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JENNIFER GARNER WANTS TRUMP TO HELP AMERICA’S IMPOVERISHED CHILDREN

Caroline Slusarczyk

Larry French/Getty Images

Larry French/Getty Images

Jennifer Garner, a liberal-minded actress who supported Hillary Clinton in the last election, has voiced her desire to work with Donald Trump to help impoverished American children.  Garner has been a longtime early education advocate for poor children in places like the West Virginia community where she was raised.  Garner has been a board member of the Save the Children nonprofit organization for almost a decade, which has brought her to Washington, D.C. on many occasions to advocate for underprivileged rural areas.

This past weekend, Garner went to the White House to continue her efforts.  Garner has decided to put politics aside in favor of asking Trump for help, she told The Washington Post, “If he’s willing to help the poor kids who got him elected, then let’s do it.  They certainly think he’s going to.”  Garner said, “I’m looking forward to helping him make good on what they saw as promises, a mandate from him, that he was going to make their lives better.”

Garner said many politicians she has met claim they will help with childhood funding, but don’t follow through: “Everyone’s nodding and couldn’t agree more, and shaking your hand and want their picture.  But when the vote is cast, nobody’s out there screaming and yelling for poor kids.”  Garner continued, “Send me a ticket to Mar-a-Lago.  I’m ready to go down and have a steak and a good chat.  I really think it’s great, if [Trump]’s willing to help the poor kids who got him elected.”

Cliff Owen/AP

Cliff Owen/AP

Garner’s work with Save the Children includes urging Congress and state governments to “fund reading and literacy programs that include all-day kindergarten.”  Garner said, “You just wouldn’t believe the number of kids who have never heard a nursery rhyme.”

The Washington Post reported Garner’s activities in D.C. over the weekend: “The 44-year-old actress spent the weekend lobbying the town’s pillars of power to support early education for poor rural children.  She spent Friday on Capitol Hill meeting dozens of top staff members.  On Saturday, she delivered the keynote address before the annual National Governors Association winter meeting here.”  Garner also had a planned sit-down with Ivanka Trump, but it was canceled due to scheduling conflicts.  The actress looks forward to making the meeting happen sometime in the future.

 

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5 SERIOUS CHANGES TRUMP HAS ALREADY EXECUTED IN OFFICE...HOW WILL IT EFFECT YOU?

Caroline Slusarczyk

Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

On Friday, January 20th, Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States and a week later he has already made several executive orders and serious changes to Barack Obama’s administration.  Several changes will have serious effects on Americans into the future.  

Below are THE WANNA'S top five changes Trump executed his first week in office.  HOW WILL THEY EFFECT YOU? 

1. Trump Signs Executive Order to Defund International Planned Parenthood

The Monday after his Inauguration, Trump signed an executive order cutting federal funds from organizations that support abortion around the world.  The policy is known as the Mexico City Policy, or Global Gag Rule, and it will stop funds going to overseas organizations that perform abortions.  Trump signed the order keeping in tradition with every Republican President after Ronald Reagan who signed it.

This caused outrage among many, who say that now even more women and babies will die as a result of seeking unsafe abortions overseas.  Many people have reacted on Twitter to a photo of the signing that shows several “men making decisions about women’s bodies.”  Check out some of the tweets here.

2. Trump’s Mexican Border Wall

Throughout his campaign and after his Election, Trump has promised to build a wall along the length of the Southern U.S. border with Mexico.  Trump announced his plans to make Mexico pay for the building of the wall, but Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto refuses to acquiesce.  Tensions between the two leaders have grown as Nieto cancelled his planned meeting with Trump following Trump’s tweets directed at Nieto.

Now Trump has suggested a 20% import tax from Mexico and other trade countries, which means that Americans would actually pay for the wall’s construction.  The wall has been the source of much dispute and frustration among Americans.  Check out these tweets about how Americans have reacted to the wall plan so far.

3. Trump Suspends Mortgage Premium Rate Cut

The Trump administration halted a cut to the FHA insurance premium rate that Obama had announced in his final days as President.  The “mortgage-fee reduction” was meant to go into effect on January 27th, until Trump’s halt.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer asked Trump to reverse his suspension in his opening statement on the Senate floor: "What a terrible thing to do to American homeowners.  President Trump, with the flick of a pen, ended that new policy, making it harder for Americans of modest means to obtain their piece of the rock, the American dream – home ownership."

According to CNN Money, Trump’s suspension of the FHA cut could majorly affect the American housing market, and make it more difficult for those with “lower credit scores, or those who don't have the traditional 20% down payment in savings” in the future.

4. Trump Signs Two Executive Orders on Immigration

Trump signed two executive orders on Friday that will expand the military and enact “extreme vetting” of immigrants from "terror-plagued countries."  Limiting immigration was another huge campaign promise of Trump’s, and his actions aim to restrict all refugee and immigrant entry to the country.  The new order aims to, "keep radical Islamic terrorists out of the United States of America."  Trump also implemented a visa ban on people from Syria, and other Middle Eastern and African countries.

Trump’s stance on immigration has many Americans and people from other countries angry and scared.  Protests have erupted everywhere and human rights activists are in action.  Many people who want to come to the U.S. to live the “American Dream” are devastated and losing all hope.  One Washington-based non-profit organization, the National Iranian American Council, said, “Donald Trump is making good on the most shameful and discriminatory promises he made on the campaign trail.  He called for a Muslim ban and is now taking the first steps to implement one. This will not stand. The American people are better than this.”

5. Trump Attacks Celebrities

As The WANNA has discussed in previous posts such as "Celebs Speak Out," many Hollywood celebrities have protested against Trump’s Presidency.  Below are some of the celebs Trump has attacked during his time as President Elect.

During his first week in office Trump called Madonna “disgusting,” following her controversial Women’s March speech, and said her words were “disgraceful to our country.”

Trump has called out Alec Baldwin for his SNL portrayal on Twitter:

Trump attacked the entire cast of Hamilton after they addressed Mike Pence directly at a performance.  He tweeted that they were “rude” and should “Apologize!”

More recently, Trump called out Arnold Schwarzenneger on Twitter for his low Celebrity Apprentice ratings and for supporting Hillary Clinton:

 

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KATY PERRY SAYS PLANNED PARENTHOOD TAUGHT HER “HOW THINGS WORK DOWN THERE"

Caroline Slusarczyk

David Becker/Getty Images

David Becker/Getty Images

While some celebs have chosen to join in on the anti-Trump riots including: Mark Ruffalo, Josh Hutcherson, and Lady Gaga.  Others have chosen to move forward and speak out about certain Liberal issues that are incredibly important to them...

Pop star Katy Perry, an avid Clinton supporter, proved she will continue to be a Democratic voice despite which party is in office in January.  This past Saturday evening, Perry made her fans proud when she publicly posted on Instagram that she made a $10,000 donation to the "pro-choice" and pro sex education organization, Planned Parenthood.

In the Instagram post, Perry expressed her fear of Planned Parenthood being defunded “in the future by the government.”  It's obvious Perry is like millions of other pro-choice advocates who are anticipating President-elect Donald Trump will stay true to his campaign threats to cut government funding for planned parenthood, once he takes office in January, 2017.

We give Perry major props for her pro-choice post which revealed a very personal and positive experience she had with Planned Parenthood as a young girl.  Perry (a preacher's daughter) revealed how growing up, her family was “lower-to-middle class," and they could not afford health insurance.

Thanks to the help and services of Planned Parenthood she was able to receive some necessary sex ed.  Katy said it was her "sheltered upbringing" that left her with no idea of “how things work down there!”  But Planned Parenthood gave her the sex education she needed.  Perry's exact post stated,  “Planned Parenthood educated me on my body and my reproductive health, so that I could focus on my dreams and using my voice until I knew the timing was right for me to make a plan to have a family.”  She also said her experience with Planned Parenthood allowed her to become a “voice for others.”

The WANNA wants to know what you think! 

If you were famous, would you publicly support Planned Parenthood?  Comment below! 

You can read Perry's entire post below. 

It's time to turn words into action❗️There are so many steps to take, but my first vow is to support organizations that may have their funding support taken from them in the future by the government. I am making a public donation to Planned Parenthood for the teenage me who made several visits to first a clinic in Santa Barbara and then Los Angeles, CA to educate myself on my sexual health, a subject I had little to no information on because of my sheltered upbringing. I had no idea how things worked down there, and had no idea how to make a plan for them. Planned Parenthood educated me on my body and my reproductive health, so that I could focus on my dreams and using my voice until I knew the timing was right for me to make a plan to have a family. Since then, I have been able to focus wholeheartedly on bringing messages of strength and becoming a voice for others. Without this education, I may have had a different life path. That is just my experience, but I know Planned Parenthood's broader range of services can sometimes be the only medical support low-income families ever see. I know what it's like to need help. I came from a lower- to middle-class family and never grew up with the option of health insurance. I remember having 13 cavities as a teenager, and the best option my parents could come up with was to try and take me to Mexico because we couldn't afford anything in California. I am grateful for and stand in support of Planned Parenthood for giving Katheryn Hudson the knowledge to plan, and for continuing to be a haven for women to learn all options for their future. Now, more than ever, we all need to protect and create safe places for each other. I hope I can help inspire you to make a gift as well, and become a member and an ally. Go to: https://www.plannedparenthood.org to show your support. #wewontgoback

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ARE YOU OVER THIS PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION AND READY TO CAST YOUR BALLOT? FIND OUT WHERE TO VOTE EARLY HERE

Caroline Slusarczyk

cnn.com

cnn.com

The 2016 Presidential Election feels like the longest one in history.  Candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have been at serious odds with each other throughout their campaigns, from three insane debates to a myriad of controversial jabs aimed at each other.  At this point, Election Day on November 8th can’t come quick enough!

The general election occurs on November 8th, which is a whole weekend away.  Do you want to beat the crowds on Tuesday and get your vote out of the way early?  Various states have polling stations open over the weekend, so you may be able to find one in your area.  Using this tool, enter your address to find out if and where you can cast your ballot before the 8th.

Early or not, we hope you get out and vote!  Then you can breathe a sigh of relief!

 

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FILIPINO PRESIDENT CALLS PRESIDENT OBAMA A "SON OF A WHORE!"

Caroline Slusarczyk

Josh Lederman & Kathleen Hennessey via Associated Press

Josh Lederman & Kathleen Hennessey via Associated Press

Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte went on a rant against President Barack Obama.  The two leaders were to meet in Laos for pre-scheduled meetings about human rights issues, when the controversial Duterte grew angry with President Obama.  He called Obama a “son of a whore,” and asserted, “I will swear at you.”

President Obama seemed to downplay the incident, and called Duterte a “colorful guy.”  But Obama’s aides later cancelled the planned joint meeting and rescheduled for a later date.

This is not the first instance in which Duterte has harangued a prominent figure.  He previously called the Pope a “son of a whore,” and U.S. Ambassador Philip Goldberg a “gay son of a whore.”

After the incident with President Obama, Duterte expressed regret through a spokesperson who said, “It came across as a personal attack on the US President."  The spokesperson also said, "We look forward to ironing out differences arising out of national priorities and perceptions.”