the rich

Davenport/Scott County, IA Focus

IOWA FOCUS

Georgia Focus: Green Power Switch

Atlanta, GA Focus

Coweta County, GA Focus

Fayette County, GA Focus

GEORGIA FOCUS

Minnesota Focus: Green Power Switch

Minneapolis, MN Focus

Olmsted County, MN Focus

MINNESOTA FOCUS

Michigan Focus: Green Power Switch

Detroit, MI Focus

Oakland County, MI Focus

MICHIGAN FOCUS

Arizona Focus: Green Power Switch

Phoenix/Maricopa County, AZ Focus

ARIZONA FOCUS

Colorado Focus: Green Power Switch

Denver, CO Focus

Boulder County, CO Focus

Douglas County, CO Focus

Larimer County, CO Focus

COLORADO FOCUS

Tennessee Focus: Green Power Switch

TENNESSEE FOCUS

Wichita, KS Focus

KANSAS FOCUS

North Carolina Focus: Green Power Switch

North Carolina Focus: NC-5 District Focus (Forsyth, Stokes, Statesville, Surrey, Iredell, Watauga, and Yadkin Counties)

North Carolina 11th District (Cherokee, Graham, Clay, Macon, Swain, Jackson, Transylvania, Haywood, Madison, Buncombe, Henderson, Polk Counties)

NORTH CAROLINA FOCUS

SOUTH CAROLINA FOCUS

Nevada Focus: Green Power Switch

Las Vegas, NV Focus

NEVADA FOCUS

Arkansas 1st Congressional District Focus

Arkansas 3rd Congressional District Focus

Oklahoma County, OK Focus

Originally posted to mole333 on Wed Feb 09, 2011 at 03:55 PM PST.

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