Thursday, August 29, 2013

DOWNLOAD $2.99 BOOK "Screwed by Former Governor and Attorney General Eliot Spitzer" and Advance MLK Jr's Dream

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In Screwed by Former Governor and Attorney General Eliot Spitzer Richardson’s employment discrimination experienced and her life are detailed in great length. The book includes original evidentiary documents that were uploaded into the book as pictures. The documents includes but are not limited to deposition testimonies, doctors’ reports, letters, perjured declarations, court orders, and transcripts of oral arguments and administrative hearings
The book and the direct evidence in it allows Americans and readers around the world the opportunity to decide and render a verdict on an employment discrimination case. Additionally the book will allow readers to decide if the Supreme Court should have reviewed and remanded Richardson’s case back to the district court.

Lastly, this book presents a case that President Obama should sign like he did for Ledbetter and women to amend 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 Title VII cases. More importantly amending the Act again will make both the 13th and 14th amendments of the United States Constitution and the Civil Right Act of 1964 a living reality for all Americans who are victims of unlawful employment discrimination and retaliation.

I am aware of the fact that " the salutary purpose of summary judgment—avoiding protracted, expensive and harassing trials --apply no less to discriminatory cases than to commercial or other areas of litigation" Meiri v Dacon, 759 F.2d 989, 998 (2d cir.), cert. denied, 474 U.S. 829 (1985).

The salutary purpose of summary judgment and the rights of all Americans to fair and equal justice 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 Title VII (discrimination and retaliation) cases. 

Vera Ricchardson
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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

NO MARCH, NO PROTEST, AND/OR SPEECH Will Improve African-American Lives!


In their own words recorded in this video by me on October 16, 2011, in Washington, DC, President Obama and Rev Al Sharpton acknowledged ACTION and VOTING are the methods to CHANGE America.

According to the NAACP website on August 28, 1963, Leaders from civil rights, labor, immigrant rights and social justice organizations will speak after the march. Fifty years later the National Action to Realize the Dream March is scheduled for August 24, 2013, in Washington, DC.


I will not be attending the August 24, 2013, march in Washington for two reasons.  One I can’t afford to attend. Secondly, NO MATCH, NO PROTEST, AND/OR SPEECH Will Improve African-American Lives during this current political climate.That is a simple FACT!

In a Huffington Post article titled “Why We Need to March …Again” NAACP President Jealous stated in part: We need you there to help us gain a critical mass of voices, and prove once again that organized people can beat organized money any time. I respectfully disagree with Jealous.

I believe that those who are honest with themselves must accept the fact that at this time in our nation’s history “NO MARCH, NO PROTEST, AND/OR SPEECH is going to improve the lives of the poor, unemployed, underemployed, African-Americans, or the disadvantage in this country. Our time, MONEY, organization skills, and political activity should be spend trying to overcome the barriers to voting. Since President Obama’s historic 2008 election the Republican Party in general and Republican governors in particular have supported and passed voter registration identification laws to deny minorities, working class citizens, and the poor their constitutional right to vote.

If the NAACP and Rev Al Sharpton believes that a large gathering of people of all races, economic status, and sexes will change the mind set of those who oppose equality I present exhibit A – Picture of approximately two million people attending President Obama’s inauguration.


I would also remind Sharpton of his outstanding October 15, 2011, march in Washington DC for Jobs and Justice which I attended.

In Washington DC on October 15, 2011 for March for Jobs and Justice 
                                  My personal picture of MLK Memorial taken Oct 15, 2011

On October 8, 2012, I answered President Obama’s campaign and his organization OFA (Organization for America) call for volunteers. I volunteered for the Vote Corps program and report at my own expense to Norfolk, Virginia to help him win the 2012 Presidential Election.

I volunteered for the Vote Corps program and worked 31 days because President Obama is our Hope attaining a measure of equality unequal during any time in this nation’s history. I also believe that President Obama’s re-election would forever CHANGE America for the better.

November 2012 Pictured with Beau Biden in Norfolk, Va  OfA Office

On August 16, 2013, Lee Daniels' The Butler movie which stars Oprah and Forest Whitaker opened in theaters in America. Prior to the release date of the movie on August 12, 2013 CNN Suzanne Malveaux Digging Deeper into Lee Daniels' The Butler movie interviewed actor Forest Whitaker and Director Daniels. Malveaux’s interview drives home the fact that a cycle and circle of racism still continues in America.

At the 7:50 mark and 8:37 mark in the video they discussed the current state of race relations in this country, Trayvon Martin, Supreme Court Voting Right Act of 1965 ruling, and the cycle of racism that we have been trying to break as a race of people. Director Daniels voiced irony of realizing that President Johnson was responsible for the Voters Right Act of 1965 and finding out the Supreme Court’s ruling on Voting Rights Act of 1965 after filming that part of the movie.
Whitaker believes that the cycle and circle is still going on. He believes that a dialogue can help break the cycle. I agree with Whitaker that cycle of racism is still happening but I believe that an honest dialogue on racism and ACTION from the executive branch of our government is needed to end the cycle.

What Americans especially African-Americans need NOW is concrete MEASURABLE action from President Obama. He can break part of the CIRCLE/CYCLE of racism by having the courage to boldly address and take ACTION to strengthen Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Act itself is a landmark piece of legislation in the United States that outlawed major forms of discrimination against blacks and women, and ended racial segregation in the United States.

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects individuals against employment discrimination on the bases of race and color, as well as national origin, sex, and religion. Title VII applies to employers with 15 or more employees, including state and local governments. It also applies to employment agencies and to labor organizations, as well as to the federal government. Employment discrimination is a major reason that African-American unemployment rates is double that of Whites in some parts of America. It is also a reason that many African-American teenagers are unemployed and many African-American adults are either unemployed or underemployed.

President Obama has the same POWER, opportunities, and resources that were available to President Johnson when he signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964. He also has the "dream" and the office of the Presidency to make real changes in our lives to include justice for all of America’s citizens. Additionally, he has already addressed and corrected part of the Title VII of Civil Rights Act of 1964.

On January 29, 2009, President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act.  According to the New York Times: “In signing the bill, Mr. Obama said that it sends the message "that there are no second class citizens in our workplaces, and that it's not just unfair and illegal, it's bad for business to pay someone less because of their gender or their age or their race or their ethnicity, religion or disability."

President should address employment discrimination once again because it is the RIGHT thing to do. I am an African-American female victim of employment discrimination who likes Lilly Ledbetter was denied justice by the Supreme Court of the United States for employment discrimination. I hope and pray that President Obama will take a similar interest in my case and act in a similar fashion. I hope that he doesn’t let politics prevent him from using my case to address Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, because my experience occurred in New York and involves Democrats Eliot Spitzer and Governor Andrew Cuomo.


  The salutary purpose of summary judgment and the rights of all Americans to fair and equal justice 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 Title VII (discrimination and retaliation) cases. 

Click on link to preview my book including Chapter Early Years of  My Life:  Screwed by Former Governor and Attorney General Eliot Spitzer

Monday, August 19, 2013

Was Sister Diana Sailor Denied Heart Treatment $10,000 LifeVest Because of Lack of Insurance Coverage?

NOTE: I found out that Diana Sailor, who is 45 years old, was discharged without the LifeVest on Sunday August 18, 2013, during a 8:35 pm telephone call. While I was on the phone I received a call from the sister of my friend Jimmy Robinson. During that 9:13 pm telephone conversation I was informed that Jimmy who had heart problems died of heart attack in a car earlier on Sunday August 18, 2013.

On August 16, 2013, my sister Diana Sailor was discharged from Florida Hospital Tampa without a life saving LifeVest which was prescribed by her treating physician on August 9, 2013.  A LifeVest is a personal defibrillator worn by a patient at risk for sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).  It monitors the patient's heart continuously. If the patient needs it delivers a shock treatment to restore the patient's heart to normal rhythm without bystander intervention for a high-risk heart patients awaiting implants.

According to another sister Diann was told by the physician that if she left the hospital without the LifeVest her chance of surviving was one (1) percent. Diann who is a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) was also told that she is totally disabled and CAN'T WORK.

During her ten day stay in the hospital payment of the $10,000 cost of the vest was discussed. Diana was told that she would receive the LifeVest  although she didn't have insurance that would cover the cost of the LifeVest or the $500.00 down payment needed for a payment plan .

On the day that she was to meet with a specialist to receive instructions on the LifeVest another doctor examined her and told her that she would not need the LifeVest. Although Diann cried and stated that she was scared to leave the hospital without the vest she was discharge on August 16, 2013, without the life saving devise. Was she discharged and sent home with prescribed medications and not the LifeVest because of the COST of the LifeVest, no insurance coverage, and/or that her LIFE wasn't viewed as WORTHY of being saved?

Please investigate and/or donate the money needed for my sister to obtain much need HEALTH CARE TREATMENT.

Vera Richardson
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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Thanking God for Obamacare: Uninsured Floridian Sister with Defective Heart Needs "Obamacare"

                 1980 Picture of my sister Diane (L) with my niece Ivy, sister
                 Jenise, and my two babies.

My forty-five year old sister Diane is one of the many Florida residents who don’t current have health insurance. On August 9, 2013, she had a heart procedure at a hospital in Tampa, Florida. The surgical procedure was done to correct/address damage done to her heart caused by steroids given to treat chronic asthma.

Diane who is a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Her treatment includes having her leave the hospital with a LifeVest which automatically provides monitoring and delivers electrical therapy without bystander intervention for a high-risk heart patients awaiting implants.

Diane and other Americans who suffer from life-threatening heart problems life and health is important to their love ones as Dick Cheney’s life is to him and his family. Cheney received the best medical treatment available in the world for his heart problems and eventually received a heart transplant at age 71 .
I don’t know what my precious sister’s future will be but I do know that Gods holds the future. I am thankful that Affordablce Health Care Act (Obamacare) is the law of the land. I am so happy that Florida Republican Governor Scott has reversed his stance on Obamacare which will make health insurance coverage available to 1.3 million Floridians.

I had a heart health scare earlier this year. Unlike Diane I had health insurance and extensive testing revealed that I didn’t have a defective heart. My own experience and that of my sister had made me believe more than ever that every American deserves to have affordable health care as a RIGHT and not a privilege.

Vera Richardson
Screwed by Former Governor and Attorney General Eliot Spitzer