It is always a pleasure to capture some bi-partisan spirit, such as at this house party on Capitol Hill this week when the The Congressional Club presented the USO with a generous check to support their important service.
And so, it begins! Embarking on a 12-day bipartisan delegation trip to Tunisia and Morocco with six other young political leaders from around the country, thanks to @acypl.
We started Day 1 in DC with a briefing at the U.S. Department of State, a meeting at the Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco, and a send-off lunch hosted by the Tunisian Ambassador to the United States at his beautiful residence. #ACYPLmena
A lesson in bi partisanship. Cue the outraged progressives - I don’t have to agree with your every policy decision and action to love you or to have love for you. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 New International Version (NIV)
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, IT KEEPS NO RECORD OF WRONGS. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. #georgehwbush #america #MidtermElection2018
#nycvotes #nyc #vote #midterms #bluewave #ImmigrantsMakeAmericaGreat #votelikeyourrightsdependonit
. #neveragainisnow #trumpcolluded #trumpcrimefamily #imstillwithher #missmewiththebullshit #intersectionalfeminism #myfeminism #itsmuellertime #hillaryforqueens #imstillwithher #imstillwithher #missmewiththebullshit #intersectionalfeminism #hillaryforqueens #imstillwithher #imstillwithher #imstillwithher #missmewiththebullshit #intersectionalfeminism #myfeminism #malefeminist #hillaryforqueens #blackgirlsrock #blackgirlmagic #america #fuckthenra #barackobama #midtermelections #thinkingoutloud #michelleobama #bipartisan
At first I felt small. I had that “..but who am I?” mindset and didn’t understand what I was capable of. I was asked to share my story, represent my community and attend the national town hall meeting titled “Solving our Climate Crisis”, hosted by Senator Bernie Sanders. I was joined by 6 other incredible people from Butte County. Half of the group helped navigate the political climate, the other half shared our personal experiences as survivors of the devastating Camp Fire. Collectively, we ran a marathon of meetings with various senators, environmentalists, and members of congress. Together, we were seen and heard.
My heart was beating out of chest when I sat down to talk with this man. A man that I have the utmost respect for. But as I started talking, my heart opened up and I was able to share my story and my concerns with courage and confidence. My nerves settled and somehow I knew I was exactly where I was supposed to be.
#buttestrong #campfire #survivors #climatecrisis #bipartisan #globalissue #moralissue #greennewdeal #feelthebern #takeaction #wakeup #speakout #thinkglobalactlocal
My husband and I don't always see eye-to-eye on everything, but the one thing we don't fight about is politics. Somehow, in a home with two very stubborn people, we've found a way to agree to disagree and not be so quick to judge (my husband's slightly better at this than I am, if I'm being honest 😉). #notapoliticalstatement #justanobservation
GEORGE H.W. BUSH - BEYOND PARTISAN :
We were fortunate to spend time with this uncommonly gracious man, long ago in California and then at the July 4, 2008 Dedication of the new American Embassy in Berlin. Moore Ruble Yudell won a national competition to design the Embassy in 1995. The project then went on hold for long stretches. President Bush’s support for German reunification and his bipartisan consensus building ensured the eventual realization of the Embassy, adjacent to the Brandenburg Gate and at the heart of a vital ally. His steady hand and expertise was pivotal in the peaceful transition from Communism to a unified Europe. Photo AFP/Getty Images. #georgehwbush #41
#americanembassyberlin #germanreunification #moorerubleyudell #bipartisan
As you are already aware, the death of President George H. W. Bush has been the dominant story across all media platforms this week. That may lead a lot of us to ask how a presidential funeral even works, logistically speaking. It differs greatly from how most civilians would proceed, which usually would start with a phone call to the funeral home (or police depending the circumstance). Presidents, senators, and other dignitaries will typically have their funerals planned out years in advance. In fact most presidents do this when they first take office. Arrangements are handled through the military in the capital region to coordinate all the details and movements even if the late president should decide not to have a state funeral.
WHAT ABOUT THE FUNERAL HOME?!?!?!? Since these types of services are of such a huge magnitude and often involve multiple states the daunting task would be too overwhelming for a single, or even a couple funeral homes to handle appropriately. Many of you probably already know that the military contracts with SCI (service cooperation international), or Dignity Memorial to fulfill aspects of preparation body and transportation. These firms aren’t just any Dignity funeral homes though, there are a few throughout the country that actually specialize in services just as these, most always including Joseph Gawlers Sons Funeral Home, LLC in Washington DC. Some of the management and staff of these particular funeral homes are part of a national team that does extensive training year round to be well equipped when the occasion arrives. There is also a national consulting team (also part of SCI) that aids in coordinating the details from the military to operating personnel. Have any of you ever been to a high profile funeral such as a president or celebrity? We would love to hear your experience. -
Photo credits- 1 NBC, 2 Time
#statefuneral #presidentialfuneral #ghwb #41 #deatheducation #dignitymemorial #funeral #bipartisan #deathcare #presidentbush
I appreciate this conversation deeply. This seems to make real progress getting to the root of the destructive polarizations going on in our country, and it does so in as fair minded a manner as the participants can actualize. I found it very healing psychologically to witness. I was in desperate need today of hope for our society, and the existence of this dialogue has brought it back to me. This propensity to continually attempt productive, rational, open minded yet cautious dialogue is what will keep us from further catastrophe. Regardless of any points of disagreement that may arise, the intention & ability to have civil disourse alone is foundational to solving problems. I also deeply appreciate many of the ideas stated here. #thankyou #bipartisan #acrosstheaisle #independent #human #enlightenment #mythos #logos #philosophy #westernthought #empathy #theworld #openmind #rational #humanity #daverubin #jordanpeterson #benshapiro
In our very divided country today there was a form of unity for a Very BeautyFULL #CelebrationofLife
& Tribute to the #Honorable #GeorgeHWBush
. Regardless of any political affiliation it was a precious, special & suiting moment to an #AmericanPresident
lived his life as a Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, Son, Brother & Uncle. He served this country as a #loyal #leader
with #civility #grace
as the #President #VicePresident
Director of the CIA, Chairman of the Republican National Committee, Ambassador of the UN, #Congressman
, #Authentic #ClassicMan
with a #SocialConscience
Approach & Devoted Public Servant of a Political Dynasty. THANK YOU President George Herbert Walker Bush for your AMAZING Service to the #UnitedStates
. In your own fitting words "Your Success Is Our County's Sucess." #RestInPeace #Farewell #Potus41 #Bush41 #Homegoing #Remembering41 #QUEENMaJENtic
Wen Chien wants more government leaders who can work across party lines to listen, learn and collaborate. “We will always come up with better ideas when we work together across our differences,” she says. Although traditionally a Republican, she is a strong supporter of this progressive campaign!