Make National Voter Registration Day one of your favorite national holiday!

nvrd-social-graphics-01-300x225With so many important elections being held, millions of people, including me, are registering to vote today on National Voter Registration Day, September 27.

National Voter Registration Day was first started for the 2012 presidential election. It has now become an annual holiday and celebration when thousands of people ensure our family, friends and neighbors are registered to vote.

I’m sharing this information with you because I am committed to helping spread the vote. You can visit NationalVoterRegistrationDay.org to register to vote and to find ways to get involved and help celebrate #VoterRegistrationDay! Or as a Volunteer Deputy Voter Registrar, I am happy to come to you and register you in person! All you have to do is hit me up!

Hundreds of events across the USA are also being planned for National Voter Registration Day 2016. Check out today’s events around Greater Austin. Read more

Sententia Vera Book Subscription 2017

Looking for a great cultural read? The perfect gift for the worldly booklover in your life? How about a quarterly surprise read, beyond your usual reading genre?

PrintSententia Vera’s brand-new Dulce CulturaLit book subscription is a quarterly service, perfect for brewing your sabor for cultural literary flavors. The Dulce CulturaLit box includes a new paperback original every quarter — January, April, July, and October — fiction or creative non-fiction, a book we find to be notable for its cultural literary quality and experience — and mail it to your home. The hand-curated titles by the booksellers at Sententia Vera Bookshop are paired with theme-specific ethnic gifts.

The Dulce CulturaLit subscription plan runs yearly and includes tax and shipping at $25-per-package.

2017 Subscription: $100 | Ship dates January, April, July, and October 2017

2017 Installment Subscription: $25 / quarter

Installments MUST be received on the 1st of December 2016, and March, June, and September 2017.

Have questions? Email theculturist@SententiaVera.com

#RejectTheText | #MASForTexas

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A broad coalition of organizations and scholars from across Texas, the Responsible Ethnic Studies Textbook Coalition (www.masfortexas.org), is “calling on the State Board of Education to reject [the ONLY] proposed Mexican-American studies textbook that promotes offensive cultural stereotypes, distorts history and is plagued by factual errors.”

Sententia Vera joined the rally in support of the #RejectTheText campaign on Tuesday, 13 September 2016. The Coalition has “scholars from across Texas and outside the state reviewing the textbook” as not one subject-matter expert was hired to co-author the Mexican American Heritage history book for “fear of bias,” defended the head of the publishing company, Cynthia Dunbar. What?!? A key rule to writing, as Mark Twain advocates, is to “write what you know.” In several cases, Ms. Dunbar has been the biased party for publishing a “politicized distortion of history” as reported by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute.

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