Saturday, September 6, 2008

Infant CPR Certified

Chris and I took the American Red Cross's first aid, CPR and AED training programs. These are designed to give you the confidence to respond in an emergency situation with skills that can save a life. We also had additional training in bloodborne pathogens, oxygen administration and injury prevention to help prepare us to prevent and respond to life-threatening emergencies.

Red Cross Preparedness programs in first aid, CPR and AED are available for any age and can be tailored to the needs of specific groups and individuals. Whether you work with children, want training for employees, are a professional rescuer, or simply want to know how to help someone in an emergency, the American Red Cross has a program for you. Visit the American Red Cross website to be connected to your local resources.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Obama says he supports LGBT adoption

Barack Obama assured the LGBT community that he supported their right to adopt, in a statement he sent to the LGBT organization the Family Equality Council.

Jennifer Crisler, executive director of Family Equality Council, had asked both candidates to outline their plan to “recognize, respect, protect and celebrate all of the loving families [they] seek to represent” after John McCain had declared in an interview that he was not in favor of LGBT adoption. The McCain camp has not issued a response to her request.

Obama said, “But we also have to do more to support and strengthen LGBT families. Because equality in relationship, family, and adoption rights is not some abstract principle; it’s about whether millions of LGBT Americans can finally live lives marked by dignity and freedom. That’s why we have to repeal laws like the Defense of Marriage Act. That’s why we have to eliminate discrimination against LGBT families. And that’s why we have to extend equal treatment in our family and adoption laws.” His letter ended, “I’ll be a president that stands up for American families – all of them.” (The full letter is here.)

Monday, September 1, 2008

Tell A Friend

Family equality is an issue that affects everyone. It's important that the Family Equality Council (who works to ensure equality for LGBT families by building community, changing hearts and minds, and advancing social justice for all families) build thier base because there is great strength in numbers. Now you can build help build their base by visiting this link and letting your friends, family members, teachers, neighbors or anyone else in your social circle know how important this issue is.