Remains of the Day, 6-19-07

Training news:

1. The White House Project revamped its website and I have a call later this week to assist in planning training sessions in Ohio. I’m totally psyched, and hope I can help. Please remember, this is a non-partisan organization that:

aims to advance women’s leadership in all communities and sectors, up to the U.S. presidency. By filling the leadership pipeline with a richly diverse, critical mass of women, we make American institutions, businesses and government truly representative. Through multi-platform programs, The White House Project creates a culture where America’s most valuable untapped resource—women—can succeed in all realms.

To advance this mission, The White House Project strives to support women and the issues that allow women to lead in their own lives and in the world. When women leaders bring their voices, vision and leadership to the table alongside men, the debate is more robust and the policy is more inclusive and sustainable. By supporting women and the values that allow women to succeed—the full range of health options, security platforms that utilize all our resources, economic stability for all—we work to create an equitable culture.

2. Emily’s List is doing Political Opportunity Program training in Columbus, July 10-11. Although I have a self-imposed moratorium on running for anything other than a mom who can survive motherhood (and who am I kidding – that’s a race that never ends) until my youngest child has his bar mitzvah (don’t worry anyone – I’ll be 50 – 50 I say, when that happens!!!), I may very well try to sneak into this training anyway. I’m big on researching before I do anything – so six, seven years? That sounds about right between now and when I would run for…room mom of the year.

3. And, although mentioned elsewhere already, State Treasurer Rich Cordray’s Teacher Academies are rumored to be full and with waitlists. The nearest one to Cleveland is June 27 at the Cuyahoga Valley Career Center in Brecksville. I’d hoped to be able to be a fly on the wall but I’m not sure that’s going to happen. We’ll see – original reporting and all. His office is also offereing Women and Money training and there’s one at Tri-C in August.

And in other news:

4. The PD’s book review of Connie Schultz’s new book is here. She dominated my day in the best way possible. Too much to write but let’s just say that if it weren’t for me, literally, Joseph Beth in Lyndhurst wouldn’t have put her book out on display until June 26! I love when tenacity gets me somewhere. I bought the book, she wrote a very brief but very generous acknowledgement of me in the book, I really like the book so far and it saved me from being bored to tears while waiting in a 50 minute line to pick up my kids. How very “Life Happens” kind of thing, I think. I’m predicting a minimum of five printings.

5. Expertvoter.org. Check it out. I got the link from another Ohio blog – I apologize for no longer knowing which one.

6. All kinds of crap going on like this. Come ON. Damn but people want to oversimplify issues that otherwise defy simplication. Drives me nuts. SO lazy.

7. From another source to which I no longer have the backlink: 100 words every high school grad should know – oh wait – it’s Jeff Hess of Have Coffee Will Write. I knew between 85 and 93. I think. Which means I probably really know about 75-80.

8. Cleveland Law Library blog had three posts that caught my attention:

Ohio Supreme Court takes its time making decisions. What I want to know is how this compares and what is the load. What should the length of time be?

-I feel a little guilty about this, but not much. And I have no clue as to how it’s come to be this way. But active attorneys in Ohio have to pay $50 more, while, I know, because I got a letter last week, that inactive attorneys can stop filing a document we’re otherwise required to file. Again, I have no clue as to why these changes were made. I just know that I never want to have to take the bar again, thank you very much. That more money is needed to discipline attorneys, oy…

-And perhaps of great interest to the greatest range of readers: The Sixth Circuit has upheld a lower court ruling that people who send email have a greater expectation of privacy than might otherwise be thought. There is sure to be some conflict of laws issue with this ruling.

9. In news I can support, money for skilled nursing has bipartisan support, including the support of my state rep, Josh Mandel. Phew.

10. In line with Gov. Strickland signing the Ohio Adoption Credit Bill today, The Thicket at State Legislatures posted about how states overall are dealing with adoption laws.

Boy am I tired.

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