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Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra and Congressman Mark Takano discuss ongoing progress for the LGBT community and efforts to ensure equality for all Americans. 

The new Maker Caucus sign is 3D printed, woodworked, laser cut, made with recycled parts & lit up with LED’s. Created by the Inland Empire’s local makerspace Vocademy.

The new Caucus sign is 3D printed, woodworked, laser cut, made with recycled parts & lit up with LED’s. Created by the Inland Empire’s local makerspace Vocademy.

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Rep. Mark Takano Introduces Legislation to Let Deaf and Hard of Hearing Serve in the Air Force | The Silent Grapevine (TSG)

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Had Speaker Boehner come by after votes. Old habits die hard for some teachers. 

Had Speaker Boehner come by after votes. Old habits die hard for some teachers. 

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A little sneak peak inside the office of Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA) here in D.C. He’s also the owner of "There Will Be Charts"

floorcharts:

A little sneak peak inside the office of Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA) here in D.C. He’s also the owner of "There Will Be Charts"

Want to support #education? Donate to Tumblr Teachers’ Classrooms!

positivelypersistentteach:

Dear Tumblrverse,

Before the explanation part of this post, I need to say this so it will be in posts that are shortened by a reblog: More than anything I ask that you reblog this post so that kind millionaires  more people will see it and more support can be given.   All the Amazon wishlists and blogs are linked below the read more link!

As the new school year approaches, we are obviously in denial teachers are mentally figuring out what materials we need for the school year, what will be provided by the school or families, and what we will buy with our own money as we shop sales (if it is in our budget).  Several members of our #education community on tumblr dealt with unexpected family deaths, weather disasters, or more happy (but expensive) life achievements like getting married or having a baby.  Our pockets have been hit hard, and I think you’d be surprised how much of our own money we spend on classrooms each year.

Many of us teach in areas where our students’ families cannot help with school supplies.  In fact, as I began working on this project, every teacher I contacted to include that came from a more affluent community declined being included so that classrooms in greater need could be helped.  I am in awe of the teachers in this community.  After the jump is a list of teachers and their classroom wish lists for the upcoming year.  If you are able to, please consider supporting a teacher via their wishlist.  If you’d rather make a donation to their supply fund or send a gift card, I’m sure you could contact them and they wouldn’t turn you down.   

So after the jump are the blogs and corresponding wishlists from Tumblr’s teachers — most of the educators on this list I have personally interacted with and know them to be dedicated to their students.

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We are a nation of laws and compassion. Full video here.

Rep. Mark Takano Statement on President Obama’s Executive Order Protecting LGBT Members

 Washington, DC – Rep. Mark Takano released the following statement after President Obama signed an executive order that bans discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity for federal contractors:

“Today’s executive order signed by President Obama represents what millions of LGBT families and activists have fought for for decades – fairness and equality. It is a simple idea that says nobody should be fired from their job because of who they are or who they love.

“However, while today’s executive order will protect many Americans, millions of others are still vulnerable to discrimination. To rectify this, Congress must pass a strong Employment Non-Discrimination Act. Bigotry and discrimination do not belong in our nation, and we should be doing all we can to ensure that every American receives a basic standard of fairness and is treated with the respect they deserve.”

The FCC’s website to handle filing comments related to Net Neutrality has been overwhelmed with traffic and the submission deadline is being pushed back to July 18th @ midnight.

I thought I’d share the letter I signed on to from the Congressional Progressive Caucus asking the FCC to enact Net Neutrality rules and to protect the open internet.

Weird Al tackles #WordCrimes. 

Charts… Now available on Instagram.

@floorcharts  

House Democrats priority list for 2014.  Check it out on Instagram (works best on your phone).  Click on the tags in instagram for details on each.
@repmarktakano

House Democrats priority list for 2014.  Check it out on Instagram (works best on your phone).  Click on the tags in instagram for details on each.

@repmarktakano

3D printed schwag from the first ever White House Maker Faire.

3D printed schwag from the first ever White House Maker Faire.