Grant Maniér Releases His First Book

By Cindy Nations –

The Nations Law Firm is proud to announce that our friend Grant Maniér is releasing his first book! It is titled Grant the Jigsaw Giraffe ~ Different is MORE! This is more than just a book. It is the beginning of something big. Something that will make a huge difference in the lives of people who feel like they don’t quite fit in. The story centers around a baby giraffe named Grant, who is born different, but follows his passion despite his challenges.

We have sponsored and supported Grant for several years now. We are honored to be a part of Grant’s amazing journey as he blazes a trail in Eco-Art, and makes the world a better place for us all. Learn more about Grant’s artwork and services at www.GrantsEcoArt.com and find out about the exciting new children’s book at www.jigsawgrant.com.

Student Loan Debt in the TRILLIONS Intensifies American Discontent

By Sophie Williams

A number of legitimate discontent is intensifying from more than 40 million Americans burdened with student loan debt totaling $1.16 trillion — a number expected to rise to $2 trillion by 2022.

Student loan debt now affects one in five US households and surpasses total credit card obligation.

Original post on Bloomberg; no longer available without a subscription: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-12-11/a-144-000-student-default-shows-who-profits-at-taxpayer-expense

Night of Superstars Coming to Houston, October 17, 2015

By Lacey Crawford

Fifteen young Superstars will be honored at Houston’s first red carpet Night of Superstars inaugural event held at the Omni Houston (Galleria) on Saturday, October 17th. Our friend, Grant Manier, will be one of them!

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Scenes from previous events

Join the Night of Superstars, a grand “Oscar-like” charity event, which draws local celebrities, the media, and hundreds of guests to celebrate the accomplishments of the most amazing kids in the Houston area. These kids are affected by varying types of disabling conditions yet reach beyond their adversities, excelling in academics, athletics, the arts, and community service.

Red Carpet Production 6:45pm – 7:45pm | Dinner & Awards Ceremony 8pm – 9pm

The celebrities confirmed to date (more will be added soon):

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick
Gary Morris – Award Winning Country Music Singer/Songwriter & Broadway Actor
Dan Pastorini – Houston Oilers
Tom Abrahams – News Anchor, ABC 13
Ken May – Topgolf
Sidney Hopper – President/CEO Randalls Food Markets
Clayton C. Anderson – Retired U.S. Astronaut & Author
Maurice Evans – 12yr NBA Veteran & Former VP of NBA Players Assoc
Donovan Greer – 7yr NFL Veteran
Artis “AT3” Thompson – American Ninja Warrior & Semi-Pro Football Linebacker

Night of Superstars official website

View the promo video at https://youtu.be/HLKKTpvCBOw

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Happy Constitution Day

From Larry A. Tawwater, American Association of Justice President

If You Like Your Constitutional Rights, It’s Time to Fight for Them

People don’t think a lot about their constitutional rights, until they think they’re being violated. Most of us know about the First Amendment and Second Amendment, but it’s the right to trial by jury that is mentioned twice in our Constitution. It’s that important.

Our Seventh Amendment specifically says that the right to trial by jury “shall be preserved.”

Today, more than 225 years after the U.S. Constitution was signed, there are corporations bent on eliminating your Seventh Amendment rights. They’re doing it every day by including specific language in the contracts you sign, on items you purchase, apps you download, and the terms of service you click through while online. The language says that if the company harms you or rips you off, you’ll agree to give up your right to a jury trial and, instead, have an arbitrator decide your case.

The arbitration provider is often going to be chosen by the company that harmed you. And most arbitrators aren’t required to have any legal training, or even follow the law. And, most arbitrators’ decisions have limited or no right to appeal.

It’s a rigged system. It’s forced on you. And it’s un-American.

Constitution Day is a day for celebrating the genius of the document that is the foundation of our extraordinary democracy. It is also a time to reflect upon and marvel at its enduring nature. And, it is a time to rededicate ourselves to preserving, protecting, and defending the Constitution.

The Constitution derives its power from the people and gives the power back to them. As long as the people of this country remain vigilant and protect the Constitution, the Constitution will protect their rights. Even against those who want to trick us into giving them up.

You can take a step right now to preserve your constitutional rights by demanding that nursing homes stop including forced arbitration language in the contracts they give to families who need a facility to care for their loved ones. Read more & sign our petition here.

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