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“UnhackTheVote.com”, ALSO Mark Twain Elementary School Water Warriors, more. GUEST: Ruben Major
- Mark Twain Elementary School Water Warriors: Marshlands Preservation (See Below)
- Ruben Major (Detailed CV here).
- Ruben Major, EMT-Paramedic, J.D., M.A.
- Ruben is a founding member of UnhackTheVote.com.
- Regarding the Voting Issue: We are concerned how to identify/fix voter registration problems, machine & system issues, & gerrymandering.
- Brent Turner, a member of the National Association of Voting Officials,has asked the 50 states for a forensic analysis. We need complete transparency in the process. I’ve attached some common-sense/proposed solutions to the problem.
- Check these two links for solutions:
- Ruben’s Articles:
- Ruben is also a small business owner and is the leading provider of Emergency Medical Services training in the Southwest.
- He is currently running for the California State Senate in District 36.
- 5th grade Exhibition Project which is part of the Primary Years Program (PYP) for the path to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program.
- Mark Twain Elementary School: Group: Water Warriors
- Michael Hamad, Camden Fasele, Retvin Pant, Jacob Hyman and Damarcus Cooper.
- Wetlands are advantageous to the environment as they help maintain our water quality, recharge aquifers, reduce flood damage from storms, sustain many habitats for a variety plants and animals such as migratory birds, and are vital to the economy as they are popular tourist attractions as well as part of the fishing industry.
- Unfortunately, wetland acreage has been decreasing significantly because of human development.
- Texas has lost over half of its wetlands since European settlement of the area equivalent to seven million acres.
- Therefore, the group would like to raise awareness to protect this habitat.
- They participated in Marsh Mania last month through the Galveston Bay Foundation (GBF) and helped plant over 6000 stalks of smooth cordgrass in Dickinson, Texas. The GBF has preserved, protected, and restored over 16,500 acres of wetland habitat since its founding in 1987.
- More stats:
- The Galveston Bay watershed has lost more than 30,000 acres of freshwater and saltwater wetlands between 1953 and 1989.
- An additional 365 acres of saltwater wetlands and 13,538 acres of freshwater wetlands have been lost to development in a 15 year period (1996-2010) which totals 13% of all wetlands.
- Marsh Mania began in 1999 and has involved more than 7,700 community volunteers who have restored over 207 acres of vital salt marsh habitat at 89 sites around Galveston Bay.
- Smooth cordgrasses are planted to prevent the weathering and erosion of sediment along the shores of wetlands and create needed habitats for organisms such as migratory birds.
For the purposes of this show, I operate on two mottoes:
- You’re entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts;
- An educated electorate is a prerequisite for a democracy.
“Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don’t vote.” ~ Attributed to William E. Simon (1927-2000), Secretary of the Treasury under Ronald Reagan