Sunday, October 30, 2011

Seeking Justice For Perjured Declarations Filed in Court by Eliot Spitzer and New York Attorney General's Office

I am an African-American female. My life should have been an American success story. I was born black and poor in rural north Florida to an unwed mother. We were too poor to even have an outhouse - we had to share my grandmother’s outdoor toilet. As a child I worked in tobacco fields and one year worked as a migrant worker. As a migrant worker I picked peaches, apples, and harvested tomatoes and cabbages. As an underdog born into poverty I managed to achieve my dream of graduating from college and having what should have been a great career with New York State Department of Corrections. My dream and my life were shattered by employment discrimination.

My case was my personal discriminatory experience until the New York State Attorney General under the leadership of Eliot Spitzer filed perjured declarations in a court of law in this country. In my book ” Screwed by Former Governor and Attorney General Eliot Spitzer I detail my life, my horrific hostile work environment experience, and my Pro-Se legal battle with Eliot Spitzer.

I am still suffering emotionally, financially, and physically, from my employment discrimination and retaliation experience with New York State Department of Correctional Services which violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended and Eliot Spitzer. New York State Attorney General’s Office an agency with a Civil Right Bureau filed SEVEN perjured declarations in a Civil Right Act of 1964 Title VII (employment discrimination) case. Based on the perjured declarations and/or disposition testimony of Lee Gould, Personnel Director of New York State Department of Correctional Services, Sgt William Reed, Superintendent A. Andrews, Mike Russo, Assistant New York Attorney General, Gerald Goncalves (Affirmative Action) and Deputy Supt of Administration James Berbary, filed with Eliot Spitzer’s summary judgment motion my employment discrimination case was unjustly dismissed.

I would like to be made whole by New York State Governor Cuomo because I have exhausted all avenues of judiciary redress i.e. my appeal to the United States Supreme Court was denied.

Vera Richardson
Author of Screwed by Former Governor and Attorney General Eliot Spitzer 

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Every Republicans Goal is to Make Pres Obama a One Term President

On October 23, 2010, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell stated: “the single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term President.” During an July 2011 interview on Fox News Sunday, McConnell confirmed that goal with the statement: “Well that is true, [making Obama a one-term President is] my single most important political goal along with every active Republican in the country. Therefore it is imperative that every minority not be fooled. With Republican legislatures around the country attempting to make voting more difficult in poor and minority communities, the election in 2012 matters more than ever! African-Americans must become active and make it their personal goal to deny the Republican their declared objective to defeat President Obama in 2012.

Vera Richardson
Author of Screwed by Former Governor and Attorney General Eliot Spitzer

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Friday, October 21, 2011

Vera Richardson's Divine Encounter with Martin Luther King III

On October 15, 2011, while attending Rev Al Sharpton's match for jobs and justice in Washington, DC, I had a brief but divine appointment with one of Dr. King’s sons Martin Luther King III. I spoke to him and told him that his father was a great man. My appointment was divine because it confirmed the reason that I was created by God. My divine purpose is to shed light on employment discrimination in general and my employment and discrimination experience in particular.

Approximately fifty years ago  my uneducated mother was fired   from working on a tobacco farm in Quincy, Florida. According to Mr. Carter my mother was fired for mentioning “ that nigger’s name Dr. Martin Luther King on his farm.”

The facts that my mother was fired because of her beliefs in racial equality and I was fired by New York State Department of Correctional Services a year after filing a lawsuit alleging employment discrimination and retaliation are not a coincidence. In my complaint I charged New York State Departments of Corrections and Civil Services with violating Title VII (employment discrimination) of The Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended. Although my lawsuit was unjustly dismissed it was possible because of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior's life and death that resulted in the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Lastly, I believe that my employment discrimination experience and lawsuit which I detailed in my book “Screwed by Former Governor and Attorney General Eliot Spitzer” sheds light on employment discrimination and retaliation. That light reveals that salutary purpose of summary judgment (to avoid unnecessary trials) and the right to a jury trial can both be accomplished with a well written and defined amendment to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Amending the Civil Rights Act again would prevent one judge from having the absolute power to grant summary judgment motions that dismiss Civil Rights Act of 1964 employment discrimination and retaliation cases.

Vera Richardson
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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Al Sharpton's DC March for Jobs and Justice - This is What Democracy Looks Like

I am excited about the 2012 election because African-Americans responded to calls for action by Rev. Al Sharpton and the Martin Luther King Memorial committee and came to our nation's capitol by the thousands.  I came to Washington, DC from Houston, Texas to make and witness history being made.  I am so glad that I made the sacrifice and made my way to the national mall. I meet and  talked to African-Americans from New Jersey, New York, Georgia, Ohio, and North Carolina.

Vera Richardson

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Senator Reid Force the Republican to Filibuster The American Job Act Again

I believe that it is time for Reid, President Obama, and the Democrats to fight for the passing of the entire American Job Act bill as hard and successfully as George W. Bush and the Republicans fought to confirm John Roberts as Chief Justice of the United Supreme.

I oppose breaking the bill into provision and bringing those individual provisions up for a vote in the Senate. Reid should schedule the entire bill again and Pres Obama and Democratic national committee, and other progressive groups should all run ads showing how often the Republicans have abused the filibuster to prevent President Obama from delivering on his 2008 campaign promises.

Bringing the entire bill up again in the Senate and making the Republicans and two (fake) Democrats vote once again to deny allowing debate on the bill in the Senate will ultimately help to pass the bill. Senators who oppose doing everything humanly possible to ease the suffering of 14 million unemployment Americans a second time will be hard pressed to explain those votes during national and world wide new coverage of their continued dysfunctional party. Additionally, their action will lead to the re-election of President Obama in 2012.

Vera Richardson
Author of Screwed by Former Governor and Attorney General Eliot Spitzer

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Speaker Boehner Pass President Obama's American Job Act Bill Now

John Boehner’s refusal to cooperate with President Obama and his American Job Act is an example of hypocrisy and/or lying. John Boehner lied during his November 2, 2010, midterm election speech when he said: “"The people’s priorities will be our priorities. The people’s agenda will be our agenda. This is our Pledge to America; this is our pledge to you.”

According to a September 8-11, 2011, Gallup poll: Sixty-seven percent of American rank jobs and the economy as the most important problem facing America. Only twelve percent listed the federal budget deficit as the most important problem. Yet Boehner and his party are still placing their will and goal (making President Obama a one term president) over the welfare of this nation and the world.

When will Speaker Boehner honor his pledge to America? How many jobs have been created since John Boehner became Speaker of the House of Representatives?

Boehner needs to change course the federal budget deficit is not the most important issue facing this nation. The American People want and needs jobs. Speaker Boehner should pass the American Job Act bill with deliberate speed.

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Vera Richardson
Author of  Screwed by Former Governor and Attorney General Eliot Spitzer