Registering Pennsylvanians One Tweet at a Time

first_imgLike Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: SHARE Email Facebook Twitter   SHARE  TWEET Registering Pennsylvanians One Tweet at a Time The Blog,  Voting & Elections The Department of State is holding a National Voter Registration Day Twitter Town Hall on Tuesday, September 27, at 12 PM. Join the conversation by following @PAStateDept on Twitter and using the hashtag #CelebrateNVRD and #votesPA.The month of September ushers in a new school year, another fall season and a long list of items flavored with pumpkin spice. September is also National Voter Registration Month and hundreds of events are planned across the country to raise awareness about the importance of voting and providing voters with helpful information about voting and registration.The National Association of Secretaries of State estimated in 2008 that 6 million Americans did not vote because they missed their state’s registration deadline or didn’t know how to register. On Tuesday, September 27, recognized as National Voter Registration Day, the Department of State will host a Twitter Town Hall to inform citizens about upcoming deadlines, important dates to remember and where to find key information before the November general election. Election officials and advocates across the country will join together on this one day to drive eligible but unregistered voters to register. This state-to-state coordinated effort will create an opportunity to reach eligible voters who may be searching for information and outlets to assist them with their registration needs.The department’s Twitter Town Hall goals are:Equip eligible voters with the information needed before the November electionProvide a reminder to residents to check their registration status and make any necessary changes to address, name, or party affiliationPromote the various platforms DOS has established to help citizens register to voteProvide accurate and detailed answers to questions on registration and votingHighlight the department’s hotline that can be used on or before Election Day to have questions answered, as well as to report issues or problems at the polling place.The National Voter Registration Day Twitter Town Hall is Tuesday, September 27, at 12 PM. Everyone is encouraged to join the conversation by following @PAStateDept on Twitter and using the hashtag #CelebrateNVRD and #votesPA.For more information on voting in Pennsylvania, check out our video Everyone VotesPA: A Toolkit for the Pennsylvania Voter. By: Marian K. Schneider, Deputy Secretary for Elections and Administration September 26, 2016last_img read more

French parents no longer allowed to smack children.

first_imgDaily Mail 30 December 2016Family First Comment: More political ideology being forced on parents (which is why Brexit and Trump won!)“The ban was proposed by a group of ecologist and socialist MPs as an amendment to the Equality and Citizenship bill…” Interesting name of the bill, but here’s the wackiest bit…“As part of the law, brides and grooms will be reminded during the civil marriage service of their obligation not to use violence against their children.”Adultery? Fine. Divorce? If you have to. Smacking? Heck no!Parents in France no longer have the right to beat their children after a new law banning corporal punishment came into force this week.The move leaves Britain as one of only four countries in Europe where smacking remains a legal way of disciplining children.The French law now defines parental authority in the Civil Code as excluding ‘all cruel, degrading or humiliating treatment, including any recourse to corporal violence’.Now the UK, Italy, Switzerland and the Czech Republic are all expected to receive mounting demands to pass a similar law against smacking.French centrist MP Jean-Christophe Lagarde has described his country’s new law as ‘ a ridiculous attempt to micromanage family life’.The ban was proposed by a group of ecologist and socialist MPs as an amendment to the Equality and Citizenship bill, which went before parliament earlier this year.The legistlation says it aims to ‘set out a clear principle, which should be repeated to fathers and mothers and influence their future behaviour’.READ MORE: up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more