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Tonight! Exclusive #GetCovered Obamacare event

March 27, 2014 Solutions No Comments

It’s nothing like having a peace of mind. Knowing that you have access to healthcare when you need it, is priceless. As the March 31st enrollment deadline draws near for the Affordable Care Act, also recognized as Obamacare, the Texas League of Young Voters has teamed up with Young Invincibles to increase the number of young people who sign up for health coverage.

Tonight, they have a dynamic group of panelists lined up to discuss the myths and the facts of the Affordable Care Act. Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Secretary of Health will also be in the building! If you have questions, there’s no better expert to hear from.

 Join us on www.YoungVoterLive.com and tweet your questions with #GetCoveredHTown. The online event starts at 6:00pm; if you’re in Houston, we’d love to see you in person at Texas Southern University.

 

The Texas League of Young Voters and the Young Invincibles partner up with Secretary Sebelius  to get young voters enrolled in the Affordable Care Act.

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Let’s Talk #2ndChances [Tonight]

Wisconsin #2ndChances Townhall

Re-enfranchisement of our community is important if we are to build power in this society. Join us tonight  at 6pm CT on Twitter for our #2ndChances Town Hall. We will discuss the importance of giving back the vote to those with prior criminal convictions and what it would do for communities of color.

In the past elections we realized just how much power we lost because of false information. We need people to know that if you are completely discharged from parole/probation you can vote. During this election season its important for us to make the connection between re-enfranchisement and elections. We all know politics guides our everyday lives. We need to harness the influence of election and those running for office to our advantage.

Featuring:

  • James Causey, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel columnist and Wisconsin Black Media Association president
  • Pastor Walter Lanier,  Founder Great Lakes Urban Empowerment Center founder and attorney of law

Join the conversation by tweeting to the hashtag #2ndChances and let’s discuss building power, expanding the vote and how elections help us to do that.

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Political Quick Hits: March 21st Edition

March 21, 2014 Front Page, Politics No Comments

Here’s your weekly quick look at a few developing stories in the political arena:

  • On Monday, the EU and the U.S. announced sanctions on Russians officials and their allies in Ukraine’s Crimea region. President Obama’s sanction order freezes any assets in the United States and bans travel for the 11 people named. The President also issued further sanctions on Thursday. Ukrainian Prime Minster Arseniy Yatsenyuk said, “I still believe that there is only one solution of this crisis, a peaceful one. But we offer peace, and Russia offers war.” Meanwhile in Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree that recognizes the independence and sovereignty of the Republic of Crimea. Yatsenyuk said they are willing to have talks with Russia, “but we will never accept the annexing of our territory.”

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2014 NCAA Tournament Teams Fact Sheet

March 19, 2014 Front Page, Sports No Comments

trutvIn addition to our NCAA Bracket Guide, here is a companion article, detailing the full list of all 68 teams in the tournament and some important facts about each team this season.

It’s not too late to sign up for the free 99Problems bracket contest. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP and enter to win a prize package. The deadline to sign up and fill out your bracket is 1 A.M EST on Thursday, March 20th.

There are also two play-in games Tuesday and Wednesday night, but the bracket doesn’t officially start until Thursday. Get ready for nonstop basketball this weekend! … Continue Reading

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[CONTEST] 3rd Annual NCAA Basketball Tournament + Bracket Guide

March 17, 2014 Front Page, Sports 1 Comment

NCAA Final Four LogoIt’s that time of the year again, folks! The NCAA men’s college basketball tournament madness is here again. The annual sporting event that will lead to an incredible number of hours of lost work productivity starts up again this week. It was, once again, an exciting year in college basketball, and there are many basketball fans who believe that there isn’t a clear top team in college basketball. That is a recipe for bracket chaos. But fear not: we’ve got you covered with our hand-picked guide of teams to look out for in this year’s big dance.

99problems.org presents our third annual bracket challenge. It’s 100 percent free on Yahoo, and the winner will receive a march madness prize package! So CLICK HERE to sign up and have fun! The tournament kicks off Tuesday and Wednesday night with the “play-in” game, but the deadline to sign up and fill out your bracket isn’t until 1:00 AM on Thursday, March 20th.

This year’s tournament will wrap up in North Texas at AT&T Stadium, formally known as Cowboy’s stadium, site of this year’s Final Four. Here is your comprehensive guide to the teams to look out for during this tournament and to also help you while filling out your bracket. … Continue Reading

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