Luis was defending his mom

Petitioning DEFENSE ATTORNEY OF NEW YORK, Bronx District Attorney’s Office, Bill de Blasio, Andrew Cuomo
DEFENSE ATTORNEY OF NEW YORK: 18-year-old high school football player has been charged with murder defending his mom.
Petition by monique santiago
Sign monique santiago’s petition
Luis Moux, an 18-year-old high school football player has been charged with killing his mother’s abusive ex-boyfriend. Luis Moux fatally choked his mother’s 43-year-old attacker, Stanley Washington, when he showed up at their apartment in the Bronx and began fighting with her around on Monday August 14, 2017.

Washington first started squabbling with Moux’s mother, Lorena Sesma, 37, in the hallway of the building before following the woman inside the apartment, where he began beating her, police said.

Luis Moux, who heard the commotion from his bedroom, came running to his mother’s aid and saw Washington on top of her. Quickly going to his mother defense the teen began fighting Washington and over powered him wrapping his arm around Washington’s neck as he tried to pull the brute off his mother. Washington died at some point during the scuffle. Washington also has a long criminal history that includes 33 prior arrests that included domestic violence.

Yesterday, police charged Moux with manslaughter.

Luis Moux should not spend his life in prison or ONE DAY in prison for that matter due to defending his mother who could have been killed from her attacker. Luis reacted as any of us would have protecting his mother in the midst of her being physically hurt and beaten.

Moux attends high school at Grand Street Campus in Brooklyn, and is a star athlete. Neighbors and friends state he is a very quiet, humble teen who loves football, stays to himself and has never been in trouble.

We are asking that ALL CHARGES be dropped for Luis Moux and we stand with him in his fight for freedom.


Monique Santiago

Sign monique santiago’s petition

Washington State Won’t Discriminate ~ Seth Kirby,

Friends: The bad news that we’ve feared for weeks has finally come down,

President Trump just submitted an official memo directing the Pentagon to bar transgender Americans from serving in the US Military.

I know this decision is devastating for all of our transgender friends and neighbors, especially those currently serving our country with honor. Because the truth is, it isn’t really about the military, or the budget—at its core, this order and all the other recent attacks are about writing transgender people out of existence.

Have hope though, Friends I-1552 was also an attempt by national opponents of transgender equality to write us out of existence, and we beat them—because fair-minded Washingtonians like you stood up for what’s right.

Today, I’m asking you to stand up again for our transgender friends and neighbors. Send a message to your members of Congress urging them to take immediate action to protect transgender servicemembers from the Trump Administration’s attacks.

Here’s another story of hope: When the shocking tweets announcing the ban hit the web one month ago, more than 5,000 Washingtonians immediately emailed their members of Congress to let them know that these attacks against transgender American heroes were absolutely unacceptable. Consequently, both Republican and Democratic members of Congress strongly condemned these attacks on transgender troops.

In the following weeks, lawmakers and policymakers within the Department of Defense continued to rally around transgender servicemembers, because that’s what’s best for our armed forces, and that’s what transgender servicemembers deserve.

This ban isn’t necessary, it isn’t popular, and it isn’t right—and it’s something Congress MUST take action against.

Send a message to your members of Congress now urging them to push back on this ban and protect transgender servicemembers.

Thank you,

Seth Kirby,
Campaign Chair

on this day … 8/27 1894 – The Revenue Act or Wilson-Gorman Tariff Act was passed by the U.S. Congress. The provision within for a graduated income tax was later struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court

1660 – The books of John Milton were burned in London due to his attacks on King Charles II. 

1789 – The Declaration of the Rights of Man was adopted by the French National Assembly. 

1828 – Uruguay was formally proclaimed to be independent during preliminary talks between Brazil and Argentina.

1858 – The first cabled news dispatch was sent and was published by “The New York Sun” newspaper. The story was about the peace demands of England and France being met by China.

1859 – The first oil well was successfully drilled in the U.S. by Colonel Edwin L. Drake near Titusville, PA.

1889 – Charles G. Conn received a patent for the metal clarinet.

1889 – Boxer Jack “Nonpareil” Dempsey was defeated for the first time of his career by George LaBlanche.

1892 – The original Metropolitan Opera House in New York was seriously damaged by fire.

1894 – The Wilson-Gorman Tariff Act was passed by the U.S. Congress. The provision within for a graduated income tax was later struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court. 

1921 – The owner of Acme Packing Company bought a pro football team for Green Bay, WI. J.E. Clair paid tribute to those who worked in his plant by naming the team the Green Bay Packers. (NFL)

1928 – The Kellogg-Briand Pact was signed by 15 countries in Paris. Later, 47 other nations would sign the pact.

1938 – Robert Frost, in a fit of jealousy, set fire to some papers to disrupt a poetry recital by another poet, Archibald MacLeish.

1939 – Nazi Germany demanded the Polish corridor and Danzig.

1945 – American troops landed in Japan after the surrender of the Japanese government at the end of World War II. 

1962 – Mariner 2 was launched by the United States. In December of the same year the spacecraft flew past Venus. It was the first space probe to reach the vicinity of another planet. 

1972 – North Vietnam’s major port at Haiphong saw the first bombings from U.S. warplanes.

1981 – Work began on recovering a safe from the Andrea Doria. The Andrea Doria was a luxury liner that had sank in 1956 in the waters off of Massachusetts.

1984 – U.S. President Ronald Reagan announced that the first citizen to go into space would be a teacher. The teacher that was eventually chosen was Christa McAuliffe. She died in the Challenger disaster on January 28, 1986.

1984 – The Menetta Lane Theatre in Greenwich Village opened. It was the first new off-Broadway theater to be built in 50 years in New York City.

1985 – The Space Shuttle Discovery left for a seven-day mission in which three satellites were launched and another was repaired and redeployed.

1989 – The first U.S. commercial satellite rocket was launched. A British communications satellite was onboard.

1990 – The U.S. State Department ordered the expulsion of 36 Iraqi diplomats.

1991 – The Soviet republic of Moldavia declared its independence.

1996 – California Governor Pete Wilson signed an order that would halt state benefits to illegal immigrants.

1998 – “Titanic” became the first movie in North America to earn more than $600 million.

1999 – The final crew of the Russian space station Mir departed the station to return to Earth. Russia was forced to abandon Mir for financial reasons.

2001 – The U.S. military announced that an Air Force RQ-1B “Predator” aircraft was lost over Iraq. It was reported that the unmanned aircraft “may have crashed or been shot down.”

2001 – Work began on the future site of a World War II memorial on the U.S. capital’s historic national Mall. The site is between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial.

a message from Ruben Gallego -racism,neo-nazis& arpaio

This was a cowardly act to appease the same racists who applauded Trump for defending Neo-Nazis after Charlottesville and for threatening to shutdown the federal government to build a wasteful and pointless border wall.
I’ve been fighting Arpaio for years. He’s the worst of the worst.
For those who don’t know him, here are a few facts:

1. He illegally targeted and harassed Latinos with raids designed to terrorize a community

2. He refused to investigate more than 400 sex crimes, some against children

3. He ran a prison that he described as a “concentration camp”

4. He spent state time and resources investigating President Obama’s birth certificate

5. He once staged an assassination attempt against himself so that he could get more TV coverage

6. After a federal judge confirmed that he had been illegally profiling Latinos, Arpaio hired a private investigator to dig into the life of both that judge and his wife

And you know what’s truly crazy? None of those things are what Arpaio was finally convicted for!!!

The law finally caught up with Arpaio after he lied to a federal judge and disobeyed an order from that judge — that’s how he was convicted of contempt.

I’m angry about this. I’m sad about this. And I’m fearful of what this could mean for the future.

But mostly, I want to make sure Democrats take back the House so we can put a real check on Trump. 

Chip in to my campaign and I’ll spend the money boosting Democrats in key districts >>

We’ve got to take back the House. Help me do it.

In solidarity,