Ruth Hartman Essay Contest

Ruth Hartman was among the first women in the military, serving in the US Navy WAVES during World War ll. Stationed at the Norfolk Naval Air Station, she repaired planes damaged in combat. Born on Christmas Day, 1921, Ruth (nee Zimmer) was a lifelong resident of Reading, Ohio, and the embodiment of the Greatest Generation: … [Read more…]

Alicia Reece’s Bad “Basement Strategy”

By Dan Regenold, Managing Board Member EmpowerU, as in previous years, is sponsoring a debate for the candidates running for Hamilton County Commission on October 15, 2020.   Click Here to Register to Attend the debate.   Three of the five candidates running for Commissioner have accepted our invitation.  Those candidates participating in the debate will be … [Read more…]

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  Educate, Inform, Engage:    With Appreciation Seventeen semesters ago EmpowerUOhio.org held its first class.  EmpowerUOhio.org  owes its existence to the sacrifice and commitment of literally thousands of volunteers,  sponsors and individuals who have both presented and have attended classes.  By the effort of our supporters, hundreds of topics have received the attention they deserve. … [Read more…]

Opposing View of Convention of States

In my opinion and in the opinion of many others who are knowledgeable on this issue (the late Phyllis Schlafly especially fought against this) a COS puts our precious Constitution into the hands of unknown and UN-ELECTED delegates. The often made comments made by the COS organization is that the “states are in control.” If … [Read more…]

Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality Last Night EmpowerU Met to discuss the Library Levy and also Net Neutrality.   The Net Neutrality class was a chance to look at the pros and cons of net neutrality and determine what the group thought about the issue. EmpowerU clearly says “No” to Net Neutrality with over 75% of the group voting … [Read more…]

Appalachian Dawn

Last night (March 15) EmpowerU watched the Movie Appalachian Dawn.  The film discusses the town of Manchester, Kentucky in Clay County and lists the level of corruption and drug use in the area which is unparralled to none.   Appalachian Dawn brings up the subject  of Faith Injecting itself in Society and the movie paints a … [Read more…]

Saul Alinsky–Poll on American Democracy!

Last night at the lecture on Saul Alinsky the thesis Dan presented was from a quote William F. Buckley made in 1966.    In 1966 Buckley, who invited Alinsky to be his guest on his show Firing Line, made the comment:    “It is too much to argue that American democracy is being altered by … [Read more…]

Outrage

About Citizenfour In November 2014 I traveled to South Carolina to work on a villa rehab project over 4 days. It was cold and I alone and bored out of my mind so I looked at the list of movies playing. At a small independent movie theater that I’d never been to before I read … [Read more…]

Attorney General Lists Ways to Prevent Identity Theft

Tiffin Advertiser-Tribune Continue crackdown on human trafficking Ohio officials are to be commended for preventing an enormous amount of suffering by cracking down on human trafficking. Until just a few years ago, the crime was not viewed as a serious, widespread problem. But investigations have disclosed it is just that, victimizing thousands of people each … [Read more…]

An Update on Human Trafficking…and F.A.I.R.

As an EmpowerU volunteer for several years, I am always in awe of what can happen because of our classes and the interesting participants.  The March 17 class on human trafficking, presented by Melinda Hagarty of Attorney General’s Office, was extremely informative. Two ladies in the audience presented some opportunities for action and awareness:  Lauren … [Read more…]

Blended Learning

Dan Peters makes a compelling case for Blended Learning in the EmpowerU session last Thursday Night in Evendale.    You can see a complete recording of the session here.    Blending Learning offers students many advantages over our current school model which just isn’t working.   It allows 1) students to work at their own pace.   2) It … [Read more…]