Could realy use some support! February 19, 2009 5:04 AM
I started a petition a couple weeks ago. It could realy use some help taking off
Later this year The Ryan White CARE Act is going in fromt of Congress for Re-Authorization. The Ryan White CARE Act is Essential in Funding Serivces for uninsirued and Underinsured People with hiv and aids. Please sign the petition and pass it on thank you
Earnest I signed your petition March 05, 2009 3:27 PM
Single-payer supporters will hold a "Burn Your Health Insurance Bill Day" demonstration (http://www.commondreams.org/view/2009/03/03)
on Wednesday, March 11, 10 am in front of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in
downtown Washington, DC. The address is 1150 22nd Street, NW, near the
Dupont Circle and GWU/Foggy Bottom Metro stations. Inside the
Ritz-Carlton, America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), the main
Washington lobbying group for health insurance corporations, will meet
to discuss plans to derail single-payer (http://www.ahip.org/links/policy2009/).
PLEASE CREATE A RALLY AT AN INSURANCE PROVIDER in your neck of the woods.
signatures: 15,336 deadline:
ongoing signature goal: 17,000 Target: Ugandan Ambassador to the U.S., Perezi K. Kamunanwire Sponsored by: Care2.com After suing a Ugandan newspaper that published his photo and address, along with those of 99 others, under the heading "100 Top Ugandan Homos" and the caption "hang them", LGBT activist David Kato was brutally murdered in his home. Homosexuality is illegal in Uganda and David's work in changing national policy with the Sexual Minorities Uganda group (SMUG) made him a target. Although the murder happened just months after his name, address, and photo were published, police claim that the area is full of crime and that his death was most likely the result of a robbery. David's fellow activists and friends are now worried about their own safety, but say that because police haven't acknowledged the case as a hate crime, they must look out for themselves. Uganda must protect all citizens, especially the brave men and women who are fighting for LGBT rights. The Ugandan Ambassador for the U.S., Perezi K. Kamunanwire has the chance to let Uganda know that America supports the activists and demands justice for David Kato. Let him know that David Kato's killer must be brought to justice before anyone else is harmed.
Beanie Man has called for cutting the
throats of all gay men, hanging lesbians, and shooting gay men. His
songs are so violently homophobic that a number of his concerts have
been cancelled when his homophobia was exposed to event organizers.......
Today the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, said that same-sex couple should be denied the opportunity to celebrate the meaning of marriage:
maintaining the Marriage Act in its current form and the government
will not move legislation to change it. My position flows from my strong
conviction that the institution of marriage has come to have aparticular meaning and standing in our culture and nation and that should continue unchanged." Prime Minister Julia Gillard
This is despite most Labor State Conferences and State Leaders joining the majority of Australianswho believe in equality. We have been contacted by many supporters within Labor, who will keep fighting for equality and are hopeful that a change to the ALP National Platform in support of marriage equality will still happen.
There are three easy ways you can tell Julia Gillard that she is wrong:
*sign*Urgent - Russia about to silence millions‏ November 21, 2011 5:36 PM
Urgent - Russia about to silence millions We've
been talking all weekend with our friend Sasha - a teacher and mom in
Russia - and what we're hearing is horrifying. On Wednesday, political
leaders in St. Petersburg are voting on a new law that will make it illegal to speak in public about being gay, lesbian or transgender.
Sasha and a broad coalition in Russia are doing everything they can
to stop the bill. Yesterday, they organized one of the biggest
demonstrations ever in support of equality - but still the international
community is not paying attention. They need support from around the world - and they need it fast.
If the law passes this week in St. Petersburg, it could quickly lead
to a crushing of freedoms throughout all of Russia. Moscow, the largest
city in the country, already said they were looking into passing the
same law - paving the way for officials to make it national. Our friends
in Russia believe that stopping the bill in St. Petersburg can derail
the plan to take this law nationwide. Many around the world have
been reluctant to criticize the ruling party led by President Medvedev
and Prime Minister Putin, but their party appointed both the mayors of
Moscow and St. Petersburg and they've gone on record in support of the
Russia is already a dangerous place to be out and open as an lesbian,
gay, bi or trans (LGBT) person. Courageous pride marchers were
brutally attacked and detained by Moscow police last summer - for the
simple act of holding their heads up high in public. If this bill
passes, even the small victories that the LGBT movement in Russia has
won will be wiped out - and pride marches, cultural festivals, and even
the distribution of leaflets in the streets will be considered
Moments like this highlight exactly why we launched All Out just
under a year ago: to stand with our friends around the world when
theyre under attack, and to keep opportunistic governments from playing
politics with fundamental rights. Please sign this urgent call, share
it with your friends, and stand in solidarity with our brave friends in
Russia - Coming Out, Side by Side LGBT Film Festival, and the Russian
LGBT-Network - who are refusing to be silenced: