this link goes to the googledoc with the process we took
this link goes to the googledoc with the process we took
I think that the most challenging part about this project was finding a good set of photos with a story behind them I had a huge problem with that
I learned that a picture tells 1000 words
What did you like about this project?I like that in this project every member of the grouped picked each others brains to find out their outtake on religion and everyone just listened to everyones outtake
What was most challenging? I think the most challenging was putting what we talked about onto the actual video because when the camera starts to roll things change
- Describe the most interesting fact or event that you investigated.
I think the most interesting fact that I found out was peoples take on atheism
- How could this project be improved?I think if we would have explored other videos of other religions it would have brought a different out take instead of the you believe or dont believe
- Where did you run into trouble with the project? I think that the problem that the group ran into was how we would discuss our feelings into the camera
- What went well with this project?The research
- If you had it to do over, what would you change about your decisions or your process?
- What did you learn?I wouldn't have waited so late to start recording
- What is the status of your issue at the legislature?
Pennsylvania cell phone/texting news: A ban on text messaging while driving has been approved by Gov. Tom Corbett and takes effect in early March
How many elected officials have indicated support for your issue?
Sen. Tommy Tomlinson, R-Bucks, Rep. Thomas Killion, State Rep. Josh Shapiro, Rep. Thaddeus Kirkland,
Is there public support behind it, with good media attention?
8 in 10 drivers support some type of cell phone usage restriction.
- The majority of respondents say they are supportive of laws restricting any type of cell phone use while driving.
- 80 percent respondents support a ban on text messaging while driving.
- 80 percent of respondents support a ban on e-mailing while driving.
- Two thirds (67 percent) of respondents say they are supportive of laws restricting phone calls while driving.
Who are your opponents, and how much power do they have?
While the National Transportation Safety Board thinks states should ban all driver use of cellphones and other portable electronic devices, except in emergencies, auto club AAA isn't fully backing that proposal.
Cell phone and texting laws
HAND-HELD CELLPHONES: Nine states, as well as Washington, D.C., and the Virgin Islands, prohibit all drivers from using handheld cell phones will driving. Except for Maryland, any officer may cite a driver for using a handheld cell phone without any other traffic offense taking place in the other eight states.
NOVICE DRIVERS: 30 states and Washington, D.C., ban all cell phone use by novice drivers.
SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS: Bus drivers in 19 states and Washington, D.C., may not use a cell phone when passengers are present.
TEXT MESSAGING: 35 states, Washington, D.C., and Guam ban text messaging for all drivers. In all but three of those states, officers may cite a driver for texting without any other traffice offense taking place.
S.D.: No laws specific to cell phone use or texting.
Sources: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, State Highway Safety Offices
4. Who can you influence? I can influence my house hold and the people who are around me that drive
- Briefly summarize the bureaucratic 'task' that you selected.
- Reflect upon the paperwork that you needed to fill out. Was it straightforward, easy, difficult, perplexing, etc.
- If you could change one thing about the bureaucratic process that you flow charted, what would it be and why?
- Why do you think the systems have become so complicated?
- Other thoughts, reflections, feedbac
- 1. What motivated you to come out and vote?
I believe that voting is a privilege and the one vote can make a difference i believe that if i don't vote I never had a opinion to who is elected
- Do you vote in every election? (How regularly do you vote?)
No i do not this is my first year voting
- Do you know why we vote on Tuesday?
- Are you always sure of who you are going to vote for when you walk into the booth or are you still deliberating?
I know who I am voting for for the major offices like the mayor but for the smaller ones its pretty much a gamble
- What changes do you hope to see in Philadelphia as a result of this election?
- Explain your decision making for choosing the bill.
I chose this bill because it will affect the younger genrations education
- Why did you choose the particular presentation format?
I chose the youtube video format because it easy a easy storage place and it can be avertised more freely to promote the information
- What challenges did you overcome in completing the project?
The main challenge that i had was bring all the information and changing it from a slide to a video
- How would you do the project differently if you had to do it over again? if i could do the project over i would make my presentation a lot more colorful
- What did the research and investigation tell you about the creation process... from idea to bill to law?
- The Representative decides to sponsor the bill and introduce it to the House of Representatives, and requests that the attorneys in the Legislative Counsel's office draft the bill in the proper legal language.
- The bill is then presented to the Chief Clerk of the Ho
- Was the process easier or harder than you imagined based on your particular bill My process was easy i think because i was doing a recent bill
What happened ?
Anthony Cooper was convicted of shooting a woman in the thigh and butt after missing a shot to her head. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit overturned the conviction after Cooper claimed ineffective assistance of counsel. His lawyer told him not to take a plea offer, thinking that there could not be a finding that Cooper intended to murder his victim. But Cooper was convicted of assault with intent to murder and other charges. The appeals court said the incorrect advice equals unconstitutional ineffective assistance and ordered Cooper released. But Michigan officials argue that Cooper got a fair trial and that the verdict should not be thrown out because of his lawyer's mistake.
Relation to other cases:
Lafler v. Cooper’s case is related to the missouri v. Frye case the difference between the two cases is that the missouri v. frye case criminal defendant was not notified of the deal the prosecutors offered, received a harsher sentence and now wants an opportunity to gain the right his lawyer failed to notify him of.What I think- I think that coopers case should be thrown out the window because he was not taught the lay of the courts but the lawyer new so therefore the blame should be on the lawyer.
What do you and your representative have in common?
Brady was born in philadelphia After high school, Brady went to work as a carpenter Brady served as a staff aide in the Philadelphia City Council and a staff aide in the state senate
Robert Brady voted for the no texting and driving act in pa i believe that this was a great choice because even though the law seems useless it will lower the rate of accidents
Robert Brady and I have a lot in common we are both determined to be that best that we can be he also puts forth the most effort that he can. He stands ut to me because from what i know he cares about the community not just district 1
I am lobbying for the law to pass for it to be illegal text while driving.Pennsylvania is getting set to join more than 30 other states that ban all motorists from texting while driving.
The reason that i chose this public policy because it directly affects a everyday task commited by the majority of the drivers in philadelphia
The main supporters of my this issue are Sen. John Wozniak, D-Cambria,
The opposers of my issue are Jake Corman of Centre County, John Eichelberger of Blair County, Mike Folmer of Lebanon County, Charles McIlhinney of Bucks County and Don White of Indiana County.
The pending legislation of this issue is that its been passed in 30 other states besides pa i would like to see the process speed up.
The bill would make texting behind the wheel a primary offense so that police can pull over motorists for that violation alone. The penalty is $50. Police will not be allowed to seize the cell phone or other device.
this link leads to my daily routine throught out the day i enjoyed ecording this video it was loads of fun
The FAB Church had it's beginning in 1809 as the First African Baptist Church of Philadelphia. According to the official history by Charles H. Brooks, written in 1922, "during the closing years of the eighteenth century, a few black people who came to Philadelphia from eastern Virginia to escape the slave masters, were admitted to the First Baptist Church. There were no black Baptist churches in Pennsylvania at that time, and only a very small number of black people that were
St. Thomas Episcopal Church and Bethel A.M.E(i went to this church when i was 5). Church were organized during these years y) and it is said that the establishment of these churches was the outgrowth of humiliating treatment toward the black members of the white churches. But it is beyond controversy that the relations between the white and black members of the First Baptist Church were of the most cordial and Christian Character. As the black members grew in number, they decided to have a church of their own. on May 13th, 1809, thirteen people who had enjoyed membership in the First Baptist Church were all dismissed by letter on their own request for the purpose of forming the First African Baptist of Philadelphia. The church was organized on June 19th, 1809. Then, as now, women were in the majority, for these thirteen signers requesting dismission from First Baptist, nine were female. (my grandpop and aunt srevd on the trustee board they argue or the actaul amount of people who started the church
The first pastor was Reverend Henry Cunningham, who served from 1809 to 1813. The church rented a lot and buil their first church, 26 feet wide by 37 feet long, which was located on 10th Street above Vine Street.
James Burrows was born a slave and lived in Northampton County, VA. One of our most interesting historical facts is now revealed. He felt that he had been called to preach. the future pastor master refused to allow him the privilege. so he then conviced his master to permit him to come to Philadelphia to earn money to purchase his freedom. His master agreed to this only after Samuel Bivins and his cousin, John Bivins, who were freeman, put them selfs as a trade for the return of James Burrows. After working a year and saving the money to by his freedom, the money was sent. the bivins released i cureetly go to church with there neice, and they returned to Philadelphia to assist in the work of the church. Reverend Burrows had a successful pastorate was organized in 1841 and the church was removed from Haviland Place to Pearl Street near 11th Strsted in the army as chaplain.
On August 1, 1864 the Reverend Theodore D. Miller was called to fill the pulpit. Under his leadership the congregation grew from 240 people to over 12,000 members. The church relized the need for a bigger building and in 1867, a new church was built at 10th and Cherry Street. the building was entirely paid for during his time as a pastor. Reverend Miller died February 27th, 1897. He had served the church for 32 . Six months after the death of Dr. Miller, the church called Dr. William A. Creditt, who had an famous rep He cleared all debts and got rid of the mortgage on the building at 10th Cherry Streets. Through his guidance the church bought is first home in 1899, and put the pastor and his family in it. because of the sermons, the congregation outgrew the building where they had worshipped for almost 40 years. this time land was purchased, a new desgin for a church was planned and erected on the corner of 16th and Christian Streets in 1906 at an approximate cost of $100,000.00(this is the same buliding i attend now). Dr. Creditt resigned as the pastor September 19th, 1915 and died in Philadelphia June 10th, 1921. He was there 28 years.
this picture is of the bulding at its peak since then the new people have removed the church bell and there is a sign on the church
In the interview I asked these questions
Why do we vote on Tuesday
Do you vote every election
What would you like see changed in the political system
Do you know who you are going to vote for before you walk to cast it
Below are The interviews that i conducted and the pictures that I took