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URGENT!!  Please don't allow long-term unemployment benefits to expire on December 31st.

Reform the filibuster rules in the Senate

Fight Alzheimer's Disease

Don't Leave Women and Children's Healthcare on the Fiscal Cliff in 2013

Peace on earth should include Afghanistan

Tell The Senate: Approve Andrew Traver For ATF Director Now!
For decades, the NRA has blocked all attempts to computerize records of gun sales, strengthen requirements in background checks, and limit the sale of semi-automatic or assault weapons. And for the past two years, they've been attacking Andrew Traver, the man Obama picked to make the ATFE strong again -- and Congress has been following its lead.

Tell President Obama and the FDA you won't eat GMO salmon!

1. You stopped from selling manta ray products.
2. You won victories for the endangered Pacific leatherback sea turtle.
3. You helped win a ban on shark finning from the European Parliament.
4. You successfully pushed for Chile to pass sweeping legislation regulating bycatch and bottom trawling.
5. You moved great white sharks closer to listing under the Endangered Species Act.

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All signed. Thanks Sandra.

Great victories, now for more in 2013!

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Sandra, my pleasure!!

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Thanks for the good news- all signed!

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All done for now.  Thanks Sandra for all the hard work you've done!

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2012: A Year of Victories for Our National Parks
Join me in looking back on our greatest national park victories of 2012:

Safeguarding the Grand Canyon.
Thanks to thousands of voices like yours, we stopped new uranium mining claims near Grand Canyon National Park. Following a two-year campaign by NPCA, the U.S. Department of the Interior released its record of decision on January 9, 2012, announcing a 20-year ban on new mining claims on 1 million acres surrounding the Grand Canyon.

Keeping the Tetons Grand. In a down-to-the-wire victory late in December, the federal government procured $16 million primarily from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to make the first critical payment to the State of Wyoming to preserve state-owned lands within Grand Teton National Park. The land, located along the Snake River and attractive to developers, is now on its way to being protected for both wildlife and the American people.

Defending National Parks from Hunting. Although the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation in the spring that would open much of our National Park System--including historic sites--to hunting and recreational shooting, NPCA worked hard to have similar provisions successfully pulled from Senate legislation. For now, national parks are protected, but we expect this bill to be introduced again. NPCA will continue to work closely with the new Congress to ensure that park wildlife and visitors are protected.

Fighting for Cleaner Air. NPCA helped achieve a major victory for clean air in June when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed tighter regulations on one of the most dangerous air pollutants we breathe every day: soot. The new regulations will reduce hazy air in national parks and will benefit human health and help prevent premature deaths.

Protecting the Sounds of Nature. On February 14, 2012, President Obama signed into law the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill, which will
protect the natural sounds and overall park experience for visitors to Crater Lake National Park. NPCA supported this effort for several years, as it protects the park from disruptive sight-seeing helicopter air tours.

Honoring a Civil Rights Hero. Thanks to President Obama and a decade-long campaign by NPCA, the
César E. Chávez National Monument in California became the 398th unit of the National Park System in October, and the first to honor a contemporary Latino American.

Cutting through the Haze. NPCA helped achieve another major victory for air quality in April. The U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., approved and signed a consent decree setting deadlines for the EPA to finalize regional haze implementation plans for 37 states, plus the District of Columbia and Virgin Islands. This means cleaner air for national parks and visitors across the nation.
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Strengthening Parks through LWCF and Private Funds. Last year saw two other victories for protecting threatened lands inside national parks. The 120-acre Doody Ranch, a privately-held parcel inside Glacier National Park, was officially added to the national park through LWCF. At Zion National Park, an anonymous philanthropist donated $825,000 so threatened land near Tabernacle Dome could be purchased and given to the park.

Protecting Critical Habitat from ORVs. Our largest national park--Wrangell-St.Elias National Park and Preserve in Alaska--received a win-win-win for the park's fragile habitats, its trails, and local and visitor access alike with release of the final Nabesna Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) Management Plan. After more than four years of pressure from NPCA and others, the National Park Service (NP immediately began implementing this sustainable trail plan and fixing damaged trails. At Big Cypress National Preserve just north of the Everglades, a federal court rejected a National Park Service decision to open more ORV trails in key wetlands and critically endangered Florida panther habitat. NPCA has been working for more than a decade to protect this area from severely damaging ORV use.

Restoring Channel Islands to the Public. After years of advocacy led by NPCA, Santa Rosa Island, part of Channel Islands National Park, became fully accessible to the public on January 1, 2012. Guided trophy hunting and cattle grazing operations were allowed on Santa Rosa Island by its previous owner; this prevented public access and scientific research during nearly half of the year. Our victory at Channel Islands National Park allows for natural diversity to flourish and be fully realized at the site, and provides the public with long-awaited, unhindered access to this beautifully isolated place.
Raising Voices to Protect Vital Habitat.
Thanks to transboundary conservation collaboration and more than 70,000 NPCA-generated comments to Canadian decision makers, the Castle Special Place--important grizzly bear habitat just north of Glacier National Park in the province of Alberta--was protected from aggressive logging plans.

Putting a Damper on Big Coal. Eastern parks like Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Colonial National Historical Park will also benefit from victories won in 2012. NPCA successfully won a settlement to retire 1,667 megawatts at North Carolina's Cliffside coal plant which lacked modern pollution controls and near Hampton Roads, Virginia, we helped halt construction of an unnecessary coal-fired power plant. As a result, the air around these and other national parks will be subjected to less haze from airborne emissions, and people in nearby communities will be able to breathe easier, too.

Fulfilling a Promise of Protection. In late November, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced his decision to ensure
Drakes Estero in Point Reyes National Seashore would become the West Coast's first marine wilderness area--more than three decades after its designation by Congress. His decision came after years of opposition from a private oyster company whose fixed-term operating permit had expired. Drakes Estero now will be protected as wilderness for future generations.

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Hands off Human Needs Programs! -- Make Deep Cuts to the Pentagon Budget!


Save the Bees - Tell EPA to Ban Clothianidin Pesticide

Tell Congress to Override FDA GMO "Salmon" Decision!


Tell Decision Makers What YOU Think:  Protect our Children!
We made a difference. You, me, and thousands of other concerned citizens made our voices heard and stopped the Senate from passing provisions that would have increased government secrecy, put whistleblowers in jeopardy, and made the government less accountable.
Thank Sen. Ron Wyden for leading the charge against these provisions.
Ban Weaponized Drones from the World 
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Join us in calling on UNFI and Whole Foods to:

STOP promoting food conglomerates at the expense of small and local producers.

STOP undermining the organic standard in favor of the vague "natural foods" tag.

STOP putting profits over protections for working families

Tell the Senate: Fix the filibuster



Tell the Colorado Legislature: Pass a moratorium on fracking."

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Thanks for the good news Sandra.

All signed by a tired Brenda!!

5 years ago

Finally got to look at the good news and sign - agree with Brenda - tired.

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Brenda & Val for signing!!  I'm sending you both energy to revive you! 

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Sandra thanks for the energy, need it!

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Funny - Sandra - thanks.

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My pleasure!  *bow*

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Just thought would post here -

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Good one, thanks Val.

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Thanks Brenda!

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Val, very cool pic! 

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Deadline Monday! Fight the largest coal export terminal in the country!


(Vallee) Support college access for all Colorado students!
Tell your Senator to support SB 33


Tell President Obama to Define his Legacy on Human Rights in his Second Inaugural Address


For Jan. 22nd - Tell your Senator to reinstate the 'talking filibuster'

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Protect Children from Dangerous "Anthrax Vaccine" Experimentation!

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Ban Weaponized Drones from the World


Please urge your Senator to join the Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease


Speak out against the latest attempt by the Right to fix elections and drown out the voice of voters!


Deadline Thursday - Tell the Obama administration: Do not export fracked gas


Protect Ecuador's rainforests and indigenous nations from oil


Tell your senators: Immigration reform must include a roadmap to citizenship


Tell the FDA: Don't Irradiate My Veggies!


Tell President Obama and the FDA you won't eat GMO salmon!


Please end National Defense Authorization Act(NDAA) indefinite detention

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Demand justice for Aaron: Support "Aaron's Law" and inquiry into his prosecution


Tell Obama: Pardon CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou


Dr. Oz: Stop promoting environmentally disastrous palm oil!


Help Protect Endangered Red Wolves!

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All signed. Thank you Sandra.

hank you Sandra.

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