Advocacy campaign shows immigrants want licenses to drive legally
Two very different role models.
Imelda Gomez, the first, won praise from her 14-year-old son recently for taking a difficult step and speaking up for a cause she believes in: driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants.
I know that telling my story will probably put me at risk, Gomez said.
The risk? Thats where the second mother comes in.
Gomez doesnt know that mothers name. All she knows is that on a sunny day in Hillsboros Rood Bridge Park last summer, that mother began talking loudly and cruelly about people who dont belong here and the womans teenage daughters started copying her, hurling ugly names at Gomezs children. That mother yelled, F---ing Mexicans, go home! before screeching off in her car with her children.
That mother came to mind when Gomez considered the possibility of becoming more of a target if she went public.
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With Britain experiencing what is reported to be the wettest summer in 200 years, just how is this affecting us as a country both financially and on a personal level?
Of course the odd day of rain is nothing and can be expected during a typical British summer. We face it with the typical stoic attitude that people have come to expect of us as a nation. However when a daily barrage is received for weeks on end this carefully built façade begins to crumble and indeed collapse. This unfortunately is just the beginning because we face something much, much worse; flooding.
It can be said that with the exception of some areas where effective flood defences have been in place for many years, we as a country are completely ill prepared for this type of extreme meteorological condition. Indeed we experience much the same problem when faced with a snow shower or two. The roads close, the airports shut and the country grinds to a halt.
With the onslaught of heavy rain showers, the rivers have swollen, the drain system, overloaded by a level of water it was never designed for, has failed us and in many area’s houses have been flooded causing untold amounts of damage. From the information I have been able to peruse I have gathered some worrying facts; in just one day, one large home insurance company reported 8,600 claims relating to flood damage to property and contents. Worse still; the average claim ranged between £15-20,000, taking the smaller of the two amounts and multiplying it by the number of claims gives us a figure of £129m and that it just an example of one company in one day.
Regardless of whether you have experienced any flooding or not I would strongly advise all who read this article to check their policy documents to ensure damage caused by flooding is covered. If you are unlucky enough to have no insurance policy in place I recommend you seriously think about setting it up. It is said you can’t put a price on peace of mind and that saying is certainly true in this context.