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Art/Act: Good Thx/Mourning, World AIDS, Int‘n‘l Women‘s Days to All, create for All, write on
1 year ago

These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Unhacked version:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9177

Art/Act: Good Thx/Mourning, World AIDS, Int‘n’l Womens Days to All, create for All, write on:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9175

This petition on change . Art: Act:

http://www.change.org/petitions/art-act-7


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“Ebony, Ivory”, Stealing Elderly White Women’s Social Security Checks, “In Perfect Harmony”


Obama signaled last week that the ‘fix’ is back in, it’s the 90’s again, the real left And evolution have been destroyed to mitigated to the point where they can‘t Stop the duopoly, white and African-American supremacies, republican Conspiracy, the S.S. Tea Party, rems, and dinos from warring on the middle-Class to poor as they want, with his supposed “fix of ACA”, which actually made The healthscare industry bailout act less cost saving, more probable to fail, and Opened the door for the S.S. Tea Party to further “fix it“, to its end, in the future. Barack has called the Congress “do nothing” dozens of times, lying for the white Supremacy, for it’s only the rems who are extremely obstructing, like they did When they closed the Gov’t, costing taxpayers $ 35 billion, for nothing. Why Hasn‘t the “do nuthin’” dino-in-chief appointed the 93 Judges he can, what’s he Waiting for his term to be up so the rems get to appoint them instead of the Dems? As well, the supposed “bipartisan budget bill” supported by rems and Dinos alike is just the second act in the latest economic, political, etc., terrorizing The populace of the united suck of assassins into caving to the demands of the White supremacy’s war on the lower middle-class to poor’s increasing it’s Blitzkrieging speed, by threatening to close down the Gov’t again in 2 months, Costing taxpayers another $ 35 billion, for nothing! They cut SNAP by 5 billion, 3 Months ago, then cut it by another 39 billion a month ago, and that’s above and Beyond the original sequestration cuts to it, and now they want to cut it even More? Don’t allow the dems to cave to the rems terrorism of the lower-middle-Class to poor, tell Congress no on the fake compromise budget ‘deal’! 0 Tolerance for sexual harassment, violence in schools has long been attacked by The African-American supremacy, most recently by Tavis, etc., and just today CNN reported a case of a first-grader being suspended for kissing a girl on the Head, as he should have been, there’s a reason for rules, they’re necessary, as
Is this one, especially, we can’t allow our kids to be continually raped, sexually
Harassed under the supervision of those paid by our tax $. The Only reason it’s A national story is because the rems and dinos official news channel, Propagating ebony and ivory supremacies working together in perfect harmony To rape and pillage the Earth, CNN, is working to do away with the 0 tolerance Rule, so all the supremacies can get back to mass-raping more kids tomorrow Than they did today for the white supremacy, like in the 50’s through 90’s, before The evolution started reportage on their pedicide programs. This ebony and Ivory conspiracy is also propagated by CNN through their promotion of the Supposed Christian conspiracy’s voucherizing, charterizing, privatizing and Corporatizing the public education system, under the guise of the “kid First” Banner. By the by, it’s not “kid first” to do away with the 0 tolerance rule, it’s Pedophile and criminal first, instead. They want to do away with the last 70 Years of educational evolution, backslide the nation’s education system to a pre-Plessey vs. Ferguson, education system, where there is separate and unequal Education. That segregationist and classist crime movement is being paid for by Your tax $, whites have their supposed christian voucher schools, and Corporatized prep schools and African-Americans have their supposed christian And corporatized charter schools, all getting your tax $ as well as special funds
And corporate $, making them almost doubly funded and staffed, etc.. Creating A future populace of have gone to special supposed christian schools kids, and Those who have not. This and the removal of voting rights, etc., is the beginning Of the defacto-reconstituting of defacto-slavery in the united suck of assassins, During the first African-American President’s 2 terms. For, as the rounding-up of Predominantly lower-middle class to poor innocents, because the police don’t Have to bother to do their jobs, they just have to arrest people, dictates that the Injustice system is providing defacto-slaves who must work at .25 cents an hour For the corporate structure, as well as non-violent, self-medicating, alcohol and Drug users, so, too the separate and unequal education systems will in the Future. We see this in the dino-in-chief’s allowing the “inalienable right” of voting To be stripped from 25 % of the African-American population, so far, and the White supremacy plans to take the vote away from another 25 % of African-Americans and poor voters before his 2nd term is up, why is the supremacist-in-Chief allowing this, and not stopping it with an executive order codifying that “Inalienable right‘s” re-enfranchisement across the nation? Nearing this Anniversary of the “Sandy Hook” terrorist attack (Blacks continue to insist is just Another “shootin’”, for the white supremacy), so chosen in retaliation to my Informing the world that uber-storm “Sandy” was engineered by HAARP, weather Machines, etc., of the united suck of assassins Gov’t to decrease voter turnout in The dems stronghold, the Eastern Seaboard, have we compre

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1 year ago

murdering trade agreement down our throats, “we,…” said No to NAFTA, CAFTA, and all that will come afta, so, say no to “TPP“, now! The Dems new caving to the rems comes on the heels of the rems latest boast, “a Nuk attack is the next they’ll purposely not prevent”, like they purposely didn’t
Prevent the attacks on 9-11-2001, we can‘t allow the dems to cave to the rems, Destroying Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, rich African-American and White Supremacists, “…ebony and ivory…”, mugging elderly Caucasian women (the Largest recipient demographic) for their Social Security checks, “…in perfect Harmony…”! Last week, supreme leaders, supposed Christian Al-queda, Pope Francis, supposed Christian Taliban, Obama, met to seal global plans for the Future re-increasing the speed of their blitzkrieg. I told you that Abu Ghraib was The signal to the world that the crusade was in it’s intelligence operation Gathering phase of their global blitzkrieg, everyone now knows its true, defend Yourselves before you can’t! Close the unnecessary NSA and NASA, that’ll Save trillions as well! By the by, if Pope Francis were as good a Christian as Everybody is projecting, he would have turned down the ‘TIME’ Magazine’s “Most Important Person Of The Year Award”, for the idolatry that has plagued the Roman Catholic Imperial Church , and its teachings, forever, is only worsened by The award. Now he’s a celebrity, things are probably only going to get worst, Remember Thoreau said, “ower corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely, So how can him being a popularity supreme leader also, help him be less of a Patriarchal supposed christian supremacist leader? Anyway, Snowden should Have won the award, i.m.h.o.. Why hasn’t the supposed anti-war movement Done anything About Barack‘s not “removing troops from Afghanistan by 2014”, As promised, now they’ll be there “indefinitely”? Saddam Barack Osama Hussein Obama Binladen, as the rems call him, is supreme leader of the most Supreme of supremacies, “The President’s Club”, as he calls it, and a leader of Twelve supremacies, the “twelve headed monster” of the apocalypse, in The Book Of Revelations, he has over two years left in his Presidency, demand he do Something besides blaming 5 to 10 clukkaz in the House for everything not Getting done! “Jackhammering infants for baby Jesus”, supposed Christian Al-Queda’s ‘mantra of the month’, to genocide his competition before his second Coming, is still a cornerstone of the nazification of all to dictate the extermination To extinction of humanity, large mammals, through unending war, Earth-murder, Their ‘final solution’. Stop the destroying of newborns testicles by delivery Nurses in Roman Catholic Imperial hospitals, the infanticide, the rems, psychic Terrorism, “sucking” to death infants in the crib, the pedicide, raping, etc., of Kids, teens, by the global supposed Christian conspiracy. Don’t let him just Organize his doin’ nuthin’, like most bureaucrats, demand real: immigration Reform with amnesty, at least gun magazine and automatic weapon control, National voting “inalienable” right re-enfranchisement, etc., now! Gandhi, “Be
The change you want to see in the world”. Viva la evolution, viva green party!







Thanx/Mourning Day


Natives' compassion taught
Pilgrims at Plymouth
How to live within, give to,
Natures' abundance.

That providence sowed
Reaped graces' harvest,
Fraternity, bearing
Fruits to this day.

We gave Native-America
Genocide, Earthocide.
Chief Seattle said,
No one can own the land.

Bowing to Above and Below,
For gifts bestowed,
Giving, may we again,
Walk that way!



Advocacy to stop Dems caving to Rems fake “Budget compromise”, etc.:

D.F.A.: The worst kind of "compromise":

http://act.democracyforamerica.com/sign/budget?akid=4266.1156621.m3gMpr&rd=1&source=dfa_e.4266.20131211&t=1

Against further cuts to food stamps:

http://youpower.democracyforamerica.com/petitions/stand-strong-against-cuts-to-food-stamps


Americans for Tax Fairness: corporations to pay their fair share of taxes:

https://actionnetwork.org/forms/november-18-online-federal-budget-day-of-action?referrer=americans-for-tax-fairness&source=direct_link


Credo: Don't go on vacation without extending unemployment benefits:

http://www.credomobilize.com/petitions/don-t-go-on-vacation-without-extending-unemployment-benefits?akid=9612.584153.h8MDIy&rd=1&suppress_one_click=true&t=4

http://www.credomobilize.com/petitions/healthcare-not-warfare-for-the-people-of-afghanistan


Universal Living Wage: Happening Now: War on the Poor:

http://www.housethehomeless.org/happening-now-war-on-the-poor/


P.C.C.C.: Social Security expansion:

http://act.boldprogressives.org/sign/petition_ss_begich_harkin/?source=bp-campaigns

Social Security Works:

http://act.boldprogressives.org/survey/third_way_petition/?source=ssw-1204-don


Bread for the World: Congress Must Pass a Responsible Budget:

https://secure3.convio.net/bread/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=171

Preserve Funding for Hungry People:

https://secure3.convio.net/bread/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=179


Bernie Sander’s Poll: What should budget look like?:

http://www.sanders.senate.gov/polls/priorities?utm_source=target&utm_medium=email&utm_content=W

Act/Art: Good Independence Mth All, create for liberty, write on:
1 year ago

These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Act/Art: Good Independence Mth All, create for liberty, write on:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9168

This petition on change . org: Act: Independent:

http://www.change.org/petitions/act-independent


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"All The News That's Fit (Not) To Print", But,
Doesn't Fit Because Adv., Etc., Has Dibs
 

The real left is being exterminated at a greater rate
Than ever in the united suck of assassins, there are
So many ways to know, one, the media 5 ring circus
Is in def con 3 mode, with the supposed progressive
Dems, like MSNBC, leading the corporate structure's
Convolution's devolutionary directions coning charge
Against the people for the first time, usually that's fox
+ friends job- providing excellent cover to keep reality,
Etc., out of the news. A closer look at a few rings,
Chris and Rachel keep talking about how they can't
Get enough of the part of the tea party who are for
Solar power, supposedly, on their shows, so I guess
If Hitler was for solar power they would have joined
The majority of homosexuals at that time, in Nazi
Germany, in support of his genociding the Jews, like
They‘re genociding non-rem, hetero, Caucasian
Infants to men now, here? Next, the Trayvon Martin
Ring, it surpassing the civil wrongs movement's
Sherrod charade, where they legitimized the Tea
Party for the republiconspiracy, already. I didn't think
Acquittal of zimmerman was a possibility because
The evidence supported a 1st degree murder con-
Viction possibly, 2nd degree murder one definitely,
And, knowing the state of the State of FL, and our
Criminal, injustice system, I thought, he would’ve
Received the last minute manslaughter charge
Conviction, at least, by the all female jury, which
Prosecution may have not met all the prosecutorial
Requirements for a conviction on. Yes, it's a tragic
Travesty, one which the Justice Dept. is looking into
Rectifying, yet, it doesn't mean that, as Shaka bs,
A respected radio host, said on MSNBC, "racially,
Things are 8 times worse now than during Jim Crow".
Apparently, he hasn't bothered to Google Jim Crow
Yet, so, to give a hand to the brother, I'll explain here
How that's not true, for e.g., then, there was a few
Actual 'lynchings' of African-Americans a week, at
Minimum, now there aren't. Every million $ spent
Now for show protests across the nation is a million
We won’t have 6 months from now when we need to
Protect and get out the vote, to change the legislators,
Who can then change legislation, like, 'stand your
Ground', which is devolving our streets into a paradise
For premeditated murderers. MHP is doing an ad for
MSNBC which basically says, while we're struggling
With it, of course, 'we like us some inequality'.
A highly respected Professor at Brown Univ., whose
Name escapes me, so we'll just call her Professor
Crakomias, also extolling on the lack of progress
And the surrendering to it in apathy by her and her
Fellow African-American supremacists. Just one line
Of her con will be addressed here, as she's a pro
Academia supremacist, and we haven’t the space
Or time. She said, "the fantasmagorically successful
African-Americans are discriminated against by their
Inclusion". Which immediately reminded me of Sir
Charles Barkley's whining for a decade about how,
After he spent his 50 million $ on alcohol, whores, etc.,
"African-Americans aren't getting the right amount of
Team management, ownership opportunities", which
Was accurate to a degree, though, there was nothing
About Latinos not getting them in baseball, etc., yet,
He came across as detached from reality, in a have-a-
Lot bubble, for, most multi-millionaires are smart
Enough to not whine about how they don't have it like
That, when they actually do. Her realism was that the
Poor world famous, young, healthy, multi-millionaires,
Moguls of the celebrity supremacy, “can't lead on, or
Even publicly talk about, issues that are of import to
African-Americans, because they will lose something,
Possibly”. For the last half a century, if a non-rem
Caucasian, heterosexual man said this he would be
Called a sellout, yet, since the genocide of non-rem
Caucasian infants to men is a cornerstone of u.s.a.'s
Entire notsee global empire and war machine, the
Rules that apply to non-rem males don't apply to any
Other demographic, therefore, when "a N.... can't be
Separated from a nickel", as Chris Rock relates, to
Evolve, save society, he's, an exceptional exception,
A “victim of inclusion discrimination“, regardless of
Him being a billionaire, etc.. This would be similar to
The top 1 % crying, during king george and his dick,
Cheney's, reign on the American way of life, that if we
Just give them more they could turn the trickle-down
Economics (which is really vacuum-up) pissing on the
Middle-class to poor into a shower. Yes, African-
American supremacists “Loves them some inequality“,
MHP, don't they? That's one reason they’re 'all in' on
Backsliding against civil rights, called “kids first”,
Which will turn out to be worse than king george and
Hi

Art/Act: Good Womens History Mth All, write on, create for women :)
1 year ago

Art/Act: Good Womens History Mth All, write on, create for women
These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Art/Act: Good Womens History Mth All, write on, create for women

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9166



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Chameleon Karma


(Karma isn't history, is real cause, effect to the x th
degree, what goes around comes around, immediately
and eventually, possibly, yet, more intricately.
When one might suggest that anything is a result
of karma, or one's karma, that's not truth,
even though we also can't say that it isn't true.
To begin to understand karma one needs
to study both Hindu and Buddhist perspectives
on it, as well as Dharma, which isn't weaved
within the karmic wheel, and is the path we strive....
An ideal. It's said, a butterfly fluttered trivial breeze
south of the Equator can become a gale north of it,
with poetic license. This gives an inkling
of the intricacy in discerning what is, or could be
karmic. Those who say everything is, are mistaken,
while we can't say something is not. It's said only
Buddhas, and possibly Prophets, can discern
the true nature of an event back to its beginning,
seeing into past lives, et al. That gives a clue
to the impossibility of one abusing another
and suggesting it's their karma, accurately;
or trying to manipulate another with the same,
although, sadly, this is done constantly.
As one sows, so shall one reap.)




Chameleon Karma


Darkness plummets a man’s mind
As he deflowers a girl before her time,
Against her will, a heinous crime.
The River Ganges sees, rushing,
Reflecting, as it flows to the sky.
Brings Rama and Shiva tears to eye.
His soul turned its back on him,
Now, third eye blind, he’s just
Doing time, out of, or in a jail,
The prison of his crime. In India,
What can we do, the shout anew.
Echoing back on a Summer’s breeze,
Who can we be, in nature’s balance,
Harmony, if we don’t do
What we must do?













"What's Love Got To Do With It..."


They say, a rose by any other...,
Would still be as sweet....
Every 9 seconds a woman is raped
By someone who says he loves her.
Give a real gift to sisters,
And brothers, all, reach one,
And teach one, to not be a
Link in that patriarchal chain,
Not adding to that number of
Humanities bane, not a statistic
in la machine's game, ever;
From this Valentine Day on.






one's mental cell


Delusional walls,
Built with illusional bricks;
One's personal hell.







multumultum


As machinations of
Travailing winds,
Miraging, veil and mirror
Narcissistic nihilistic
False-ego, as self,
We evince to be!






"...Of..., By..., For...?"


Pondering the nature of
Some peoples character
Has led me to conclude,
Their despicable actions,
Though masked by
Purported concern, therapeutic
Intervention, are what's so.
Stories about the one legged
Baseball player, or
The man without a face,
While inspiring
In and of themselves,
Are poor masks for
The premeditated malpractice
That takes place within these walls.

A woman raped in the very
Corridor she must walk
Up and down; day in day out!
A man-child grew up here
Stories to tell, they, supposedly,
Allow to curse, intimidate and
Dominate others. Giving him
All the rope he wants, then
Snapping the noose;
Strapping down, drugging,
Seclusion. Without boundaries
What client wouldn't become
Out of hand; where's the care?

Their fabrications told over and
Over, manufacturing psych.
Histories, means to ends,
Political, social, religious to
Discriminate for delusional profits
And pleasures; remove competition.
Their best, counter-transference,
The opposite of mental health!
A heart can be killed, yet,
Heart never murdered!
Did they ever know the
First tenet of all helping
Professions, "do no harm"?






Thanx


While feeling sacred on
This All Hallow's Day,
I also feel pangs of the
Hungry, so wrought by
The profane; for the food
Wasted by us could feed
All the world's.... Yet,
Betwixt, in the mundane
It's only hurled.




Some of the groups I moderate, etc.:
Disabled Greens News and discussion, Group:
http://www.groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/
Abuse in Therapy, Group:
http://www.health.groups.yahoo.com/group/AbuseinTherapy/
Diffabled, Mental Health, all related issues, advocacy, and
professionals:
http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/Diffabled_MentalHealth_Action
reality's Yahoo webhostsite:
http://thevolutionaries.com/home
with clickable linx; and:
http://thevolutionaries.com/index.html
reali

Happy Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Birthday to you; as well as my latest essai :)
2 years ago

My latest essai
These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion: War on middle-class to poor, and the m.m.c., throwing truth, reality, our kids off fiscal cliff/slope:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9160

Fiscal cliff or escalation of war against middle-class to poor?:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9159

This petition on change . org: Fiscal Cliff or War?: Act:

http://www.change.org/petitions/fiscal-cliff-or-war-act

This petition on Avaaz . org: Fiscal cliff or escalation of war against middle-class to poor?:

http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/Fiscal_cliff_or_escalation_of_war_against_middleclass_to_poor/?


My latest essai: War on middle-class to poor, and the m.m.c., throwing truth, reality, our kids off fiscal cliff/slope: To understand how the last 4 years of continual terrorist attacks in the united suck of assassins have been premeditatedly construed, and propagated as ‘a few bad apples perfect storming’, and/or the “mentally ill falling through the cracks”, neither of which are the case, in order to move forward one of king george and his dick cheney’s reign on the American way of life’s failed agendas, forced psychiatric diagnoses of the middle-class to poor population, we must discern through the cloudy lens of the multi-media conspiracy, the angle at which the truth entered it, the intensity of the truth, etc., in order to figure out the refraction of the truth by the m.m.c., in how it’s received by the people; thereby, we can determine why the people have accepted this as the new status quo (as a militarization precursor to the republican conspiracies‘ desired civil war)- and, only then can we struggle with the m.m.c. appropriately, to do their job, instead, so, the people will act instead of acquiesce. To that end, my latest essai: Again, the current engineering of post non-remocrat electoral victory can be aptly described as more of the same, the dino-in-chief gave the ‘08 and '10 victories’ political capital to the rems, for going on 3 years straight, almost recess appointing no one compared to what the republicans do, shirking his executive responsibility (while throwing U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice‘s being Secretary of State under the “300 buses and no drivers“, opting instead for a backroom deal with the rems and S.S. tea party to give the Senate seat vacated by he who will be Secretary of State from MA, to Scott Brown); another example of “ebony and ivory” supremacies “working together in perfect harmony”, like when they, the bad and good cops of the supposed Christian conspiracy, collaborated for 2 decades, first covertly, to get the rems voucherizing, the dinos charterizing, what most call privatizing, the RalphiNader would call corporatizing, which I think is more like making fascist, the public school system. Yes, the the dino-in-chief, regardless of the extreme republican obstruction across the whole of Gov’t, in the dems face, became the best thing for the rem conspiracy since Reagan. All this talk by the dems, of the dems wins as “not a mandate”, while the rems are saying their losses were “a mandate”, smacks of king George and his dick Cheney’s sky bluing us while he insisted up was down, etc.. He would state, at best, background truisms, like the sky is blue, with his projections, so, at least subconsciously, people might think there’s some truth to what he’s saying, while he pathologically lied. Now, we’re used to old dems pathologically half-truthing, while the good ole’ rems used to only pathologically lie; yet, this level of mindfkng has been made old by the S.S. tea party’s insisting that the old motifs operandi of the rems, “why tell a truth when you can lie”, be replaced by theirs, “why tell any ole’ lie when you can tell an extreme one”- this while the dems have had to throw a healthy smattering of whole truths in with their half-truthing for a decade now, although this seems to be coming to an end, portended by the atmosphere of “lowering expectations” by the dems, even the progressive ones. It’s like the populace wasn’t watching for a second and all the political playas jumped 5 steps to the right before the people looked again. Is it only an aspect of the fact that the dino-in-chief has been telegraphing that he will “cut spending”, even though it’s already been cut to the bone (while some would call it economic treason to cut social spending now, as it‘s the necessary stimulus our economy urgently needs), for 2 years now, like he suggested in his Bluedog dem proposal to avoid the ‘fiscal cliff’ the last time, which was turned down by the rems, with an expiration of “only the 2 % ‘s tax decrease”, that being a hat trick there’s no obvious way to execute- I don’t think so. Especially with the run of the mill treatment the terrorist attack in Newtown, CT is receiving. It’s important to keep in mind that one of the dino-in-chief‘s, which, for abbreviation’s sake, will now be referred to as the d.i.c., goals, putting the con back in the corporate structure’s convolution, isn’t possible without pervasive collaboration to collusion by the multi-media conspiracy, for abbreviation’s sake, it will now be referred to as the m.m.c., which has determined a re-structuring of the m.m.c., itself; with more tolerance for b.s., also resembling the m.m.c. of old; trying to slowly but surely engineer out the truth telling trend of the last decade in it. Both are clear examples of another goal of the dic and the African-American supremacy, stop the evolutionary, green, truth-telling trend, in politics, and return us to a politics of the 80’s to 90’s, where almost no dem dared tell a truth that a rem lied, etc.; and, of course, to help in that end, the rems want to return politics to the 80’s, and the SS tea party, to the 50’s- so, as you guessed it, the dic‘s “centris

These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Fiscal cliff or escalation of war against midd
2 years ago

These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Fiscal cliff or escalation of war against middle-class to poor?:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9159

This petition on change . org: Fiscal Cliff or War?: Act:

http://www.change.org/petitions/fiscal-cliff-or-war-act





Caring Across Generations . org: Now is the time to send our Senators and Congressional Representatives an email and tell them not to support the Grand Swindle:

http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/6748/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=12149





Senator Bernie Sanders, (D-VT): To protect Social Security/Medicare/Medicaid:

http://www.sanders.senate.gov/petition/?uid=cc9bfb45-9836-4c1d-a24d-6db690f73458

Another on Sign On . Org:

http://www.signon.org/sign/stop-dismantling-social-1?source=s.icn.em.cr&r_by=431440&mailing_id=6817

Protect Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid from budget cuts: Poll:

http://www.sanders.senate.gov/polls/index.cfm?uid=31afa002-f755-4cbd-9433-0eafe4bc5e68





CREDO Action . com: Stand your ground, Mr. President:

http://www.credoaction.com/campaign/obama_standyourground/?rc=homepage





Results . org: Urge Congress to Protect Tax Credits for Low-Income Working Families in Budget Talks:

http://capwiz.com/results/issues/alert/?alertid=9823986&MC_plugin=2201





F.D.L.: Most Voters Would Blame GOP if All Bush Tax Cuts Expire:

http://fdlaction.firedoglake.com/2012/11/16/most-voters-would-blame-gop-if-all-bush-tax-cuts-expire/

Action:

http://fdlaction.firedoglake.com/





Peace Action West: Where would you rather see that money go? To your schools and roads and communities, or to bombs that could destroy the world hundreds of times over?:

http://www.capwiz.com/peaceactionwest/issues/alert/?alertid=62160256&type=CO


Peace-Action . org: military spending accounts for more than half of the federal government's entire discretionary budget. Nuclear weapons spending alone accounts for over $40 billion annually, and is scheduled to increase. There is an obvious connection between the bloated Pentagon budget and the critical budget shortfalls facing virtually every community in the country.

http://www.peace-action.org/issues/move-the-money

Actions:

http://www.peace-action.org/action





E.P.I.: Pulling the country away from the ‘fiscal cliff’:

http://us4.campaign-archive1.com/?u=ec2361f981a14ee1d45cccaa9&id=43d4cd941e&e=2d907bf848





NWLC . org: Renewing Federal Emergency Unemployment Insurance Benefits: Vital for Women & Families– and the Economy:

http://www.nwlc.org/resource/renewing-federal-emergency-unemployment-insurance-benefits-vital-women-families-%E2%80%93-and-econo

Women rely more heavily than men on income from Social Security. We're working to protect Social Security and improve benefits for vulnerable beneficiaries:

http://www.nwlc.org/our-issues/social-security-%2526-retirement/social-security

Actions:

http://www.nwlc.org/what-you-can-do/act-online





Moveon . org: 5-Point Guide To The Fiscal Showdown:

http://front.moveon.org/so-what-the-heck-is-that-fiscal-cliff-thing-all-about-anyway/

Signon . org: Stop Dismantling Social Security and Medicare:

http://www.signon.org/sign/stop-dismantling-social-1?source=homepage

End Tax Cuts for the Wealthy:

http://www.signon.org/sign/end-tax-cuts-for-the?source=homepage

Obama: Stand tight for raising taxes on the 1%:

http://www.signon.org/sign/obama-stand-tight-for?source=homepage





F.C.N.L.: Want a Fair Budget? Take Action Now!:

http://capwiz.com/fconl/issues/alert/?alertid=61863606





Green Party: How to host a House Party:

http://www.gp.org/houseparties/

Act:

http://www.gp.org/action/

Jill Stein for President: Issues:

http://www.jillstein.org/issues





Public Citizen . org:

http://www.citizen.org/Page.aspx?pid=1326

Citizen Works . org:

http://www.citizenworks.org/actions/index.php





Rebuild The Dream . com: Good News, Bad News and the Fiscal Showdown:

http://www.rebuildthedream.com/blog/2012/11/16/good-news-bad-news-and-the-fiscal-showdown/





AFSCME: Protect Our Future: No Cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid:

http://action.afscme.org/c/51/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=5073





P.P.: Opposing Attacks on Women’s Health:

http://www.plannedparenthoodaction.org/positions/opposing-attacks-womens-health-785.htm

Actions:

https://secure.ppaction.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=15231&s_src=OHAction_1114_c4_web&__utma=1.1719824897.1353124022.1353124022.1353124022.1&__utmb=1.1.10.1353124022&__utmc=1&__utmx=-&__utmz=1.1353124022.1.1.utmcsr=(direct)|utmccn=(direct)|utmcmd=(none)&__utmv=-&__utmk=135929777





F.M.: Budg

Thanx for posting, replying, commenting, and all you do + Urgent
2 years ago

Dear A.B.,


Hi. Sorry to hear that, my landlord has been harassing, etc., me for months; and I just got a threat of eviction- so, I know how you feel. Post the url for your petition on this thread so we all can sign it! We do hear you, and hopefuully other members and visitors will be inspired by your story too. If you're curious, this is my latest: These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Adds, Updates + Storm Relief: PTV by Voting Early, GOTV, Act, each 1 reach 1:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9156

This petition on change . org: Vote Early + Storm: Act:

http://www.change.org/petitions/vote-early-storm-act

Protect the vote NOW, “…be the change you want to see in the world…”, Mahatma Gandhi, if you want democratic processes, vote for the vote by GOTV, voting early, and each one reach one, each one beseech one, give someone a ride to vote early, accompany someone to vote on election day, etc, please! Ciao, for now, copy, share as you will; i look forward....


Matutinally Yours,


james m nordlund

Adds, Updates + storm relief: PTV by Voting Early, GOTV, Act, each 1 reach 1
2 years ago

These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Adds, Updates + storm relief: PTV by Voting Early, GOTV, Act, each 1 reach:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9156

This petition on change . org: Vote Early + Storm: Act:

http://www.change.org/petitions/vote-early-storm-act

Protect the vote NOW, “…be the change you want to see in the world…”, Mahatma Gandhi, if you want democratic processes, vote for the vote by GOTV, voting early, and each one reach one, each one beseech one, give someone a ride to vote early, accompany someone to vote on election day, etc, please!





AAUW: It's My Vote Campaign Update, Vol. 1, Issue 10:

http://www.aauwaction.org/my-vote/update/campaign-update-october-26-2012/

Get Your VoteHER Toolkit!:

http://www.aauwaction.org/voteher-toolkit/

It's My Vote Campaign Update, Vol. 1, Issue 7:

http://www.aauwaction.org/my-vote/overview/

Where Do Obama and Romney Stand on Our Issues?: voter guides:

http://www.aauwaction.org/voter-education/voter-guides/





Rebuild the Dream: Foreclosed voters could face barriers to voting:

http://missingvoters.org/





AAPD: Protect Your Vote!:

http://www.866ourvote.org/

Where do your candidates stand on disability issues?:

http://www.aapd.com/what-we-do/interfaith/election-2012.html

Is your polling place ADA accessible? Here are some tips to make sure all are welcome and able to vote come Election Day:

http://www.ada.gov/votingchecklist.htm





ADAPT: Stein Urges Washington Governor Gregoire to Drop Challenge to Supreme Court Ruling Protecting Disabled Individuals from Unjustified Institutionalization: For more information: Campaign website:

http://www.JillStein.org

High resolution photos & online press kit:

http://www.jillstein.org/downloads

Elections & Medicaid: “Medicaid on the Ballot”, By PAUL KRUGMAN:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/29/opinion/krugman-medicaid-on-the-ballot.html

Adapt Community Choice Act List:

http://www.adapt.org





Green Party: Sign on statement: The urgency of climate change in the 2012 election:

http://www.jillstein.org/climate?utm_campaign=climate1&recruiter_id=55518&utm_medium=email&utm_source=jillstein

Jill Stein: Obama, GOP steering U.S. into “climate storm”:

http://www.jillstein.org/climate_storm?utm_campaign=sandy_1&recruiter_id=55518&utm_medium=email&utm_source=jillstein





VotoLatino . org: In your pocket:

http://www.votolatino.org/americasapp?utm_source=sp4848006&utm_medium=e&sc=sp4848006





L.C.C.R.: Legislators, Civil Rights Groups Concerned about Conservative Group Challenging Voters:

http://www.civilrights.org/archives/2012/10/1295-true-the-vote-investigation.html

http://www.civilrights.org/





Rainbow PUSH Coalition: Jesse Jackson: Obama has worked for all Americans:

http://www.rainbowpush.org/

YOUR VOTE/YOUR VOICE/OUR VICTORY/ VOTE EARLY:

http://rainbowpush.org/news/single/our_vote_your_voice_our_victory_vote_early





MoveOn . org: Romney's hypocrisy on auto bailout: Please sign and share petition at:

http://signon.org/sign/media-tell-the-truth?source=s.icn.em.cr&r_by=431440&mailing_id=6641





America's Voice: The stakes just got higher: Mitt Romney finally came clean. On Tuesday, his campaign said that Romney would try to end deferred action for DREAMers if he is elected:

http://americasvoiceonline.org/





NWLC: Celebrity Video: How do you protect your lady gate?:

http://action.nwlc.org/site/R?i=9a_lrIdeWKMLsS7eBeWhug





LWV: League Voice Newsletter: 10-12:

http://hq-salsa.wiredforchange.com/o/5950/t/0/blastContent.jsp?email_blast_KEY=133939

Who's on Your Ballot? Use VOTE411.org to find out who’s on your ballot and review where the candidates stand on the issues that matter most to you:

http://www.vote411.org/





LWV MN E-News- Voting Rights Update:

http://www.lwvmn.org/page.aspx?pid=329

We’re coming down to the final stretch, and the polls are showing that LWV’s work has paid off! Support for the costly voter restriction amendment has dropped significantly. In these final days, your efforts will make a difference.

http://www.ourvoteourfuture.org/get-out-the-vote/

10-5-12: Voting Rights Update:

http://www.lwvmn.org/page.aspx?pid=464





LWV Red River Valley: If you haven't had a chance to see the 5 Candidate Forums that already occurred, you can watch them at your leisure on the League of Women Voter's website:

http://www.lwvnd.org/rrv.html

Best wishes,

-Del Rae Williams
LWVRRV Vice President

Citizens for Election Integrity MN:

http://www.ceimn.org/

Greater Minnesota Counts:

http://www.greatermncounts.org/

League of Rural Voters:

http://www.le

Saveing the Home from Eviction
2 years ago

My home is being threatened by Abraham Williams of HABG Bowling Green,KY.  He is demanding extra proof of assets that is not available.  I have a petition on the petitionsite.com

Updates + Adds: PTV, GOTV + Vote early, Acts, each 1 reach 1...
2 years ago

These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion:

PTV, GOTV + Vote early, Acts, each one reach one, please!:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9153

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9149

This petition on change . org: PTV, GOTV + Vote early: Acts:

http://www.change.org/petitions/ptv-gotv-vote-early-acts

This petition on Care2 . com: Political and Cultural Inclusion:

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/719/682/569/political-and-cultural-inclusion/





AAUW: Get Your VoteHER Toolkit!:

http://www.aauwaction.org/voteher-toolkit/

It's My Vote Campaign Update, Vol. 1, Issue 7:

http://www.aauwaction.org/my-vote/overview/

Where Do Obama and Romney Stand on Our Issues?: voter guides:

http://www.aauwaction.org/voter-education/voter-guides/





Rebuild the Dream: Foreclosed voters could face barriers to voting:

http://missingvoters.org/





AAPD: Where do your candidates stand on disability issues?:

http://www.aapd.com/what-we-do/interfaith/election-2012.html

Is your polling place ADA accessible? Here are some tips to make sure all are
welcome and able to vote come Election Day:

http://www.ada.gov/votingchecklist.htm





ADAPT: Stein Urges Washington Governor Gregoire to Drop Challenge to Supreme
Court Ruling Protecting Disabled Individuals from Unjustified
Institutionalization: For more information: Campaign website:

http://www.JillStein.org

High resolution photos & online press kit:

http://www.jillstein.org/downloads

Adapt Community Choice Act List:

http://www.adapt.org





VotoLatino . org: Missing: Voters:

http://www.missingvoters.org/?utm_source=sp4805267&utm_medium=e&sc=sp4805267





America's Voice: The stakes just got higher: Mitt Romney finally came clean. On
Tuesday, his campaign said that Romney would try to end deferred action for
DREAMers if he is elected:

http://americasvoiceonline.org/





LWV: Get Ready for Debates: Debate Watching 101 Guide:

http://www.lwv.org/content/debate-watching-101

VOTE411 . org: http://www.vote411.org/





LWV MN E-News- 10-5-12: Voting Rights Update:

http://www.lwvmn.org/page.aspx?pid=464





LWV Red River Valley: If you haven't had a chance to see the 5 Candidate Forums
that already occurred, you can watch them at your leisure on the League of Women
Voter's website:

http://www.lwvnd.org/rrv.html.

Best wishes,

-Del Rae Williams
LWVRRV Vice President


Citizens for Election Integrity MN:

http://www.ceimn.org/


Greater Minnesota Counts:

http://www.greatermncounts.org/


League of Rural Voters:

http://www.leagueofruralvoters.org/





TakeAction MN: Thx to You Democracy Weekend was a BIG Success: Defeat Photo ID:

http://www.takeactionminnesota.org/defeatphotoid/181





CLW: Early Voting Has Started!:

http://livableworld.org/


Can I Vote:

http://www.canivote.org


National Association of Secretaries of State:

http://www.nass.org





Rock the Vote: Rock the Vote Don't Block the Vote campaign:

http://www.rockthevote.com/campaigns/suppression/





Planned Parenthood Action: Who are you voting for?:

http://ppactionvoterguide.org/





Copy, share, as you will. Thanx for all you do! reality

Homeless 2: PTV, GOTV + Vote early, Acts, each one reach one
2 years ago

These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion:
PTV, GOTV + Vote early, Acts, each one reach one, please!:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9148


This petition on change.org: PTV, GOTV + Vote early: Acts:

http://www.change.org/petitions/ptv-gotv-vote-early-acts


http://www.change.org/petitions/ptv-gotv-vote-early-acts?share_id=iFYEFIHNos&utm_campaign=petition_creator_email&utm_medium=email&utm_source=share_petition


Protect the vote NOW, “be the change you want to see in the world”, Ghandi, if you want democratic processes, vote for the vote by GOTV, voting early, and each one reach one, give someone a ride to vote early, accompany someone to vote on election day, etc., please!





National Voter Registration Day is 9-25-12:
Voter registration laws vary from state to state. Below you soon be able to find a link to every state's voter registration guidelines. Have an urgent question or something not addressed by a guide? Call 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683) for help.

http://www.fairelectionsnetwork.com/resources , MN:

http://www.fairelectionsnetwork.com/resources/minnesota

Minnesota's Elections website :

http://www.sos.state.mn.us/index.aspx?page=4

Student Voting:

http://www.fairelectionsnetwork.com/resources/student-voting

TurboVote makes getting voting info. from home as easy as renting a DVD:

http://nationalvoterregistrationday.org/register-to-vote





AAUW: My Vote Campaign Update, Vol. 1, Issue 6:

http://www.aauwaction.org/my-vote/update/09-20-2012/


Long distance voter, the absentee ballot expert:

http://www.longdistancevoter.org/voter_registration_deadlines#.UFt926Aknak


Elderly voters, etc., You're Invited to a Telephone Town Hall on Medicare! Friday, September 28, 2 to 3 p.m. ET:

http://www.aauw.org/act/issue_advocacy/signup.cfm


Check Your Voter Registration Status!:

http://www.aauwaction.org/my-vote/

Voter Education:

http://www.aauwaction.org/voter-education/





NWLC: Voter Education:

http://www.nwlc.org/our-issues/a-women%27s-agenda/voter-education

To make it easy to connect to your Members of Congress, use our Put Child Care on the Map resources; also talk about stopping new voter I.D. laws, the cutting of early voting days and hours, and the cutting of hours voting places will be open and the number of voting places that will be open on election day; please:

http://action.nwlc.org/site/R?i=kIxt5ObKweGDuRkITC0tXQ





FCNL: E-News: Putting Your Action on the Map:

http://fcnl.org/resources/pubs/enews/081412/

Voting Counts. Program Assistant Christine:

http://fcnl.org/blog/of_peace_and_politics/voting_counts/

Learn more about voter ID laws and how they affect your state:

http://www.demos.org/publication/new-state-voting-laws-barriers-ballot

Then make sure you can vote in the 2012 general election:

http://www.canivote.org/

MN:

http://www.sos.state.mn.us/index.aspx?page=134





LWV: Vote411.org: (Always check your state for most ACCURATE POLLING PLACE INFO.):

http://www.vote411.org/

Registration deadlines begin soon in many states, and time is running out.
We need your help to reach as many eligible voters as possible and let them know that on November 6th, we all have an equal say about our country’s future. Send this e-card to three friends, family members or co-workers encouraging them to register to vote or update their registration by visiting VOTE411.org:

http://participate.lwv.org/p/salsa/web/postcard/public/?postcard_KEY=205

http://www.lwv.org/


LWV, MN: Voting Rights Update:

http://www.lwvmn.org/page.aspx?pid=1197&erid=98092&trid=071c495b-cda2-4c1c-b837-aedac852e868

http://www.ourvoteourfuture.org/

Seeking Volunteers for State Fair:

http://www.lwvmn.org/page.aspx?pid=329

Our Vote Our Future:

http://www.ourvoteourfuture.org/


LWV of the Red River Valley (MN + ND): Our Vote Our Future Press Conference - Hjemkomst Center - Tuesday, Sept. 25, Noon: Today, (Tuesday, Sept. 25 - National Registration Day, BTW), Our Vote Our Future will host a Press Conference on the Voter ID Amendment at the Hjemkomst Center at Noon. So far, the speakers will be Jon Evert, Clay County Commissioner, and our own League members, Mark Altenburg and Bea Arett. Jon and Mark, I believe will talk about the effect on County and City respectively, and Bea, was one of the speakers that spoke on behalf of the League's point of view when the bill was before the MN Supreme Court. Please come out and support them. -Del Rae

http://www.lwvnd.org/rrv.html

Candidate Forums:

http://lesbakke.com/lwvrrv/voter.html


LWV, ND:

http://www.lwvnd.org/index.html





ADAPT: Stein Urges Washington Governor Gregoire to Drop Challenge to Supreme Court Ruling Protecting Disabled Individuals from Unjustified Institutionalization:

For more information: Campaign website:

http://www.JillStein.org

Close: Protect the vote NOW, GOTV, + Vote, Actions, etc..
2 years ago

Please do! These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion:
Protect the vote NOW, GOTV, + Vote, Actions, etc., please!:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9147


This petition on change.org: GOTV + Vote: Actions:

http://www.change.org/petitions/gotv-vote-actions


http://www.change.org/petitions/gotv-vote-actions?share_id=eJNJoHPPVf&utm_campaign=petition_creator_email&utm_medium=email&utm_source=share_petition


Protect the vote NOW, vote for the voting by GOTV, and voting, please!

Thanx for all you do. reality

Ciao, for now.

Mothers Day Actions, etc..
2 years ago

Mothers Day Actions, etc..
These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion:
Mothers Day Actions, etc..:


http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9140


This petition on change.org: Mothers Day Act:


http://www.change.org/petitions/mothers-day-act


http://www.change.org/petitions/mothers-day-act?share_id=SQAVOwUpCZpe=pce


Only to whoever keeps hacking my adds to my blog and profile here, stop or I’ll politically lay low all supremacies that I think are responsible until the hacking stops, beginning with the LGBTQ! Thanx for all you do. reality


A.A.U.W.: Say THANKS To the Moms in your Life:
Here at AAUW, we love our moms- and we bet you do too! That's why we're sending
you a special Mother's Day video card for you to personalize and share with the
moms in your life.

http://momsdaycard.com/index2.php?id=&p=aauw&z=&fb=

Another Budget Showdown?:

http://capwiz.com/aauw/issues/alert/?alertid=61307736&queueid=[capwiz:queue_id]

Act:

http://capwiz.com/aauw/home/





Madre: Mothers need you this Sunday:

https://app.etapestry.com/hosted/Madre/OnlineDonation.html?fund=ContributionsInd
ividual&campaign=Mothers%20Day&approach=2012%20Mothers%20Day%20eappeal&title=Mot
her%27s%20Day%20Emergency%20Fund&cc1=3002

Act:

http://www.madre.org/index/get-involved-3/current-campaigns-9.html





Enable Newsletter, April 2012:

http://www.un.org/disabilities





AFSCME: The House will vote on the Ryan Budget Reconciliation package soon. Take
action now to stop it.

http://action.afscme.org/c/51/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=4327





A.A.P.D.: Flying made easier for travelers using wheelchairs:

http://power.aapd.com/site/MessageViewer?em_id=1961.0&dlv_id=5721

Disability benefits for veterans with service-connected disabilities on the
rise:

http://power.aapd.com/site/MessageViewer?em_id=1921.0&dlv_id=5682





PsychRights: Imagining a Different Future IN Mental Health:

http://www.mhselfhelp.org/

http://psychrights.org/index.htm





A.D.A.P.T.: HHS announces release of the CFC rules!:
They are out! FREE OUR PEOPLE! For more information on the Administration for
Community Living visit:

http://www.hhs.gov/acl/

For more information on the Community First Choice Option visit:

http://www.cms.gov/apps/media/fact_sheets.asp

Adapt Community Choice Act List:

http://www.adapt.org

DISABILITY ACTIVISTS STORM U.S. SUPREME COURT DEMANDING SUPPORT FOR THE
AFFORDABLE CARE ACT:

http://www.adapt.org/reports





Your update from The Elders: Aung San Suu Kyi | India's leadership | North Korea
| Empowering girls and women:

http://theelders.org/e/53/index.html





Thanx for all you do. reality





My latest twig of related poetree:



house of God, cards, idolatry



This vernal equinox's storms poignant past
Still lashing at the gash, can't undo the flourish
May day masked, evidencing nature's pause,
Diurnal flare, a pre-mother's day charge
To be done with care, madreporal.


Without which any mother's son wouldn't reef,
House, millions of lives wouldn't rise; saturnine.
Not forgetting, intellect can't lead, for, the life
doesn't follow, and, even though necessity is the
mother of invention, its father is the evolution.


While your sons think with spooned nose, speak,
With forked tongue, will, "we,...", be undone?
Though motherless, born of truth, weaned on
Nature's motherese, independents be, Satyagrahi.
Walkedabout, socratic, a motherland, beaconing.


As machinations of travailing winds, miraging,
Veil and mirror narcissistic nihilistic false-ego,
As self, rights, lefts, exercised, unwithering,
Leading to what, when, how, where, who, why,
Forever unanswered, we evince to be!



Copy, share, as you will. jmn

Poetry Month, Act/Art for all, etc..
2 years ago

These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion:
Poetry Month, Act/Art for all, etc..:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9137

This petition on change.org: Poetry Month, Act:

http://www.change.org/petitions/poetry-month-act


http://www.change.org/petitions/poetry-month-act?share_id=eLPiFDDWSv&pe=pce





A Special Opportunity for Teachers:
I'm writing to announce a special opportunity for K-12 teachers from the Favorite Poem Project. If you're not a teacher, but would like to help us spread the word, please forward this email to an educator you know.

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky, in cooperation with the Boston University School of Education, is accepting applications from teachers and teacher/administrator teams across grade level for a remarkable week of poetry in Boston, July 16-20. Participants will read and discuss poems with renowned practitioners of the art, five award-winning American poets. Past faculty include Frank Bidart, Mark Doty, Carl Phillips, Louise Glück and Heather McHugh. Teachers will work in groups to develop lesson plans to share with each other and bring back to their classrooms.

Visit the Favorite Poem Project website (link below) to learn more, or to request an application.

http://www.favoritepoem.org/forTeachers.html

Best wishes,

Maggie Dietz
Director, Favorite Poem Project





House passes CISPA: The House passed CISPA yesterday, and we want to make a splash as the focus shifts to the Senate.

More than 70,000 of you have emailed the Senate since yesterday, admonishing them to reject CISPA and protect our privacy and civil liberties.

If you haven't yet, please click here to email your Senators right away.

http://act.demandprogress.org/letter/cispa_passes/?akid=1332.388004.ux5vaf&rd=1&t=2

And please ask your friends to get involved right away.

You can link back to us, use these links to share the campaign (and our Lolcat), or just forward the email below.

If you're already on Facebook, click here to share with your friends.
If you're already on Twitter, click here to tweet about the campaign: Tweet
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Email to forward to your friends:

We pushed them to the brink, but House Republicans rammed through CISPA yesterday afternoon, ahead of schedule.

Let's make sure it dies in the Senate: Please click here to email your Senators right away.

Our hundreds of thousands of emails and tens of thousands of phone calls have had a real impact:

Amendments were adopted that made CISPA (marginally) better.
Earlier this month CISPA was supposed to sail through, but we helped foment real opposition, and the vote was far closer than anybody could have imagined even a couple of weeks ago.
Most Democrats held firm in opposition, and more than two dozen libertarian-leaning Republicans defied their leadership and vote no.
Most importantly, President Obama has threatened to veto CISPA.
The Senate will consider cyber security legislation in the coming weeks. Let's turn up the heat right away:

Click here to tell the Senate to reject CISPA and any and all legislation that doesn't respect privacy and civil liberties.

http://act.demandprogress.org/letter/cispa_passes/?akid=1332.388004.ux5vaf&rd=1&t=2

Thanks for fighting by our side, and please encourage your friends to get involved (and share our Lolcat). You can link back to us, forward this email, or use these links:

If you're already on Facebook, click here to share with your friends.
If you're already on Twitter, click here to tweet about the campaign: Tweet

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No War in Iran: Let us use our voices to thoughtfully engage others in peaceful dialogues about how violence might be avoided. We should not permit ourselves to allow war to happen with Iran.

http://voiceseducation.org/


Ten Practices of “Just Peacemaking”

Support nonviolent direct action.
Take independent initiatives to reduce threat.
Use cooperative conflict resolution.
Acknowledge responsibility for conflict and injustice and seek repentance and forgiveness.
Advance democracy, human rights, and religious liberty.
Foster just and sustainable economic development.
Work with emerging cooperative forces in the international system.
Strengthen the United Nations and international efforts for cooperation and human rights.
Reduce offensive weapons and weapons trade.
Encourage grassroots peacemaking groups and voluntary associations.
Source: Rose Marie Berger, Associate editor, Sojourners,

http://www.sojo.net.


Voices needs your help to continue our work. Join us in our efforts by contributing whatever you can.
Watch for our next Arab Spring installment on Saudi Arabia.
Learn more about Iran, its people and culture in Voices book, Seda: Voices of Iran.

A Final Word

As always, Voices could use your help in continuing our work. Help us to continue to take steps, one after another, for a better tomorrow.

May each of us work to sustain ourselves by creating hope in this new year.

You can also donate by check, made payable to Voic

Actions to celebrate Women's History Month, et al
2 years ago

These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion:
Actions to celebrate Women's History Month, et al:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9131

This petition on change.org: Womens History Mth Act:

https://www.change.org/petitions/womens-history-mth-act

http://www.change.org/petitions/womens-history-mth-act-2



A.A.U.W. Action Network: Tell the Senate: Help ease the burden of student debt- cosponsor and support the Student Loan Affordability Act (S. 2051)!:

http://capwiz.com/aauw/issues/alert/?alertid=61138101&queueid=[capwiz:queue_id]

Don't let them Slash the Women's Bureau:

http://capwiz.com/aauw/issues/alert/?alertid=61115421&queueid=[capwiz:queue_id]

Bullying is not a rite of passage, it's wrong:

http://capwiz.com/aauw/callalert/index.tt?alertid=61082831





Credo: Stop blocking the 'Violence Against Women Act.' This is a successful program that has helped cut domestic violence by 58%, and it should be reauthorized immediately:

http://act.credoaction.com/campaign/vawa_repub/





Center for Reproductive Rights: Proponents of a new Oklahoma "personhood" ballot initiative don’t want you to know how completely it would shred reproductive rights:

http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5971/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=10167

Sec. Sebelius: Is it Yes or No on Birth Control?:

http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5971/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=9523





Roots Action: Universal Healthcare Without Individual Mandate:

http://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=5757&Email=jamesmnordlund@yahoo.com





Firedoglake: AARP needs to hear from you:

http://action.firedoglake.com/page/s/aarp-calls?source=email&subsource=v2





F.C.N.L.: Vote Coming Thursday on Immoral Budget: Act Now:

http://fcnl.org/issues/budget/the_latest_on_the_budget/

NALU: Native Women, FY 2013 Budget Proposal, Energy Development, and more:

http://fcnl.org/issues/nativeam/native_woman_and_vawa/





W.A.N.D.: Call for a budget for all!:

https://app.e2ma.net/app/view:CampaignPublic/id:1407851.7496774574/rid:611a3fbded5088fec0615e4386b7bcd2





Social Security Works:

http://strengthensocialsecurity.org/callcongress





UltraViolet: Every woman should know about this:

http://act.weareultraviolet.org/signup/hcrtop5/





CODEPINK: Send a letter to Senator Dianne Feinstein telling her you want drones out of the hands of the CIA:

http://codepink.salsalabs.com/o/424/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=7105





Breast Cancer Action: Women’s health is under assault again– cosmetics companies are fighting to keep their products among the least-regulated in the country. Don’t let them get away with it.:

http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/6098/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=10096





Update from The Elders: child marriage in India, Egypt's revolutionary women,...:

http://theelders.org/gro-brundtland





Cultural Survival: Celebrate International Women's Day:

http://www.culturalsurvival.org/news/celebrating-international-womens-day?utm_source=INT+Women%27s+Day&utm_campaign=Mother+Language&utm_medium=email





Green Party: March 2012 GreenLine- Green Primary Results and More!:

http://www.jillstein.org/bio

http://www.gp.org/index.php





[PsychRights] The Psychiatric Drugging of Children & Elderly:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_AC--JhPOI&context=C33c3fbdADOEgsToPDskK0fJx0ePSgE5dQzXu1UK0K

http://psychrights.org/index.htm





My related petitions, on change.org, etc., and actions:


Int'l Womens Day 100th anniv + celebrate Womens History Mth
These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion:
Int'l Womens Day 100th anniv + celebrate Womens History Mth:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9040

This petition on change.org: 100th Int'l Womens Day + Womens History Mth:

http://www.change.org/petitions/100th-intl-womens-day-womens-history-mth?share_id=GZqvHPdnbh&pe=pce



Actions for Black History Month, Prisoners rights, et al:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9130

This petition on change.org: Black History Mth: Acts:






Actions for social justice, Indigenous, N.A., et al:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9127

This petition on change.org: Dr MLK, Jr Act/Justice:

http://www.change.org/petitions/dr-mlk-jr-actjustice


http://www.change.org/petitions/dr-mlk-jr-actjustice?share_id=BQszfPrjVO&



Art/Act, soul/social justice, and Happy Holidays!:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9113

This petition on change.org: Art/Act: soul/justice:

Actions for Black History Month, Prisoners rights, et al
3 years ago

These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion:
Actions for Black History Month, Prisoners rights, et al:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9130

This petition on change.org: Black History Mth: Acts:



Sites to send emails and letters, to your Senators, etc.

http://www.capwiz.com/fconl/home

http://www.congress.org/


Sample letter text:

All supremacists from all conspiracies within all demographics, who all collaborate with the white supremacy, must stop dictating their demographics embrace the devolutionary direction of the corporate structure’s convolution; and support allowing kids to be kids, and young women to become women, at minimum, before they’re introduced to any and all forms of corporate whoring. As well, female supremacists can’t collaborate with black and white supremacists in gradually taking away women’s reproductive healthcare and rights, as well as choice; the price they’ll pay when they do will be much greater than the crumbs they get off the republicans plate. Happy Rhodes sings, “words weren’t meant for cowards, be brave…“; write on. They say, the brave are those who stand when standing is hard; I say it’s when you only stand, "all endowed with inalienable rights..." (regardless of the fact that the dino-in-chief has taken away any and all rights from everyone except himself with the NDAA law, for all intents and purposes), yet, we only have the ones we exercise; remember the constitution republicans- that includes women. As well, I've said the united suck of assassins is a country of extremists, supremacists of every conspiracy within every demographic, conspiring with the republican conspiracy (which is why the remocrats keep winning even though they're only 20 % of the population, the dempublicans keep building them up), including academic, supposed Christian (the 'good cop', some of the civil wrongs movement, 'bad cop', all republicans, S.S Tea Partiers, our taliban and al-queda), supposed Sikh, LGBTQ, etc.; Machiavellians and uber-ones, at minimum fascists to nazis, one and all- it's not even a possibility that the evolution's direction can stand against the corporate structure's convolution's devolutionary one, at this rate. The republicans final solution, to steal everything from everyone through the extermination to extinction of humanity and large mammals, technocracies of the world have permanently altered weather cycles causing the increase in the amount and severity of supposedly natural disasters, yet, we know all life are necessary threads in the fabric of life, we can’t allow to be torn asunder. Extermination of humanity, large mammals, determined by the republican conspiracy, globally, millions of birds falling from the sky, fish dead in the water, etc., must be heeded now; before they sukceed in dictating the extinction of humanity and large mammals- as well as the destruction of the earth, and, possibly, all life as you know it. Life is indivisible, struggling with global unnecessary unending war is necessary; although, the intellect can‘t lead, for the life doesn‘t follow. Remember a lesson from WWII, if you’re not taking bullets, you’re making them, and fascism is the last step before the complete backslide to Nazism, possession is only nine-tenths of the law in a poverty stricken mind, centrism among extremists is Nazism, don't be it or allow it; Ghandi said “…be the change you wish to see in the world“, and Castaneda said, “discipline is the art of feeling awe”, etc.. Turn 360 degrees around, back to the evolution, dispelling the convolutions devolutionary direction; and getting back to the real future, we'll only have if you do! By abolishing the over use of fossil fuels (vaporizing the spirit and sucking the very blood of the earth, like the remocrat conspiracy does through their psychic terrorism, the suck, assassinating their only real competition, the real left, the evolution), and the devolutionary direction dictating the permanently altered weather cycles, 100 year storms happening every ten, 10,000 year cataclysmic events happening every thousand, 100,000 year destroying all life events, like alteration of magnetic poles location, their reversal, degradation of our orbit around the sun, happening every ten thousand, etc., and being most alive! Don't be republicated into mirror supremacist images of the white supremacy, being woman, black, supposed christian, Muslim, Hindu, Jewish, Asian, Atheist, male, LGBTQ, age, etc., supremacists isn't equality, there's no equality of nazism; destruction to extinction aren't profit, pleasure, nor power- Audre Lourdes said, "you can't take apart the man's house with the man's tools.”. The premeditated mass-murder of 8 billion people isn’t allowable, opinion, freedom of religion, choice, civil liberty, a right, equality, American dreaming or way of life, nor cool. The dreamers must awaken, unlike the Dino-In-Chief’s response to the tea partiers, which is tripartisanship, centrism, caving, the real left’s is fku+theshtthatshatu, as it should be; thank goodness! They can’t sociologically program somas of illimitable potential, that are indivisible, as life is, in order to republicate automatons for la machine, if you, don‘t agree, resist, refuse, be more so. Popularityism=vampirism=cannibalism=centrism supremacy=fascism=extermination=nazism=extinction. Thanx. Goodbye.

Matutinally Yours,

(include your name, address, and, if you're writing a letter to the editor, your phone # so they can confirm it's your letter)

Honor Dr. M.L.K., Jr. with actions for social justice, et al
3 years ago

These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion:
Actions for social justice, Indigenous, N.A., et al:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9127

This petition on change.org: Dr MLK, Jr Act/Justice:

http://www.change.org/petitions/dr-mlk-jr-actjustice


http://www.change.org/petitions/dr-mlk-jr-actjustice?share_id=BQszfPrjVO&


Copy, share as you will. Thanx for all you do!

All new members welcome, you are needed, and Happy New Year!
3 years ago

All new members welcome, you are needed, and Happy New Year!
Great work here and Happy New Year! Thank you and goodness for all the work, dedication and love you have given and shown your country and people, as well as all humanity, life; your voice of reason will continue to resonate in all those you’ve inspired, and in their actions inspired by yours.


Here's my latest alerts:

Art/Act, soul/social justice, and Happy New Year!
Create art that is action, resolve this New Year to create too; write on!
These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion:

Art/Act, soul/social justice, and Happy Holidays!:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9113

This petition on change.org: Art/Act: soul/justice:

http://www.change.org/petitions/artact-souljustice

http://www.change.org/petitions/artact-souljustice?share_id=LfSCrdRPhA&



Immigration, Green, etc., Actions
These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion:

Immigration, Green, etc., Actions:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9112

This petition on change.org: Immigration, Green Actions:

http://www.change.org/petitions/immigration-green-actions

http://www.change.org/petitions/immigration-green-actions?share_id=qJkzwvRDNA

http://www.change.org/petitions/senators-actions



Some of the groups I moderate, etc.


Disabled Greens News + discuss:

http://www.groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/


Abuse in Therapy:

http://www.health.groups.yahoo.com/group/AbuseinTherapy/


Diffabled, Mental Health, all related issues, advocacy, + professionals:

http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/Diffabled_MentalHealth_Action


reality's My Space page, blog

http://www.myspace.com/jamesmnordlund


reality's Yahoo webhostsite

http://www.thevolutionaries.com/home ,


with clickable linx; and:

http://www.thevolutionaries.com/index.html


Wordpress blog, migrated from windows livespace:

http://jamesmnordlund.wordpress.com/


Actions, profile on change.org:

http://www.change.org/profiles/reality


reality’s profile on The Starlite Café (latest poems):

http://www.thestarlitecafe.com/myhome.php?user=reality1


reality’s blogger profile, blog, google:

http://www.blogger.com/profile/03746613683415101888


Poets / Human Rights:

http://groups.google.com/group/Poets-for-Human-Rights/web/james-m-nordlund-reality-twigs-of-poetree-pour-vous


Poets / Human Rights:

http://www.poetsforhumanrights.ning.com/profile/reality


Windows live space:

http://bl166w.blu166.mail.live.com/default.aspx?rru=home&livecom=1&wa=wsignin1.0


reality's yahoo blog:

http://profiles.yahoo.com/blog/7V7NV7WJVGJI2MIJRHWDZ3MM2Q



Have a nice evening.


Matutinally Yours,


james m nordlund

reality

Art/Act, soul/social justice, and Happy Holidays!
3 years ago

Art/Act, soul/social justice, and Happy Holidays!
These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion:

Immigration, Green, etc., Actions:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9113

This petition on change.org: Art/Act: soul/justice:

http://www.change.org/petitions/artact-souljustice

Thanx for all you do, copy and share as you will.

reality

Immigration, Green, etc., Actions
3 years ago

These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion:

Immigration, Green, etc., Actions:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9112

This petition on change.org: Immigration, Green Actions:

http://www.change.org/petitions/immigration-green-actions

http://www.change.org/petitions/immigration-green-actions?share_id=qJkzwvRDNA

http://www.change.org/petitions/senators-actions



Day Laborers: Ready & Reliable:
Ready and Reliable. Day Laborers are Here to Help.

During this holiday season when good will abounds, the best gift one can give a day laborer is a dignified day of work.

These days, our families aren't expecting luxurious holidays, simply hoping for basic employment to provide for every day needs, a roof over one's head, and to put food on the table. Especially in the winter, when work is more scarce and need is even higher.

More often than not the day laborer community has become the focus of attack with our contributions to our cities' well being going unrecognized. In the face of that marginalization and stigma, contracting workers is itself an act of immeasurable solidarity.

Friends, please consider hiring a day laborer this month. To help facilitate this process, we're launching a new website

http://www.HireaDayLaborer.org

There, you can find the day laborer worker centers closest to you.

I think you'll find it's the help you need, when you need it, at the price you can afford.

Thank you,

Pablo Alvarado.

PS Please go that extra mile and forward this video on to all your friends and family. http://bit.ly/hireadaylaborer

Follow us on:

National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON)
675 Parkview Street, Suite B, Los Angeles, CA 90057 | email: info@ndlon.org




Action: Don't Let Lowe's Off the Hook for Appeasing Anti-Muslim Bigotry:
•CAIR Welcomes U.N. Resolution Condemning Religious Intolerance

•CAIR: Why Does Penn. Care About Banishing Sharia Law?
According to CAIR Civil Rights Attorney Amara Chaudry, Swanger's rhetoric is "nativist" and "is singling me out..."

•CAIR: U.S. Campaign for Muslim Votes

http://www.onislam.net/english/news/americas/455084-us-campaign-for-muslim-votes.html

•CAIR-WA Receives Award at Faith Action Network Banquet

•CAIR-CAN: Prison Guard Trainee Might be Allowed Hijab


CAIR Action Alert:

Don't Let Lowe's Off the Hook for Appeasing Anti-Muslim Bigotry
Take a letter to your local Lowe's store manager, post a photo online

http://www.cair.com/ArticleDetails.aspx?mid1=763&&ArticleID=26895&&name=n&&currPage=1

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 12/21/2011) -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today urged all people of conscience to continue to hold Lowe's corporate headquarters accountable for its decision to appease anti-Muslim bigotry by delivering a letter of protest to a store manager and posting a photo of that action online. Nearly 250,000 people have already expressed their disappointment in Lowe's.

A sample letter to Lowe's managers provided by CAIR states in part: "Lowe's should agree to undertake reasonable actions to show the broader American public that it's business model includes no room for bigotry. Until that time, we have no interest in your products."

The home improvement chain recently pulled its advertising from TLC's new reality series "All-American Muslim" because of an anti-Muslim campaign initiated by fringe right-wing groups like the Florida Family Association (FFA) and Internet hate sites such as "Bare Naked Islam" -- which recently featured a number of threats of violence targeting U.S. and European mosques. The hate groups objected to the show's non-stereotypical portrayals of American Muslims.

CAIR's Islamophobe Profile: Florida Family Association
Waging a One Man War on American Muslims (NY Times)

Lowe's officials have ignored requests to meet with community organizations.

A number of spontaneous protests have take place outside Lowe's stores nationwide and the retailer was forced to delete thousands of anti-Muslim comments from its Facebook page.

CAIR: Lowe's Stores Face Protests for Pulling Ads from 'All American Muslim'
CAIR: Lowe's in Facebook Hell as Racist Comments Pile Up

"Lowe's seems to be betting that the upcoming holidays will distract people from the corporation's decision to appease anti-Muslim bigots," said CAIR National Legislative Director Corey Saylor. "If everyone takes a few simple steps we can remind Lowe's that caving in to bigotry is a bad business model."

Saylor noted that numerous politicians, celebrities and journalists have already spoken out against the decision to pull the ads. This week a group of Baptist and Jewish leaders delivered a petition with 200,000 signatures to Lowe's headquarters. A separate petition has over 40,000 signatures and is growing.

CAIR is working in coordination with the National Boycott Lowe's Network and the Boycott Bigotry campaign.

http://www.cair.com/

ACTION REQUESTED (As always, be polite but persistent. Forward this alert to your friends and family and ask them to take similar actions.)

1) Deliver a letter to Lowe's and take a picture. (For Muslims this is a simple action to take right before or after Jummah prayers.)
• Find a Lowe's outlet near you.

• Print a letter and have some friends and family join you in signing it. To print out th

Elderly, Handicapped, etc., actions
3 years ago

Elderly, Handicapped, etc., actions
These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion:

Elderly, Handicapped, etc., actions:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9108

This petition on change.org: Elderly, etc.: Acts:

http://www.change.org/petitions/elderly-women-etc-actions

http://www.change.org/petitions/elderly-women-etc-actions?share_id=DyroqdlZwB&



One week to go.:
Take Action

Call 1-866-251-4044 TODAY to tell your Senator: Hands Off Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid




Other related Petitions on change.org:

Congress: Repeal Social Security reduction, Increase Medicare funding.:

http://www.change.org/petitions/congress-repeal-social-security-reduction-increase-medicare-funding


Bevery Scott CEO: Stop Double Fare For Paratransit Riders.

http://www.change.org/petitions/bevery-scott-ceo-stop-double-fare-for-paratransit-riders


Government Body: Make a Law to Stop Elder Abuse and Neglect:

http://www.change.org/petitions/government-body-make-a-law-to-stop-elder-abuse-and-neglect



Diffability and related issues, etc., groups and sites:

Adapt Community Choice Act List:

http://www.adapt.org


The Enable Newsletter: UN:

http://www.un.org/disabilities


Lives Worth Living: PBS Documentary Highlights the Disability Rights Movement's History and Renowned Advocate Fred Fay:

http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/lives-worth-living/


Disability Mentoring Day provides opportunities for youth and other job seekers with disabilities to explore careers and connect to employers:

http://www.ncwd-youth.info/blog/?p=280



Non-profits websites to: get phone #`s of, email, fax, your political representatives, write letters to editors, etc.:

F.C.N.L.:

http://www.capwiz.com/fconl/home/

Congress.org:

http://www.congress.org

Public Citizen: Actions:

http://www.citizen.org/Page.aspx?pid=4803

Citizen Works: Actions:

http://www.citizenworks.org/actions/index.php

The Green Party of the United States:

http://www.gp.org/index.php

disabledgreens, yahoo group of: Disability Caucus of the US Green Party:

http://www.groups.yahoo.com/group/disabledgreens/

Related Link: http://www.immuneweb.org/dg/


Thanx for all you do.

Disabled, Elderly, Handicapped, etc., actions
3 years ago

These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion:

Disabled, Elderly, Handicapped, etc., actions:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9102

This petition on change.org: Disabled, Elderly: Acts:

http://www.change.org/petitions/disabled-elderly-acts

http://www.change.org/petitions/disabled-elderly-acts?share_id=OhQyiqUorr&pe=pce

http://www.change.org/petitions/you-acts



AAPD's: Justice For All: National Disability Employment Awareness Month Explained: AAPD's Dana Fink and Sarah Amin Offer Information and Resources:
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), a national campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities. Each October the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) commemorates NDEAM by organizing Disability Mentoring Day. In this guest blog, AAPD staff explain how Disability Mentoring Day provides opportunities for youth and other job seekers with disabilities to explore careers and connect to employers.

http://www.ncwd-youth.info/blog/?p=280

Lives Worth Living:
PBS Documentary Highlights the Disability Rights Movement's History and Renowned Advocate Fred Fay:

http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/lives-worth-living/

Etc..




ADAPT: FW: Obama jeopardizing Medicaid:
New Republic: How Obama Is Jeopardizing Medicaid

by Pema Levy

October 5, 2011

Pema Levy is an assistant editor at The American Prospect.

In one of its many attempts to get its budget deficit under control, in 2008 California decided to cut its reimbursement rates to medical providers for poor and disabled persons enrolled in the state's Medicaid program. The result was that providers began to cut back on services, and pharmacists stopped filling prescriptions because the reimbursements came to less than the cost of the drugs. California, for all intents and purposes, was no longer upholding the federal mandate to provide Medicaid patients with "meaningful access" to care. Numerous lawsuits were filed against the state to reverse the cuts, and they are now consolidated into Douglas v. Independent Living Center of Southern California, the first case the Supreme
Court will hear today, on the first day of its new term.

As it stands, Douglas is no longer about Medicaid rates or "meaningful
access," but whether Medicaid beneficiaries and providers have the right to
sue the state to enforce federal Medicaid statutes - and, in a surprising
move, the Obama administration has sided with California, with the Deputy
Solicitor General arguing before the Court today that only the Department of
Health and Human Services should be able to enforce compliance with
Medicaid. "They want the prerogative of when and where to intervene in state
conduct matters," says Sara Rosenbaum, a law professor and health care
expert at George Washington University, venturing a guess as to the
administration's motives. California's backers also worry about
court-imposed payment schemes replacing state discretion, as well as a surge
in litigation.

But the Obama administration's position is a big mistake. Not only would
rolling back such private rights endanger patients and providers, it could
also impede the administration's own agenda. Because the ability of the
federal government to enforce its health care laws through HHS is limited,
it often relies on private lawsuits to keep states in check. In fact, the
success of the administration's signature policy achievement, the Affordable
Care Act, could depend on exactly the kind of action it's trying to rule
out.

OF THE 32 MILLION Americans the Obama administration's Affordable Care Act
will eventually insure, almost half - 15 million - will gain insurance under
a massive Medicaid expansion by January 2014. The impact of the ACA, in
other words, depends on states complying with Medicaid requirements - the
very laws Douglas could effectively end the ability of private citizens to
enforce through legal action. Another scenario where you might see the ACA
falter is if a state took over responsibility for running a health-care
exchange, and then failed to comply with federal requirements in some way. A
ruling against providers and beneficiaries in Douglas therefore "limits the
options for enforcing the Affordable Care Act," says Timothy Jost, a law
professor at Washington and Lee University School of Law. "At this point the
assumption is that the states will implement it and that the federal
government will enforce it. The possibility to enforce implementation
[either through private actions or HHS] is a fall-back position. But in the
future, particularly if Obama loses the 2012 election, it narrows options
for making sure implementation goes through." Even under a Democratic
administration, however, leaving enforcement up to HHS is a disaster waiting
to happen. That's because, historically, HHS has a middling record of
enforcing Medicaid's rules. For instance, the California rate cuts that
launched the lawsuit in question are still in effect, points out Rochelle
Bobroff, Directing Attorney of the Federal Rights Project at the National
Senior Citizens Law Center. "The federal government never goes to court over
non-conforming state plans," says Bobroff. "They just don't do it." More
importantly, HHS is largely limited to

Urgent social justice, green, indigenous, act
3 years ago

These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion:

Urgent social justice, green, indigenous, act:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9096

This petition on change.org: Urgent Act, for all:

http://www.change.org/petitions/you-urgent-act-for-all?share_id=SMkkIDurmD&pe=pce

http://www.change.org/petitions/you-urgent-act-for-all



Urgent: Innocent man about to be executed:
Dear MoveOn member,

Troy Davis could be executed as soon as September 21, 2011, for a crime he did not commit. Davis is on death row in Georgia for the 1991 murder of police officer Mark MacPhail. However, since his conviction, seven of the nine witnesses who testified against him have recanted and no physical evidence links Davis to the crime.

No one should be executed when there are so many doubts about guilt. It is more important than ever that we continue to let Georgia authorities know that we oppose any effort to execute Troy Davis.

That's why I created a petition to the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles on SignOn.org, which says:

We, the undersigned, call on Georgia authorities to take all steps necessary to ensure that Troy Anthony Davis is not executed. Seven of the nine witnesses have changed their story and no physical evidence links Davis to the crime. No one should be executed, especially when there are so many doubts about guilt.

Will you sign the petition? Click here to add your name, and then pass it along to your friends:

http://www.moveon.org/r?r=263925&id=31093-1718406-NozxOEx&t=2

Thanks!

–Ana Zamora, Death Penalty Focus

The text above was written by Ana Zamora from Death Penalty Focus, not by MoveOn staff, and MoveOn is not responsible for the content. This email was sent through MoveOn's secure system, and your information has been kept private. Death Penalty Focus did not pay for this—we never sell or rent the MoveOn list.




Another way to help Troy Davis:
There could be one more avenue to help save Troy Davis from execution on Wednesday September 21 — but to take advantage of it, we need you to speak out now, and ask your friends and family to take action as well.

We've learned that Chatham County District Attorney Larry Chisolm, who asked a judge to issue Troy's death warrant, can also ask the judge to take it back. This move would be a game-changer — but it'll only happen if he feels more pressure from us to do the right thing than he feels from all those in Savannah calling for Troy's death.

Click the link below to automatically sign the petition to District Attorney Larry Chisolm, which reads:

"Based on the major, persistent doubts about his guilt, I call on you to seek a withdrawal of the death warrant against Troy Davis and to support clemency in his case."

http://www.act.colorofchange.org/sign/chisolm




All Troy Davis petitions on change.org:

Stop my brother Troy Davis' Execution on Sep. 21.:

http://www.change.org/petitions/stop-my-brother-troy-davis-execution-on-sep-21

WILL GEORGIA EXECUTE ANTHONY TROY DAVIS ON QUESTIONABLE TESTIMONY?:

http://www.change.org/petitions/will-georgia-execute-anthony-troy-davis-on-questionable-testimony

Georgia must re-try Troy Davis:

http://www.change.org/petitions/georgia-must-re-try-troy-davis

Help save Troy Davis from execution:

http://www.change.org/petitions/help-save-troy-davis-from-execution

Chatham County District Attorney: Request that Troy Davis Death Warrant be Withdrawn:

http://www.change.org/petitions/chatham-county-district-attorney-request-that-troy-davis-death-warrant-be-withdrawn

troy davis: Stay the execution of Troy Davis and find him innocent of all charges.:

http://www.change.org/petitions/troy-davis-stay-the-execution-of-troy-davis-and-find-him-innocent-of-all-charges

Governor of Georgia.USA: Stop the execution of Troy Davis:

http://www.change.org/petitions/governor-of-georgiausa-stop-the-execution-of-troy-davis

Appeals for Clemency and Reprieve from Execution for Troy Anthony Davis:

http://www.change.org/petitions/appeals-for-clemency-and-reprieve-from-execution-for-troy-anthony-davis

Georgia pardon and parol boarde: Stay of exacution for troy davis:

http://www.change.org/petitions/georgia-pardon-and-parol-boarde-stay-of-exacution-for-troy-davis

the Institute for Tsunamic Justice: To Stop the Execution of Troy Davis by Arresting "Jim Crow":

http://www.change.org/petitions/the-institute-for-tsunamic-justice-to-stop-the-execution-of-troy-davis-by-arresting-jim-crow

act / abolition:

http://www.change.org/petitions/act-abolition

innocence project:

http://www.change.org/petitions/innocence-project

act for social justice:

http://www.change.org/petitions/act-for-social-justice

Innocent until proven guilty:

http://www.change.org/petitions/innocent-until-proven-guilty

Read Diverse:

http://www.change.org/petitions/read-diverse

troy davis: Stop The MODERN DAY LYNCHING:

http://www.change.org/petitions/troy-davis-stop-the-modern-day-lynching

troy davis: Please uphold justice and grant clemency to Troy Davis.:

http://www.change.org/petitions/troy-davis-please-uphold-justice-and-grant-clemency-to-troy-davis-3

Call Congress, vote no on Deficit Bill
3 years ago

Call Congress, vote no on Deficit Bill
These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion:

Call Congress, vote no on Deficit Bill:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9095

This petition on change.org: Call Congress, vote no on Deficit Bill:

http://www.change.org/petitions/call-congress-vote-no-on-deficit-bill

http://www.change.org/petitions/call-congress-vote-no-on-deficit-bill?share_id=dHsqwUMJqC&pe=pce

Dinos suggest, "nobody wants to see what's in sausage-making, they just want it done", we know what's in their "deal", they’re grinding up the future’s of all lower-middle-class to poor; we can stand, say no to the devolutionary direction the S.S. tea party is steering their tripartisanship in- we won‘t watch our nation crashed into fascist rocks, our futures dashed upon them, for the uber-greedy! Call your Congress person and ask them to vote no on the deficit bill.

Sample talking points, letter:
Dear Congress Person,

Hi. Oppose the creation of a uber-Congress in the deficit bill. The constitution makes no mention of such a body, and I understand this is how members of Congress hope to insulate themselves now, from making unpopular votes to cut Social Security and Medicare benefits, in the future. On behalf of the elderly and all citizens who will face serious setbacks if these cuts are enacted, I want you to know that I consider a vote for this bill a vote to cut Social Security and Medicare benefits; and I will not be supporting you in the next election if you vote for this ‘uber-Congress to cut Social Security and Medicare benefits’ bill, the, supposed, deficit bill. Goodbye.

Matutinally Yours,

(name, address, if using as a letter to the editor, don’t forget to include your phone #, not inside the letter)



Non-profits websites to get phone #‘s of, email, fax, your Congress person, etc.:


F.C.N.L.:

http://capwiz.com/fconl/home/




Congress.org:

http://www.congress.org


Public Citizen: Actions:

http://www.citizen.org/Page.aspx?pid=4803


Citizen Works: Actions:

http://www.citizenworks.org/actions/index.php


The Leadership Conference: Actions: Call your Congressman: Toll-free at:
1-888-907-1485

http://www.civilrights.org/action_center/



Latest advocacy, actions on the deficit bill by non-profits:


RootsAction: This is a terrible deal, reject it.:

http://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=4550


CREDO: Democrats in the House and the Senate can and must stop a bad deal:

http://act.credoaction.com/call/report/?cp_id=133&id=25096-585348-FNJQJKx&tg=FSND_1&t=8


MoveOn: et us know what you think? Should MoveOn support the deal to raise the debt ceiling?:

http://pol.moveon.org/debtceilingvote/?id=29404-1718406-5ybZCjx


Firedoglake: Catfood Commission on steroids: Oppose the deficit bill:

http://action.firedoglake.com/page/s/supercongress?source=email&subsource=whip



Thanx for all you do. reality

Acts to defend Old, Kids, Women, Disabled, et al :)
3 years ago

Acts to defend Old, Kids, Women, Disabled, et al
These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion:

Acts to defend Old, Kids, Women, Disabled:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9093

This petition on change.org: Act, defend Old, Kids, Disabled, et al:

http://www.change.org/petitions/act-defend-old-kids-disabled-et-al-actions-and-advocacy-to-defend-old-kids-women-disabled-et-al?share_id=XSAvrzIRSz&pe=pce



Time to Do Right:
Don't vote for Social Security cuts.
Share this action on Facebook

Share this action on Twitter

RootsAction has posted a chart recording which members of Congress have publicly committed to protecting Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid from cuts.

Your representative is NOT among them.

Now is the time to demand that he or she make that basic commitment.

You can do so and find out which members of Congress have promised to protect our basic safety net here.

This link will work for folks living in different districts, so please ask your friends to join in regardless of where they live.

http://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=4544

Sincerely,
David, Aimee, Sarah
and the RootsAction Team




S&P has gone too far.:
Tell the SEC:
Revoke Standard & Poors Authority as a Credit Ratings Agency. Stop S&P from escaping responsibility for their role in the 2008 financial crisis.

» Sign the petition.

First, Standard & Poors threatened to downgrade the US credit rating if cuts were not made to Social Securty and Medicare to reduce the deficit.

Then, two days after a bipartisan Senate committee found S&P's misleading mortgage ratings to be a 'key cause' of the 2008 financial crisis, the agency issued another downgrade threat.

A few months later, after the SEC announced they would investigate agencies like S&P for fraud, S&P issued yet ANOTHER downgrade threat, this time with the arbitrary ransom of $4 trillion in deficit reduction which would likely include deep cuts to Social Security and Medicare benefits.

Is S&P blackmailing the White House into absolving them of any responsibility for the 2008 crash by threatening downgrades every time there's an attempt to hold their feet to the fire? If that's the case, big benefit cuts are on their way.

Sign our petition demanding the SEC revoke S&P's government seal of approval for using ratings downgrades as political weapons to avoid responsibility for the 2008 crash.

Click here to sign: http://action.firedoglake.com/page/s/revoke-sp

he White House is more worried about the political fallout from a downgrade than they are a default, according to numerous news reports. That gives S&P tremendous power to drive this debate, and force the political class to cave to whatever demands they make. No voter, regardless of party, should want an organization to have that much power to determine the course of the US economy or to play kingmaker in Presidential elections.

S&P's political agenda is clear. The agency never said a word about extending the Bush tax cuts last December, which punched the $4 trillion hole in the deficit that they now say must be compensated to avoid a downgrade of US debt.

In recent months, S&P has been lobbying furiously to de-fang Dodd-Frank provisions that demand greater accountability for credit ratings agencies. S&P Managing Director David Beers has also been holding private meetings with big Wall Street investors about his thoughts on a US debt downgrade, but not the public.

S&P is abusing its power as a ratings agency by meddling in politics and forcing a false choice between sweeping benefit cuts to reduce the deficit or destroying the US credit rating and world economy. Their role in the 2008 financial collapse alone is more than enough reason for the SEC to strip S&P of their government seal of approval.

Tell the SEC to take away S&P's authority as a credit rating agency for their role in the 2008 financial meltdown.

S&P has seriously overstepped their authority and put the world economy at risk. Together, we can blow the lid off their attempts to control the outcome of the debt ceiling negotiations and the 2012 election.

Deepest thanks,

Brian Sonenstein
Digital Strategy Director
Firedoglake.com

Actions:

http://fdlaction.firedoglake.com/

PS: For more on S&P's efforts to avoid accountability, check out Jane's post at Firedoglake.com, "Is Standard and Poor's Manipulating US Debt Rating to Escape Liability for the Mortgage Crisis?"

Firedoglake's community of 350,000 activists is supported by small donations from people like you.
Can you chip in to keep us strong? Click here to contribute.




Public Citizen: Actions:

http://www.citizen.org/Page.aspx?pid=4803



Citizen Works: Actions:

http://www.citizenworks.org/actions/index.php




Clean:
"No cuts. No deals. End this madness now and pass a clean debt ceiling increase so America doesn't default."

Sign the Petition!

Dear MoveOn member,

This insanity has gone too far. In just four days, America could be forced into default for the first time in history.

With time running out and no compromise on the horizon, the best way to avoid default is to pass a "clean" bill that simply assures the rest of the world tha

Actions to defend elderly, handicapped, kids, women, et al :)
3 years ago

Actions to defend elderly, handicapped, kids, women, et al
These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion:

Actions to defend elderly, handicapped, kids, women, et al:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9087

This petition on change.org: Act, defend nonrich:

http://www.change.org/petitions/act-defend-nonrich?share_id=lmGeeIxveF&pe=pce

Sample talking points, letter: We can't allow dems to devolve back into dinos, democrats in name only, loyal republican pets, or allow Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security to have their funding cut, even by the scalpel-in-chief’s “thinning them“ to meet needs of political expediency; nor their coverage decreased- the cat food commission was wrong! Another example, the rem dictated, and dem leaning towards, “raising the retirement age in S.S.“, would be stealing from the elderly who were contracted to pay into it all their lives and retire at 65 years old; as well, middle-class to poor people’s life expectancy isn’t going up, and hasn’t been, only the upper-middle-class to rich’s is- in the future, with this coming bad economic decade, the same will be the case. Dems can’t destroy elderly, and future elderly, in order to give more extreme tax cuts to the extremely rich, and richest corps.. Society’s standing behind its elderly isn’t an "entitlement", which the rems and dems have been calling Medicare, Social Security, etc., for months, we give them, it’s a gift we’re returning; which should be returned in full- briefly, it’s a civil right. How have we gotten to the point where we must stand up to rems even if it means they may try and close down the federal gov’t by obstructing the raising of the debt ceiling; by the dems embracing the devolutionary direction of the corporate structure‘s convolution, as the rems do- manifesting political conning of the populace with delusional paradigms and constructs like, “we must avoid economic loses by conspiring with the rems gutting the weak”, all based on the delusional construct of duality, by which the dems may try and “get away with it”, conspiring with the rich and rems while making believe they had to. How are the delusional constructs, like ‘materialism, sides‘, etc., dispelled, for they don’t exist, simply, dualities’ supposedly enabling, division, its goal divide and conquer, only works on the divided, life is indivisible; as one’s potential is illimitable- Ghandi said, “we must be the changes we wish to see in the world“, through, “Abhaya, fearlessness“. How, addressing, not addressing injustices has costs, former is individual, the later is global, as well, if you don’t stand up for yourself, exercise your responsibility, you lose power, also, those real deficits (consequence of delusional gains), in lost power taken from us, or abdicated willingly to the Gov‘t, etc., individually, communally, globally, add up; manifesting autocratic power, which corrupts until it’s absolute power- that corrupts absolutely. Yet, one can’t abdicate their responsibility, therefore, one suffers the consequences of what those false, or misled leaders do, and don’t. That’s why “Abhaya”, is the only solutioning, betwixt one and reality; which, if continually concentrated, evolves one, all- if not you, then who, now, when, here, where, this, what? Don’t let dems cave at all. reality




Dear Mr. President- Do Not Yield:
Will You Join the Call for Shared Sacrifice?

Read Bernie Sander's letter to the president -- and add your name!:

http://sanders.senate.gov/petition/?uid=c1fd7f9b-abd8-4e7a-a370-1867881259d8

What are your budget priorities? Take a poll:

http://sanders.senate.gov/polls/index.cfm?uid=7f1106fe-a383-4473-8f0d-3ed108a86140




Back our champions today:
As we recently announced, Progressive Future is now Fair Share Alliance. And, while our name has changed our fight to defend Medicare and education funding in the current budget battle goes on.

As you read this President Obama has stepped in to lead negotiations and everything is at stake.

Republicans like Sen. Mitch McConnell want to cut Medicare and slash other critical programs. And, they won’t even discuss making millionaires and big corporations pay their fair share. In fact House Majority Leader Eric Cantor recently backed out of talks led by Vice President Biden over this point.

President Obama is working to craft a budget deal with Democratic and Republican leaders before July 4th. We need Democratic leaders Sen. Harry Reid (NV) and Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (CA) to continue to stand strong against crippling cuts to Medicare and education funding, and press to raise needed funds by taxing millionaires and closing tax loopholes for oil companies and other big corporations.

So, now is our chance to make a difference by showing our champions that they have the public support to hold their ground.

Click here to send a message to Sen. Reid and Rep. Pelosi urging them to keep standing strong.

https://secure3.convio.net/engage/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=2407

Thanks for standing with us to make sure the rich and powerful pay their fair share, and the rest of us get a fair shot.

Sincerely,

Adam Lioz, Program Director
AdamL@FairShareAlliance.org

http://www.FairShareAlliance.org




Actions and alerts by, for, diffabled, on these issues

Boehner Protest Update:
Speaker Boehner's staff gave a vague statement to the ADAPTers assembled at the office. ADAPTers responded with a rousing version of "Put John Boehner in a Nursing Home". (See below for lyrics.)

The g

Indigenous; Green; N.A.; etc., actions :)
3 years ago

These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion:

Indigenous; Green; N.A.; etc., actions:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9085

This petition on change.org: Indigenous; Green; N.A., acts:

http://www.change.org/petitions/indigenous-green-na-acts?share_id=JLfYcKoWPA&pe=pce

reality

Act and advocate on more issues
3 years ago

Act and advocate on more issues
These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9084

This petition on change.org: Act on more issues:

http://www.change.org/petitions/act-on-more-issues?share_id=SxOoNoevDm&pe=pce

Think about advocating and doing activism on more issues than you usually do; increase your empathy and compassion for others- do more than you usually do. You can do it, go for it. Here’s my latest petitions, etc., do as few or as many as you’d like:

These petitions on change.org:

Don't cut needed spending:

http://www.change.org/petitions/dont-cut-needed-spending

http://www.change.org/petitions/dont-cut-needed-spending?share_id=JisJVqhJHE&pe=pce


Demand exit strategy for Afghanistan:

http://www.change.org/petitions/demand-exit-strategy-for-afghanistan

http://www.change.org/petitions/demand-exit-strategy-for-afghanistan?share_id=fyNJMHVaUY&pe=pce


No offshore drilling permits:

http://www.change.org/petitions/no-offshore-drilling-permits

http://www.change.org/petitions/no-offshore-drilling-permits?share_id=nZbJIYZWLn&pe=pce


Don't restrict international broadcasts:

http://www.change.org/petitions/dont-restrict-international-broadcasts

http://www.change.org/petitions/dont-restrict-international-broadcasts?share_id=zyPfnFfCul&pe=pce


Don't restrict international broadcasts:

http://www.change.org/petitions/dont-restrict-international-broadcasts

http://www.change.org/petitions/dont-restrict-international-broadcasts?share_id=zyPfnFfCul&pe=pce


Chemical testing and food:

http://www.change.org/petitions/chemical-testing-and-food

http://www.change.org/petitions/chemical-testing-and-food?share_id=sHDhREMcBx&pe=pce


No “rivatizing” public housing:

http://www.change.org/petitions/no-privatizing-public-housing

http://www.change.org/petitions/no-privatizing-public-housing?share_id=bOKgKCUCpz&pe=pce


Aid International Criminal Court:

http://www.change.org/petitions/aid-international-criminal-court

http://www.change.org/petitions/aid-international-criminal-court?share_id=PdvxcMmbuU&pe=pce


This Father's Day, advocate/act for elders, all fathers:
These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9082

This petition on change.org: Father's Day, advocate/act:

http://www.change.org/petitions/fathers-day-advocateact

http://www.change.org/petitions/fathers-day-advocateact?share_id=GRPHZqrnof&pe=pce


Advocate/Act for elderly, handicapped, et al, or yours will be next
These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9065

This petition on change.org: Act for elderly, handicapped, et al:

http://www.change.org/petitions/act-for-elderly-handicapped-et-al?share_id=zWvCUuUDDp&pe=pce


Mother's Day, celebrate with advocacy and action
These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9066

This petition on change.org: Mother's Day, advocate/act:

http://www.change.org/petitions/mothers-day-advocateact?share_id=gEcPUzLgYr&pe=pce


In Memoriam, good Memorial Day to All, Art/Act
These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9079

This petition on change.org: In Memoriam, Art/Act:

http://www.change.org/petitions/in-memoriam-artact?share_id=BDbnCTdACv&pe=pce


My profile and actions on change.org:

http://www.change.org/profiles/reality

http://www.change.org/#started-by-me


Thanx for all you do


reality

This Father's Day, advocate/act for elders, all fathers :)
3 years ago

These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion:
This Father's Day, advocate/act for elders, all fathers:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9082

This petition on change.org: Father's Day, advocate/act:

http://www.change.org/petitions/fathers-day-advocateact

http://www.change.org/petitions/fathers-day-advocateact?share_id=GRPHZqrnof&pe=pce

My actions on change.org:

http://www.change.org/profiles/reality



Moveon.org: Medicare

http://pol.moveon.org/medicarehostage/?id=27845-1718406-c359Pux&t=2



W.A.N.D.: Vote for the America you want!

http://www.wand.org/2011/06/08/federal-budget-preference-poll/



CREDO: Tell Congress: Tax millionaires and billionaires

http://act.credoaction.com/campaign/tax_millionaires/?rc=chaser&r=8063&id=22147-585348-xOzYB8x



A.A.P.D. Alerts for elderly, etc.
Remembering Helen Roth, Disability Rights Leader

http://jfactivist.typepad.com/jfactivist/2011/06/disability-health-care-coalition-survey-need-your-participation-by-june-13.html

A System in Disarray: NY Times Expose on Failures of Institutions

http://jfactivist.typepad.com/jfactivist/2011/06/a-system-in-disarray-mistreatment-and-mismanagement-at-ny-institutions-for-people-with-developmental.html

Don't 8 Million PWD Need Health Care? Tell Congress: Stop Medicaid Slashes!:

http://jfactivist.typepad.com/jfactivist/2011/06/action-alert-tell-us-congress-again-no-slashing-of-medicaid.html

Honor Veterans with Disabilities: Strengthen Social Security Now!:

http://strengthensocialsecurity.org/action



Recent related advocacy/activism

Advocate/Act for elderly, handicapped, et al, or yours will be next
These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion:
Advocate/Act for elderly, handicapped, et al, or yours will be next:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9065

This petition on change.org: Act for elderly, handicapped, et al:

http://www.change.org/petitions/act-for-elderly-handicapped-et-al?share_id=zWvCUuUDDp&pe=pce


Mother's Day, celebrate with advocacy and action
These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion:
Mother's Day, celebrate with advocacy and action:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9066

This petition on change.org: Mother's Day, advocate/act:

http://www.change.org/petitions/mothers-day-advocateact?share_id=gEcPUzLgYr&pe=pce


In Memoriam, good Memorial Day to All, Art/Act
These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion:
In Memoriam, good Memorial Day to All, Art/Act:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9079

This petition on change.org: In Memoriam, Art/Act:

http://www.change.org/petitions/in-memoriam-artact?share_id=BDbnCTdACv&pe=pce



Other related change.org petitions

United keep your promises to retirees:

http://www.change.org/petitions/united-keep-your-promises-to-retirees

Defend Medicare from Republican Attacks:

http://www.change.org/petitions/defend-medicare-from-republican-attacks



United Farm Workers: Tell CA Gov. Jerry Brown to protect farm workers

http://action.ufw.org/page/s/sb104petition



Women Thrive Worldwide: Tell Congress: No Killer Cuts in 2012

http://capwiz.com/womenthrive/issues/alert/?alertid=48015501



Thanx for all you do



reality

In Memoriam, good Memorial Day to All, Art/Act
3 years ago

In Memoriam, good Memorial Day to All, Art/Act
These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion:
In Memoriam, good Memorial Day to All, Art/Act:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9079

This petition on change.org: In Memoriam, Art/Act:

http://www.change.org/petitions/in-memoriam-artact?share_id=BDbnCTdACv&pe=pce

reality

Broadening your view, advocate on more issues
3 years ago

Broadening your view, advocate on more issues
Think about broadening your view, and advocating on more issues. Consider advocating on these latest petitions, etc., of mine:

These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion:
Broadening your view, advocate on more issues:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9071

This petition on change.org: Broaden your view, advocate more:

http://www.change.org/petitions/broaden-your-view-advocate-more?share_id=xCsHdLGRQL&pe=pce



These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion:
Mother's Day, celebrate with advocacy and action:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9066

This petition on change.org: Mother's Day, advocate/act:

http://www.change.org/petitions/mothers-day-advocateact?share_id=gEcPUzLgYr&pe=pce



Advocate/Act for elderly, handicapped, et al, or yours will be next
These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion:
Advocate/Act for elderly, handicapped, et al, or yours will be next:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9065

This petition on change.org: Act for elderly, handicapped, et al:

http://www.change.org/petitions/act-for-elderly-handicapped-et-al?share_id=zWvCUuUDDp&pe=pce


Thanx.


reality

Mother's Day, celebrate with advocacy and action :)
3 years ago

These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion:
Mother's Day, celebrate with advocacy and action:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9066

This petition on change.org: Mother's Day, advocate/act:

http://www.change.org/petitions/mothers-day-advocateact?share_id=gEcPUzLgYr&pe=pce



Speak out for moms everywhere:
Save the Children has joined with notable "Champions for Children" and Link TV to spread the message of our NEW State of the World's Mothers report.

http://www.savethechildren.org/site/c.8rKLIXMGIpI4E/b.6743707/k.219/State_of_the_Worlds_Mothers_2011.htm?msource=pceltstw0511&tr=y&auid=8276515

U.S. investment in maternal and child health is saving lives around the world - we cannot stop now! By adding your voice, you can help save more mothers and children.

Read the State of the World's Mothers report

Want to see it to believe it?
Watch the TV special!

"ViewChange: The Mothers Index"
The 30-minute documentary brings the themes of the State of the World's Mothers report to life. See how proven, low-cost solutions are saving lives and empowering mothers and mothers-to-be in some of the world's poorest countries.

The special will air on Link TV:
Friday May 6, at 7 p.m. EDT / 4 p.m. PDT
Tuesday, May 10, at 11 p.m. EDT / 8 p.m. PDT.
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Act

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A.A.P.D.: Help mothers of handicapped kids:

http://jfactivist.typepad.com/jfactivist/2011/04/action-alert-tell-your-congressmen-to-support-free-and-appropriate-education-for-students-with-disab.html

http://www.aapd.com/site/c.pvI1IkNWJqE/b.5607285/k.42E6/Take_Action_Make_Your_Voice_Heard.htm




ADAPT: Help mothers of disabled, etc., kids: protests in Congress against massive Medicaid cuts. Send your message now!:

http://capwiz.com/rochestercdr/issues/alert/?alertid=44342501&queueid=6828445176

http://capwiz.com/rochestercdr/issues/?style=D&




One gift for Mom and Mother Earth:
This Mother’s Day you can give Mom a gift she’s sure to love -- because it shows you care deeply about saving Mother Earth.

In fact, we have so many great Green Gifts for Mother’s Day, why not pick a different one for each of the women in your life whose motherhood you want to honor?

View the full Mother’s Day collection.

http://www.nrdcgreengifts.org/

Act

http://www.nrdc.org/action/




Flowers for a week or seeds for life?:
Were you thinking brunch? Maybe flowers or jewelry? You won’t need a reservation or shipping to show mom how much you care about her this Mother’s Day.

Visit ACCION’s MicroMarket for a great selection of unique gifts that will let the special women in your life know how much you love them AND – at the same time – help women around the world to lift themselves and their families out of poverty!

We’ve got perfect gifts for moms – from seeds to help a small farmer grow a better future to spices that will help a vendor in the slums of Mumbai boost her sales and give her family a taste:

http://www.accion.org/Page.aspx?pid=2120

Act

http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/6214/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=2073




The True Meaning of Mothers Day:
Dear Friend of WAND,

With Mother’s Day fast approaching, we thought we’d share the story of the true meaning of this holiday. In 1870, Julia Ward Howe, a suffragette and abolitionist, issued one of the first calls for a celebration of mothers. Julia wrote a proclamation titled "Mother's Day for Peace” as a pacifist reaction to the Civil War. She called on mothers to have a voice in their societies and to use that voice to oppose war and speak for peace.

In 1914, Anna Jarvis convinced the U.S. Congress to pass a joint resolution establishing an official Mother's Day. Anna's campaign for Mother's Day drifted away from emphasizing women's roles as peacemakers as Julia Ward Howe had done, and focused instead on women’s role in the family.

Here at WAND, we still like to recognize Julia Ward Howe's mission to encourage women to promote peace. In honor of Mother’s Day, we are asking people to write to their local papers and urge their members of Congress to pass a budget that is more in line with their values—a budget that builds our economy prosperity, while still keeping us secure. Rather than wasting billions on weapons that don’t work and that we don’t need, we need a budget that invests in jobs, education, and infrastructure.

In honor of the true meaning of Mother’s Day, we have attached two sample letters to the editor that you can personalize and submi

Advocate/Act for elderly, handicapped, homeless, et al, or yours will be next
3 years ago

These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion:
Advocate/Act for elderly, handicapped, et al, or yours will be next:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9065

This petition on change.org: Act for elderly, handicapped, et al:

http://www.change.org/petitions/act-for-elderly-handicapped-et-al?share_id=zWvCUuUDDp&pe=pce



ADAPT to Washington: "Stop De-funding Our FREEDOM! (and lives)":
For Immediate release, For information contact: April 26, 2011

Bruce Darling, 585-370-6690
Rahnee Patrick, 312-320-5111

http://www.adapt.org

Washington, D.C.- Over 400 members of the national grassroots disability rights organization, ADAPT will converge on Washington, D.C. from all parts of the country April 30-May 5 to tell Congress and the Obama Administration to "Stop De-funding Our FREEDOM!"

"For people with disabilities and those who are aging, it feels like we are being drowned in a man-made tsunami of cuts to Medicaid services," said Bruce Darling, ADAPT organizer from Rochester, NY. "Between the draconian cuts we are experiencing in our home states, and the added threat of collateral damage from the budget wars here in Washington, we are not only at risk for losing our freedom to live in our own homes, but we are truly afraid for our lives."

The 1999 U.S. Supreme Court Olmstead decision, affirming Title II of the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, mandates that people with
disabilities of all ages should be served in the "most integrated
setting," which almost always is their own home and community. Olmstead further states that isolating people unnecessarily in institutions is segregation, and therefore illegal.

Yet today, at least 38 states are proposing or have made cuts to Medicaid that threaten the civil rights of older and disabled Americans to live in their own homes and neighborhoods. These cuts are proposed in a variety of areas, from home-based attendant services, to medications, vision and dental services, to mental health services, and durable medical equipment like wheelchairs. All of these services and equipment are medically necessary for the health and safety and freedom of those with disabilities and who are aging.

"Our own home states are treating us like second class citizens, and it's no better here in Washington," said Mike Ervin, ADAPT organizer from Chicago. "For 20 years we've been telling everyone that removing the institutional bias from the Medicaid program, giving people who need some daily assistance the choice to stay in their own home to receive services, would save the government money along with being in compliance with the law. And yet, even with research to back us up, Congress has chosen not to make this simple change in the law and save both money and lives."

Medicaid currently mandates states to pay for nursing homes, but does not similarly mandate that states can pay for the same services in a person's own home. This is not a partisan issue. The Obama administration says it is open to any solutions that could help reduce the deficit, and Democratic congressional leaders like Sen. Tom Harkin (IA) and Rep. Danny Davis (IL) and Sen. Max Baucus (MT) have long supported home and community-based legislation. Republican Representative Dennis Rehberg (MT) has stated, "To control long-term care costs, Congress and the Administration should also examine ways to move Medicaid away from institutionalized care and toward home and community based care," and Republican Governor (WI), Scott Walker, recently wrote, that Medicaid is "...is biased toward caring for people in nursing homes rather than in their own homes and neighborhoods."

"We'll be in Washington this week DEFENDING OUR FREEDOM, and demanding that Congress stop de-funding our freedom," said Rahnee Patrick, ADAPT Organizer from Chicago. "Many of us live on $674/month, 75% of poverty level. Federal and state budgets should not be balanced on the backs of the poorest of the poor.

FOR MORE INFORMATION on ADAPT visit our website at

http://www.adapt.org/




Spring Issue of Breath and Shadow:
Breath and Shadow
Volume 8, Number 2
Spring 2011

In our Spring issue we feature poems by Melissa Aldridge, Erica Ratti,
Kerry Elizabeth Thompson and Ariel Johnson. There is a short story by
William Ward, a fantasy story by Louis Bertrand Shalako And a science
fiction piece by Maija Haavisto. Pinalben Patel shares her thoughts on
the ADA, and Alison Leavens contributes one of the most powerful
creative non-fiction pieces we’ve ever published.

Our editors hope you enjoy this issue of Breath and Shadow. Please
recommend us to your friends. In this difficult economy, we are
struggling along with most non-profits. Your tax deductible donations
are essential to the work we do. Visit our web site for details.

To read this month’s issue, please visit:

http://www.abilitymaine.org/breath

Breath and Shadow Staff:

Chris Kuell, Editor in Chief

Assistant Editors: Abby Astor, Dorothy Baker, Anne Chiapetta,Linda
Cronin, Arden Eli Hill, Erika Jahneke, Tricia Owsley and Suzanne
Westhaver

Breath & Shadow is a collaborative effort of AbilityMaine, Resources
for Organizing and Social Change (ROSC), and our many valuable readers
and contributors.

Please consider donating to Breath and Shadow. We need
your support to achieve our mission, and your gift is tax deductible.
You can learn more by visiting:

http://www.abilitymaine.org/breath

Green Week and Earth Day, celebrate with actions :)
3 years ago

These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion:
Green Week and Earth Day, celebrate with actions:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9064

This petition on change.org: Green Week, Earth Day, Act:

http://www.change.org/petitions/green-week-earth-day-act?share_id=OCKraLvBoM&pe=pce


Raise your voice for safe chemicals!:
April 18, 2011

Senator: Be our hero, co-sponsor the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011

Today we have exciting news to share; Congress is poised to take a meaningful step to protect you and your family from toxic chemicals. We need your help to make sure your Senators know that fixing the toxic chemicals law is important to American families!

We know you're tired of having to worry about which products in your home are safe and which ones may contain toxic chemicals like lead, formaldehyde or dangerous plastic additives. So are we. We believe Americans shouldn't need a Ph.D. in chemistry to make safe purchases at the checkout counter. The just introduced Safe Chemicals Act of 2011 would require chemical makers to prove their chemicals are safe before they are allowed in our homes, schools, and workplaces.

Click here to take action!

http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/6639/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=6344

Just as we have laws against people breaking into our homes and threatening our safety, we can have laws against chemical intruders that enter our bodies. Without our knowledge or consent, these toxic intruders put us and our children at risk. Science is linking toxic chemical exposures to all kinds of serious diseases and disorders, including childhood leukemia and brain cancers, breast and testicular cancer, neurological disorders like autism and Alzheimer's, and fertility problems.

We need you to tell your Senator to co-sponsor this important piece of legislation. By signing up as a co-sponsor, your Senator can show their commitment to putting common sense limits on toxic chemicals.

Will you take a minute to ask them to co-sponsor the Safe Chemicals Act?

http://www.saferchemicals.org/join/get_involved.html

If you prefer to make a two-minute call to your Senator, please call the Capitol switchboard at: (202) 224-3121.

Thanks for your continued support. Asking your Senators to co-sponsor the Safe Chemicals Act is an important step towards safer products, stronger businesses and healthier families!

Sincerely,

Lindsay Dahl
Deputy Director
Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families



April E-news: Your Letters Helped Pass Legislative Action in Mexico:
April 2011 E-Newsletter
Mexico Campaign Updates:

Environment Ministry Replies to Cultural Survival
Mexico's Secretariat for the Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) is mailing replies to people who wrote letters urging Mexican authorities to withdraw mining permits in the Wirikuta Cultural and Natural Reserve. The Secretariat says they have not received an application from First Majestic Silver nor from any other mining company in the region of the Wirikuta Reserve. Read more.


Global Response Letters Help Pass Legislative Action

Muchas gracias to everyone who sent letters to the Mexican Senate, in response to our appeal at the end of March! Our campaign was a success! After receiving 2,748 international letters in a single week, the Senate approved a "point of agreement." Read more.
TAKE ACTION.

http://www.culturalsurvival.org/take-action/mexico-stop-mining-protect-sacred-sites


Panama Campaign Update: Ngöbe Introduce Bills to Protect Their Governance and Territories

After half a year of constant protests which were supported by Global Response campaigns, the Ngöbe people have proposed two bills to Panama's National Assembly. One bill would revoke an executive decree that violates their right to freely choose their own political leadership. The other bill prohibits mining and dam construction that would negatively affect Ngöbe communities.
Read more.
TAKE ACTION.

http://www.culturalsurvival.org/news/panama/take-action-support-ng-be-protesters-panama-tell-president-respect-indigenous-peoples-la


Bangladesh Campaign Update: Energy at what cost? Protests Against Coal Mine Continue

Two thousand Bangladeshi citizens blocked major highways and railways for six hours on March 28, and demanded a response from the prime minister by April 11. They are calling on her to honor a 2006 agreement to ban open pit coal mining in the country. For seven years, Bangladeshi citizens, including the National Indigenous Union (Jatiya Adivasi Parishad) have fiercely protested a British company's plan for open pit mining in Phulbari.
Read more.
TAKE ACTION.

http://www.culturalsurvival.org/take-action/bangladesh-ban-coal-mine-save-forests-and-farms


Papua New Guinea Campaign Update: Indigenous Villagers Express Losses and Fears in Video

In a very effective short film documentary, Indigenous villagers speak about everything they have lost and may yet lose as the Ramu nickel mine project affects their lands and their lives. A court is currently hearing the case of coastal clans who are trying to prevent the Chinese mining company from dumping toxic waste from the Ramu mine and refinery into the Bismarck Sea. Read more.
TAKE ACTION.

http://www.culturalsurvival.org/take-action/papua-new-guinea-protect-marine-life-and-defend-indigenous-rights


Endangered Languages Program Updates

Social justice devolving behind budget theater, defend every inch
4 years ago

These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion:
Social justice devolving behind budget theater, defend every inch

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9062

This petition on change.org: Budget theater devolving justice:

http://www.change.org/petitions/budget-theater-devolving-justice?share_id=QgWWHxWxqg&pe=pce



Tell Congress: Don't Build a Budget on the Backs of America's Families Take Action!:
Early next week, the House is expected to vote on Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-WI) proposed budget for fiscal year 2012. This plan, which has already passed out of committee, slashes nearly every program which invests in everyday Americans' education, employment opportunities, health care, and housing – while cutting corporate tax rates by ten percent. Ryan's proposal hacks away at Medicaid and Medicare, Pell grants and federal student loans, and eliminates numerous other investments in our country's long-term economic security and strength.
This budget is built on the backs of America's families, robbing seniors, students, and workers in the name of helping America's corporations get richer. AAUW unequivocally opposes Ryan's plan, which relies on flawed math and assumptions, and will do real and lasting harm to families, workers, and retirees.

Take Action!

http://capwiz.com/aauw/issues/alert/?alertid=40584501&queueid=[capwiz:queue_id]

Send a message to your representative and tell him or her that Ryan's proposed budget for 2012 is bad for ordinary Americans and bad for the economy. To send a message, simply click on the "Take Action" link in the upper right hand corner.


Equal Pay Day Roundup: In Case You Missed It:
Sending out a quick message with some of the activities and resources that AAUW and our coalition partners provided around fair pay, and what YOU can still do to take part!

AAUW worked with the Center for American Progress to bring you a fair pay “flash mob” video! AAUW members and our allies around D.C. came together for out-of-the-blue dance extravaganza at the Lincoln Memorial – check it out at www.FightForFairPay.org! Our congressional champions have reintroduced the Paycheck Fairness Act, the bill that would provide women and businesses the tools and resources to help close the wage gap. You can support the bill by telling your members of congress what YOU think about fair pay! AAUW has just published a brand-spanking-new, clearer-and-simpler-than-ever-before fair pay guide: The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap! AAUW branch leaders: this is a GREAT recruitment tool for talking about fair pay with potential members. Linda Hallman, AAUW’s Executive Director, has an excellent piece on Equal Pay Day published in the Huffington Post. Read it here! AAUW has put together some snarky e-cards about unfair pay that you send to your friends and family. See them on the flash mob site! We’ve worked with the National Partnership for Women and Families to put together some new, state-specific information about the pay gap where you live. Finally, the AAUW Voices Project has gotten off to a GREAT start, with over 16 op eds published in state and regional newspapers across the country and online. Here’s a quick sampling of what AAUW members have been saying in the media about fair pay!

Los Angeles Daily News
Richmond Times Dispatch
Bangor Daily News
Detroit Free Press
Rome News-Tribune
Portland Oregonian
Albany Times Union
St. Joseph News Press
Buffalo News
Cleveland Plain Dealer
San Francisco Chronicle
Houston Chronicle
Trenton Times
Peoria Star Journal
Battle Creek Inquirer
Summit Daily News

Thanks, and don’t forget to write your members of congress!

http://capwiz.com/aauw/issues/alert/?alertid=39803511

Follow AAUW on Twitter, and read our award-winning AAUW Dialog Blog for discussion, information, and advocacy for women and girls!

General AAUW questions? Please contact connect@aauw.org or call 800/326-2289 between 10 am and 5 pm Eastern, Monday through Friday.



Make your voice heard today! -- Haga que su voz sea escuchada hoy!:
**Leelo en espanol abajo de la linea**

You've taken action, by signing a petition for reform, attending a forum, or voting in the 2010 elections, all to make sure that the voices of real people like you are heard loud and clear.

Living United for Change in Arizona (LUCHA) is a community organization of families like yours, who work together to advance social and economic justice for all, on issues like education, health care and immigration reform.

Now you have another opportunity to make your voice heard! Take our survey now to sound off on the issues that most affect you and your family.

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MMKV25K

It'll only take a couple of minutes. Let us know what social or economic justice issue you want your organization, LUCHA, to focus on this year.

Thanks in advance for sharing your ideas with LUCHA!

Monica Sandschafer, LUCHA

http://lucha.nationbuilder.com/

Usted esta recibiendo este correo electronico porque le importa su comunidad. Usted ya tomo accion, firmando una peticion para la reforma, asistiendo un foro, o votando en las elecciones del 2010, para asegurar que las voces del pueblo sean escuchadas.

Living United for Change in Arizona (LUCHA) es una organizacion comunitaria compuesta de familias como la suya, quienes luchan unidas para promover la causa de la justicia social y economica para todos; tales como la educacion, la salud y la reforma migrator

Great work members, thanx! We need everyone, please advocate; now!
4 years ago

Thanx for replying, posting, signing my petitions, doing the alerts and actions, et al, please consider sharing this. Also, since Admin. of change.org aren't allowing me to invite people to do my petitions, still, here's a few of my latest actions; do as few or as many as you'd like:


These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion:
Acts: For Japan, disaster relief; against nuclear energy:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9050

This petition on change.org: Act for Japan, disaster relief; nuclear:

http://www.change.org/petitions/act-for-japan-disaster-relief-nuclear?share_id=EHRUfkITOk&pe=pce


These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion:
Art/Act: Celebrate Poetry Mth with actions, write on:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9041

This petition on change.org: Art/Act: Celebrate Poetry Mth w. acts:

http://www.change.org/petitions/artact-celebrate-poetry-mth-w-acts?share_id=WjaUsVyXLi&pe=pce


These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion:
Int’l Womens Day 100th anniv + celebrate Womens History Mth:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9040

This petition on change.org: 100th Int’l Womens Day + Womens History Mth:

http://www.change.org/petitions/100th-intl-womens-day-womens-history-mth?share_id=GZqvHPdnbh&pe=pce


Indigenous; Green; Native American; etc., actions

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9039

This petition on change.org: Help Indigenous; Green; NA:

http://www.change.org/petitions/help-indigenous-green-na?share_id=KYIWkwNNYO&pe=pce


These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion:
Black History Month, celebrate with advocacy and activism:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9036

This petition on change.org: Black History Month, celebrate and act:

http://www.change.org/petitions/black-history-month-celebrate-and-act?share_id=rpqKrvTtHg&pe=pce


This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion:
Art/Act: celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, holiday:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9024

This petition on change.org: Art/Act: celebrate Dr. M.L. King, Jr.'s holiday:

http://www.change.org/petitions/view/artact_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jrs_holiday?share_id=QjOkAUGeBQ&pe=pce


This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion:
Haiti disaster anniversary, please, do what you can:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9033

This petition on change.org: Haiti disaster anniversary:

http://www.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2?share_id=yIpWHEHxri&pe=pce


This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion:
Green, Indigenous, Native American, etc., actions:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9026

This petition on change.org: Green, Indigenous, Native American, acts:

http://www.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous_native_american_acts?share_id=NHvTtQadfP&pe=pce


This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion:
Green; NA; the evolution; Civil, Human, LP, Prisoner's Rights; Poverty; etc..:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9022

This petition on change.org: Economically empower through advocacy:

http://www.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_through_advocacy?share_id=WZNqBQWcXE&pe=pce


This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion:
"Uniting spiritual and material...", to make dualities mud?:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9020

This petition on change.org: Think about uplifting life and share:

http://www.change.org/petitions/view/think_about_uplifting_life_and_share?share_id=xrWNINOxUi&pe=pce


This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion:
Invitation Join Disability Caucus of Green Party + Happy Holidays:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9018

This petition on change.org: Advocate for disabled, consider joining disability caucus:

http://www.change.org/petitions/view/advocate_for_disabled_consider_joining_disability_caucus?share_id=TwVIoIkMuY&pe=pce


This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion:
Indigenous; N.A.; Green; Prisoner Rights; etc.; Acts:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9017

This petition on change.org: Indigenous; N.A.; Green; Prisoner Rights; etc.; Acts:

http://www.change.org/petitions/view/indigenous_na_green_prisoner_rights_etc_acts?share_id=yZPROztpaX&pe=pce

Copy and share as you will. Thanx for all you do. Goodbye.

Matutinally Yours,

james m nordlund

Acts: For Japan, disaster relief; against nuclear energy
4 years ago

These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion:
Acts: For Japan, disaster relief; against nuclear energy:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9050

This petition on change.org: Act for Japan, disaster relief; nuclear:

http://www.change.org/petitions/act-for-japan-disaster-relief-nuclear?share_id=EHRUfkITOk&pe=pce



How to help Japan:
Dear MoveOn member,

The devastation in Japan is simply horrific. The death toll is rising by the hour. Tens of thousands remain missing, more than 450,000 people have been displaced, and millions lack access to food, water, electricity, and medicine. And as rescue and relief workers struggle to operate around the clock, Japan must also contend with partial meltdowns and the escalating risk of an even worse catastrophe at several nuclear reactors.

Right now the people of Japan are in crisis, their resources are stretched thin, and they need our help. Many organizations are already on the ground providing relief, including Doctors Without Borders and the Red Cross. You can provide immediate assistance by donating to help fund the emergency response:

Doctors Without Borders is sending highly trained teams of doctors into the hardest-hit and most difficult-to-reach regions of Japan. (Note: Doctors Without Borders is not accepting contributions "earmarked" for Japan, but rather drawing from general support to enable their important response work there.) Donate here:

http://www.moveon.org/r?r=206962&id=26514-1718406-ZWSe7Mx&t=1

The Red Cross operates 92 hospitals in Japan and has deployed 700 medical relief volunteers across the country already. Donate here:

http://www.moveon.org/r?r=206960&id=26514-1718406-ZWSe7Mx&t=2

Thanks for all you do.

–Justin, Laura, Peter, Robin, and the rest of the team

Sources:

1. "Millions face worsening crisis in quake-hit Japan," Reuters, March 14, 2011
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=206964&id=26514-1718406-ZWSe7Mx&t=4

2. "Japan Faces Potential Nuclear Disaster as Radiation Levels Rise," The New York Times, March 14, 2011
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=206965&id=26514-1718406-ZWSe7Mx&t=5

PAID FOR BY MOVEON.ORG POLITICAL ACTION, http://pol.moveon.org/



A few words on the crisis in Japan:
The nuclear situation in Japan continues to deteriorate. Our thoughts are with the people of Japan as they grapple with this crisis.
Like everyone else, I couldn’t stop following the news after I first learned of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. While these things are nothing new to the region, it was obvious that this was something bigger. The Japanese response has been nothing short of amazing, and it’s awe-inspiring to see the human spirit in action to help worldwide.

But sadly, the worst was far from over.

Within hours, reports started surfacing that the nuclear facilities at Fukushima had been seriously damaged. Soon our fears were confirmed.

Greenpeace is no stranger to the issue of nuclear power. In fact, monitoring nuclear testing off the coast of Alaska was our first mission. For nearly 40 years, we’ve been educating on the dangers of nuclear power as an unacceptable risk to humanity and the environment. Obviously, we’re concerned for the people of Japan as the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disasters unfold.

Many of our members have come to us with questions and concerns about this crisis. Could we face a similar disaster in the U.S.? What’s our country’s policy on nuclear power? These are important questions, and, we’ll be working to bring you the most up-to-date information. And we’ll continue to be the voice we have been for nearly 40 years -- one committed to protecting and conserving the environment and to promoting peace.

To read more about our history and our work on nuclear energy visit our website at:

http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/campaigns/nuclear/

We’re also providing regular updates on Twitter and Facebook.

In peace and solidarity,

Philip Radford
Greenpeace USA Executive Director

P.S. Please forward this message on to any of your friends and family who are following the situation in Japan.

Greenpeace
702 H Street, NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20001 | 1-800-326-0959 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-800-326-0959 end_of_the_skype_highlighting



Global call: antinuclear gathering all over the world on the 20th of March!
Dear friends,

Right now, Japan is undergoing the worst nuclear catastrophe since Chernobyl.
Four reactors have partially melted down, huge amounts of radioactivity has been released, and a poisonnous cloud could could spread through Japan and even further.
The catastrophe is not over. In spite of all efforts, the cooling of the reactors cannot be completed successfully. Beside, the poisonous gas released will fall out and remain on the ground and in the water for decades, and even more.

We send a call to all antinuclear groups and all people concerned about this ongoing catastrophe to organize gatherings this Sunday, the 20th of March.

To express our solidarity with the Japanese people
and
To spread the word : nuclear power must be phased out, all over the world !

Some gatherings are already organized in France and Spain.

You can register your gathering here :

http://groupes.sortirdunucleaire.org/alerte-japon/actions.php

We will display all the gatherings on Sortir du nucléaire's website.

Art/Act: Celebrate Poetry Mth with actions, write on
4 years ago

Art/Act: Celebrate Poetry Mth with actions, write on
These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion:
Art/Act: Celebrate Poetry Mth with actions, write on:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9041

This petition on change.org: Art/Act: Celebrate Poetry Mth w. acts:

http://www.change.org/petitions/artact-celebrate-poetry-mth-w-acts?share_id=WjaUsVyXLi&pe=pce



Hi. I hope you and yours are well and will continue to be. This Poetry Month celebrate with writing, creating, advocacy and actions, write on!!! This is a great time to engage in creativity, advocacy and activism for all life and women because this month, on March 8, we celebrated the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, and this Month, Womens History, in USA. Yet, it doesn't hurt to remember that, while women are 53 % of the world, and some of them gave birth to the other 47 %, as well, there's a global war against middle-class to poor men; and, in Western societies, women side with the corporate structure. I might not get to write another essay before I'm fully assassinated, so, the below twigs of my poetree, from 4-2008 to present, might just have to do. It's great that the WI 14 Democrat State Senators won't just cave by scurrying back to Madison, as heir Walker's illegal legislative prank was engineered to attempt; stay strong, we're all with you. I almost can't wait to read about how the "vagazing" on the world's bridges went on Tuesday, ooohhhh, wait a minute, I think a universal entity is trying to channel that news to me, they say it went extremely well, all the adherents of the global mutual admiration societies all admired each other and concluded they are great and men suck and are the problem; glad that was finally straightened out- now, I'm sure, they'll be able to slow down the increasing speed of the global republican blitzkrieg against all life, stop humanity and large mammals extermination, which would've dictated their extinction, and we can all live happily ever after. Oops, lapsed into American dreaming (current corp. code word that must be 'used' with anything they want to make belive is progress) for a second, back to reality. I'm told, that our fearless changer-in-chief leader, who reminds me of Mr. Smith, no, not the one from the fairytale matrix (a movie trilogy that makes believe if you let la machine dictate the extinction, some 9 year old girl's American dreaming will magically delicious bring humanity back, fix the world's eco-systems, etc., and make everyone happy), rather, the one who always messed everything up, usually on purpose, while declaring "there's no need to fear Smith is here", the one always "'protecting' Will Robinson", while actually cowering behind the kid, yeah, from Lost In Space, the original sci-fi series, would have preferred that I name my below poem "about him" (which will only be referred to in the future as S.B.O.H.O.B.L., for brevities sake), "Caddying Mr. Boehner"; yet, after giving his request to the Caddying Mr. Boehner Committee in Geneva, Switzerland, they felt that Barack's body of caving to the rems work wasn't substantive enough to warant such a prestigious global award, at this time- while, they did note his caving so far marked a new centrist re-direction of the 'shift the political paradigm to the right by force' tripartisanship, they suggested he had a ways to go before it would realize that trend to uber-fascism globally, and sink the united suck of assassins ship, though, they'll review his request again next year. So great to see the "million woman march" in Cairo, Egypt, 2 days ago, of course, there were far less than 10,000 there, Egyptian women are learning fast from their counterparts in the West; many there were only hecklers, though. Yet, we know that the excellent conversations, that eventually followed, between the young racous men and women were productive. While the next day, there, in Tahrir Square, 100's were hacked by machetes and cut with knives; we hope they keep the circle in the square- and the evolution continues to take hold. The Utah Gov'na pasted the most fascist of the blitzkrieging state legislative innitiatives yesterday, making it possible for him to dissolve county and municipal gov'ts by engineering a fiscal crisis (by let's say increasing the deficit by half a trillion dollars, through giving extremely large tax cuts to the extremely rich, while increasing taxes on the poor, like Barack did, or, giving half a billion in tax cuts to the richest and corps. to increase the deficit like heir Walker did), or, making believe there is one, and replacing those gov't's with corp.; thereby, throwing worker's, and almost all other rights, and environmental protections, potentially, back a century, to when our great grandfathers worked in company towns, for 18 hours a day, and got stale bread and beans as pay, from the company store, their kids working 14 hours for nothing, living in a company shack that didn't even keep the rain out- they "loading 16 tons and whatt'ya get, another day older and deeper in debt, Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I casn't go, I owe my soul to the company store." On a brighter note, the dems haven't caved all the way to the rems, yet, in Congress, in order to keep the Gov't open for just another 2 more weeks, Barack and them were going to cut 41 billion from the non- defense Dept. related, medicare and Social Security budget, which comprises of only 2%, as their opening offer, before negotiations started, only a partial cave, as the rems wanted to cut it by 102 billion; although, now the dems are caving to cut it by 55 billion, instead- yet, they insist they're standing strong on that number. So, that only means a real decrease in budgetary funds for infant formula for poor mother's infants, less economic help for heating for the elderly and poor, decreases in Pell grants for

Intl Womens Day 100th anniv + celebrate Womens History Mth
4 years ago

These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion:
Int’l Womens Day 100th anniv + celebrate Womens History Mth:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9040

This petition on change.org: 100th Int’l Womens Day + Womens History Mth:

http://www.change.org/petitions/100th-intl-womens-day-womens-history-mth?share_id=GZqvHPdnbh&pe=pce



Stop the U.S. Senate From Cutting Foreign Aid!
As you know only too well, more than 1.4 billion people around the world are struggling to survive on less than $1 a day. For these people, international aid is a lifeline – supporting programs that fight poverty and help disaster victims to rebuild their lives, homes and businesses.

Unfortunately, Congress is poised to make sweeping cuts to this desperately needed aid unless we can convince them not to.

Time is of the essence – the U.S. Senate will vote on the 2011 budget this week:
Please send your senators a letter urging them to reject these cuts today.

http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/6214/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=2074

Tough economic times have led to a growing desire to cut budgets and many have argued that we should start with international assistance. But investing in a more secure and prosperous world is not only morally responsible, it’s also fiscally responsible.

And although international assistance accounts for less than 1 percent of the United States budget, it does a tremendous amount of good in the world.

Yet some members of Congress are trying to eliminate assistance, destroying the ability to get help to those who need it most. The House of Representatives has already voted to make sweeping cuts to this much-needed aid. Reductions include cutting global AIDS, malaria and hunger programs by 41 percent. By comparison, other budget accounts are reduced by an average of just 8 percent.

Now it’s up to us to help convince the Senate not to follow the House's lead…

Please contact your senators today to ask them to oppose harmful cuts to international assistance.

These cuts would be short-sighted, hurting millions of people who are already struggling to take care of their families.

We only have until tomorrow to get this message to Congress. Please raise your voice today – now is the most critical time.

Thank you again for your support.

http://www.accion.org/

Sincerely,

Alexandra Shaw
Manager, Online Communications
ACCION International

Support Our Work: Make a tax-deductible donation to help ACCION bring microfinance services to low-income people in 2011.



Will you meet me on the bridge?
All around the world, from Libya to Madison, people are rising up to create true Democracy. You can, too.

This is a great time to engage in activism because this month, on March 8, we will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day. Let's pay tribute to the amazing Egyptian women who braved tear gas and bullets to overthrow Hosni Mubarak as well as all the women throughout the Middle East who are engaged in epic struggles for their rights. We are partnering with Women for Women International in an international “Join me on the Bridge”

http://www.codepink.org/section.php?id=446

campaign to link women in war-torn countries with women around the world. It’s easy to join or create an event in your area --be sure to bring our “Bring Our War $$ Home” signs, petitions, and messaging.

We can also create bridges with women in Iraq by taking our “Bring Our War $$ Home” message to events marking the 8th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq on March 19. Don’t forget to wear your Bring Our War $$ Home tee-shirt!

This is supposed to be the last year of the horrific U.S. occupation of Iraq, but our troops will only come home if we keep the pressure on the administration. Let’s also remind our administration--especially with the calls for intervention in Libya--that the military can’t bring democracy to the Middle East; only a robust people’s movement can do that.

Let's pay tribute to women in war-torn areas by listening to them! We invite you to discover what is unfolding in the Middle East in a special Global Room for Women teleconference series, "With Love from the Middle East: Meet the Women Building Peace," that we have been honored to help with. Sign up for a series of 9 interactive calls with four engaging women building peace in Gaza, Pakistan, Egypt, and Iraq. Or, choose the calls most interesting to you.

https://www.globalroomforwomen.com/the-speakers.html

In Solidarity,

Medea, Ali, Alli, Chelsea, Farida, Jean, Janet, Jodie, Kristen, Logan, Nancy, Natalia, Rae, Shaden, and Tighe

PS: Yesterday, 22 charges were filed against accused WikiLeaks whistleblower Pfc. Bradley Manning, including one that carries the death penalty. Join us

http://codepinkalert.org/form.php?modin=132

and our friends to rally for Bradley and send a message that blowing the whistle on war crimes is not a crime.



Uncontacted tribes: Peru takes action, and more
Over six million people have watched incredible footage of an uncontacted Amazon tribe released last month.

Nearly 100,000 signed a Survival petition asking the Peruvian government to act. Under pressure, Peru has sent Survival its action plan to protect uncontacted tribes from loggers.

If the government delivers on its promises, these most vulnerable peoples will survive.
More »

http://www.uncon

Regards: Black History Month, celebrate with advocacy and activism
4 years ago

Regards: Black History Month, celebrate with advocacy and activism
These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion:
Black History Month, celebrate with advocacy and activism:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9036

This petition on change.org: Black History Month, celebrate and act:

http://www.change.org/petitions/black-history-month-celebrate-and-act?share_id=rpqKrvTtHg&pe=pce

Please, Egyptian brothers and sisters, don’t relent, or forget, this great element of your struggles processes is just this step as well as your “Independence Day“, hurray, not a goal achieved, yet; embrace your journey, don’t be eluded by the destination- you’ve gotten where you are by struggle, now you must struggle more. The supreme military body dissolved your parliament, dissolved your constitution, Suleiman , the V.P., is still in power, and you can be one step closer to your democratic process evolving, or, it could, sadly, be only a next step in a military takeover- they might say is “for the good of the country and people”, Fear not, act, keep the circle in the square, as you are struggling from within to be you, and family to be that, and community to be so, and all relations to be more no, you must individually struggle to be a country at rebirth, as well- and if you will, you will through perseverance.

reality

Black History Month, celebrate with advocacy and activism
4 years ago

Black History Month, celebrate with advocacy and activism
These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion:
Black History Month, celebrate with advocacy and activism:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9036

This petition on change.org: Black History Month, celebrate and act:

http://www.change.org/petitions/black-history-month-celebrate-and-act?share_id=rpqKrvTtHg&pe=pce



Celebrate Black History Month with advocacy for pro-democracy protests in Egypt, etc.. Alerts that can be used for talking points, done, etc..:

Voters For Peace:

Dear Political Representatives,

The events in Egypt show the urgent need for a re-evaluation of U.S. foreign policy, particularly in the Middle East.

Current policy is undermining U.S. national security by creating new enemies, exhausting the U.S. military and destroying respect for America around the world. It is undermining the U.S. economy by adding hundreds of billions to the deficit and creating trillions of dollars in future expenses to care for casualties of the wars. For more on how U.S. foreign policy is hurting the United States see Wake Up Call for U.S. Empire: Egypt an Opportunity for a Transformational New Beginning -

http://votersforpeace.us/press/index.php?itemid=4664

Your speech, “A New Beginning,” to the Arab and Muslim world in 2009 used lofty rhetoric that promised a change in direction in U.S. foreign policy. Unfortunately since you have been in office you have produced record weapons and war budgets, record intelligence budgets and record arms sales.

Indeed, you negotiated the largest arms sale in history to Saudi Arabia. This country, like Egypt, is autocratic and often abusive of its people. There is a strong undercurrent in Saudi Arabia that opposes the unelected royal regime. As with Egypt the U.S. is not on the side of democracy, not on the side of the people but on the side of an unelected government. And, as with Egypt, the government is not as stable as it seems.

Please recognize the need for a dramatic shift in U.S. policy. Your predecessor failed to heed the warning of the 9/11 attack even though those accused of making it made their concerns clear. They wanted U.S. military bases out of the region, wanted the U.S. to stop its one-sided support for Israel and they wanted the U.S. to stop supporting unelected autocrats.

Failure to heed the warning of Egypt will ensure opposition to the United States in a region that is undergoing rapid change. Now, it the time for a new beginning.

Sincerely,




Dear Editor,

After 30 years of corruption, violence, repression and torture the Egyptian people have said enough. USA citizens have had enough, as well, we do not want my tax money going to support repression and corruption. It is past time for President Obama to tell Hosni Mubarak that the USA will stop sending money to Egypt if he does not step down, and allow a peaceful transition to a more open and democratically elected Gov‘t. After almost nine years of war and occupation in Iraq and Afghanistan, it seems that peaceful protest is what actually works to promote democracy; not unnecessary wars to steal astronomically increased USA taxpayer‘s dollars by the republican conspiracy- through their domination of industrial complexes, like military and intelligence. Enough is enough, now.

Matutinally Yours,



Actions:

Moveon.org: Sign the Solidarity statement:

http://pol.moveon.org/standwithegypt/


Firedoglake.com: Cut off the Money: Stop US Funding for Egypt's Murderous Regime:

http://action.firedoglake.com/page/s/egyptfunding


Change.org: The January 25 Movement:

http://www.change.org/january25

Support the People's Revolution in Egypt:

http://www.change.org/petitions/support-the-peoples-revolution-in-egypt-


US Should Support the People of Egypt:

http://www.change.org/petitions/us_should_support_the_people_of_egypt


Stop Foreign Aid to Egypt Until Human Rights Are Taken Seriously:

http://www.change.org/petitions/stop_foreign_aid_to_egypt_until_human_rights_are_taken_seriously_2


Petition to send UN Emergency Forces (UNEF) to Egypt:

http://www.change.org/petitions/petition-to-send-un-emergency-forces-unef-to-egypt


Tell The Egyptian Government to Unblock the Internet:

http://www.change.org/petitions/tell-the-egyptian-government-to-unblock-the-internet


America should ensure negotiating Mobarak's departure:

http://www.change.org/petitions/america-should-ensure-negotiating-mobaraks-departure


Tell U.S. to Stop Supporting Egyptian Dictator:

http://www.change.org/petitions/tell-us-to-stop-supporting-egyptian-dictator


Demand U.S. to Support Egyptian People and Oust Mubarak:

http://www.change.org/petitions/demand-us-to-support-egyptian-people-and-oust-mubarak


Americans for Global Democracy, Freedom, and Human Rights:

http://www.change.org/petitions/americans-for-global-democracy-freedom-and-human-rights


Egyptian Street Activists Launch Global Campaign:

http://news.change.org/stories/egyptian-street-activists-launch-global-campaign


This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion:
Art/Act: celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, holiday:

http://groups.yah

We need everyone: please advocate; now!
4 years ago

Thanx for signing my petitions, et al, please consider sharing them. Also, since Admin. of change.org aren't allowing me to invite people to do my actions lately and are switching my urls for my petitions so when I invite people off their site they can't get to the petition either (ergo 3 possible urls for each petition), here's a few of my latest actions; do as few or as many as you'd like (there are 3 linx for each petition because admin. switches between the 3 of them so people trying to sign the petition can‘t get to it):

This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion:
Haiti disaster anniversary, please, do what you can:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9033

This petition on change.org: Haiti disaster anniversary:

http://www.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2?share_id=yIpWHEHxri&pe=pce

http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2

http://www.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2


This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion:
Green, Indigenous, Native American, etc., actions:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9026

This petition on change.org:
Green, Indigenous, Native American, acts:

http://www.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous_native_american_acts?share_id=NHvTtQadfP&pe=pce

http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous,_native_american_acts

http://www.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous,_native_american_acts


This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion:
Art/Act: celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, holiday:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9024

This petition on change.org:
Art/Act: celebrate Dr. M.L. King, Jr.'s holiday:

http://www.change.org/petitions/view/artact_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jrs_holiday?share_id=QjOkAUGeBQ&pe=pce

http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/art_act_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jr_s_holiday

http://www.change.org/petitions/view/art_act_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jr_s_holiday


This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion:
Green; NA; the evolution; Civil, Human, LP, Prisoner's Rights; Poverty; etc..:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9022

This petition on change.org: Economically empower through advocacy:

http://www.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_through_advocacy?share_id=WZNqBQWcXE&pe=pce

http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_through_advocacy

http://www.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_through_advocacy


This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion:
"Uniting spiritual and material...", to make dualities mud?:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9020

This petition on change.org: Think about uplifting life and share:

http://www.change.org/petitions/view/think_about_uplifting_life_and_share?share_id=xrWNINOxUi&pe=pce

http://health.change.org/petitions/view/think_about_uplifting_life_and_share

http://www.change.org/petitions/view/think_about_uplifting_life_and_share


This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion:
Invitation Join Disability Caucus of Green Party + Happy Holidays:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9018

This petition on change.org: Advocate for disabled, consider joining disability caucus:

http://www.change.org/petitions/view/advocate_for_disabled_consider_joining_disability_caucus?share_id=TwVIoIkMuY&pe=pce

http://health.change.org/petitions/view/advocate_for_disabled_consider_joining_disability_caucus

http://www.change.org/petitions/view/advocate_for_disabled_consider_joining_disability_caucus


This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion:
Indigenous; N.A.; Green; Prisoner Rights; etc.; Acts:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9017

This petition on change.org: Indigenous; N.A.; Green; Prisoner Rights; etc.; Acts:

http://www.change.org/petitions/view/indigenous_na_green_prisoner_rights_etc_acts?share_id=yZPROztpaX&pe=pce

http://environment.change.org/petitions/view/indigenous_na_green_prisoner_rights_etc_acts

http://www.change.org/petitions/view/indigenous_na_green_prisoner_rights_etc_acts


Copy and share as you will. Thanx for all you do. Goodbye.

Matutinally Yours,

james m nordlund, reality

Haiti disaster anniversary, please, do what you can
4 years ago

Haiti disaster anniversary, please, do what you can
They still need any and all help, to help themselves, they can get, please do all you can

This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion will be regularly updated with the latest alerts from Haiti groups and from supporters on change.org and care2.com:
Haiti disaster anniversary, please, do what you can:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9033


This petition on change.org:
Haiti disaster anniversary:

http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2

http://www.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2


Where Did The Money Go? Allocating Haiti Relief Funds:

http://www.change.org/where_did_the_money_go/petitions/view/where_did_the_money_go_allocating_haiti_relief_funds


Human Rights to Put an End to Deportations to Haiti:

http://humanrights.change.org/petitions/view/tell_the_inter-american_commission_on_human_rights_to_put_an_end_to_deportations_to_haiti


Read MADRE's new report, Your Support in Haiti: A Year of Giving Hope, to learn about all that you do:

http://www.madre.org/index/resources-12/byour-support-in-haiti-a-year-of-giving-hopeb-58.html


One Year After Haiti Earthquake, Corporations Profit While People Suffer:

http://www.truth-out.org/one-year-after-haiti-earthquake-corporations-profit-while-people-suffer66822


Haiti, we can do more

http://globalpoverty.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_we_can_do_more

http://www.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_we_can_do_more


This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion:
Art/Act: celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, holiday:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9024


This petition on change.org:
Art/Act: celebrate Dr. M.L. King, Jr.'s holiday:

http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/art_act_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jr_s_holiday

http://www.change.org/petitions/view/art_act_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jr_s_holiday


The change.org pledge below was regularly updated with the latest alerts from Haiti groups and from supporters on change.org and care2.com, until change.org's admin. stopped my ability to edite them; so, now this post will be updated regularly instead:


Help Haiti in everyway

http://globalhealth.change.org/petitions/view/help_haiti_in_everyway
http://www.change.org/petitions/view/help_haiti_in_everyway


Some of the groups I moderate, etc.:
Disabled Greens News and discussion, Group

http://www.groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/

Abuse in Therapy, Group

http://www.health.groups.yahoo.com/group/AbuseinTherapy/

Diffabled, Mental Health, all related issues, advocacy, and professionals:

http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/Diffabled_MentalHealth_Action

reality's My Space page, blog

http://myspace.com/jamesmnordlund

reality's Windows Live Space

http://jamesmnordlundreality.spaces.live.com/default.aspx?owner=1&wa=wsignin1.0

reality's Yahoo webhostsite

http://thevolutionaries.com/home

with clickable linx; and:

http://thevolutionaries.com/index.html

reality's yahoo blog:

http://profiles.yahoo.com/blog/7V7NV7WJVGJI2MIJRHWDZ3MM2Q

My actions on change.org:

http://www.change.org/profile/189788/petitions

Poets For Human Rights

http://groups.google.com/group/Poets-for-Human-Rights/web/realitys-twigs-of-poetree-pour-vous

Poets For Human Rights

http://poetsforhumanrights.ning.com/profile/reality

poets 4 human rights:

http://groups.google.com/group/poets-4-human-rights

poetrytalk:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/poetrytalk

Prison Abuse Social Network:

http://sdicks4msnetwork.ning.com/profile/realiteee

What do you think? From the heart in the heart of the heartland. Copy and share as you will. Thanx for all you do. Have a good day. Goodbye.

Matutinally Yours,

james m nordlund reality (aja)

Green, Indigenous, Native American, etc., actions
4 years ago

Green, Indigenous, Native American, etc., actions
This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion:
Green, Indigenous, Native American, etc., actions:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9026

This petition on change.org:

Green, Indigenous, Native American, acts:

http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous,_native_american_acts


Turtles, sharks and juvenile tuna need your help!:
In this image a whale shark is caught in a net meant for tuna. Help us stop ocean destruction!
E-mail Princes Tuna!

http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/campaigns/oceans/tuna/Write-to-Princes-tuna/?utm_source=SilverpopMailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=GPI%20Princes%20Tuna%20appeal%20-%20Jan%202011%20(1)&utm_content=

Dear fellow Ocean Defenders,

I've got some great news to share with you about our campaign to save tuna. This week, having got wind of the fact that it was going to come last in Greenpeace UK's new tinned tuna league table, Tesco (a supermarket giant in the UK) did a spectacular u-turn. After being the subject of a Greenpeace investigation, it has radically improved its policy on the fishing methods used to catch its own-brand tinned tuna.

It seems the mere threat of a Greenpeace campaign - and the outrage of thousands of Greenpeace supporters - is sometimes enough to move huge corporations.

We need international tinned tuna brands to follow suit in order to give sharks, turtles and juvenile tuna the break they so desperately need! That's why I am writing to you today - to ask for your help in stopping ocean destruction by Princes - a tuna supplier with an incredibly poor record for sustainability.

Act: http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/getinvolved/

Princes Tuna can change their policy and improve their sustainability.
Ask them to act now!
The majority of Princes tuna is caught using FADs (fish aggregating devices) alongside massive purse seine nets. FADs are basically death traps for endangered sharks, rays and juvenile tuna and if any company is serious about sustainability - it shouldn't have anything to do with them.

Write to Princes now and tell it to stop canning ocean destruction.

You may have already sent a letter to Princes, and if so you probably received an automated response with empty statements. But the bottom line is - Princes is still responsible for the unacceptable loss of marine life because it has yet to change its policy on FADs. You can still e-mail Princes telling it you know its dirty secret and urge it to act on its serious and genuine commitment to sustainability.

Greenpeace UK supporters have been sending complaints to their national fair trading authority pointing out that Princes has been printing false green claims on its tuna tins in the UK. Labels state "Princes is fully committed to fishing methods which protect the marine environment and marine life." And after just one day of launching this online action we received confirmation from Princes that it will be removing this statement.

Now that Princes has admitted its tuna products are unsustainable it needs to start taking measures to change the way its tuna is caught - rather than just changing its labels. With your help - we're hoping to mount enough pressure on them so that they start walking their talk.

I'm currently on the Rainbow Warrior in Taiwan. We're taking this amazing ship on a tour of East Asia rallying support for the creation of marine reserves in the Pacific Commons - one of the most important marine areas for the conservation of the world's tuna species. You can find all the updates from us on the ship including videos, photos and blogs here. And you can read more about the effect of the shifting tuna market on our campaign for healthy oceans here.

Thanks for your support! Please share this email with your friends.

-- Sari
Oceans Campaigner

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January E-news: WE STILL LIVE HERE-- Film featuring the Wôanâak Language to launch:
January 2011 E-Newsletter

New Law to Protect Indigenous Peoples' Rights in the Congo
The Republic of Congo will become the first country in Africa to pass legislation that will protect its Indigenous Peoples' rights. Ten percent of Congo's population is Indigenous, many of whom are marginalized and even used as slaves. Read more.


Australia Registers Its First Indigenous Political Party

On January 10th, Australia´s first Indigenous political party was officially registered and will participate in the next federal election and Northern Territory (NT) state elections. Indigenous people are estimated to make up about 2.7 percent of the Australian population and 32 percent of Northern Territory residents are Indigenous. Read more.


Global Response Campaign Update: Wal-Mart's Jewelry Doesn't Live Up to the Company's Green Promises
In an article posted on the websites of the Broward and Miami New Times, journalist Jean Friedman-Rudovsky picks up where our Global Response campaign left off: she exposes the emptiness of Walmart's claim that its "Love, Earth" gold jewelry comes from socially and environmentally responsible mines and manufacturers. Read more.

http://www.culturalsurvival.or

Art/Act: celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, holiday
4 years ago

Art/Act: celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, holiday
This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Art/Act: celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, holiday:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9024

This petition on change.org:

http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/art_act_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jr_s_holiday

In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday and holiday, let's Art/Act, create, advocate, write, paint, draw, et al, with advocacy and art in mind, or, even better, in heart. Here's a couple twigs of poetree to start us off:



A Weaver Of Life

Happy Birthday
To a student of Christ's and Ghandi's.
One who had a dream that someday
We'd live in the promised land and
Took us by the hand.
Yet, we won't get there
If you don't break your chains,
Refusing to be a pawn in their games.
We can't turn our back to those
Unchosen, on the outside or in,
Simply 'cause they can't afford.
We can bring them with us, if we,
Resisting, everyday, their common
Delusions, not be a link in that chain.
The chains that keep our humanities
Growth arrested, our potentials
Unexplored; our thoughts,
Feelings, and deeds flawed.
If you don't refuse
To be the chains that bind you,
We'll never break the chain.
The chain that murders.
The chain of delusions.
The chain of death.



YOU CAN

Talk the talk, walk the walk, and even
Be the be, but, if you don't vote the vote,
You won't ever be livin' in a democracy!

james m nordlund, reality



So, below is some new advocacy to start with, and below that, many more recent actions you can do; as many or as few as you'd like- remember, write on:



Help Haiti Rebuild with Rights

One year ago, Haiti was ravaged by a devastating earthquake that killed more than 230,000 people and destroyed the homes and families of millions more. Since then, you and many others have stepped forward to give and advocate for relief funding, push for temporary protected status for Haitian immigrants in the U.S., and persuade the IMF to drop Haiti’s $268 million debt once and for all. But while the support of the international community has saved many lives, a year later, conditions in Haiti are still perilous, with over 3,400 more people dead from a cholera outbreak, most of the rubble not cleared, and still close to a million people left without permanent housing.

Click here to ask our government to stand by the Haitian people as they rebuild their country and their lives.

http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/625/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=5521


With thousands of NGOs and many governments focusing on relief and reconstruction, more should have been done by now. But a lack of Haitian voices in the process has resulted in much less than if they had been more included. On this anniversary, we need to remind our government they need to really listen to and work with Haitian civil society and government as they move forward.

While continuing to send generous and more effective aid to Haiti, the Obama administration could also help thousands of Haitian migrants by easing immigration rules. 55,000 family members of Haitians in the United States had been approved for visas prior to the earthquake, but because of a U.S. backlog in admitting approved visa-holders, they still could face more than four years of waiting in Haiti, leaving them in a precarious limbo. The administration could cut the red tape and admit them immediately, but they will only do it if we push them to. The administration could also reverse the decision to resume deportations of Haitians with criminal convictions given the emergency conditions in Haiti. These people will be deported to detention centers where the cholera epidemic could claim their lives.

So please join us in asking our government to do all they can to support the Haitian people today.

http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/625/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=5521

This morning our partners at American Jewish World Service and Catholic Relief Services held an interfaith event in Congress to reflect on the tragedy and offer prayers for the Haitian people during this difficult time. Wherever you are today, we hope you’ll join us in offering both your thoughts and actions of support to the millions of people in Haiti as they continue on their hard journey to recovery.

Best,

The LAWG Team
(Lisa, Mavis, Jenny, Paulo, Vanessa, Ben, and Emily)

http://www.lawg.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=40&Itemid=87

Latin America Working Group
424 C Street NE, Washington, DC 20002 Phone: (202) 546-7010 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (202) 546-7010 end_of_the_skype_highlighting Email: lawg@lawg.org



Help Haiti in everyway (updated regularly)

http://globalhealth.change.org/actions/view/help_haiti_in_everyway


Some of more recent related actions on Change.org, the urls:

Amend the Constitution for all women, etc..:

http://womensrights.change.org/petitions/view/amend_the_constitution_for_all_women_etc


Improving Literacy Through School Libraries kept open:

http://education.change.org/petitions/view/improving_literacy_through_school_libraries_kept_open


World AIDS Day Act:

http://humantrafficking.change.org/petitio

Green; NA; the evolution; Civil, Human, LP, Prisoner Rights; Poverty; etc..
4 years ago

Green; NA; the evolution; Civil, Human, LP, Prisoner Rights; Poverty; etc..
This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Green; NA; the evolution; Civil, Human, LP, Prisoner Rights; Poverty; etc..:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9022

This petition on change.org:

http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_through_advocacy

Please advocate, etc., on the following: Green, Native American, the evolution, Civil and Human Rights, Leonard, Prisoner’s Rights, Poverty, etc.. These signs of the extermination of humanity and large mammals, determined by the republican conspiracy, globally, millions of birds falling from the sky, fish dead in the water, etc., must be heeded now; before they suckceed in dictating the extinction of humanity and large mammals- as well as the destruction of all life on earth, and, possibly, the destruction of our solar system. We must advocate for life, the evolution, now. All life are needed threads in the fabric of life, although threads are wrenched, we can't allow it to be torn asunder. We are with each of you in spirit, you're never alone, they can't break you because the life is indivisible and you're a great example of what being more alive, more human is; and all it could be, for, struggling with their plan to dictate global unnecessary unending war to usher in the extinction of humanity and large mammals uncontested, must continue to be about being and revealing the truth, and their lies, spoken and un- which you've done courageously. The Beauty Way, on the Red Path, et al, illuminates that and the need for a real Climate Change Bill, an upgrading and greening of the national power grids (creating jobs, decreasing everyone’s electricity bills by 10 %; that savings will be spent- creating a stimulus program too), etc., now. It's not too late to take back the day, by turning 360 degrees around, back to the evolution, dispelling the convolutions devolutionary direction; and getting back to the real future, we'll only have if you do! By the by, still, "la machine", the corporate structure, and their ever increasing and increasingly interlocking and laced systems of premeditated mass-destroying-murdering programs are all just linx in the chains on humanity, attempting to stop us from breaking free, we can break the chain of murder, the chain of death; by abolishing the over use of fossil fuels and being most alive! That's also why I think allowing evolution as a common language, as it's the thread that links every, in the fabric of life, is a good place to start. The below linx are just some of the latest of mine for activism, advocacy, etc., for Green, Native American, the evolution, Civil and Human Rights, Leonard, Prisoner’s Rights, etc., please do as many or as few…, as well as copy and share as you will:

Nuclear power is not the way to go, abolish it

http://environment.change.org/petitions/view/nuclear_power_is_not_the_way_to_go_abolish_it


End abuse and torture, asap:

http://humanrights.change.org/petitions/view/end_abuse_and_torture_asap


Cheney should be prosecuted now:

http://humanrights.change.org/petitions/view/cheney_should_be_prosecuted_now


Upgrading and greening of the electrical grids jobs:

http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/upgrading_and_greening_of_the_electrical_grids_jobs


Indigenous; N.A.; Green; Prisoner Rights; etc.; Acts:

http://environment.change.org/petitions/view/indigenous_na_green_prisoner_rights_etc_acts


No tax cuts for the richest and no catfood for the oldest:

http://humanrights.change.org/petitions/view/no_tax_cuts_for_the_richest_and_no_catfood_for_the_oldest


World AIDS Day Act:

http://humantrafficking.change.org/petitions/view/world_aids_day_act


Native American Heritage Month, Day; Indigenous; Green; acts:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9014


Native American, Green, etc., actions:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9012


Green jobs, alternative energy, climate change bill, now:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9005


Native American, Green, Indigenous, et al, actions:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9004


Advocate for the Indigenous, etc.; who are routinely discriminated against, marginalized, etc..

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9000


Pledges and petitions in support of Leonard on change.org:


Won't you treat Leonard Peltier compassionately?:

http://www.change.org/petitions/view/wont_you_treat_leonard_peltier_compassionately


Green jobs, alternative energy, climate change bill, now:

http://environment.change.org/petitions/view/green_jobs_alternative_energy_climate_change_bill_now


Advocate for the Indigenous and poor:

http://humanrights.change.org/petitions/view/advocate_for_the_indigenous_and_poor


Act / Indigenous + Food:

http://food.change.org/petitions/view/act_indigenous_food


Advocate for Indigenous:

http://humanrights.change.org/petitions/view/advocate_for_indigenous


Proper presidential pardons needed, now:

http://criminaljustice.change.org/petitions/view/proper_presidential_pardons_needed_now


Help Native Americans:

http://uspoverty.change.org/petiti

Related: Uniting spiritual and material...", to make dualities mud?
4 years ago

Heah.


This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9020

This petition on change.org:

http://health.change.org/petitions/view/think_about_uplifting_life_and_share


Ni hao. Great work, thanx for all you do; I hope your New Year was great, and may it be new all the way through

An unnecessarily long critique of a blog by Deepak Chopra: “Uniting spiritual and material values"

Deepak Chopra: “...I have never accepted that money was the root of all evil.”

That's good you haven't because it's not. Evil is a religious delineation describing the actions of purportedly mythical beings, like a devil, etc., which doesn't exist. Yet, the term has relevance in this world anyhow, because what man does is so despicable, words like evil are the only ones severe enough in their criticalness to attempt to do justice in the description; of course, those that do the 'evil' could also be more aptly called abominations, instead of men. This while man could be considered the root of all 'evil', and, being that man invented money, this would be a more appropriate first conclusion, linear, superficial thought one could jump to; if one were the jumpy kind. Although, since only specific men are the root of all 'evil', historically speaking, the generic nature of that comment, while sounding pithy, would render it inaccurate, at best. Being that money was an artifice, of mecha, manufactured to enable some to rob others, the ones manufacturing the money always having an upper hand in all and any thieving processes, its origins are 'evil' in intent; even though, they don't have to be in its actual, and even practical 'use'. The fact that its origins are also based in interlocking and laced systems of scarcity has had a lot to due with the historical inequities the astronomically increased 'usage' of it, and all its derivatives, has wrought on society, at large and small; as it has aided in the fabrication and dissemination of the main delusional construct, materialism- which has determined the chasm between supposed haves and have nots, as well as its widening over time. This, while your qualifying your non-acceptance of that cliche with "never", is more indicative of your actual intent, and not the fallaciousness of the cliche's intent; which is to put the responsibility for moneys 'usages' results, and corresponding blame, on an 'other' than man, an object- just as 'using' the word 'evil' attempts to put its origins in the hands of a 'devil', etc., instead of man (a typical displacing and projective device of religious babble, in general, as well).

jmn


Deepak Chopra: “Yet the way of peace has to face the current dominance of greed.”

Ah, "the", a particularly generic word, which also alludes to a singularity of existence, if not importance and dominance, at the same time. Just as "way of peace", demands such a position, almost by force. This while the usage of the two together accentuates the allusional aspects of both, and the combination of that accentuation with the projection of animation, "has to face", which is specifically human, on a "way", an inanimate 'thing', to be sure, increases those allusory aspects exponentially, giving the resulting force of intent a supposed dominance that can only be interpreted as delusional. Then, to further delude, as must be interpreted as the intent of the sentence at this point, you 'use', that same "the", with "dominance", a delusional construct of its own; and what is the target of all that illusory purported power being projected on, "greed", another delusion that is an offshoot of the malicious intent of the manufacture of money- to begin with. To simply say, there's no "the", and not no "the", no "dominance" and not no "dominance", also no "greed" and not no "greed", at once, would be a short cut only adepts would discern the meaning of; making the previous explanation of your attempt to delude readers with a purported duality that doesn't exist, superfluous- yet, necessary, as the average reader will still have difficulty, even with the verbose version. I need not go on, Sir, although, readers will need more detail to your agenda to discern it for themselves- so, I must, at minimum, address the totally delusional make-up of your blogs title.

jmn


Deepak Chopra: “Uniting spiritual and material values".

First, the delusion of separation doesn't exist, so, no need to "unite" those purported aspects of your purported duality, as a cause; for, it would manifest enumerable deleterious effects to the purported direction of that projection (for e.g., determine the opposite effects in reality). The purported need to "unite" "spiritual", anything, with "material" anything is the building blocks of your delusional intents direction; and, maybe, since I'm accurately discerning the truth and evoking it for free, and you sell yours by the pound- it's readily assumable what that is. Yet, that delusional construction is supposedly central to the misery of man, so, I'll spend more of my worthless time on it- only because my time is worthless, obviously. Dualities don't exist, for e.g., spiritual vs. material, as everything that is known to man, including a purported vacuum, is spiritual, endemically, and there is actually nothing that is material, which even supposed scientists have proven in numerous ways, ergo, there's no purported duality; for, reality, spirit, is not in opposition to, competing with, measurable against a non-existent illusion called matter, the building block of material- as nothing is matter separate and unto itself, no matter what your definition of it is, in reality, and, therefore it doesn't exist, actually. I'll thank me in advance for

Invitation Join Disability Caucus of Green Party + Happy Holidays
4 years ago

Invitation Join Disability Caucus of Green Party + Happy Holidays:
This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9018

This petition on change.org:

http://health.change.org/petitions/view/advocate_for_disabled_consider_joining_disability_caucus



Ni hao. Great work All, thanx for all you do, may your New Year be new all the way through

jmn


"The Disability Caucus is an Identity Caucus of the United States Green Party. Once we are accredited, we will have the same status as state parties do within the Green Party (except that we can not cast a vote for our presidential nominee). There are several other Identity Caucuses, including Black, Latino, Women, and Lavender.


Verified Members:

Please join us by becoming a verified member aka a voting member. We need 100 verified members, spread out over at least 15 states, in order to be accredited as a Caucus. As of January 2008, we have 100 people in 25 states (but we need more to be sure of meeting the total).

To be a verified member you must meet the following requirements:

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does not have a Green Party or you are not eligible to vote) be connected
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2. Be a person with a disability. We may allow some non-disabled voting
members but so far have not made that decision.
3. Agree to follow major discussions and participate in votes.
4. Send your information to our Membership Committee at
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the Green Party (are you registered Green?), and if you are disabled
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We recognize that some potential members will not be able to have internet
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To join as a non-internet member, please use one of the following contact
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Indigenous; N.A.; Green; Prisoner Rights; etc.; Acts
4 years ago

Indigenous; N.A.; Green; Prisoner Rights; etc.; Acts
This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion:

Indigenous; N.A.; Green; Prisoner Rights; etc.; Acts

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9017

This petition on change.org:

http://environment.change.org/petitions/view/indigenous_na_green_prisoner_rights_etc_acts

http://www.change.org/petitions/view/Indigenous_NA_Green_Prisoner_Rights_etc_Acts



New START: You made it happen!:
Thanks to your efforts, the Senate voted today to give its advice and consent to ratification of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START).

Act

http://capwiz.com/unausa/home/

As you know this vote has been the culmination of a long and complex undertaking, involving many hours of Senate hearings; formal and informal consultations between the Senate and Obama administration officials; interventions by foreign policy advisors to numerous presidential administrations; and personal efforts by countless Americans who believe in the importance of a verifiable nuclear arms control agreement between the world's two largest nuclear superpowers, the United States and Russia.

Thank you for your contribution to making Senate approval of New START possible.

Today's Senate approval of New START will help to prevent the global spread of nuclear weapons. That's quite an accomplishment as 2010 comes to a close and the new year gets underway on a new, more hopeful note.

Sincerely,

http://www.unausa.org/Page.aspx?pid=220

The UNA-USA Advocacy Team





A Wondrous Spirit-Gift from Grandma Edna:
~**~A Wondrous Spirit-Gift from Grandma Edna~**~

A Wondrous Spirit-Gift!

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From the desk of Harvey Arden

Founder: ~The Wisdomkeepers Collective ~ "Bringing the Elders to the World & the World to the Elders"


Author: WISDOMKEEPERS: Meetings with Native American Spiritual Elders

DREAMKEEPERS: A Spirit-Journey into Aboriginal Australia

NOBLE RED MAN: Lakota Wisdomkeeper Mathew King

TRAVELS IN A STONE CANOE: The Return to the Wisdomkeepers

Editor: PRISON WRITINGS: MY LIFE IS MY SUN DANCE by Leonard Peltier

WHITE BUFFALO TEACHINGS by Chief Arvol Looking Horse

VOICE OF THE HAWK ELDER by Seneca Wisdomkeeper Edna Gordon

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WOW! Grandma Edna won FIRST PLACE in the NATIVE AMERICAN BOOK category!! Send her congratulations at rdgordon@hotmail.com with a CC to me (please!) Get remaining first-printing copies on shelf NOW ! Go to www.haveyouthought.com or contact Publisher George Blitch at george@haveyouthought.com.

EDNA, WE'RE PROUD OF YOU!! / Harvey Arden

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VOICE of the HAWK ELDER

by

Seneca Wisdomkeeper Edna Gordon


BestBooks2007Winner

First-Prize for Native American books


Order at www.haveyouthought.com


Wholesale orders contact george@haveyouthought.com


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Excerpts from Seneca Wisdomkeeper Edna Gordon's VOICE OF THE HAWK ELDER:


WE NEED CHANGES in this world, really big big changes. I'm prayin' they'll be peaceable changes, not violent and bloody ones. I'd like to see a peaceable revolution, a revolution of broomsticks instead of guns.

Call it a Broomstick Revolution.

That's right. The People pick up their broomsticks and march together and Sweep Injustice Out! Make a clean sweep, a big cleanin' like's never been seen before.

Broomsticks against Injustice. Now that'll be the day!

We'll take our broomsticks and we'll sweep Leonard Peltier right out o' prison, along with all the other innocents.

Yep—a Broomstick Revolution! That's what we need!

NOW: ORDER ONLINE AT www.haveyouthought.com

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VOICE of the

HAWK ELDER



by Seneca Wisdomkeeper

Edna Gordon

~

With Harvey Arden



All rights reserved



NOW: ORDER ONLINE AT www.haveyouthought.com

~

Dedication


This book is dedicated to my People, the Seneca Nation, to our kindred Peoples of the Haudenoshaunee, or Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy, to all the Indian Nations of Great Turtle Island, and to all other Indigenous Peoples around this Mother Earth. I send it out like an arrow of love from my heart to YOUR hearts! If other folks want to read it too, why, that's fine by me. Might be you even learn something!

This book is FULL of secrets for those who understand'm!


But always remember, the BIGGEST secret is Creation itself!

~


What I see

I want you to see,

so that what y

World AIDS Day Acts :)
4 years ago

World AIDS Day Acts

This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9015




The Global Fund

supported programs deliver AIDS treatment for 3 million people

http://www.theglobalfund.org/en/

Media Center

http://www.theglobalfund.org/en/media/?lang=en




Holiday Greetings from the Global Health Council

Dear Colleague,

As friends and family gather together during the holiday season to commemorate the passage of another year, I would like to share with you how the Global Health Council has been making a difference in global health in 2010:
•We shaped vital global health initiatives that direct resources and opportunities to people living in low-resource settings.

•We developed, discussed, distilled and promoted smart policy and advocacy solutions to global health challenges. Through convening members and other stakeholders at our Annual International Conference on Global Health, policy and advocacy roundtables, and event series, the Global Health Council leveraged hands-on experience from the field into developing and promoting policy recommendations.

•We translated global health research literature and messages on critical issues and unmet needs in global health into user-friendly material, and disseminated this information to decision-makers, thought leaders, and the global health community at large, through traditional media, social media, global health networks and partnerships.

•We highlighted the private sector's role as a critical component in a new compact in global health.
I am proud of what the Global Health Council has achieved this year to help improve health outcomes and equity for the 2 billion people around the world who live on less than $2 a day. But as we look to 2011, we need your support and investment in the Global Health Council to help sustain the core areas of our work.

Your year-end, tax-deductible contribution will enable the Global Health Council to continue leading the global health community - our community - in developing a unified voice for a sustainable, integrated health agenda that uses resources efficiently to make a difference in the lives of the poor and vulnerable, and in promoting this agenda with policy makers around the world to ensure that global health remains a top priority within the broader international development agenda.

Please give generously today by clicking on this link.

https://my.globalhealth.org/ebusiness/fundraising/ghcdefault.aspx?id=410

Thank you for your support.

Sincerely,

Jeffrey L. Sturchio, PhD
President and CEO

1111 19th Street, NW - Suite 1120 | Washington, D.C. 20036

The Impact of HIV/AIDS

https://www.globalhealth.org/hiv_aids/

2010 World Health Report Examines Health Systems Financing,
December 1, 2010

https://www.globalhealth.org/view_top.php3?id=48#120110




World AIDS Day Message from Jurnee Smollett

A message from ANSA Board Member Jurnee Smollett published Essence.com

http://www.essence.com/lifestyle/hot_topics_3/sound_off_actress_jurnee_smolett_on_world_aids_day.php#ixzz16sAdFD40

Sound Off: Actress Jurnee Smollett on World AIDS Day

http://www.ansafrica.org/

Take Action

http://www.ansafrica.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=71&Itemid=102

I've never known a world in which HIV/AIDS didn't exist. Growing up, images of the virus were sewn into my memory; the colorful panels on the AIDS Quilt; the shiny red ribbons my mom wore; the tragic death of Ryan White; and Magic Johnson's press conference. What affected me most of all was the heartbreaking story of a little girl not much older than I who was born with HIV. Until Hydeia Broadbent boldly shared her story on daytime talk shows like Oprah, it hadn't dawned on me that little girls who looked like me were at risk.

Initially, news of HIV/AIDS was in everyone's face and got our attention. Over the years -- despite ads, fundraisers, and more -- our community has grown desensitized while the virus continues to silently kill us. Already, 25 million members of our human family have died from AIDS. That's equivalent to the combined populations of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Phoenix, Philadelphia, Dallas, Boston, Seattle, Memphis, Cleveland, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Miami, Denver, Wichita, St. Louis, and Washington, D.C. Today, over 30 million people worldwide are living with HIV/AIDS. Over one million people in the U.S. have the disease, and more than 500,000 of them are African American, though we make up only twelve percent of this country's population. HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death among Black women ages 25 to 34.

It's one thing to read statistics and another to know people with the disease. Hydeia and I met 12 years ago and have since become best friends. HIV/AIDS is never far from my mind because she and another close friend of mine are living with the infection. They're both talented, intelligent, young African Americans who have never been sexually promiscuous nor used intravenous drugs. You would never know by looking at them that a potentially deadly virus lurks in their bloodstream. But it does. Thankfully, they're each getting medical care that keeps them healthy. They live their lives, have fun, pursue their dreams, have relationships and are careful to not pass on the virus to anyone else. They're proof that HIV/AIDS doesn't have to be a deat

No tax cuts for the richest and no catfood for the oldest
4 years ago

No tax cuts for the richest and no catfood for the oldest:
This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9011

http://www.change.org/petitions/view/no_tax_cuts_for_the_richest_and_no_catfood_for_the_oldest

Keep nope alive! For e.g., having tax cuts to the richest for a decade during two wars is economic treason; by the richest 2 % of our nation. The rich's sons and daughters aren't dying in those unnecessary wars, the middle-class to poor's are! The economy is in shambles. People everywhere are struggling to make ends meet. So naturally, Republicans are worried about the richest Americans. They're looking to make Bush's tax cuts for the rich, which expire at the end of the year, permanent. The worst part is that some right-wing Democrats have already come out and agreed with the Republicans' reckless approach, and the White House has signaled that they're open to compromising on this issue. This has to be the worst idea since, well, ever. As well, I don't mean to interject reality into your fun, BUT, you can't restore sanity, one must choose the direction of sanity, ergo, go sane, put their shadows behind them, move, et al; giving up the devolutionary direction, re-embracing the evolution- for e.g., turning 360 degrees around, back to the future and the evolutionary direction you were born flying in. Don't let the corporate structure's installation of the tea party as the head of the republican conspiracy, shifting the supposed political picture to the right by force (supposedly, the supposed left extreme being Jesus walking on water civil rights African-American conspirator supposed Christian conspirators, who can do no wrong, who are supposedly diametrically opposed to, the extreme right, tea partying republican supposed Christian conspirators, who want to return the usa to laws and practices of the pre-civil rights movement era) be the dems supposed excuse to need to be 'tri-partisan', and water down all legislation, while they ignore real third parties like the Green Party, and keep them and real independents out of the debates; demand truth and accountability. As well, stop the conservative dominated ‘spending cuts commission’ from gutting the elderly and poor, now! “The proposed cuts to Social Security are so deep, for so many people. This is a direct attack on America's middle class for the benefit of Corporate America. These ideas are so awful, sixteen other members of the Catfood Commission didn't want to touch it.3 Problem is, this is the "starting point" for discussions. This will be negotiated, and many of these awful ideas could be in the final proposal. We need to stop it now. It's bad enough to even think about cutting Social Security - but to do it to pay for corporate tax cuts? That's insane. Don’t let cat food be what’s for dinner for our elderly again, speak out now! This is President Obama's commission, and he has the power to shut it down. The other commission members can put their feet down and say no to Social Security cuts. Let's make them do it.” Firedoglake The republican conspiracies extermination of humanity, to dictate its extinction, and that of large mammals, that can be seen on humanities horizon racing towards us from our future, through the most paying tools of destruction, earth murder and unending unnecessary war, can only be struggled with by an evolving humanity; delusional profit and pleasure, the root of the corporate structure's convolutions devolutionary direction, can only be struggled with by more humaneness, thought, feeling, memory, compassion, evoking, emoting, insight, relating, growth, realization of potential, et al, real profit and pleasure- for, destruction and murder are of no profit or pleasure. Yes, it's now or never, if not you, then who, there, then where, be; or humanity will not be- and all of it will be gone, as if none of it ever was. Save your self later, by saving the elderly and poor now! reality

get out the: vote, rems, filibuster, fix; now!
4 years ago

get out the: vote, rems, filibuster, fix; now!
Greetings,

Actually, ‘the fix is in’ in Congress, the filibuster is just the show behind which dempublicans ask how far when remocrats tell them to bend over; we have to get the vote out and get the fix out of Congress- by getting rid of the filibuster, etc.. I’ve said it in the past, as well, dempublicans are the glove, the puppets, remocrats are the hand, the puppet masters; a dem is a rem whose still haggling over price, when they get it they become rems; if we wanted you to make sausage we wouldn’t have voted you into Congress; they almost sunk this country and the global economy with King George and his Dick Cheney’s insistence on “bipartisanship”, etc., we don’t need to finish the job, we need to get the rems out of office, so they can’t do much more damage; etc.. Yet, we must give the dems the credit that’s due them, and, even though they did practice some politics as usual, they’ve done a lot; and will do much more- if we get the vote out, get the rems out of office, and then get the filibuster out, as well, for starters. The non-rems deserve another shot, let’s get the vote out, for:


YOU CAN

Talk the talk, walk the walk, and even
Be the be, but, if you don't vote the vote,
You'll never be livin' in a democracy!


Only then can racial inequality, poverty, etc., truly be dealt with. Thanx. Goodbye.

Matutinally Yours,

reality


This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9003

get out the: vote, rems, filibuster, fix:

http://race.change.org/petitions/view/get_out_the_vote_rems_filibuster_fix



What you can do: http://www.colorofchange.org :
Can you volunteer a couple hours of your time this week to call voters? All you need to participate is a phone and your computer (and you don't need to make any long distance calls). Click here to get more info and sign up for a shift:
http://calloutthevote.com/coc.html?source=coc



Forget the doom and gloom:
Forget the doom and gloom from the mainstream media about this year's elections.
We're doing what we need to do. And we have got to keep it going.
This week our goal is to make 20,000 phone calls to potential volunteers through our online calling program. With our handy calling tool, it's super-easy. Can you spend 15 minutes making phone calls? Click to sign up:

http://pol.moveon.org/2010?id=24112-1718406-cRMZoIx&t=3

If you haven't yet gotten involved in this election, now's the time. And if you have, it's critical to keep going—and to get your friends, neighbors, co-workers, and anyone you can get your hands on involved.



FDL activists stepped up for Russ big time:

http://action.firedoglake.com/feingold

http://www.FDLaction.com .



What if?:
BIRTH CONTROL MATTERS
It matters to a young woman finishing college or starting a career.
It matters to the family making ends meet.
It matters to the mothers and fathers who treasure the children they have.

http://www.ppaction.org/campaign/bcm10afem/xkwgn64a75e3jmd?source=bcm10afem_e1

http://www.plannedparenthoodaction.org



Help Haiti in everyway:

http://globalhealth.change.org/actions/view/help_haiti_in_everyway


Disability Rights, advocate now:

http://health.change.org/petitions/view/disability_rights_advocate_now

Green jobs, alternative energy, climate change bill, now, actions
4 years ago

Green jobs, alternative energy, climate change bill, now, actions
Green jobs, alternative energy, climate change bill, now:

http://www.change.org/petitions/view/green_jobs_alternative_energy_climate_change_bill_now

Green jobs, alternative energy, climate change bill, now:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9005

New: get out the: vote, rems, filibuster, fix: progressive direction
4 years ago

get out the: vote, rems, filibuster, fix: progressive direction
This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9003

get out the: vote, rems, filibuster, fix:

http://race.change.org/petitions/view/get_out_the_vote_rems_filibuster_fix

get out the: vote, rems, filibuster, fix:
4 years ago

get out the: vote, rems, filibuster, fix:

http://race.change.org/petitions/view/get_out_the_vote_rems_filibuster_fix

Actually, ‘the fix is in’ in Congress, the filibuster is just the show behind which dempublicans ask how far when remocrats tell them to bend over; we have to get the vote out and get the fix out of Congress- by getting rid of the filibuster. I’ve said it in the past, as well, dempublicans are the glove, the puppets, remocrats are the hand, the puppet masters; a dem is a rem whose still haggling over price, when they get it they become rems; if we wanted you to make sausage we wouldn’t have voted you into Congress; they almost sunk this country and the global economy with King George and his Dick Cheney’s insistence on “bipartisanship”, etc., we don’t need to finish the job, we need to get the rems out of office, so they can’t do much more damage; etc.. Yet, we must give the dems the credit that’s due them, and, even though they did practice some politics as usual, they’ve done a lot; and will do much more- if we get the vote out, get the rems out of office, and then get the filibuster out, as well, for starters. The non-rems deserve another shot, let’s get the vote out, for:


YOU CAN

Talk the talk, walk the walk, and even
Be the be, but, if you don't vote the vote,
You'll never be livin' in a democracy!



Only then can racial inequality, poverty, etc., truly be dealt with.


reality

Disability Rights ACTS: ADAPT and CFDR actions, now
4 years ago

Disability Rights ACTS: ADAPT and CFDR actions, now
This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9001

Center for Disability Rights ACTS: ADAPT to HUD- Accessible, Affordable, Integrated Hosuing Now; etc..
ACTION ALERT: Help ADAPT tell HUD We Need More Accessible, Affordable, Integrated Housing! Take Action!

http://capwiz.com/rochestercdr/issues/alert/?alertid=17287501&queueid=[capwiz:queue_id]

ADAPTers in DC need your support.

In Washington, DC, ADAPT has taken its "Defending Our Freedom" campaign to the national headquarters of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Despite previous meetings and amiable relations, HUD has failed to make progress in developing policies that would creat more housing that is accessible to people with disabilities, affordable and integrated in the community. Without this housing, seniors and people with disabilities are forced into nursing homes, sometimes simply because they cannot find housing that meets their needs.

Us the attached link to send a message to HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan. Tell the Secretary that people with disabilities need housing and they need it now!




Action Alert - ADAPT is at the White House, demanding Olmstead now
Action Alert: ADAPT to Obama - Implement Olmstead Now! Take Action!

Take Action to support ADAPT activists at the White House!

http://capwiz.com/rochestercdr/issues/alert/?alertid=17168501&queueid=[capwiz:queue_id]

Over 400 disability rights activists with ADAPT have gathered in protest at the White House, demanding that President Obama and his administration take action to allow seniors and people to live in their own homes and communities, instead of being forced into nursing homes.

When President Obama was running for office, for the disability community, he distinguished himself from Senator McCain by his co-sponsorship and support of the Community Choice Act. Now, as states are cutting home and community-based services and the situation in the states becomes more dire each day, we need President Obama – more than ever – to lead our country in making the changes that will allow seniors and people with disabilities to live in freedom.

ADAPT demands that Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President, and Melody Barnes, Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy Publicly, and Bruce Reed, Executive Director of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, address the ADAPT members assembled in front of the White House and agree to ADAPT’s demands for Olmstead implementation! Free Our People!




ADAPT Acts: BREAKING NEWS: ADAPT seizes HUD Building DOORS; etc..
BREAKING NEWS: ADAPT seizes HUD Building DOORS
For Immediate Release
September 21, 2010
Contact: Rahnee Patrick, (312) 320-5111 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (312) 320-5111 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Contact: Bruce Darling (585) 370-6690 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (585) 370-6690 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
http://www.adapt.org

Integration, Not Segregation!:
ADAPT Brings REAL Housing Ideas Home to HUD's Secretary Donovan

Washington, DC---Building on momentum from a nonviolent civil disobedience
action at the Obama White House yesterday, which resulted in the arrest of
16 people, 300 members of ADAPT today have stormed the headquarters of the
U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). ADAPT, a
national disability rights action group, is demanding that HUD and its
Secretary, Shaun Donovan, be held accountable for resolving the dire
housing crisis faced by low income people with disabilities and seniors.

"People have got to understand that for thousands of people with
disabilities and seniors, freedom to live in the community means having
both a place to live and community-based support services. They go hand in
hand," said Cassie James Holdsworth of Philadelphia ADAPT. "You have the
civil right to be able to live in your own community, and not be stolen
away and shipped off to a nursing home or institution."

ADAPT plans to make several concrete proposals to HUD to improve its
housing. Those proposals include increasing the number of accessible
public housing units; reform of funding streams that would promote
construction of integrated, not segregated, housing; define a "home" as
not more than 4 unrelated people living together; increase public housing
vouchers for people with disabilities who want to leave nursing homes; and
perhaps most creatively, expand the definition of "homelessness" to
include all people with disabilities and seniors with disabilities now in
nursing facilities.

"The forced segregation of people with disabilities and seniors rests
significantly on the failure of the federal government to adopt mechanisms
to increase affordable, accessible, integrated housing," said Bruce
Darling of Rochester ADAPT. "HUD needs to be accountable for
'disappearing' our people and hiding us from the public by continuing its
practice of programs that promote segregation."

For thirty years, ADAPT has been recognized as an international role model
in the struggle for disability rights, having helped to inspire nonviolent
civil disobedience disability struggles as far away as Europe and South
Korea. "Today, we literally have observers aro

ACT FOR HOMELESS
4 years ago

Hi. Hopefully you're having a good week. Advocate for the Indigenous, etc.; who are routinely discriminated against, marginalized, etc..

This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9000



Advocate for the Indigenous and poor:

http://race.change.org/petitions/view/advocate_for_the_indigenous_and_poor



Free Leonard Peltier:

http://www.change.org/petitions/view/free_leonard_peltier_3

Thanx. Goodbye.

Matutinally Yours,

reality

thanx for replying :)
4 years ago

I hear you, I do the same continually; good luck with finding a place- I've been stuck in a hotel for 5 months too

Abuse in Therapy: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/AbuseinTherapy
Diffabled, Mental Health, all related issues, advocacy, + professionals:
http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/Diffabled_MentalHealth_Action ,
reality's My Space page, blog http://myspace.com/jamesmnordlund
Prison Abuse Social Network:
http://sdicks4msnetwork.ning.com/profile/realiteee
reality's Yahoo webhostsite http://thevolutionaries.com/home ,
with clickable linx; and: http://thevolutionaries.com/index.html
reality's Windows Live Space
http://jamesmnordlundreality.spaces.live.com/default.aspx?owner=1&wa=wsignin1.0
Poets / Human Rights:
http://groups.google.com/group/Poets-for-Human-Rights/web/james-m-nordlund-reality-twigs-of-poetree-pour-vous
Poets / Human Rights:
http://poetsforhumanrights.ning.com/profile/reality
reality's yahoo blog: http://profiles.yahoo.com/blog/7V7NV7WJVGJI2MIJRHWDZ3MM2Q
poetrytalk: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/poetrytalk
My actions on change.org: http://www.change.org/profile/189788/actions

reality

Help Haiti in everyway, updated daily, on Change.org, the url :)
4 years ago

Help Haiti in everyway, updated daily, on Change.org, the url

Hola. Latest petition for Haiti on care2.com

End Child Slavery in Haiti:

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/630/928/118/

Latest petition for Haiti on change.org

Tell France to Pay Back Haiti's "Independence" Debt:

http://humanrights.change.org/petitions/view/tell_france_to_pay_back_haitis_independence_debt?

Thank President Obama for Helping Haitians Help Haiti:

http://takeaction.amnestyusa.org/siteapps/advocacy/ActionItem.aspx?c=jhKPIXPCIoE&b=2590179&aid=13608

Haiti, we can do more

http://globalpoverty.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_we_can_do_more

Help Haiti in everyway

http://globalhealth.change.org/actions/view/help_haiti_in_everyway


http://www.change.org/profile/189788/actions

http://www.change.org/profiles/reality

Have a good week. Ciao.

reality

4 years ago

I too have been dismayed about the hate speech in this country toward Muslims, as if every Muslim is a terrorrist or the friend of a terrorist or a terrorist sympathizer.  I deeply respect the Muslim faith.  I have been addressing the issue on one of the groups that I host. 

 

A month ago a tea party hate group came to a Muslim mosque nearby to express rage at their existence.  I wanted to be there with the Muslims in solidarity with them, but it happened to be the day I became homeless and we had to move all our stuff to storage and move into the migrant camp church where we are staying, so I was not able to go. 

 

It was a big disappointment.  I think religious people need to stand up for each other across religious lines to protect each other's freedoms.

Acts: Help Women in Pakistan Survive and Rebuild; etc..
4 years ago

Acts: Help Women in Pakistan Survive and Rebuild; etc..
These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/8997

August E-News: Pakistan Floods, Guatemala Femicides and Gaza Water Shortage

August 2010

Highlights from the Month

Pakistan: Respond and Rebuild
MADRE ally Shirkat Gah was one of the first organizations on the ground responding to the recent floods in Pakistan. They're also one of the only organizations providing relief specifically targeted at the needs of women and children. Learn more about how Shirkat Gah is responding to the ongoing crisis while planning for the future. »

http://www.madre.org/index/get-involved-3/current-campaigns-9/help-women-in-pakistan-survive-and-rebuild-209.html


Guatemalan Women Organize Against Femicide
Guatemala is facing epidemic levels of violence against women. Over the past decade, almost 4,000 women and young girls have been murdered. MADRE and our partners are promoting health and security for women and families in the Barcenas neighborhood of Guatemala City, one of the places where the violence is at its worst. Learn more »

http://www.madre.org/index/meet-madre-1/our-projects-20/guatemala-workers-rights-are-human-rights-50.html

You Can Help!
Through our Helping Hands Campaign, Flashlights and Whistles for Safety, MADRE will be sending a shipment of flashlights and whistles to our partners in Guatemala soon! Learn more about what you can do. »


Fact Sheet: Water Crisis in Gaza
The shortage of clean water in Gaza has reached crisis levels. The World Health Organization estimates that less than 10 percent of publicly available water is safe to drink. The rest is contaminated with microorganisms and toxins that endanger people's lives and cause needless sickness and suffering. Learn more»

http://www.madre.org/index/press-room-4/news/fact-sheet-the-water-crisis-in-gaza-471.html


In This Issue
•Pakistan: Respond and Rebuild

•Guatemalan Women Fight Femicide

•Gaza Water Crisis

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We Stand with American Muslims
Friends Committee on National Legislation - A Quaker Lobby in the Public Interest

ABOUT US: http://action.fcnl.org/r/A/MTQyMTYz/NDYzODY/0/0/aHR0cDovL3d3dy5mY25sLm9yZy9hYm91dC8 | DONATE: http://action.fcnl.org/r/A/MTQyMTY0/NDYzODY/0/0/aHR0cHM6Ly9hY3Rpb24uZmNubC5vcmcvZG9uYXRlL2Zjbmwv |
TELL A FRIEND: http://action.fcnl.org/r/A/MTQyMTY1/NDYzODY/0/0/aHR0cDovL2FjdGlvbi5mY25sLm9yZy90YWYvdGFrZS1hY3Rpb24 | CONTACT US: http://action.fcnl.org/r/A/MTQyMTY2/NDYzODY/0/0/aHR0cDovL2FjdGlvbi5mY25sLm9yZy9jb250YWN0

We Stand with American Muslims

At FCNL, we’ve been sick at heart and concerned at the hate speech, confusion,
and misinformation about American Muslims that has spread across the country in
the last month. Many of you have told us that you share our concern.

The controversy is not over yet. Between today and the September 11 anniversary
of the attacks on the World Trade Center, we at FCNL expect another outpouring of
bigotry and misplaced anger at the proposal to build an Islamic cultural center
in downtown New York City.

In the first eleven days of September, please state publicly that you stand with our brothers and sisters in the American Muslim community. We support their proposal to exercise their religious freedom by building an Islamic Cultural Center in downtown Manhattan, where they have lived and worshiped for years. Sign the petition here:
[ http://action.fcnl.org/r/A/MTQyMTY3/NDYzODY/0/0/aHR0cDovL2FjdGlvbi5mY25sLm9yZy9wZXRpdGlvbnMvZV9vbmx5L3dlX3N0YW5kX3dpdGhfYW1lcmljYW5fbXVzbGltcy8 ]

Worship, Talk, Take a Stand

Our country needs this cultural center and the public discussion that it is
generating. The proposal for this Islamic cultural center can be transformed from
an ugly controversy into perhaps the most important public opportunity in this
decade to celebrate and exercise the First Amendment guarantee of freedom of
religion.

Many of you are taking this opportunity. From New York to North Carolina and from
Maryland to Illinois, we have heard about local community groups using the public
focus on the cultural center to organize opportunities for Christians and Muslims
to find out what they have in common. To counter the distrust and misinformation,
more people need to state publicly that they support the freedom of American
Muslims to worship and to gather together.

Please start by signing this petition supporting American Muslims and the proposal to exercise their religious freedom to build an Islamic cultural center in downtown Manhattan. Ask 5 friends to sign it as well. We’ll add the names of those who sign to the bottom of the petition to show the support that’s out there.

Sign the petition:
[ http://action.fcnl.org/r/A/MTQyMTY4/NDYzODY/0/0/aHR0cDovL2FjdGlvbi5mY25sLm9yZy9wZXRpdGlvbnMvZV9vbmx5L3dlX3N0YW5kX3dpdGhfYW1lcmljYW5fbXVzbGltcy8 ]
Ask five friends to sign the letter:
[ http://action.fcnl.org/r/A/MTQyMTY5/NDYzODY/0/0/aHR0cDovL2FjdGlvbi5mY25sLm9yZy90YWYvd2Vfc3RhbmRfd2l0aF9hbWVyaWNhbl9tdXNsaW1zLw ]

That’s the first step, but we encourage you to do more if you can. Here are some
suggestion

Help Haiti in everyway, updated daily, on Change.org, the url :)
4 years ago

Help Haiti in everyway, updated daily, on Change.org, the url

Latest petition for Haiti on care2.com

Put Money in the Hands of Haitian Women - Pongan Dinero en Manos:

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/put-money-in-the-hands-of-haitian-women

Latest petition for Haiti on change.org

Put Money Directly in the Hands of Haitian Women

http://womensrights.change.org/petitions/view/put_money_directly_in_the_hands_of_haitian_women

Haiti, we can do more

http://globalpoverty.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_we_can_do_more

Help Haiti in everyway

http://globalhealth.change.org/actions/view/help_haiti_in_everyway

http://www.change.org/profile/189788/actions

http://www.change.org/profiles/reality

Have a good week. Ciao.

reality

Help them make the homeless healthier :)
4 years ago

Hi. Thanks for participating! The fifth anniversary of the premeditatedly purposely not prevented man-made disaster, Katrina's breaching the levees they purposely didn't reinforce for 30 years, even though they were told they must, in Louisiana, etc., is coming up, and today is the 20th anniversary of the ADA, pivotal in emancipating and empowering the handicapped, elderly, diffabled, etc., as well, soon will be the next great day of free clinics for people in LA; so, in praise of all that and all you all do, let's donate to make this great non-profit able to serve the least fortunate to the middle-class healthier for us all

My fundraising page url for NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FREE CLINICS

http://www.change.org/myfundraising/NATIONALASSOCIATIONFREECLINICS

Please help me support NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FREE CLINICS INC by making a donation. It's fast, easy, and secure. Thanks so much for your support - and please don't forget to forward this page to any friends you think might be interested. Cool, thanx; ’bye.

reality

Green, Native American, Greenpeace, BP oil disaster, etc.. :)
4 years ago

Green, Native American, Greenpeace, BP oil disaster, etc..
This post in reality's myspace.com blog

http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.ListAll&bID=537228475

On Disabled Greens News and discussion:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/8991

Thanx for sharing :)
5 years ago

Very cool. Hi. I hope you and yours are well and will continue to be. I hear you and appreciate your position and opinions; thanx for posting. Some of the groups I moderate Disabled Greens News + discuss: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews Abuse in Therapy: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/AbuseinTherapy Diffabled, Mental Health, all related issues, advocacy, + professionals: http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/Diffabled_MentalHealth_Action , reality's My Space page, blog http://myspace.com/jamesmnordlund Prison Abuse Social Network: http://sdicks4msnetwork.ning.com/profile/realiteee reality's Yahoo webhostsite http://thevolutionaries.com/home , with clickable linx; and: http://thevolutionaries.com/index.html reality's Windows Live Space http://jamesmnordlundreality.spaces.live.com/default.aspx?owner=1&wa=wsignin1.0 Poets / Human Rights: http://groups.google.com/group/Poets-for-Human-Rights/web/james-m-nordlund-reality-twigs-of-poetree-pour-vous Poets / Human Rights: http://poetsforhumanrights.ning.com/profile/reality reality's yahoo blog: http://profiles.yahoo.com/blog/7V7NV7WJVGJI2MIJRHWDZ3MM2Q poetrytalk: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/poetrytalk My actions on change.org: http://www.change.org/profile/189788/actions "Painting is poetry which is seen and not heard, and poetry is a painting which is heard but not seen." ~ Leonardo da Vinci. Copy, share, as you will. Lest "we,...", forget, if you don't exercise responsibility, its Siamese twin sister, freedom, will wither like a muscle, as well. Sadly, now, it first needs to be exorcized, before its exercised. Enjoy an autumnal eve' as you can. Ciao, for now. Matutinally Yours, james m nordlund reality (aja) For those interested "of or pertaining to the morning, day: relating to or happening in the morning or in the early part of the day (formal), (Mid-16th century, from late Latin matutinalis, from Matuta, goddess of the dawn.)" Music is life's song accompanying the abundance of joy's Spring. Enjoy a vernal eve' as you can. I look forward to hearing from you. Ciao, for now.

Latest Native American, Indigenous, etc., alerts :)
5 years ago

Latest Native American, Indigenous, etc., alerts
From Friends Digest

LP-DOC Actions: Final parole decision; etc..

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/8972



Help Native Americans with heating bills

Help Native Americans

http://uspoverty.change.org/actions/view/help_native_americans



Act for Indigenous and Food

Act / Indigenous + Food

http://food.change.org/actions/view/act_indigenous_food

Do For Women's History Month :)
5 years ago

Do For Women's History Month

http://www.change.org/petitions/view/do_for_womens_history_month

http://www.change.org/profile/189788/actions


Do For Women's History Month

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/8977



"...What's Love Got To Do With It...."

They say, a rose by any other...,
Would still be as sweet.
Every 9 seconds a woman is raped
By someone who says he loves her.
Give a real gift to sisters,
And brothers, all, reach one,
And teach one, to not be a
Link in that patriarchal chain,
Not adding to that number of
Humanities bane, not a statistic
in la machine's game, ever,
From this Valentine Day on.



“all is fair in love and war”

If you hear it, flee, no matter how invincible you be.
Real feminists are evolutionary, like me, and don’t
Destroy, murder; while our struggles must advance,
For e.g., healthscare industry, etc., attempting to
Impose remocratic Gov’t into our lives, cutting
Women’s access, rights to healthcare, reproductive
Rights, civil and human rights- they suggesting
“Being a woman is a pre-existing condition", etc..
Yet, it doesn't hurt to remember that, while women
Are over 51 % of the world, and some of them gave
Birth to 100 %- there's a global war against middle-
Class to poor men. Also, critical of the women’s
Conspiracy, we see these progressive societal signs
As indicators that women’s permanent victim-hood,
And supposed concurrent lack of responsibility for
Society embracing the devolutionary direction can
Be considered officially coming to a close; ergo,
Excuses for their Nazism should also lessen over
Time- not lessen getting equality, just assassin
Superiority in the united suck of assassins food-
Chain. Here, women are 53 % of the population,
Have more $, as a whole, are the voting majority
And purposely don’t run for office or vote for
Women (as the interlocking, interlaced societal
Systems, unnaturally based on the convolutions
Scarcity, have placed women on a higher rung
On assassins, $ and baring kids worth, ladders
hierarchy), have more entering college and univ.,
Girls have closed gap in test scores with boys in
Pre-high school, live 5 years longer, etc.. Ergo,
Women’s roles in the corporate structure’s war
Against middle-class to poor men must stop,
As the war must; otherwise, the dictation of the
Extinction of humanity and large mammals, the
Corporate structure’s ‘final solution’, is the only
Possible result. Therefore, assassins fraternities,
Other college, professional assassins groups, train
Women to destroy, murder men for delusional
Profit and pleasure, should be struggled with. As
Should the using of all healing arts as destroying,
Murdering sciences, for e.g., Kali directed ‘use‘ of
Kamasutra to destroy men, usually in conjunction
With the republicans psychic-terrorism, ‘the suck‘;
Similarly, Taoist use of Tantric sex therapy, “great
Draw“ techniques, etc., to do the same; TM, etc.,
Techniques, stop themselves from having orgasms
To sexually devolve, destroy men; Reich’s “orgone
Therapy” disciplines; positions where ‘the suck’
Removes extreme amounts of energy from a man,
And a woman is potato mashing before he knows it,
Etc.. Other conservative sects, supposed: Christian,
Wiccan, Santiera, Yoruba, Voodoo, Hoodoo, Satan
Worshippers, etc., mostly using forms of vampirism
With the suck, cannibalism, etc.; also collaborating
In the mass-rape of those Caucasian boys (the target
Group) chosen to be non-remocrat. Infanticide,
Assassination by suck, stealing souls. Targeted
Infants, whose testicles they destroy. Many of them
Work in helping professions, prisons, where they
Have stationary prey. Spike in violence against boys
By girls, and men by women, they counting on male
Embarrassment, etc., self-censoring to avoid stigma,
So, they don’t report the attacks, etc.. Personally,
For e.g., at the height of my physical prowess, I was
Repeatedly assaulted by a Native-American Roman
Catholic lesbian, and a Canadian immigrant actress,
Viciously, they hoping I’d reply in anyway, so, they
Could just lie and get the police state to murder me
For them; I didn’t- the immigrant used her acting
Skills to cry and lie on demand to get me attacked
By the police anyway, repeatedly. Lower middle-
Class to poor women destroying lower middle-class
To poor men with potential scam, purposely lying,
Going out with them, having kids, without marriage,
Kids even being mentioned; giving society body bag
Filler, one of their jobs, and them a ‘oor women’s
Retirement program’, must be stopped- the men do
The ‘right thing‘, “no good deed goes unpunished“.
Not to forget the Irish and Italian fascists favorite,
Getting life insurance policies on their 19, athlete,
Husband’s, then assassinating them, collecting the
Insurance. Supposed feminist movement’s doing
Genocide of non-remocrat conspiracy Caucasian
Men, for the remocrat conspiracy; murdering their
Main competition. Everyone must keep in mind
That Carl Jung says 80 % of all action, thought,
Emotion are compensatory, part of our reactions to
Our pasts, etc.;

Good Women's History Month, Act for healthcare :)
5 years ago

Good Women's History Month, Act for healthcare
Good Women's History Month to all, to commemorate it, Act for real healthcare
reform, now
Good Women's History Month, Act for healthcare

http://womensrights.change.org/actions/view/good_womens_history_month_act_for_he
althcare

http://www.change.org/profile/189788/actions

http://www.change.org/profiles/reality





NO DEAL WITH STUPAK. NO WAY

Support NOW's Work | March 20, 2010 | Tell a Friend

Take Action!

http://www.now.org/issues/health/031910stupak.html

All NOW Actions

http://www.now.org/actions/

Action needed: Call Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer, and President Obama

CALL NOW

Pelosi: 202-225-4965

Hoyer: 202-225-3130

White House: 202-456-1111

After taking action, please support our work!

Action Needed:

Credible rumors have it that the Democratic leadership in the House and Senate
are cutting a deal with Rep. Bart Stupak to insert the Stupak-Pitts Amendment
into the health care bill at the last minute.

TAKE ACTION NOW!

We must pull out all the stops to prevent this deal from becoming a reality.
Here's what you need to do:

1. Call and email Nancy Pelosi's office.

AmericanVoices@mail.house.gov

(Yes, do both -- her number is 202-225-4965) Tell her the National Organization
for Women's chapters, leaders and activists will move heaven and earth to mount
a primary challenge to each and every legislator who got elected claiming to be
pro-choice and then turned around and voted for a health care bill under the
cloud of a deal with Bart Stupak.

2. Call Steny Hoyer's office and tell him the same thing -- his number is
202-225-3130. But also tell Rep. Hoyer that we are appalled by his cavalier
assurance to pro-choice legislators that the women's groups won't mind if the
Stupak-Pitts amendment is enacted at the last minute. Tell him that, to the
contrary, women's groups mind so much that we will focus on mounting a primary
challenge to his re-election in 2010, and failing that, until we get the job
done.

3. Call President Barack Obama (either at 202-456-1111, the comments line, or
the switchboard at 202-456-1414) and demand that he veto any health care bill
passed under the cloud of a deal with Bart Stupak. Remind the president that
hopeful, progressive women's votes got him elected, and that we expect him to
stand up for the women of this country -- not to look the other way while
Congress makes back room deals that could drive women to back alleys!

If the Stupak-Pitts Amendment becomes law, it will deal the worst blow to
reproductive health rights in decades. Don't let this happen. Show our leaders
how critical this issue is to so many.

What Could Happen if Stupak-Pitts Becomes Law?

Low- and moderate-income women could be completely prevented from accessing
abortion. Who has money to purchase a so-called additional "abortion rider"? Who
would even plan to need an "abortion rider"?

Middle-income women could be severely restricted in accessing abortion -- even
if they are using some or all of their own money to pay for private insurance.

Private insurance companies that currently cover abortion could be discouraged
from doing so entirely -- because they will have to modify their plans to
participate in proposed health exchanges.

We could face new exclusionary battles over birth control and other forms of
reproductive health care coverage in the future. Remember, the supporters of
Stupak-Pitts oppose contraception as well as abortion rights.

Find more information at www.now.org and check back frequently for updates.
Thank you for taking action!

and then

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URGENT: No Negotiations with Stupak

Contact your Member of Congress IMMEDIATELY to stand strong and reject any
negotiations with Stupak.

Please TAKE ACTION now. Contact your Member of Congress and tell them: No
Negotiations with Stupak!

http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5971/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=2408

Sign up to receive our future emails.

Last night we learned that Rep. Bart Stupak filed a new resolution in his effort
to ban abortion coverage.

He and his allies are threatening to bring down the entire healthcare reform
bill unless they get their way.

Word on the Hill is that House leaders are considering striking a deal with
Stupak. This is completely unacceptable.

The House should not cave to the whims of one man's anti-choice crusade.
Healthcare reform cannot be won at the expense of women's reproductive rights.

Thanks, as always, for all you do,

Nancy Northup
President

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ADAPT Actions: Action alert link; etc..
5 years ago

ADAPT Actions: Action alert link; etc..
These Actions, on Change.org, the url

Act for disabled women

http://womensrights.change.org/actions/view/act_for_disabled_women

http://www.change.org/profile/189788/actions

http://www.change.org/profiles/reality



Action alert link
Here is the link to our action Hoyer alert.
http://tinyurl.com/hoyer-alert

NATIONAL ADAPT MAILING LIST - Adapt Community Choice Act List http://www.adapt.org

....

Celebrate Black History Month by advocating and creating :)
5 years ago

Celebrate Black History Month by advocating and creating

These Actions, on Change.org, the url

Black History Month

http://uspoverty.change.org/actions/view/black_history_month

http://www.change.org/profile/189788/actions

http://www.change.org/profiles/reality

On DisabledGreensNews and discussion

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/8963

I hope your New Year is new, all the way through

reality

Updated daily :)
5 years ago

Updated daily

Help Haiti in every way
These Actions, on Change.org, the urls

Help Haiti in everyway

http://globalhealth.change.org/actions/view/help_haiti_in_everyway

http://www.change.org/profile/189788/actions

http://www.change.org/profiles/reality

jmn

Haiti Emergency Actions :)
5 years ago

Haiti Emergency Actions
These Actions, on Change.org, the urls

Haiti Emergency Actions

http://globalhealth.change.org/actions/view/haiti_emergency_actions

http://www.change.org/profile/189788/actions

http://www.change.org/profiles/reality

Please do as many, or as few, of these Haiti Emergency Actions, as you can; and share them with others



Related petition

Haitian Earthquake Has Destroyed the Capital City

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/214066944






Responding to the Tragedy in Haiti

http://www.opusa.org/

http://www.pih.org/home.html

We imagine many of ANSA's friends and supporters are looking for ways to help our neighbors in Haiti after these devastating earthquakes.

We wanted to recommend two highly effective organizations doing important work to ease this crisis:


Operation USA www.opusa.org

Partners in Health www.pih.org

Thank you for caring,

Artists for a New South Africa


Artists for a New South Africa

2999 Overland Avenue, Suite 102
Los Angeles, California 90064
United States

phone 310.204.1748 fax 310.204.4277
info@ansafrica.org | www.ansafrica.org
YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/ArtistsNewSAfrica







Haiti

I was at a conference on Capitol Hill yesterday when I heard the news of Haiti's earthquake. My heart sank as I thought of my aunts, uncles and cousins who still reside in Haiti. Before I learned the extent of the earthquake, I was already in a state of despair. Having an intimate knowledge of Haiti's history, I knew that the lack of infrastructure, disaster preparedness and acute poverty would make a bad situation even worse. However, I was not prepared for the long night of waiting to hear which of my loved ones made it, and which didn't. Along with horrific television images, the morning brought news that my Aunt and Uncle Duchatelier are alive, but their home, and the primary school they built collapsed and all they owned is destroyed. As I wait, pray and hope for the safety of other family members that I have yet to hear from, I am struck with the realization that Haiti's long struggle against poverty is now exacerbated, its needs now magnified, and the vulnerability of the Haitian people more greatly exposed.

As we continue to hear about the devastation that the powerful 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused, our thoughts go out to the victims of this disaster and those who are working to help the nation recover.

Disasters like this one are especially devastating when they strike places that are already struggling to provide the most basic of services for its population. With weak government and private sector institutions, and with uncertain security conditions, Haiti is the poorest, least developed country in the Western Hemisphere, and the majority of Haitians live in poverty. The sheer scale of poverty in the country means that the government has limited capacity to meet even the simplest needs of its people, let alone address a disaster of this magnitude. Haiti's lack of development-which translates into a lack of government capacity for emergency preparedness-magnifies the impact of this tragedy. In addition to creating a very real and immediate humanitarian tragedy, this earthquake and the struggle to navigate its aftermath will be an enormous setback to the hard-won gains that Haiti has achieved in recent years in securing a more stable environment and fighting poverty.

While disaster preparedness and long-term development initiatives may seem to fall at opposite ends of the development spectrum, they are in fact profoundly connected. Disaster preparedness plays a crucial role in the fight against poverty. Without it, gains against poverty are physically erased, and post-disaster countries face insurmountable challenges in getting back on track to meet their development goals. In Haiti, once the immediate disaster is addressed, it will be an uphill battle to return to its former state of development, let alone make further gains.

This situation demonstrates how investments in long-term development, especially in fragile and disaster-prone states like Haiti, could help countries deal with disasters, and also keep them on track to develop.

In spite of this disaster, a great aspect of Haitian history tells us the Haitian people are resilient and determined to better their lives. I am confident that with the help of strong partners around the world, Haiti will rise from its rubble and Haitians will live their motto: L'union fait la force (Unity is strength).

We encourage you to read more and stay engaged on the ONE Blog:

http://www.one.org/blog/category/earthquake-in-haiti/?aux=27&id=1390-4076485-NYInvAx&t=1

Thank you,

Keren Dongo
Community Engagement Manager, ONE

ONE.ORG | BLOG | PRIVACY | SUBSCRIBE | UNSUBSCRIBE | CONTACT US | ABOUT







Support Earthquake Relief for Haiti

http://www.ifconews.org

IFCO / Pastors for Peace

Dear friend of IFCO/Pastors for Peace,

In response to the devastating earthquake in Haiti, IFCO/Pastors for
Peace is supporting Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees (HWHR), Lakou
New York, and Movement of Dominican Haitian Women (MUDHA) in rapidly
delivering humanitarian aid to the people of Haiti.

IFCO enco

Haiti: Humanitarian Help, Stop Deportations :)
5 years ago

Haiti: Humanitarian Help, Stop Deportations
These Actions, on Change.org, the urls

Haiti: Humanitarian Help

http://globalhealth.change.org/actions/view/haiti_humanitarian_help

http://www.change.org/profile/189788/actions

http://www.change.org/profiles/reality


Haiti: Humanitarian Help, Stop Deportations

Friends Committee on National Legislation - A Quaker Lobby in the Public Interest

ABOUT US: http://action.fcnl.org/r/105614/46386/0 | DONATE: http://action.fcnl.org/r/105615/46386/0 |
TELL A FRIEND: http://action.fcnl.org/r/105616/46386/0 | CONTACT US: http://action.fcnl.org/r/105617/46386/0


**Haiti: Humanitarian Help, Stop Deportations**

The United States and the world community are mobilizing to respond to the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti yesterday. That quake reportedly has killed upwards of 100,000 people and destroyed large parts of the country. All of us will be looking for ways to support those organizations working on the ground in Haiti to respond to this tragedy. Work in Haiti will not be enough, though.

Here in the United States, the administration should also immediately act to halt its deportation of Haitians, release those Haitians currently in detention centers, and give them a way to survive temporarily in this country. The administration can do this by granting Haitians in this country Temporary Protected Status, which would halt deportations and permit Haitians already in the United States to live and work here.

Because of the economic crisis in Haiti, FCNL has been lobbying for nearly a year for Temporary Protected Status for Haitians here in the United States. Now the need is even more urgent.

*Take Action*

Please send a letter to President Obama and send copies to your representative urging the U.S. government to immediately act to grant Temporary Protected Status to Haitian immigrants: http://action.fcnl.org/r/105618/46386/0. Encourage three friends to take action as well: http://action.fcnl.org/r/105619/46386/0.

*More Resources*

Find out more and see updates on our immigration blog "It's Our Community." http://action.fcnl.org/r/105620/46386/0">It's Our Community

Program Assistant Stephen Donahoe has posted links to groups providing on-the-ground assistants to people in Haiti: http://action.fcnl.org/r/105621/46386/0.

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My Change.org fundraising page for: Friends Committee on National Legislation

http://www.change.org/friends_committee_on_national_legislation/projects/fundraising/we_can_do_it_if_we_all_do_what_we_can__7



Related petition

Haitian Earthquake Has Destroyed the Capital City

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/214066944

Act/Art: New Year's poetree :)
5 years ago

Hello and thanx, All, for all you do and don't


Act/Art: New Year's poetree

http://womensrights.change.org/actions/view/actart_new_years_poetree

http://www.change.org/profile/189788/actions

http://www.change.org/profiles/reality


Related Action, the url

Art/Act: New Year's poetree, Write On

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/8950



Have a great Holiday Season, and I hope your New Year is new, all the way through

Have a good day, too. Ciao.

james m nordlund

In the spirit of healthcare for all, act :)
5 years ago

In the spirit of healthcare for all, act
These Actions, on Change.org, the url

spirit of healthcare / all

http://healthcare.change.org/actions/view/spirit_of_healthcare_all

http://www.change.org/profile/189788/actions

http://www.change.org/profiles/reality



And, stop Stupac Amendment, and any variations there of. As well, no trigger, because triggers don't get pulled, no co-ops, or hammer; also must include anti-trust provisions. Also, please, advocate for singlepayer healthcare, with Community First Choice Option and CLASS Act (Community Choice Act for the handicapped, elderly, autistic, disabled, etc.); H.R. 676 & S. 703, Senate Amendment 2837. reality

Related group and actions

http://www.singlepayeraction.org//join.html




Home for the Holidays Card Campaign

One more holiday errand!

Link to instructions for accessing the Home for the Holidays card:

http://www.tilrc.org/holiday_campaign/home_for_the_holidays09_instructions.html

************

Dawn and I would like to ask folks to take the following action on behalf of the CCA workgroup:

During the next few days, before the Senate votes on the final version of their Healthcare Reform bill, we would like folks to visit the local offices of their Senators and Representatives and deliver our Home for the Holidays cards. We want to remind them to end the institutional bias. The CFC Option and the CLASS Act must be included in Healthcare Reform, but ultimately, we want the Community Choice Act (CCA) to be passed by this Congress.

Please visit the link below and follow the instructions there. We would like each person to print and sign a copy of the card to take with them when they visit their members of Congress. If you want to get creative you could dress-up like Santa or his elves, bake some cookies or do something else in keeping with the holiday theme as an attention grabber!

If you can't get to your legislators' local offices you can still send an email message with a link to the on-line version of the Home for the Holidays Card.

Link to instructions for accessing the Home for the Holidays card: http://www.tilrc.org/holiday_campaign/home_for_the_holidays09_instructions.html.

If you don't know who your members of Congress are you can find out by going to http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm for Senators and http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/index.html for Representatives.

If you have any questions contact Kevin at 1.800.443.2207 or ksiek@tilrc.org.

Thanks,

Mike O



ADAPT to Congress: Rx for Health Care: Protect Community Services

December 18, 2009

Rx for Health Care Reform: Protect Community Services!

Dear Congressional Leadership:

ADAPT, a national grassroots disability rights organization, is supportive
of health care legislation that covers the uninsured, does not
discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions and moves us
toward a long term services and supports system that prioritizes home and
community services over institutionalization.

Another critical factor we urge you to consider as you work on this most
important legislation is the negative effect the legislation, as currently
being proposed, could have on two sizeable constituent groups. Those two
groups include existing low income people now receiving Medicaid optional
community long term services and supports; and the entire middle class of
baby boomers that will potentially quickly spend current assets on nursing
facilities, thus joining the ranks of low income people dependent on
Medicaid for long-term care.

Considering the economic difficulties that states are currently
experiencing, these potential harmful, unintended consequences are
unavoidable when expanding Medicaid to cover low income uninsured people
without simultaneously addressing the institutional bias in Medicaid.
States will continue to be forced to make difficult cuts in their optional
community long term services and supports programs in order to be able to
pay for the newly mandated Medicaid coverage for people who were formerly
uninsured.

These likely cuts are unacceptable, and we believe this is not a result
you intend or would like to see occur.


Our Rx for Health Care Reform is Protect Community Services:

Language should be developed to protect currently existing Medicaid
optional community long term services and supports.


Adding this language would

* assure that people with disabilities and older Americans are not
unnecessarily forced into nursing homes and other institutions;

* maintain the cost-effective provision of Medicaid-funded
long-term services and supports in less expensive home and community
settings instead of more costly institutions; and

* assist states in complying with the US Supreme Court's Olmstead
Decision where the Court ruled that people with disabilities had a right
to services in "the most integrated setting."

Thank you and Happy Holidays.

For an Institution Free America,

The ADAPT Community

FOR MORE INFORMATION on ADAPT visit our website at http://www.adapt.org/






act for social justice :)
5 years ago

These Actions, on Change.org, the url

act for social justice

http://criminaljustice.change.org/actions/view/act_for_social_justice

http://www.change.org/profile/189788/actions

http://www.change.org/profiles/reality

This holiday season, don't forget to struggle for the most abused, act for social, prison, and human justice



Abolition Times - December 23, 2009

DECEMBER 23, 2009

Happy Holidays!

The Board of Directors and Staff of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty wishes you and yours a joyous Holiday Season and a safe, healthy and happy New Year!

Office Closed Next Week

The NCADP office will close at mid-day on Thursday, December 24, and re-open on Monday, January 4 at 9 a.m. EST. If you need anything related to the conference, please email Aimee Gabel, conference coordinator, at aimee@ncadp.org. You can also contact Sachin Chheda, Deputy Director, anytime at sachin@ncadp.org or via phone at 414-412-6099.


New Witness in Troy Davis Case Names Another Person as Policeman's Killer

The extraordinary U.S. Supreme Court-ordered evidentiary hearing for Troy Anthony Davis in Georgia has not been scheduled yet. But developments continue to give supporters of Davis hope that his strong claims of actual innocence will be heard and get Davis off death row. Recently, yet another witness has come forward and said that another man confessed to her that he, not Davis, committed the murder of a Savannah police officer. See an Atlanta Journal-Constitution analysis.

Troy Davis' sister, Martina Correia, will have more information about the case and will discuss her experiences fighting to obtain clemency for her brother at the 2010 NCADP Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, January 14-17. Register today!


Speaking of the Conference, It's Not Too Late

The NCADP Annual Conference is coming up fast. Please join us in Louisville, Kentucky, from January 14-17, 2010, for the largest and best annual gathering of abolitionists! Hotel rooms are still available at the discounted rate of $114 a night, but you must make your reservation before Friday. After Friday, rooms may still be available but we cannot guarantee the discounted rate.


The Faith-Based Community and Abolition

This year marks the 20th anniversary of NCADP's "Lighting the Torch of Conscience" campaign, which mobilized organizations and individuals of many faith traditions to work to end the death penalty. A holiday-themed op-ed posted in the Washington Post's "On Faith" blog and co-authored by United Church of Christ's General Minister and President Geoffrey Black; Reverend Linda Jaramillo, United Church of Christ's Executive Minister, Justice and Witness Ministries; and Rabbi David Saperstein, Director and Counsel, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, recounts the campaign, and suggests that faith-based communities still have a key role to play in the abolition movement.

DPIC Year End Report Says 2009 Death Sentences at Record Low

The Death Penalty Information Center's (DPIC) 2009 Year End Report says that the imposition of death sentences this year was at an all-time low, that costs involved in implementing capital punishment prompted eleven states to consider ending it, and that several were only one legislative house or a few votes short of repeal. AP Story. Texas Story. Full Report (pdf).

Texan of the Year

The Dallas Morning News has nominated former Texas Forensic Science Commission Chair Sam Bassett as its "Texan of the Year" for the calm and poise he displayed after his sudden removal from the Commission. Governor Rick Perry fired Bassett, and three others, just days prior to the panel's review of a report by fire scientist Craig Beyler, confirming that the fire which destroyed Cameron Todd Willingham's house in 1991 and killed his children could not be proved to have been caused by arson - a finding which indicates that Willingham was wrongly convicted and executed. Although he is no longer a Commissioner, Bassett has refused to remain silent about Governor Perry's apparent efforts to suppress the Beyler report.

Kansas Legislature to Consider Death Penalty Repeal

Kansas is confronting the fact that in difficult budget times, an expensive, failing death penalty system is hard to justify keeping. We are working closely with our state affiliate, the Kansas Coalition Against the Death Penalty (KsCADP), to educate the public about the failings of the death penalty, as Kansas' state legislature prepares for hearings in January to discuss repeal.

New Hampshire House Leaders Block Bill to Expand Death Penalty

In the Granite State, our affiliate, the New Hampshire Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, in cooperation with Equal Justice USA, is working hard to end capital punishment. Local activists had a great victory as the New Hampshire House Rules Committee voted against an effort to expand the death penalty to include the crime of home invasions. A commission is studying the death penalty there, and recently heard testimony about cost.

Hoosiers Take Note

The death penalty does nothing to deter crime in Indiana, it costs too much, and it frequently results in convictions and executions of innocent people. For details, read the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette op-ed, "Hoosiers should examine what executions accomplish," by Will McAuliffe, Executive Director of the Indiana Coalition Acting to Suspend Executions, an NCADP affiliate.

State Legislators' Organization Endorses the Crime Victims Fund Preservation Act

The National Conferen

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And, stop Stupac Amendment, and any variations there of. As well, no trigger, because triggers don't get pulled, no co-ops, or hammer. Also, please, advocate for singlepayer healthcare, with Community First Choice Option and CLASS Act (Community Choice Act for the handicapped, elderly, autistic, disabled, etc.); H.R. 676 & S. 703.

Important Tips for the Day of Action

Are you attending the Day of Action in DC tomorrow?

Yes! -- Download your Action Day packet here >

No -- No problem! Sign our petition to the Senate telling them: No Abortion Ban!

http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5971/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=1333

We just learned that anti-choice Senators, including Ben Nelson (D-NV) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT), are planning a floor amendment to the Senate's healthcare bill that mimics the House-passed Stupak language limiting access to abortion.

We were expecting these anti-choice amendments and are fighting back with a National Day of Action in support of abortion coverage taking place in Washington, DC tomorrow.

If you can't make it to DC (and even if you can!), you can still show your support by signing the Center's petition telling Senators: No Abortion Ban!

If you're on your way to DC, we've prepared a packet of useful information, including "How to Lobby 101," that will help you deliver the message you want to Members of Congress.

Visit our website to get a full schedule of tomorrow's events and to download and print copies of important documents that will help you maneuver through the day!

http://reproductiverights.org/en/feature/no-abortion-ban-national-day-of-action#return-to-top

I know that you've heard me say this before, but this truly is a do-or-die moment in the fight for reproductive rights. The House surprised everyone by passing the Stupak Amendment, and we absolutely cannot allow the anti-choice lobby to make any additional headway in the final healthcare reform bill.

As we prepare for the Day of Action tomorrow, I want to thank you all again for the hard work and activism you've dedicated to protecting reproductive rights. We can only win this fight by speaking out and standing together.

Thanks for all you do,


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Health Care is Moving! And Other News

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NALU November 30, 2009: Health Care Is Moving! And Other News

IN THIS ISSUE:
+ Annual Meeting
+ IHCIA: House & Senate
+ Tribal Nations Conference
+ Update on Tribal Law and Order Legislation


- ANNUAL MEETING
We held our Annual Meeting with representatives from Friends meetings and churches around the country November 12-15. As someone new to the staff, it was exciting to meet people who have been passionate about Native American issues for many years. Go to http://action.fcnl.org/r/91383/46386/0 to see our report from Annual Meeting, including pictures from the weekend and audio of the intern speeches.

- IHCIA: HOUSE & SENATE
The Indian Health Care Improvement Act (IHCIA) was included in the "big" health care reform bill in the House (H.R. 3962), which passed on November 7. The legislation included the permanent reauthorization of the IHCIA - a huge step in the right direction for Indian health care! The Senate has since introduced its version of the bill, which does not include the IHCIA. Senator Byron Dorgan (ND) has stated that he would introduce the IHCIA as an amendment to any big Senate health care bill, so we anticipate that this will occur. Please write to your senators urging them to support an amendment to include the IHCIA! Go here to see a sample letter: http://action.fcnl.org/r/91384/46386/0

- TRIBAL NATIONS CONFERENCE (excerpt from Of Peace and Politics)
On November 5 the White House hosted a nation-to-nation conference with representatives from nearly all of the 564 federally recognized tribes in the United States. This all-day event included participation by members of Congress, the current administration, and the president. It was a great opportunity for dialogue among nations and a symbol of the president's commitment to a new direction in the U.S. government's relationship with its native peoples. The event was opened and closed by President Obama, beginning with an interactive session. However, as the president said, "the most important opportunity that you will have today is to interact directly with the department heads, the secretaries who are in charge of implementation on a whole range of these issues." He urged tribal leaders to "present to them your concerns, your specific recommendations. They are here to listen and to learn and to advise." Discussions over the course of the day covered a range of topics, includ
ing key legislative opportunities: tribal law and order and health care. At the White House website, you can watch videos from several different panels:
- Public Safety and Housing: http://action.fcnl.org/r/91385/46386/0
- Education, Health Care and Labor: http://action.fcnl.org/r/91386/46386/0
- Economic Development, Na

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Time for a Real Deal on Climate Change

http://www.theelders.org/media/mediareleases/elders-appeal-directly-world-leaders-climate-change

"Leaders of the world - as you prepare for Copenhagen, look into the eyes of your children and grandchildren and think of their future. Millions of lives depend on the decisions you will make."
- Desmond Tutu

In personal letters to 192 Heads of State and Government, The Elders have called for a fair, ambitious and effective deal in Copenhagen that will lead to a legally binding agreement.

Desmond Tutu, Kofi Annan, Gro Brundtland, Jimmy Carter, Mary Robinson and their fellow Elders urged leaders to attend the climate talks in person. Read The Elders' letter to World leaders.

http://www.theelders.org/media/mediareleases/elders-appeal-directly-world-leaders-climate-change

Now the Elders are calling on YOU to join them by demanding a REAL DEAL on climate change when world leaders meet in Copenhagen this week.

Join The Elders and the TCK TCK TCK campaign, along with millions of people around the world, in a GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION on 12 DECEMBER.

http://tcktcktck.org/realdeal






Urgent Action for Crimes Against Humanity in Burma

Call Your Congressperson, for Burma

Direct Contact info.: Congressional switchboard

(202) 224-3121

US House of Representatives http://www.house.gov/

US Senate http://www.senate.gov


Sites to send emails, letters, and letters to the editor, et al

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http://www.congress.org/


Easy instructions here

http://uscampaignforburma.org/res898


Crimes against humanity, including rape as a weapon of war, continue in Burma unabated. House Resolution 898 confronts this problem and we need you to ask your member of Congress to sign on as a Cosponsor ASAP!

Soon Congress will retire for winter recess. We need Rep. Moran to support House Resolution 898 before Congress leaves for its winter break.

Dial (202) 225-2715 and ask Jason Wiens, his staffer in charge of foreign policy, if Rep. Moran will cosponsor House Resolution 898, to help end mass atrocities in Burma.

President Obama's new policy calls for Burma's junta to be held accountable for the their crimes against humanity. However, his policy does not provide a mechanism to hold them accountable for these crimes.

House Resolution 898 fills this gap by calling for the United States to support a Security Council Commission of Inquiry into war crimes and crimes against humanity in Burma. Ask your Rep. Moran to co-sponsor and show strong support!

Click here for detailed instructions

http://uscampaignforburma.org/res898

about what to say.

Please write to me to let me know how your call goes, at mike@uscampaignforburma.org! If you have questions before you call, don't hesitate to write or call me at (202) 234-8022.

Michael Haack

PS: You don't have to be able to vote to call your member of Congress. If you live in the Congressperson's district, you are a constituent. They represent EVERYONE in their districts, so please call today!

Here's What You Can Do Now

http://uscampaignforburma.org/take-action

Support 1991 Nobel Peace Prize recipient Aung San Suu Kyi and the struggle for freedom and democracy in Burma:

Become a member of the U.S. Campaign for Burma.

Or, make a tax-deductible donation today.

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What does Oneness look like to you?

http://humanitysteam.org/

We in Humanity's Team are excited about Awakening the World to Oneness!

And we wonder . . . what does "Oneness" look like to you? How do you express it?

We would love for you to show us - on video!

Free Hugs? Meditation? Helping others? Show us your spirituality in action! Show us how you experience and express Oneness! Feel free to use a mobile phone, webcam or full-size video camera.

The most creative, touching and motivating submissions will be featured on the Humanity's Team web site. We also plan to combine these videos into a larger video to help inspire the world to further demonstrations of humanity's true global state of being!

Visit our Oneness Video Collaboration page

http://www.humanitysteam.org/node/1233

(P.S. If you project that you can skip struggling through all the twoness, and just jump to the oneness, in all probability, the results won't be as rooted in reality; ergo, less organic, somatic, actuating and lasting. reality)

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Tell Your Senators to Support Medicare-for-All

The Senate is picking up the health care reform debate where the House left off. Make sure your senators hear from you and not just insurance industry lobbyists.

Take action right now!

Email your senators and ask them to support single-payer, "Medicare-for-All" reform.

http://action.citizen.org/t/6693/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=27576

Tell 10 friends how to take action, too.

Today, 120 Americans will die because they lack health insurance. That's 45,000 Americans every year. America is a pay or die country. If you can't afford to pay ever-rising insurance premiums, you could die.

It doesn't have to be this way.

But the legislation working its way through Congress will do little to change it. The best-case scenario will leave millions of Americans uninsured, costs will continue to spiral out of control, and insurance corporations will continue to generate obscene profits by denying coverage to the sick and injured.

Single-payer, "Medicare-for-All" reform will break the stranglehold insurance companies have on you and your family. It will cover everyone. Everybody in, nobody out.

We have to act now!

Email your senators and ask them to support single-payer, "Medicare-for-All" reform.

Tell 10 friends how to take action, too.

We just can't wait any longer. The body count is rising.

Together, we can win this fight.

Onward to "Medicare-for-All"!

Angela, Glenn & Rick
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Lobby to Stop Stupak-Pitts

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Join NOW at National Lobby Day and Rally to Stop Stupak-Pitts

http://www.now.org/issues/health/stupak_form.html

On Wednesday, Dec. 2, abortion rights supporters will gather in Washington, D.C., to lobby the Senate and rally for health care reform that ensures women's access to reproductive health care.

NOW and our allies are calling on YOU to join us on Capitol Hill to demand that Congress not trade away women's reproductive rights in negotiations over health care reform. The Stupak-Pitts Amendment, which passed in the House, greatly limits women's ability to access abortion coverage. Similar language must not be included in the Senate version or the final bill.

We want to know if you're planning to be at the National Lobby Day and Rally and/or if you're interested in other volunteer opportunities on this critical issue. Fill out our volunteer online form NOW.

http://www.now.org/issues/health/stupak_form.html

Don't worry if you've never lobbied before -- just bring yourself and your passion (and your friends and family, too), and we'll help you with the rest!

Details:

Who: National Organization for Women and Allies

What: National Lobby Day and Rally to Stop Stupak-Pitts

Where: Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.

When: Wed, Dec. 2, 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

More details to follow -- make sure to sign up!

More information and action ideas are online,

http://www.now.org/issues/health/stupak.html

including details on a rally with NOW President Terry O'Neill in Pennsylvania this Saturday, Nov. 21.

and then

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Watch Our New TV Ad & Stop Stupak in the Senate

WATCH OUR VIDEO AND TELL CONGRESS THAT WOMEN'S HEALTH CARE NEEDS ARE NO JOKE!


http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5971/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=1299

This is a do-or-die moment. We are fighting back in the war on women's health care needs and rights -- will you help?

Watch our new TV ad, "No Joke," which will run on MSNBC this week, and take action to stop the Stupak-Pitts amendment cold in the Senate.


http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5971/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=1299

The ad features stand-up comic Cory Kahaney of Last Comic Standing and puts forth a simple principle: When you need medical care, your insurance should be there to pay for it.

Last week in the House, the harmful and dangerous Stupak-Pitts Amendment passed as part of the healthcare reform bill. The Senate is expected to debate a similar amendment on the floor as part of its health reform debate.

The amendment tramples on women's health care needs and violates President Obama's promise that women will be able to keep the insurance coverage that they have today.

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Support NOW's Work | November 13, 2009

Background

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TAKE ACTION: Tell Your Senators to Vote Against 'Hyde on Steroids'

The Senate may be voting on a "Hyde on steroids" amendment similar to Stupak-Pitts that would prevent millions of women from obtaining insurance coverage for abortion under health care reform. Floor debate begins next week, and senators are being pressured to accept this outrageous evisceration of Roe v. Wade in order to get reform legislation passed. It is not acceptable to achieve health care reform by pushing women back to the back alleys. The Senate must not adopt this House-passed amendment that would expand the Hyde Amendment (which prohibits federal funding of abortion, except in cases of rape, incest and threat to a woman's life). Please tell your senators Stupak-Pitts is not status quo and it is not okay.

Please Take Action NOW!

http://www.capwiz.com/now/issues/alert/?alertid=14342106

After taking action, please support our work!

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Background:

The Senate will soon begin floor debate on the most important health care legislation (S. 1796) in decades. Women have much to gain from both Senate and House bills, which end insurance industry abuses and extend coverage to millions currently uninsured, but we are not willing to pay for this with an accompanying rollback of women's fundamental and constitutional rights. Several senators who oppose abortion rights are said to be planning to offer an amendment like the sweeping abortion prohibition offered by Reps. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) and Joseph Pitts (R-Penn.) and adopted by the House on Nov. 7.

Reportedly, Sens. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) and Bob Casey (R-Penn.) may offer a version of the Stupak-Pitts Amendment to be attached to the Senate bill. That means, in all likelihood, if the Senate adopts this harmful amendment, it will remain in the final Senate-House conference bill and become law. Alternatively, a modified variation of Stupak-Pitts could be incorporated into the bill. Either way, millions of women lose -- big time.

Please Take Action NOW!

http://www.capwiz.com/now/issues/alert/?alertid=14342106

The Stupak-Pitts amendment explained:

The ban on abortion coverage in insurance would apply to both the proposed public option and to private health insurance plans sold in the new regional health insurance exchanges. It is estimated that some 36 million uninsured persons would be purchasing insurance policies through new exchanges and would be eligible for federal affordability subsidies. Health insurers may not sell plans that cover abortion to customers who are paying without a subsidy, if even just one person who is receiving the federal affordability credits (the subsidy) were to purchase a plan. In other words, even if you are paying 100 percent of your insurance costs, abortion coverage would not be available in your plan if anyone with affordability credits joins the same plan. Women may purchase a separate abortion "rider" for coverage, though many doubt that these riders would be offered by the insurance companies.Small companies (fewer than 100 employees) would also likely purchase health insurance through the exchange, but if any of their employees received affordability credits no abortion coverage could be included. Eighty-seven percent of employer-based insurance plans now cover abortion services, but if employers withdraw coverage and send their employees to the health insurance exchanges, those employees would likely lose abortion coverage under these new prohibitions.

There may be a modified version of this harmful amendment that is included in the Senate health care reform bill that will be debated next week. We want to make sure that Stupak-Pitts language is not used and that no variation of this harmful amendment is passed. Please send a message to your senators that you oppose any restrictions on insurance coverage of abortion. Thank you for all the work you do for women's rights.

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Stop Stupac the Amendment, or any version of it. As well, no trigger, because triggers don't get pulled. Also, please, advocate for singlepayer healthcare, with Community First Choice Option and CLASS Act (Community Choice Act for the handicapped, elderly, autistic, disabled, etc.); H.R. 676 & S. 703, are the best of the lot, so far.

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AAUW Action Network: An Attack on Reproductive Health Care: New Domestic Gag Rule

On Saturday night, the House passed the largest health care overhaul bill in 40 years. Many of AAUW's key priorities were included in the Affordable Health Care for America Act (H.R. 3962), including coverage for maternity care, preventive care, an end to gender rating, and other protections for women. It's a victory for millions of Americans who are one step closer to quality, affordable health care.

Unfortunately, this victory came at a price that is outrageous and unacceptable. Anti-choice representatives also passed an amendment to the bill that will severely undermine women's access to complete and safe reproductive health care services. The amendment, offered by Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI), will eliminate coverage for abortion services in the public option. Current law already bans the use of federal dollars to pay for abortion, but this amendment goes further by prohibiting women who receive federal subsidies from purchasing a comprehensive insurance plan that includes abortion services.

Private plans that offer abortion coverage would be banned from receiving funding. This type of restriction would force private insurance companies to choose between eliminating abortion coverage for all insured members and being eligible to serve patients by receiving federal subsidies. As a result, millions of women who have this coverage now would lose it, effectively ending coverage for abortion services and instituting what amounts to a domestic gag rule. Women who could afford it could pay extra for a "rider" policy to cover such services, but the very nature of unplanned pregnancies makes this an illogical and impractical notion.

AAUW has long advocated for choice in the determination of one's reproductive life and increased access to health care and family planning services. There's no doubt that health care reform is desperately needed, but it should not come on the backs of women. A fundamental principle of health care has always been to "do no harm." Make no mistake; the Stupak amendment does just that--leaving millions of women worse off than they were before. This is the biggest attempt to ban abortion services in years, and a similar amendment is already in the works in the Senate.

Take Action: Contact your senators today and urge them to oppose any amendments that jeopardize women's access to complete reproductive health care coverage. Then, take another minute to contact your representative about his or her vote on the Stupak amendment

Senate: http://www.capwiz.com/aauw/issues/alert/?alertid=14329551

House: http://www.capwiz.com/aauw/issues/alert/?alertid=14329496&type=CO




Center for Reproductive Rights: TAKE ACTION: The Fight is Not Over Yet

Saturday's House vote was a terrible blow for women's health and rights -- but the fight is not over yet.

The Pro-Choice Caucus has crafted a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi vowing to oppose a healthcare bill that restricts a woman's right to choose any further than current law.

Tell your Members of Congress to sign the letter and show their support for American women!

http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5971/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=1275




Planned Parenthood Action: A painful blow to women's health care

While there are some who are satisfied with the health care reform bill that passed in the House of Representatives late Saturday night, I am not one of them.

When it came down to it, Congress passed a bill that will undercut women's access to comprehensive health care. Despite hundreds of thousands of voters like you and me who called on members of Congress to include women's health care in health care reform, the bill that passed Saturday night includes a ban on private abortion coverage for millions of women and would prohibit it in the new "public option."

Opponents of legal abortion and health care for women are emboldened by Saturday night's vote and ready to bring their ban on abortion to the Senate floor. But now it's our turn. And this time we are going to use our strongest weapon: the White House.

That's why, today, we are calling on President Obama

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Mobilization for Health Care for All
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Yesterday morning, Mobilization for Health Care for All made another urgent demand to get

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Call Pelosi right now and demand single-payer

It's working! The calls our members are making to their representatives are putting us closer than ever to a historic House vote on health care for all

Demand a vote on single-payer!
Now we need you to turn up the pressure by calling the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at (202) 225-0100.

Call now and tell her that you support health care for all, and that the single-payer bill must be on the table! Tell her to allow a vote on Rep. Anthony Weiner's (D-N.Y.) single-payer amendment to the health care bill.

Nothing else in the health care reform bill before the House will end the domination of the insurance industry and the profiteering in health care. And nothing else in the bill will make sure that every single one of the more than 45 million uninsured will receive quality health care.

Call the Office of the Speaker now at (202) 225-0100 and demand a vote on the Weiner Amendment on single-payer! The decision is being made now, so please call this morning!

By eliminating the private health insurance industry and its administrative costs, a single-payer system would save $400 billion a year - enough to provide everyone with high-quality health care.

Call (202) 225-0100 and tell the Speaker that you demand a vote on Rep. Weiner's single-payer amendment. After you call, please email us at action@citizen.org.

Call volume may be high, and it may be difficult to get through. Please be patient. As an alternative, you can submit your comments in the form on the House Speaker's Web page.

http://speaker.house.gov/contact/

Thank you for all you do!

Rick, Angela and Glenn
Your advocates at Public Citizen

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Urgent: an outrageous action, we must respond

Catholic bishops are doing all they can to force anti-choice amendments into the health care reform bill - and they're instructing their congregations to help them.

Stand up for women's health and tell your senators and representative to reject this dangerous effort from the Catholic bishops.

http://www.ppaction.org/campaign/hcr09ccbr_af/xkwgn62477im677?qp_source=hcr09ccbr%5fe1%5faf

A few days ago, it felt as if we were holding strong in achieving health care reform that would finally ensure comprehensive coverage for everyone. As the legislation began moving closer to a vote, I knew that our job holding on to our reproductive health victories would be hard ... and then I received a copy of a memo that the Catholic bishops sent to their congregations.

As I write this, the bishops have asked all the Catholics in the country to contact their legislators, asking them to alter current health care legislation to include anti-choice amendments. The bishops have inserted letters into church bulletins and asked priests to include their call to action in their sermons - and even in their prayers - during Sunday services.

It's clear that every group opposed to a woman's right to choose is pulling out all the stops this week to bring all the progress we've made on health care reform to a grinding halt. The results could be devastating to everyone who desperately needs health care, including the women, men, and teens that Planned Parenthood serves. Once again, we urgently need your help.

First, please contact your senators and representative right now,

http://www.ppaction.org/campaign/hcr09ccbr_af/xkwgn62477im677?qp_source=hcr09ccbr%5fe1%5faf

asking them to protect women, to protect our health care, to protect our rights and not cave to the vocal minority. I know that you've likely e-mailed and called before, and I'm asking you to do it again today - and it won't be the last time. Thank you for not letting up.

Second, spread the word. I truly believe that if people know what the bishops and other groups are doing, they will be outraged, and they will speak up. Drowning them out won't be easy, but your action today will help.

One thing I know for sure - the bishops don't speak for all Catholics. From one Catholic Planned Parenthood supporter: What bothers me most is this: Millions of people are uninsured and hundreds of thousands die every year as a result. And, to see my church sacrifice health care reform for the sake of this one issue is just going too far. They don't represent me, and they don't represent my beliefs. I'm speaking out, and I'm asking my Catholic friends and family to do the same.
If you're Catholic and you disagree with the bishops, please let your legislators know when you send your message.

http://www.ppaction.org/campaign/hcr09ccbr_af/xk

women's healthcare now :)
5 years ago

women's healthcare now
My latest week of healthcare reform pledges and petitions, please do any, or all, you can
This Action, on Change.org, the url

women's healthcare now

http://womensrights.change.org/actions/view/womens_healthcare_now

http://www.change.org/profile/189788/actions



call for healthcare

http://healthcare.change.org/actions/view/call_for_healthcare



Have a reality check on republican healthscare spin

http://healthcare.change.org/actions/view/have_a_reality_check_on_republican_healthscare_spin



Option + CLASS act, a must

http://autism.change.org/actions/view/option_class_act_a_must



Healthcare-NOW!

http://womensrights.change.org/actions/view/healthcare-now_2



Single-Payer Now

http://healthcare.change.org/actions/view/single-payer_now



A few week accumulation of related actions, on Change.org, the url

all / healthcare reform

http://womensrights.change.org/actions/view/all_healthcare_reform



Include A Free Choice Proposal

http://autism.change.org/actions/view/include_a_free_choice_proposal



healthcare for autistic

http://autism.change.org/actions/view/healthcare_for_autistic



act for healthcare

http://healthcare.change.org/actions/view/act_for_healthcare





Related groups and actions

Petition

http://www.countdowntohealthcare.com/



NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FREE CLINICS

my fundraising page for them

http://www.change.org/national_association_of_free_clinics_inc/projects/fundraising/we_can_do_it_if_we_all_do_what_we_can__21

Helping Others Make the Effort to end homelessness :)
5 years ago

Helping Others Make the Effort to end homelessness
This Action, on Change.org, the url

help end homelessness

http://homelessness.change.org/actions/view/help_end_homelessness

http://www.change.org/profile/189788/actions



Spread this Message to All My Friends!

http://www.change.org/helping_others_make_the_effort/actions/view/spread_this_message_to_all_my_friends

Started by Helping Others Make the Effort

http://www.change.org/helping_others_make_the_effort

Dear Friend,

As a supporter of Helping Others Make the Effort you realize what an important mission we have in Osceola County and Central Florida. HOME is going through some really tough times financially, and like many other local nonprofits is struggling to keep our doors open. HOME is supported by grants and individual donations and because of the current economic downturn, HOME's budget has been affected drastically. HOME is the ONLY organization in Osceola County that is addressing family homelessness and if we close our doors there will be no programs providing services to those families. We estimate that there are several hundred families that could benefit from our program (we are able to serve about 30 families at a time with our various programs).

What we are asking from you, as a supporter of HOME, is to search your heart and see how you can give to this worthwhile organization. If you would like to help HOME continue providing this important service to homeless families then a financial gift will really make a difference! HOME's focus is on families, so we ask supporters to sponsor a family through our program. It costs $30,000 to provide a home and services to a family for a year. A gift of $10,000 allows us to leverage the remaining $20,000 from grants. That's only $25 per day to help a family get back on their feet. Your donation will provide housing, life-skills training, case management, and access to affordable health care to homeless moms and their children.

You may not be able to give $10,000 and that's okay, if you can give $1, then give $1 ... In fact, if every supporter gave just $1 between our blog, e-blast, and social networking sites we would have over $1,000 to help families in need ... If every person gave $10? You'd have a family sponsorship of $10,000!

So we want to challenge you:

1. Donate now and help a family break the cycle of homelessness

2. Sign up for our next volunteer training event, even if you can't give financially, your time would help us greatly!

3. Speak with your employer, and see if they would be interested in giving to HOME

4. Speak to your church, to see if they would be willing to support HOME as a mission outreach

5. Forward this e-mail on to your friends, family, or join HOME's cause on Facebook and share with anyone you know who has a heart to help those in need


We know this is a tough time for everyone, but we must make the effort to help homeless families get back on their feet! With your help we CAN break the cycle of homelessness in Osceola County!

Sincerely,

Gregg Hostetler, HOME Board Chair

http://www.osceolahome.org/

GP Acts: Annual National Meeting Huge Success; etc..
5 years ago

This Action, on Change.org, the url

alternative on homeless

http://homelessness.change.org/actions/view/alternative_on_homeless

http://www.change.org/profile/189788/actions


These Actions on Change.org, the url

HUD + disabled

http://homelessness.change.org/actions/view/hud_disabled


housing assist

http://homelessness.change.org/actions/view/housing_assist


Educate yourself

http://homelessness.change.org/actions/view/educate_yourself_3


How U Can Help

http://homelessness.change.org/actions/view/how_u_can_help


3 rd Party

http://homelessness.change.org/actions/view/3_rd_party


Help Homeless

http://homelessness.change.org/actions/view/help_homeless



Single Payer Action

http://singlepayeraction.org/

Single Payer healthcare, now

http://www.gp.org/campaigns/health/single-payer/



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As always, all of our merchandise is union-made in the USA. We value American
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Don't forget, the Summer 2009 issue of Green Pages is now available! This
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Greens and potential Greens all summer and into the fall. Order a bundle of 100
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And, check out our t-shirts, buttons, jar openers and other merchandise at our
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Annual National Meeting Huge Success

Back to GP.org

We have just come from the Green Party of the United States'(GPU Annual
National Meeting at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) in Durham, North
Carolina. The meeting was attended by delegates from over 30 afflliated state
Green Parties and caucuses, as well as other party leaders, candidates,
officeholders, and observers. The North Carolina Greens and NCCU did an
excellent job hosting us. We had great places to meet and sleep, wonderful
food, and warm hospitality. Those attending commented on how well organized it
was, and how inspired they were by the events and sessions.

Friday afternoon, Dr. Jonathan Kotch, Board President of Health Care for All NC
and senior faculty member at the UNC Gillings School and of Global Public Health
and Dr. Justine McCabe, former co-chair of the Green Party of Connecticut and
Ph.D. alumna of Duke University were among those who spoke at a forum on health
care reform and the need for a Single-Payer National Healthcare plan. You can
view the video here.

http://www.gp.org/video/durham.shtml

On Friday night, Jesse Johnson, of the West Virginia Mountain Party, gave a talk
about the catastrophic effects of mountaintop removal by the coal mining
industry. His speech was followed by a screening of the new documentary 'Coal
Country: Rising Up Against Mountaintop Removal Mining'. For more information
click here.

Our Saturday session focused on messaging. Delegates brainstormed and then
prioritized issues upon which the party will focus: Single Payer; Food, Water
and Energy; and Human Rights. These messaging priorities will help us develop
a clear voice on relevant issues to support our candidates, help frame the
political dialogue, and put pressure on those in government to bring us closer
to a sustainable world.

Saturday afternoon, Cynthia McKinney addressed meeting attendees via live
stream. She discussed her recent efforts with the Free Gaza Movement and Viva
Palestina to bring medical and other supplies to Gaza in the wake of Israel's
invasion last winter. She and other Free Gaza activists were aboard the Spirit
of Humanity when it was seized by Israeli gunboats (http://www.freegaza.org),
but a Viva Palestina convoy succeeded in delivering supplies last week
(http://www.vivapalestina.org). You can view her talk here.

There were great workshops throughout the meeting. The Green Party Black Caucus
hosted several workshops including one focused on ways to advance the Green
Party's support for Reparations. Other workshops covered campaign skills,
fundraising, ballot access, candidate recruitment, high speed rail
transportation, Green economics, and many more topics. You can see video of
some of the worksh

rest :) HUD + disabled
5 years ago

should not be
tied to housing. In addition, we have some serious concerns that HUD is
placing PHAs in situations where they don't want to be-providing non-housing
support services, even if this is just perceived. In addition, Only 29 states
have MFP programs and by reports from our "membership," many of these MFP
programs are still coming up to speed and are still not working the way they
were intended. Why do PHAs need to demonstrate previous experience with
persons with disabilities? Why shouldn't they just need to demonstrate an
interest in the goals of this NOFA?

Recommendation: ADAPT feels that this proposal would make much more sense to
have PHAs get letters of commitment from various organizations (Centers for
Independent Living, Area Agencies on Aging and other community organizations
that work with persons with disabilities, especially those in nursing homes
and other institutions) to collaborate on this effort, to get referrals for
use of these HCVs, to potentially contact or refer HCV users to these
organizations for services and supports. It is extremely important that
housing and services are not connected, or even perceived to be connected, by
the users or the PHAs. Very significantly, in most cases this is going to be
a new collaboration and, therefore, a "history" of a working relationship
should not be mandatory.

Eligible Applicants-Organizations other than PHAs being able to apply for
these HCVs.

Recommendation: In many states, the"Housing Authority" responsible for
applying for this Voucher Program, is also the obstacle to many innovative
programs. ADAPT would urge HUD to allow other non-profit community
organizations that work in the arena of providing housing to be able to apply
for these Vouchers, which might mean changing the eligibility criteria to
enable this to occur.

Extension of Comment Period:

ADAPT would encourage HUD to extend the time period for collecting comments on
this Proposal for NOFA so that ADAPT and other organizations have an
opportunity to contact their local and state PHAs and other interested housing
providers to get their input on some of the concerns mentioned in these
comments. There may be other programmatic or eligibility criteria that PHAs
have that we are not aware of because we do not provide housing and don't
apply for these types of grants. We would hope that HUD wants this to be a
very successful program, and to do so, more information may be needed.

NATIONAL ADAPT MAILING LIST - Adapt Community Choice Act List

http://www.adapt.org

more :) HUD + disabled
5 years ago

Because most PHAs have done away with any
preference dealing with disability, ADAPT feels that this requirement on PHAs
must be abolished here, as many PHAs would feel it not worth applying if they
do not have this preference. HUD could encourage PHAs to establish, or
re-establish, a preference for future NOFAs, but should not for this NOFA (for
either Category 1 or EVEN MORE SO FOR Category 2 HCVs). It is ridiculous to
require this for Category 2 persons.



ADAPT agrees that PHAs should be encouraged to create a priority in Category 1
for persons at-risk of being institutionalization. If someone demonstrates
they are at-risk because of a "housing need", PHAs should be able encouraged
to provide a Category 1 HCV to such individual, whether or not they have been
on the waiting list, at present time or ever.



ADAPT does feel that those PHAs that using "bridge vouchers" for persons who
are on a waiting list or waiting for permanent accessible housing should move
non-elderly disabled families to the top of the list for these Category 1 & 2
HCVs.



HUD has determined that all of these vouchers are for "non-elderly" families
with disabilities. We assume this is an effort to meet the inequities still
felt from the 202 program that allowed persons with disabilities to be
displaced from their housing (supposedly alternative accessible housing was
available, but we know that not to necessarily be the case). ADAPT would hope
that in the future, HUD would make its programs available to all persons and
do away with providing dollars to programs based on disability/age
characteristics. But since we are still trying to "catch up on lost housing,"
we agree that Category 1 HCVs should be for non-elderly disabled families
only.



Recommendation: Over 85% of people in nursing homes are over 65 years old, and
in states like Texas with a long track record with Money Follows the Person,
two thirds of those getting out are over age 65. Because people of all ages
are inappropriately placed in nursing homes and other institutional settings,
ADAPT would urge that the Category 2 HCVs be for persons or families (or
"elderly or non-elderly family) regardless of age, but still meeting the
disability definition.



II. Award Information

A.1. Maximum Voucher Request:



If all HCVs are not awarded in this program during the NOFA period, ADAPT
would recommendations in two ways to fully utilize the program. First, if
there are applicants who are deemed "marginally" not eligible, HUD should
contact those organizations to determine if there are ways to help them become
eligible. Because this is a new program and it has been a long time since
similar vouchers were made available, this would be an excellent way to help
ensure success of the program. Secondly, if there are still vouchers/funding
available, determine if successful applicants would consider taking a larger
number of vouchers. Again, we hope that HUD has the same interest in the
success of this program as ADAPT does.





A. Available Funds.

ADAPT supports putting any additional funds toward this NOFA (from other
programs, if funding is not totally exhausted) as the need is very great! If
there is additional funding, these should be allocated for both Category 1 & 2
vouchers, and should be determined by the demand from applicants for the
different HCVs (i.e. if Category 1 HCV runs out of money and Category 2 does
not, or does not have as significant a demand, then excess funds should go to
Category 1; or, if Category 2 HCVs applications are significantly more than
for Category 1 (proportionately), then Category 2 should get the additional
funding, or a higher percentage of additional funding.)



Full Text of Announcement

I. Funding Opportunity Description

D. Definitions-4. Nursing homes and/or Other Institutions

Recommendation: We feel that HUD should include "nursing home" in the
definition of "Nursing Home and/or Other Institutions" and further,
specifically make "assisted living facilities" ineligible for this program and
include them in the example of program types NOT eligible.

Eligibility Information

C.1.

HUD is proposing that once Category 1 and Category 2 HCVs are no longer in use
by the original user, that HCV can now be used as a Category 1 HCV.

Recommendation: ADAPT strongly disagrees with this strategy and until we can
determine that all persons in nursing homes and other institutions have equal
access to accessible, affordable, integrated housing, Category 2 vouchers
should remain as Category 2 HCVs. In addition, ADAPT strongly urges HUD to
develop a plan to track these vouchers by Category (who received them, how
many they received, how many they used, for whom, the turnover rate, etc.)
This will assist in determining how many more of these HCVs are necessary, if
changes to the program need to be made to better utilize the program, if some
PHAs are not fully utilizing the HCVs or inappropriately using the vouchers,
among other possible uses for such tracking. This would have helped with the
old Fair Share and Mainstream Voucher program fiascos.

Commitment for Supportive Services-located in various sections

HUD + disabled :)
5 years ago

ADAPT's comments on HUD Proposed NOFA for Rental vouchers for people transitioning out & people with disabilities
This Action, on Change.org, the url

HUD + disabled

http://homelessness.change.org/actions/view/hud_disabled

http://www.change.org/profile/189788/actions




Below are ADAPT's complete comments on the proposed NOFA for Housing Vouchers for people transitioning out of nursing homes and other institutions, and for people with disabilities. These are based on the talking points we sent out earlier. We urge you to comment on this proposed NOFA! These vouchers are critical for helping people transition, and while they are a BIG step forward,
they also need some changes to work effectively.


You can email comments to


NEDVoucherNOFA@hud.gov.


********


If you want to read the complete proposed regulations use this link


http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/pdf/E9-14651.pdf

You can include some or all in of ADAPT's points in your comments if you like,
but please comment! If nothing else, tell them how important these vouchers
are, and if you have a personal story to
illustrate your points, feel free to add that.




**************

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Office of Public and Indian Housing,

Housing Voucher Management and Operations Division

451 7th Street, SW

Room 4210

Washington, D.C. 20410



ATTN: Phyllis Smelkinson



Docket No. FH-5332-N-01

Proposed Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for HUD's Fiscal Year (FY) 2009
Rental Assistance for Non-Elderly Persons with Disabilities; Request for
Comments

The following comments are submitted by ADAPT, a national disability rights
organization, whose intent is to end the institutional bias in Medicaid,
allowing persons to choose where they live as an alternative to the nursing
home/institution mandate by the Medicaid program. Local groups of ADAPT and
other disability organization which have similar goals have realized for years
that one of the biggest barriers to people living in their community is the
availability of accessible, affordable, integrated housing. Since FY 2000
ADAPT has been asking HUD for vouchers to help people transition out of
nursing homes, and until now all we have been able to get is 400 vouchers.
During the development of the New Freedom Initiative to help people of all
ages with disabilities integrate into the community HUD was noticeably absent
and now, 10 years after the Supreme Court's Olmstead decision HUD is
noticeably behind the curve. The Year of Community Living President Obama
declared recently will have little substance if there is nowhere to live in
the community.

The addition of the proposed 4,000 vouchers in this proposed NOFA will assist
individuals to move, and organizations assisting them to deal with, the
affordability and integrated notions of desired housing. ADAPT applauds HUD
and this Administration for focusing on trying to address the housing crisis
for persons with disabilities, especially who are non-elderly, as the comments
will indicate, however, this is but a "drop in the bucket" for what is really
needed. We hope this is only the beginning of a more ongoing, comprehensive
effort. We are also concerned because at the same time, it could be
difficult to get qualified Public Housing Authorities to apply for even this
small number because of some of the requirements in the proposed NOFA.
Without their cooperation, this effort will fail.



Comments:

Overview Information-G. 1. There are several concerns with this point:

1) The proposed eligibility criteria require that all persons for
Category 1 or 2 be on a Public Housing Authority's (PHAs) waiting list, and
Category 2 persons be "assisted through a preference as stated in the PHA's
Administrative Plan for transitioning persons from institutions." It is our
experience that many waiting lists across the country have not been open for
many years (sometimes as much as a decade or longer), that people move because
of various circumstances and miss their opportunity to stay on waiting lists
when the PHA sends out their "renewal or confirmation" letter to maintain
their status on the waiting list. Also, some people, due to their
disabilities, often don't understand what the PHA is asking for and miss
opportunity to keep their place on the waiting list. Additionally, people who
would be eligible for Category 2 HCV's often have no way of even getting on
the list and, if they do, are certainly at risk of missing letters from PHAs
due to their "place of residence." (Nursing homes and other institutions often
don't deliver mail and/or intimidate people when they learn of these people's
plans to leave.) Last but not least, it is extremely rare for a PHA to have a
preference for persons who would be eligible for Category 2 HCVs and the plan
reference in these regulations and virtually unheard of by ADAPT members and
others involved in transitioning people out into the community.



Some communities, in desperate need to address the Category 2 population and
without help from HUD or the various administrations of the past decade,

Free Jailed Falsely disabled Leader :)
5 years ago

Help Mr. Leonard Peltier get the parole he, and humanity, truly deserves, advocate and evoke
Leonard has carried a constant burden for all of humanity, for over 34 years straight, graciously, courageously, and with great generosity, and, besides thanking him, we have a responsibility to act, not just to right the wrongs of this world, to act to lessen Leonard's, and those like Leonard's, burdens; they've humbly born for us all. Thanx, again
Luckily, "we, the people...", can still be the voice for those unheard; let us do what we can do to support Leonard's parole. Thanx, again. Ciao.

reality


This Action, on Change.org, the url

Free Jailed Falsely

http://humanitarianrelief.change.org/actions/view/free_jailed_falsely



Latest from Friends Digest

LP-DOC: Acts: Update on the Lewisburg Vigil, 7-28-09; etc..

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/8660



LP-DOC: Acts: Health Alert: Peltier Needs Medical Assist; etc..

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/8655



Previous

Focus Parole, Friends Digest Vol. 3, No. 4

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/8650





Previous Actions, on Change.org, the url

free falsely jailed

http://humanitarianrelief.change.org/actions/view/free_falsely_jailed



Act to Protect Leonard Peltier, severely beaten, institutionally abused, etc..

http://humanitarianrelief.change.org/actions/view/act_to_protect_leonard_peltier_severely_beaten_institutionally





Other Actions for Leonard on Change.org

Leonard Peltier Petition

http://criminaljustice.change.org/actions/view/leonard_peltier_petition



Leonard Peltier Petition

http://humanitarianrelief.change.org/actions/view/leonard_peltier_petition_2

Thanx Ronald, great points :) + post
6 years ago

Read about, and evoke on, assassination of Dr. George Tiller
These Actions, on Change.org, the url

assassination

http://womensrights.change.org/actions/view/assassination



As we read about, evoke on, and mourn the tragic assassination of Dr. George Tiller. we are reminded that he willingly, and with great determination, faced the threats and attacks that a person in his position must face, in our deluded society, today. He carried those burdens with such grace, "we,...", will always remember what he has done for this country; nay, rather, humanity. I hope you know how much your clinic is needed, and how you are bearing a great societal burden, successfully; please, consider staying open- Dr. George Tiller would have, if he were still alive, and in your shoes, i.m.h.o.. What do you think?



Please help Planned Parenthood by making a donation
Related actions, on Change.org, the url

donate to ppa

http://socialentrepreneurship.change.org/actions/view/donate_to_ppa



Related actions, on Change.org, the url

$ for PPA

http://womensrights.change.org/actions/view/_for_ppa



Some of the groups I moderate, etc.

Disabled Greens News and discussion, Group:
http://www.groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/
Abuse in Therapy, Group :
http://www.health.groups.yahoo.com/group/AbuseinTherapy/
Diffabled, Mental Health, all related issues,
advocacy, and professionals: Invite link:
http://passport.care2.net/invite.html?g=880 , Homepage:
http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/Diffabled_MentalHealth_Action
reality's 360 page and blog : http://360.yahoo.com/jamesmnordlund
reality's My Space page, blog : http://myspace.com/jamesmnordlund
Rights for Imprisoned People with Psychiatric Disabilities:
United to Demand Justice and Social Change:
http://rippdnycnetwork.ning.com/profile/realiteee
Prison Abuse Social Network! Welcome to all Abolitionists:
http://sdicks4msnetwork.ning.com/profile/realiteee
reality's Windows Live Space :
http://jamesmnordlundreality.spaces.live.com/default.aspx?owner=1&wa=wsignin1.0
reality's geocities website :
http://www.geocities.com/jamesmnordlund/index.html
Poets For Human Rights :
http://groups.google.com/group/Poets-for-Human-Rights/web/james-m-nordlund-reality-twigs-of-poetree-pour-vous
Poets For Human Rights
http://poetsforhumanrights.ning.com/profile/reality

"Painting is poetry which is seen and not heard, and poetry is a painting which is heard but not seen." ~ Leonardo da Vinci. For those interested "of or pertaining to the morning, day relating to or happening in the morning or in the early part of the day ( formal ), (Mid-16th century, from late Latin matutinalis, from Matuta, goddess of the dawn.)". As always, feel free to copy and share, as well. Thanx! Enjoy a vernal eve' as you can. Ciao, for now.

Matutinally Yours,

james m nordlund reality (aja)

Stop "No-Camping" in Beverly Hills. Stop Labelling!
6 years ago

I don't like stereotypical labelling of the less fortunate. Not all of them are on drugs,
or alcohol. Homelessness is NOT an illness,it is NOT a crime.

And,somebody needs to take activism in (of all places) Beverly Hills,California;the town's
a black eye on American civil and Constitutional rights,with its recent ramping up of its
16-year-old "no-camping" law.

NPACH Statement on Enactment of the HEARTH Act :)
6 years ago

These Actions, on Change.org, the url

HEARTH Act

http://homelessness.change.org/actions/view/hearth_act



Previous Actions, on Change.org, the url

How U Can Help

http://homelessness.change.org/actions/view/how_u_can_help



Free Donation.com House the Homeless

http://www.freedonation.com/homeless/



End Homelessness Now- click to make a FREE donation

http://www.endhomelessnessnow.org/thankyou.php3



Your click will give the value of 1.1 cups of food to the hungry

http://www.thehungersite.com/clickToGive/home.faces?siteId=1&link=ctg_ths_home_from_ths_campaignsigned_sitenav



Your click will help provide a needy kid with food, medical attention and education for 30 days

http://www.care2.com/children/http://homelessness.change.org/actions/view/hearth_act




NPACH Statement on Enactment of the HEARTH Act

Yesterday, Congress passed the Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act, re-writing the portion of the McKinney-Vento Act that governs HUD's homeless assistance programs. President Obama will sign the bill into law today.

Over the course of NPACH's existence, we have raised a range of concerns about federal policy on homelessness. We have been concerned about the focus on long-term single adult homelessness, without a corresponding focus on children, youth, and families. We have been troubled by top-down policy created in Washington, with little understanding of local needs. As we have so often said, homelessness in New York City does not look like homelessness in rural America. And we have objected to the unwillingness of policymakers to recognize that the motel and dangerously doubled up living situations that so many homeless children, youth, and families face are every bit as damaging to families and destabilizing for children as living in a shelter.

The new legislation takes steps to address many of these concerns. It adds new provisions that would help ensure that communities facing a crisis in family homelessness could begin to address that need. It requires HUD to write implementing regulations that will allow for public comment and discussion, instead of imposing new policies by agency fiat through the annual grant application (NOFA) process. And it does broaden HUD's definition of homelessness, though the language is both overly narrow in scope and likely to prove exceedingly difficult to implement. On this issue, we share the frustration and anger of our colleagues and allies in the education and children's advocacy communities, whose years of experience in serving homeless children, youth, and families were all too often discounted on Capitol Hill.

Many of these provisions would not have been part of the final bill without our collective advocacy. Almost exactly two years ago, a Congressional staffer summoned NPACH staff to Capitol Hill, to deliver the message that we could lobby as long as we wanted, but Congress would never expand the HUD definition of homelessness. While the final definition language is not all that we wanted, that staffer was wrong.

Yet we cannot help but think that Congress missed a significant opportunity. Many of you will remember that the original HEARTH Act of 2007 was legislation that we strongly supported, because it addressed all of our concerns. But Congress chose to fully re-write that bill, leaving little more than the title in place. Had policymakers chosen to preserve more of the original legislation, a better final product might have resulted.

How will the new legislation impact communities across the country? The answer to this question remains to be seen. Our advocacy efforts will now turn to the Obama Administration. As HUD, the White House, and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness work to implement the new law, there will be significant opportunities for public engagement. We will keep you informed as this process unfolds - we hope that you will join us and make your voices heard. The Administration cannot re-write the law passed by Congress, but they can write regulations that take significant steps towards resolving our concerns. Based on initial conversations, we are hopeful that this will occur. But it will take a lot of hard work on our part to ensure success.

In the coming days and weeks, we will circulate a detailed summary of the HEARTH Act, along with preliminary information on our next advocacy steps. We thank all of our supporters, in Congress and across the country, for all the work done to improve the legislation - and we look forward to our ongoing efforts.

Should you have questions about the legislation, please contact Jeremy Rosen at NPACH, at (202) 714-5378 or jrosen@npach.org.

Our postal address is
1140 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 1210
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
United States

LEARN ABOUT FAMILY HOMELESSNESS, HELP ANY WAY YOU CAN :)
6 years ago

Actions, on Change.org, the url

You Can Help

http://uspoverty.change.org/actions/view/you_can_help



LEARN MORE ABOUT FAMILY HOMELESSNESS AND TO HELP IN ANY WAY YOU CAN!

Did you know that families are the fastest growing sector of the homeless population? The term families, of course, usually includes children of various ages.

Apart from the obvious dangers posed by homelessness, there are major negative long term effects for children.

Homelessness Affects Children’s Development

Compared to those with homes, homeless children have:

-Four times the rate of developmental delays
-Two times the rate of learning disabilities
-Three times the rate of emotional and behavioral problems

Homelessness Affects Children’s Health

Compared to children with homes, homeless children have:

-Two times the rate of respiratory infections
-Six times the risk of delays in growth
-Seven times the risk of anemia

Homelessness Affects Children’s School Attendance and Performance

-41% attend two schools in one year
-28% attend three or more schools in one year
-75% of homeless children test below grade level in reading
-54% of homeless children test below grade level in math

LEARN MORE ABOUT FAMILIES EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS AND HOW YOU CAN HELP!

Here are some websites to visit:

Cuidando Los Niños: www.clnkids.org

Jardín de Los Niños: www.jardinlc.org

Horizons for Homeless Children: www.horizonsforhomelesschildren.org

National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth: www.naehcy.org

Children's Defense Fund: www.childrensdefense.org

National Coalition for the Homeless: www.nationalhomeless.org

National Alliance to End Homelessness: www.endhomelessness.org


From Jaime Tamez





Learn about homelessness


Read the Senate definition of homelessness

http://www.npach.org

We at NPACH want to ensure that everyone is fully informed about proposed changes to the HUD definition of homelessness. And we want to answer the questions that have been swirling around about just who the new language covers. So in this message we're going to do something that most national organizations have not been willing to. We're going to print the language that's being proposed by Congress, at the end of this message, so all of you can fully evaluate it.

We believe that the language does not cover enough vulnerable children, youth, and families who are living doubled up or in motels. We believe that the language is overly complex, and would be difficult to administer at the local level. And we wonder why, if we could get this language under President Bush, we can't get more expansive language under President Obama.

If you share our concerns, please contact your Senators today and ask them to vote against the Reed amendment to add HUD McKinney-Vento legislation (S. 808), which includes this definition, to the housing bill currently on the Senate floor (S. 896). As always, we rely on the good judgment of those of you who work on the ground to end homelessness.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact Jeremy Rosen, at jrosen@npach.org or (202) 714-5378.


Proposed language:

`(a) In General- For purposes of this Act, the terms `homeless', `homeless individual', and `homeless person' means--


`(5) an individual or family who--

`(A) will imminently lose their housing, including housing they own, rent, or live in without paying rent, are sharing with others, and rooms in hotels or motels not paid for by Federal, State, or local government programs for low-income individuals or by charitable organizations, as evidenced by--

`(i) a court order resulting from an eviction action that notifies the individual or family that they must leave within 14 days;
`(ii) the individual or family having a primary nighttime residence that is a room in a hotel or motel and where they lack the resources necessary to reside there for more than 14 days; or
`(iii) credible evidence indicating that the owner or renter of the housing will not allow the individual or family to stay for more than 14 days, and any oral statement from an individual or family seeking homeless assistance that is found to be credible shall be considered credible evidence for purposes of this clause;

`( has no subsequent residence identified; and

`(C) lacks the resources or support networks needed to obtain other permanent housing; and



`(6) unaccompanied youth and homeless families with children and youth defined as homeless under other Federal statutes who--

`(A) have experienced a long term period without living independently in permanent housing.

`( have experienced persistent instability as measured by frequent moves over such period, and

`(C) can be expected to continue in such status for an extended period of time because of chronic disabilities, chronic physical health or mental health conditions, substance addiction, histories of domestic violence or childhood abuse, the presence of a child or youth with a disability, or multiple barriers to employment.

Our postal address is

1140 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 1210
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
United States

Art/Act: Good Poetry Month, Write On :)
6 years ago

Art/Act: Good Poetry Month, Write On     
Have an activist/advocate, sociological to political poem you want feedback on, make a pledge, post your poem in it, and discuss it, as well as other's poems   
Some twigs of my poetree, for example  

These Actions on Change.org, the url  

art, post/discuss poem  

http://socialentrepreneurship.change.org/actions/view/art_postdiscuss_poem

Related Actions on Change.org, the url  

Opportunity / Teachers

http://education.change.org/actions/view/opportunity_teachers

Art/Act: Good Poetry Month, Write On  

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/8537

Related Actions on Change.org, the url  

Art/Act For Poetry Month  

http://socialentrepreneurship.change.org/actions/view/artact_for_poetry_month

Related Actions on Change.org, the url  

Earth Day Coin Drop  

http://globalwarming.change.org/actions/view/earth_day_coin_drop

Related Actions on Change.org, the url  

Valentine Day Coin Drop  

http://womensrights.change.org/actions/view/valentine_day_coin_drop

Now, Universal Healthcare :)
6 years ago

Don't stop, keep the pressure up, advocate  

These Actions on Change.org, the url  

Now Universal Healthcare  

http://autism.change.org/actions/view/now_universal_healthcare

Sample Letters  

Subject: Please, Save our Country, Stop Lobbyiests trying to kill any health plan  

Dear Sirs,

Hello.  This is the year that significant health care reform legislation must be enacted. Getting it done won't be easy. The insurance industry, the pharmaceutical industry, hospital corporations and other major health care players will do their best to derail meaningful reform.

With President Obama's support and encouragement, Congress can avoid being captured by the corporate lobbyists and can pass legislation assuring quality, affordable health care for everyone. The American people demand no less.  Thank you.

Truly,

(add your name, address, and phone # (needed for letters to the editor))


Subject: Please, Save our economy, Put single-payer health insurance on the table  

Dear Sirs,

Hello.  Americans deserve a simple, efficient, single-payer health care system – a universal system designed along the lines of Medicare.

House Resolution 676, The United States National Health Insurance Act, establishes such a system. It will provide better care for everyone, at a reduced cost.

As President Obama has repeatedly acknowledged, our current health care system is too costly, and it fails to cover tens of millions of people. Tens of millions more cannot afford adequate care.

Please voice your support for HR 676, which will establish an inclusive, efficient, single-payer health care system.  Thank you.

Truly,

(add your name, address, and phone # (needed for letters to the editor))

Sites to send emails, letters, and letters to the editor, et al  

http://capwiz.com/fconl/home

http://www.congress.org/

Direct Contact info.: Congressional switchboard  

(202) 224-3121

US House of Representatives      http://www.house.gov/

US Senate        http://www.senate.gov

Over a Million Dollars Worth of Medical Bills  

The people I met this morning have traveled to Washington to
tell Congress their stories, and are on the Hill speaking to
Congressional staff as I send this email.
[ http://ga1.org/ct/R7xuL661UzeA/ ]

But they cannot pass this legislation without your help.
>>Please take a few minutes to educate yourself by watching our
new short film, Hit and Run: Will Congress Protect Our Rights?
[ http://ga1.org/ct/Y1xuL661UzeN/ ]

>>Sign our petition urging Congress to take action.
[ http://ga1.org/ct/R1xuL661UzeL/ ]

>>Contact your member of Congress
[ http://ga1.org/ct/RpxuL661UzeM/ ] and tell him or her to pass
the Medical Device Safety Act before the summer recess.

Register Today: Call on Supporting Family, Friend, and Neighbor Care  

Register today for our first call, Lessons Learned: Supporting Family,
Friend and Neighbor Care & Family Child Care in Oregon Through
Unionization: http://action.nwlc.org/site/R?i=B3IE-XLf5MMqWyJU1pcB1g..

The conference call will take place on Tuesday, April 7, at 2:30 p.m. Eastern.
Tell a Friend: http://action.nwlc.org/site/R?i=ezvj8ds2aN-rnl9tAiGfag..

Victory for women -- and a challenge for you  

The White House Health Care Summit  

http://www.plannedparenthood.org/newsroom/press-releases/planned-parenthood-president-participates-white-house-health-care-summit-23967.htm?source=enews_mar09_ppol

Not so noisy: the new female condom  

http://www.rhrealitycheck.org/blog/2009/03/11/fda-approves-next-generation-female-condom

ADAPT Acts: CCA Nat. Kick-Off Draws Thousands; etc..  

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/8485

Previous related Actions on Change.org, the url   

Push For Universal Healthcare  

http://autism.change.org/actions/view/push_for_universal_healthcare

More Previous Actions on Change.org, the url 

Universal Healthcare Now 

http://globalhealth.change.org/actions/view/universal_healthcare_now

Even More Previous Actions on Change.org, the url 

Healthcare in Every Pot 

http://healthcare.change.org/actions/view/healthcare_in_every_pot

Related Actions on Change.org, the

Please, Push For Universal Healthcare, Now!
6 years ago

Please, Push For Universal Healthcare, Now! 
We need everyone to do all they can.  "Strike while the iron is hot", Vincent Van Gogh.

These Actions on Change.org, the url   

Push For Universal Healthcare  

http://autism.change.org/actions/view/push_for_universal_healthcare

Tell us your thoughts on health care reform!  

As one of Public Citizen's most committed supporters, you have been selected to participate in a critically important survey that will help shape the way in which we present our arguments in the looming debate over health care reform.

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=opNrqLBCUL_2bx1LMT2bazzQ_3d_3d

http://www.citizen.org/action/

Today: Mass Action for Single-Payer!  

As the new administration takes on the giant task of reforming healthcare, the Leadership Conference for Guaranteed Health Care must continue to keep up the heat in support of meaningful reform and the tremendous momentum for the only plan proven to work: Expanded and Improved Medicare for All.

http://www.healthcare-now.org/

Pay More to Have Universal Health Care? Tell Congress.  

This Week in Congress, Your Headlines, Your Issues, Your Opinions

http://www.congress.org/congressorg/issues/alert/?alertid=12879006&type=ML

Week of Action on Single Payer  

http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/1312/t/8636/tellafriend.jsp?tell_a_friend_KEY=4116

ADAPT Alerts: HHS Office of Recovery Act Coordination; etc..  

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/8445

We Need Universal Healthcare Now, Previous Actions on Change.org, the url

Universal Healthcare Now

http://globalhealth.change.org/actions/view/universal_healthcare_now

Healthcare in Every Pot, Universal Healthcare Now, More Previous Actions on Change.org, the url

Healthcare in Every Pot

http://healthcare.change.org/actions/view/healthcare_in_every_pot

Related Actions on Change.org, the url  

Act Womens History Month   

http://globalhealth.change.org/actions/view/act_womens_history_month

New Actions For Women's History Month :)
6 years ago

New Actions For Women's History Month   
Good Women's History Month To All, Please take New Actions, and make New Contacts for this issue and others that relate  

Take Action: Help Rescind Bush's Harmful HHS Regulation  

Please take a few moments right now to let the Administration know that you fully support repealing this harmful HHS regulation:

http://action.nwlc.org/site/R?i=YbsAql0FpZxesaU-KpE1OQ.

Women Count: Big news on two counts  

http://womencount.org/its_our_time

AAUW Action Network: Urge Your Senators to Stop Funding for School Vouchers  

http://capwiz.com/aauw/callalert/index.tt?alertid=12855996

A Sample Letter  

Subject: Thanks for Working To Rescind Bush's Harmful HHS Regulation  

Dear Sirs,

Hello.  Thank you, President Obama, for restoring our government's support of women's rights! President Bush's decree would have established "compulsory pregnancy," allowing insurance companies to deny claims for the pill, hospitals to refuse emergency contraceptives to rape victims and HMO employees to refuse to refer patients for abortion care.

I am deeply grateful that you have reversed this draconian measure.  Thank you, Mr. President, for protecting every woman's right to information about contraception and abortion.

Truly,

(add your name, address, and phone # (needed for letters to the editor))

International Women's Day Actions  

Actions and Contacts for this issue and others that relate, on Change.org, the url  

http://globalhealth.change.org/actions/view/intnl_womens_day_actions

We Need Universal Healthcare Now, Actions on Change.org, the url  

Universal Healthcare Now  

http://globalhealth.change.org/actions/view/universal_healthcare_now

Healthcare in Every Pot, Universal Healthcare Now, These Actions on Change.org, the url  

Healthcare in Every Pot  

http://healthcare.change.org/actions/view/healthcare_in_every_pot

 

These Actions on Change.org, the url  

Donate Free and Advocate  

http://homelessness.change.org/actions/view/donate_free_and_advocate_3

 

On Valentine Day and everyday, be your love in action, give the gift that keeps on giving, a hand to a sister and/or brother; give all your Change.org coin away, etc.  

Valentine Day Coin Drop: This Action on Change.org  

http://womensrights.change.org/actions/view/valentine_day_coin_drop

Previous related Actions on Change.org, the url:

Women's History Month Acts  

http://womensrights.change.org/actions/view/womens_history_month_acts

 

Sites to send emails, letters, and letters to the editor, et al  

http://capwiz.com/fconl/home 

http://www.congress.org/

 

Please, make calls to your Political Representatives, too.
Find your elected officials phone #'s, etc. 

http://capwiz.com/fconl/home

Direct Contact info.: Congressional switchboard  

(202) 224-3121

US House of Representatives       http://www.house.gov/

US Senate        http://www.senate.gov

Some groups where you can independently advocate on  

http://change.gov/openforquestions

http://www.change.org/

 

Tell President Obama what you think, etc.  

Phone: To just leave a comment message: 202-456-1414

Direct Comment: 202-456-1111

FAX: 202-456-2461

TTY/TDD Comments: 202-456-6213

E-Mail: You can use BOTH of the following:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/

Office of Public Liaison:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/opl/

Actions For Black History Month :)
6 years ago

These Actions on Change.org, the url  

Act Black History Month  

http://uspoverty.change.org/actions/view/act_black_history_month

DC Voting Rights Actions  

These Actions on Change.org, the url  

http://humanitarianrelief.change.org/actions/view/dc_voting_rights_act

Bring our troops home -- yes, we can!   

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/8398

Click To Donate Free  

These Actions on Change.org, the url  

http://globalwarming.change.org/actions/view/click_to_donate_free

Urgent: Tell your reps to attend health care forum!  

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/8400

Natl Nuke Lobby Day--Feb 27  

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/8397

Extremist threat to Obama  

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/8389

Please help out the homeless  

These Actions on Change.org, the url  

Help Homeless  

http://homelessness.change.org/actions/view/help_homeless

NCADP Online and in the News!  

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/8405

Previous related alert: Black History Month Act  

http://criminaljustice.change.org/actions/view/black_history_month_act

Sites to send emails, letters, and letters to the editor, et al  

http://capwiz.com/fconl/home  

http://www.congress.org/

Please, make calls to your Political Representatives, too.
Find your elected officials phone #'s, etc.   

http://capwiz.com/fconl/home

Some groups where you can independently advocate on  

http://change.gov/openforquestions

http://www.change.org/

Tell President Obama what you think, etc.  

Phone: To just leave a comment message: 202-456-1414

Direct Comment: 202-456-1111

FAX: 202-456-2461

TTY/TDD Comments: 202-456-6213

E-Mail: You can use BOTH of the following:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/

Office of Public Liaison:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/opl/

DC Voting Rights Act :)
6 years ago

DC Voting Rights Act  
This Action on Change.org, the url  

DC Voting Rights Act  

http://humanitarianrelief.change.org/actions/view/dc_voting_rights_act

Senators will vote on the District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act (S.160)  

Call your senators toll-free at 888-999-6775* between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, and urge their support of the DC Voting Rights Act.

Or, email them, at LCCR  

http://civilrightscoalition.org/campaign/DCVRA2009_Senate
 
Our nation was founded on the belief that every American should have a voice in governing this country.  However, for the nearly 600,000 residents of the District of Columbia, this is not a reality. Washington, D.C., residents pay federal income taxes and serve in the military, but do not have full-voting representation in the U.S. Congress. Passage of S.160 will remedy this injustice by providing Washington, D.C., residents with a full-voting member in the House of Representatives for the first time in our nation's history.

Call your senators today and tell them that voting representation is a fundamental civil right of all Americans - one that is long overdue for the District of Columbia.

Should D.C. Get a Seat in the House? Tell Congress  

Send a letter, or email them, at Congress.org  

http://www.congress.org/congressorg/issues/alert/?alertid=12702446&type=ML 

Sites to send emails, letters, and letters to the editor, et al  

http://capwiz.com/fconl/home  

http://www.congress.org/

Please, you can make calls to your Congressmen and Congresswomen, here too  

Find your elected officials phone #'s, etc.     http://capwiz.com/fconl/home

Some groups where you can independently advocate on  

http://change.gov/openforquestions

http://www.change.org/

Tell President Obama what you think, etc.  

Phone: To just leave a comment message: 202-456-1414

Direct Comment: 202-456-1111

FAX: 202-456-2461

TTY/TDD Comments: 202-456-6213

E-Mail: You can use BOTH of the following:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/

Office of Public Liaison:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/opl/

rest :)
6 years ago

http://www.change.org/nonprofits/view/52826

Eis- Eviction Intervention Services Homelessness Prevention:
Location:
150 East 62nd St
New York, NY 10021

http://www.change.org/eis_-_eviction_intervention_services_homelessness_prevention/details/about

End Homelessness:
Location:
55 W 125TH St 10TH Flr
New York, NY 10027

http://www.change.org/end_homelessness

Research Education And Advocacy To Combat Homelessness Inc:
Location:
240 Mercer St
New York, NY 10012

http://www.change.org/nonprofits/view/59376

Oregon Coalition On Housing And Homelessness:
Location:
PO Box 351
Cottage Grove, OR 97424

http://www.change.org/nonprofits/view/59371

Northeast Committee Homelessness:
Location:
5152 Leiper St
Philadelphia, PA 19124

http://www.change.org/nonprofits/view/59370

People To End Homelessness Inc:
Location:
807 Broad St
Providence, RI 02907

http://www.change.org/nonprofits/view/59373

Appalachian Regional Coalition On Homelessness Inc:
Location:
806 Dresden Ave
Johnson City, TN 37604

http://www.change.org/nonprofits/view/59343

Association Against Homelessness in America:
Location:
427 20TH Ave
Seattle, WA 98122 

http://www.change.org/nonprofits/view/59344

I picked the more substantial looking orgs., they're in alphabetical order by state, with Wash., D.C
6 years ago

National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty:
Location:
1411 K St Nw
Washington, DC 20005

http://www.nlchp.org

http://www.change.org/national_law_center_on_homelessness_and_poverty

National Alliance to End Homelessness:
Location:
1518 K St Nw
Washington, DC 20005

http://www.endhomelessness.org

http://www.change.org/endhomelessness

Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness:
Location:
801 Pennsylvania Ave Se
Washington, DC 20003 

http://www.change.org/nonprofits/view/59353

National Policy And Advocacy Council On Homelessness:
Location:
1140 Connecticut Avenue
Washinqton, DC 20036

http://www.change.org/nonprofits/view/59368

Homelessness Information Exchange:
Location:
1612 K St Nw 1004
Washington, DC 20006

http://www.change.org/nonprofits/view/59358

Arizona Coalition To End Homelessness:
Location:
2700 N 3RD St Ste 2011
Phoenix, AZ 85004

http://www.change.org/azceh

Los Angeles Coalition To End Hunger And Homelessness:
Location:
2500 Wilshire
Los Angeles, CA 90057

http://www.lacehh.org

http://www.change.org/nonprofits/view/52824

Coalition On Homelessness:
Location:
San Francisco
San Francisco, CA 94102

http://www.change.org/nonprofits/view/59349

San Francisco Council On Poverty & Homelessness:
Location:
2450 Otis Dr
Alameda, CA 94501

http://www.change.org/nonprofits/view/43449

Connecticut Coalition To End Homelessness:
Location:
77 Buckingham Street
Hartford, CT 06106

http://www.cceh.org

http://www.change.org/connecticut_coalition_to_end_homelessness

Campaign To End Hunger And Homelessness in Hawaii:
Location:
46 534 Haiku Plantations Pl
Kaneohe, HI 96744

http://www.change.org/nonprofits/view/51430

Partnership End Homelessness:
Location:
205 West Wacker
Chicago, IL 60606

http://www.change.org/nonprofits/view/59372

Task Force To End Homelessness Inc:
Location:
126 S Bloomington St
Streator, IL 61364

http://www.change.org/nonprofits/view/59380

New Orleans Artists Against Hunger & Homelessness Inc- Loyola Univ.:
Location:
6363 St Charles Ave Box 12
New Orleans, LA 70118

http://www.change.org/nonprofits/view/42951

Central Louisiana Coalition To Prevent Homelessness Inc:
Location:
PO Box 1303
Alexandria, LA 71309

http://www.change.org/nonprofits/view/59346

Lawyers Clearinghouse On Affordable Housing And Homelessness Inc:
Location:
16 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02108

http://www.lawyersclearinghouse.org

http://www.change.org/nonprofits/view/59361

National Center on Family Homelessness:
Location:
181 Wells Ave
Newton Centre, MA 02459

http://www.FAMILYHOMELESSNESS.ORG

http://www.change.org/nonprofits/view/59367

National Students Against Homelessness, Inc.:
Location:
29 Crafts Street
Newton, MA 02158

http://www.change.org/nonprofits/view/59369

Women Organized Against Homelessness:
Location:
PO Box 911
St Michaels, MD 21663

http://www.change.org/nonprofits/view/59384

Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness:
Location:
15851 S Old Us 27
Lansing, MI 48906

http://www.change.org/nonprofits/view/59366

New Hampshire Coalition to End Homelessness:
Location:
PO Box 688
Manchester, NH 03101

http://www.nhceh.org

http://www.change.org/nonprofits/view/52825

New Mexico Coalition To End Homelessness:
Location:
PO Box 865
Santa Fe, NM 87504

http://www.newmexicohomeless.org

Please help out the homeless :)
6 years ago

Hola.  Please check out these homelessness support groups, etc., and help fund, etc., those you can  


This Action on Change.org, the url  

Help Homeless  

http://homelessness.change.org/actions/view/help_homeless


National Housing Trust Fund - <www.nhtf.org>
National Low Income Housing Coalition - <www.nlihc.org>
P: 202-662-1530, x.229 - F:202-393-1973
matt@nlihc.org


House A Native American: Native Americans have been around since the dawn of time but much has changed still the early days and now many of them are ho,eless or worse they are living in something dangerous that could fall down about them at any given moment. We realise there are far more than Native American in need of help but we have to start somewhere. Help build a group that cares - that's willing to roll up their sleeves and willing to pick up a hammer, donate or help raise funds for needed materials to House A Native American. Home: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/homeless_americans/ Subscribe: homeless_americans-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.


Homeless Civil Rights and Civil Liberties     
http://www.care2.com/c2c/groups/disc.html?gpp=780&pst=2812


National Health Care for the Homeless Council - New Publications and order frm (U "More information on Helping Those Called Homeless: Last Updated: 7-14-04 Because Health Care is a Right, Not a Privilege Home Advocacy & Policy Research Training & Education Clinical Resources Publications Publications - Order Form source page url: http://www.nhchc.org/ ; to download an order form or call (612) 226-2292 to order.
The Department of Labor administers programs providing employment and training services that are crucial components in the comprehensive efforts to address the cycle of homelessness. The Department offers both mainstream and targeted employment-focused programs that help lead to self-sufficiency. The DOL strategy focuses on helping homeless Americans who want to work or can become job-ready. H. C. (Sonny) Covington I CAN! America "Getting Things Done" hcc@icanamerica.org ; 1-518-747-9342.
Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST is a new initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) designed to promote compliance with the Fair Housing Act design and construction requirements. http://www.fairhousingfirst.org/relatedlinks.asp Homeless Resources & Humanitarian Causes: (Global) http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Agora/7076/causestext.html CanDo announces the creation of NationalChildSupport.com--the leading site dedicated to the collection of past-due child support: http://www.nationalchildsupport.com/rob/


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National Network to Stop Foreclosures and Evictions  

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http://www.stopforeclosuresandevictions.org/donate.shtml


To check out Art4TheHomeless you can visit the blog at http://art4thehomeless.nutang.com  and you can check out the webzine at http://art4thehomelesszine.tripod.com.


Thanx.    Ciao, for now.

Matutinally Yours,

james m nordlund    reality (aja)

Happy Valentine Day :)
6 years ago

Valentine Day Coin Drop  
For this Valentine Day, be your love in action, give the gift that keeps on giving,
a hand to a sister and/or brother; give all your Change.org coin away  

This Action on Change.org  

Valentine Day Coin Drop  

http://womensrights.change.org/actions/view/valentine_day_coin_drop

Give Gifts That Make A Difference on Change.org  

http://www.change.org/gifts

A little art to inspire your spirit, heart, and generosity; as Joni Mitchell's song,
'Lakota', lyrics relate  

"...looking at money man, diggin' the deadly qoutas, out of balance, oh ah outta hand....

Lay down the reaking ore, don't you hear the shreiking in the trees.

Everywhere you touch the earth she's sore, everytime you skin her all things bleed.

Your money mocks us, restitution, what good can it do, kenneled in metered boxes,

...dogs, in debt to you?  ...fighting among ourselves, all we can say with one whole heart,

is we won't sell, naahhh, we'll never sell....  in the garden, poor drunk bastard falls,

in the courtroom, deaf ears for sixty years, you think we're sleeping,

quietly like rattlesnakes and stars, we've seen the ground called rainbow,

in the smoke of cars....  ...brave, shadows stretching....  ...brave...,  ...fleet..., 

...faithful...,  ...free...,  ...proud....  ...standing on sacred ground..., 

Courts that circumvent, choke..., nothing left to loose.  Tell me grandfather,...,

do you hear the wimpering waters, when the tractors come.  ...Earth..., ...Sun..., ...Sky..."

We are Lakota  

As well, a twig of my poetree, My 'Break the Silence project' submission  


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They say, a rose by any other...,
Would still be as sweet....
Every 9 seconds a woman is raped
By someone who says he loves her.
Give a real gift to sisters,
And brothers, all, reach one,
And teach one, to not be a
Link in that patriarchal chain,
Not adding to that number of
Humanities bane, not a statistic
in la machine's game, ever,
From this Valentine Day on.


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And 'Break the Silence', by entering a FREE submission by March 15th,

please visit        http://breakthesilenceproject.com/

Also, Good Women's History Month To All, Please, Act     

http://womensrights.change.org/actions/view/womens_history_month_acts

Don't forget, yet, that won't be enough to realize the possibility of the stopping of the extinction of humanity and large mammals we can see racing towards us from the future, on the horizon; we must change everything- tell everyone what you think  

http://globalwarming.change.org/actions/view/tell_congress_your_priority

Black History Month, Celebrate With Reflection and Action :)
6 years ago

Black History Month, Celebrate With Reflection and Action 
With All,


These actions, etc., on Change.org, the url  

http://criminaljustice.change.org/actions/view/black_history_month_act

Emergency letter to the editor 

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/8373

Two cops assaulted Oscar Grant- your voice is needed again

http://www.colorofchange.org/grant/?id=1593-67632

Prison Profiteerism Victimizes Children and Mental Patients  

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/8360

GP Acts: McKinney speech / HR's conf Damascus; blked lvng US; etc.. 

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/8284

CAIR: Bush Abandoned US in Gaza / Muslims Mark Inaug w Peace Dove  

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/8339

Secret Dossiers Kept on Muslims / TX Muslims On Airwaves

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/8255

1st Nat. Black TEEN Empowerment Expo: FAME: Fashion, Art, Music & Education  

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/8372

Yet, that will not be enough to realize the possibility of the stopping of the extinction of humanity and large mammals we can see racing towards us from the future, on the horizon; we must change everything.  Tell Everyone what you think  

http://globalwarming.change.org/actions/view/tell_congress_your_priority

Sites to send emails and letters, et al    

http://capwiz.com/fconl/home   

http://www.congress.org/ 

Some groups where you can independently act on  

http://change.gov/openforquestions 

http://www.change.org/


Some of the groups I moderate, etc.

Disabled Greens News and discussion, Group:
http://www.groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/
Abuse in Therapy, Group :
http://www.health.groups.yahoo.com/group/AbuseinTherapy/
Diffabled, Mental Health, all related issues,
advocacy, and professionals: Invite link:
http://passport.care2.net/invite.html?g=880 , Homepage:
http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/Diffabled_MentalHealth_Action
reality's 360 page and blog : http://360.yahoo.com/jamesmnordlund
reality's My Space page, blog : http://myspace.com/jamesmnordlund
Rights for Imprisoned People with Psychiatric Disabilities:
United to Demand Justice and Social Change:
http://rippdnycnetwork.ning.com/profile/realiteee
Prison Abuse Social Network! Welcome to all Abolitionists:
http://sdicks4msnetwork.ning.com/profile/realiteee
reality's Windows Live Space :
http://jamesmnordlundreality.spaces.live.com/default.aspx?owner=1&wa=wsignin1.0   
reality's geocities website :
http://www.geocities.com/jamesmnordlund/index.html
Poets For Human Rights :
http://groups.google.com/group/Poets-for-Human-Rights/web/realitys-twigs-of-poetree-pour-vous         
Poets For Human Rights
http://poetsforhumanrights.ning.com/profile/reality 

What do you think?  "Painting is poetry which is seen and not heard, and poetry is a painting which is heard but not seen." ~ Leonardo da Vinci.  For those interested "of or pertaining to the morning, day relating to or happening in the morning or in the early part of the day ( formal ), (Mid-16th century, from late Latin matutinalis, from Matuta, goddess of the dawn.)". As always, feel free to copy and share, as well. Thanx! Enjoy a festive eve' as you can. Ciao, for now.

Matutinally Yours,

james m nordlund   reality (aja) 

Good Women's History Month To All, Please Act :)
6 years ago

Good Women's History Month To All, Please Act  
Actions and Contacts for this issue and others that relate, on Change.org  

http://womensrights.change.org/actions/view/womens_history_month_acts

Break the Silence by Entering a FREE Submission by March 15th  

Please visit        http://breakthesilenceproject.com/
for more info!

On Change.org  

http://womensrights.change.org/actions/view/break_the_silence_by_entering_a_free_submission_by_march_15th

Protect Women's Health: Reject the Harmful HHS Rule  

The Bush Administration has done the unconscionable. The Department of Health and Human Services (HH has recklessly and callously finalized a regulation that undermines patients’ access to vital health care services and information — putting women’s health and lives at serious risk.

Please tell President Obama to reject this harmful rule immediately  

Act At National Womens Law Center  

https://secure2.convio.net/nwlc/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=267

STOP FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION, Sign Petition  

http://www.petitiononline.com/fgm2003/petition.html

On Change.org  

http://womensrights.change.org/actions/view/stop_female_genital_mutilation

Yet, that will not be enough to realize the possibility of the stopping of the extinction of humanity and large mammals we can see racing towards us from the future, on the horizon; we must change everything.  Tell Everyone what you think  

http://globalwarming.change.org/actions/view/tell_congress_your_priority

Sites to send emails and letters, et al    

http://capwiz.com/fconl/home   

http://www.congress.org/ 

Some groups where you can independently act on  

http://change.gov/openforquestions 

http://www.change.org/

My Break the Silence project submission  

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"...What's Love Got To Do With It...."

They say, a rose by any other...,
Would still be as sweet....
Every 9 seconds a woman is raped
By someone who says he loves her.
Give a real gift to sisters,
And brothers, all, reach one,
And teach one, to not be a
Link in that patriarchal chain,
Not adding to that number of
Humanities bane, not a statistic
in la machine's game, ever,
From this Valentine's Day on.

____HugHugHug_________HugHugHug
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__HugHugHugHugHHu_gHugHugHugHugHu
_HugHugHugHugHugHugHugHugHugHugHug
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Original twig of poetree, just created, by james m nordlund  
Permission is here given by me for you to copy and share, as you will.
Some of the groups I moderate, etc.

Disabled Greens News and discussion, Group:
http://www.groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/
Abuse in Therapy, Group :
http://www.health.groups.yahoo.com/group/AbuseinTherapy/
Diffabled, Mental Health, all related issues,
advocacy, and professionals: Invite link:
http://passport.care2.net/invite.html?g=880 , Homepage:
http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/Diffabled_MentalHealth_Action
reality's 360 page and blog : http://360.yahoo.com/jamesmnordlund
reality's My Space page, blog :

Great Martin Luther King, Jr., Day :)
6 years ago

Hiya.  Great Martin Luther King, Jr., Day and wishing you the Happiest of New Years, all the way through....  Thanx for the efforts, friends, your work here is impressive.  An injustice to any is an injustice to all, "we, the people...", can't allow it     For e.g., the fundamental thing taught by Jesus was destruction and murder are of no profit or pleasure, something almost all supposed Christians are anti-thetically opposed to, as is your gov't; and a gleaning from Native American teaching, et al, all life are needed threads in the fabric of life.   The more art is given, the more it is, as is life.  Very cool site, I like it, even though I've only been on it for a couple days, and, unlike many others that are similar, this one's 'buzz' seems to be keeping it growing; which is necessary.  A twig of poetree   

Cityscape

Hustled and bustled,
Still, hands only put to heart,
Beings, only art.

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Put your shadow behind you, give the gift that keeps on giving, a hand to a sister and/or brother. Yet, that will not be enough to realize the possibility of the stopping of the extinction of humanity and large mammals we can see racing towards us from the future, on the horizon; we must change everything  

http://globalwarming.change.org/actions/view/tell_congress_your_priority

Some of the groups I moderate, etc.

Disabled Greens News and discussion, Group:
http://www.groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/
Abuse in Therapy, Group :
http://www.health.groups.yahoo.com/group/AbuseinTherapy/
Diffabled, Mental Health, all related issues,
advocacy, and professionals: Invite link:
http://passport.care2.net/invite.html?g=880 , Homepage:
http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/Diffabled_MentalHealth_Action
reality's 360 page and blog : http://360.yahoo.com/jamesmnordlund
reality's My Space page, blog : http://myspace.com/jamesmnordlund
Rights for Imprisoned People with Psychiatric Disabilities:
United to Demand Justice and Social Change:
http://rippdnycnetwork.ning.com/profile/realiteee
Prison Abuse Social Network! Welcome to all Abolitionists:
http://sdicks4msnetwork.ning.com/profile/realiteee
reality's Windows Live Space :
http://jamesmnordlundreality.spaces.live.com/default.aspx?owner=1&wa=wsignin1.0   
reality's geocities website :
http://www.geocities.com/jamesmnordlund/index.html
Poets For Human Rights :
http://groups.google.com/group/Poets-for-Human-Rights/web/realitys-twigs-of-poetree-pour-vous         
Poets For Human Rights
http://poetsforhumanrights.ning.com/profile/reality 

What do you think?  "Painting is poetry which is seen and not heard, and poetry is a painting which is heard but not seen." ~ Leonardo da Vinci.  For those interested "of or pertaining to the morning, day relating to or happening in the morning or in the early part of the day ( formal ), (Mid-16th century, from late Latin matutinalis, from Matuta, goddess of the dawn.)". As always, feel free to copy and share, as well. Thanx! Enjoy a festive eve' as you can. Ciao, for now.

Matutinally Yours,

james m nordlund   reality (aja) 

Hiya, All. Wishing you the Happiest of New Years, all the way through
6 years ago

Hiya, All.  Wishing you the Happiest of New Years, all the way through....  Thanx for the efforts, friends, your work here is impressive.  An injustice to any is an injustice to all, "we, the people...", can't allow it     For e.g., the fundamental thing taught by Jesus was destruction and murder are of no profit or pleasure, something almost all supposed Christians are anti-thetically opposed to, as is your gov't; and a gleaning from Native American teaching, et al, all life are needed threads in the fabric of life.  The more art is given, the more it is, as is life.  Very cool site, I like it, even though I've only been on it for a couple days, and, unlike many others that are similar, this one's 'buzz' seems to be keeping it growing; which is necessary.  A twig of poetree   

Cityscape

Hustled and bustled,
Still, hands only put to heart,
Beings, only art.


Put your shadow behind you, give the gift that keeps on giving, a hand to a sister and/or brother. Yet, that will not be enough to realize the possibility of the stopping of the extinction of humanity and large mammals we can see racing towards us from the future, on the horizon; we must change everything  

http://globalwarming.change.org/actions/view/tell_congress_your_priority

Some of the groups I moderate, etc.

Disabled Greens News and discussion, Group:
http://www.groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/
Abuse in Therapy, Group :
http://www.health.groups.yahoo.com/group/AbuseinTherapy/
Diffabled, Mental Health, all related issues,
advocacy, and professionals: Invite link:
http://passport.care2.net/invite.html?g=880 , Homepage:
http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/Diffabled_MentalHealth_Action
reality's 360 page and blog : http://360.yahoo.com/jamesmnordlund
reality's My Space page, blog : http://myspace.com/jamesmnordlund
Rights for Imprisoned People with Psychiatric Disabilities:
United to Demand Justice and Social Change:
http://rippdnycnetwork.ning.com/profile/realiteee
Prison Abuse Social Network! Welcome to all Abolitionists:
http://sdicks4msnetwork.ning.com/profile/realiteee
reality's Windows Live Space :
http://jamesmnordlundreality.spaces.live.com/default.aspx?owner=1&wa=wsignin1.0   
reality's geocities website :
http://www.geocities.com/jamesmnordlund/index.html
Poets For Human Rights :
http://groups.google.com/group/Poets-for-Human-Rights/web/realitys-twigs-of-poetree-pour-vous         
Poets For Human Rights
http://poetsforhumanrights.ning.com/profile/reality 

What do you think?  "Painting is poetry which is seen and not heard, and poetry is a painting which is heard but not seen." ~ Leonardo da Vinci.  For those interested "of or pertaining to the morning, day relating to or happening in the morning or in the early part of the day ( formal ), (Mid-16th century, from late Latin matutinalis, from Matuta, goddess of the dawn.)". As always, feel free to copy and share, as well. Thanx! Enjoy a festive eve' as you can. Ciao, for now.

Matutinally Yours,

james m nordlund   reality (aja)

Hola, All. Oops, I forgot a link to the action on one site :)
6 years ago

Hola, All.  Oops, I forgot a link to the action on one site  

http://globalwarming.change.org/actions/view/tell_congress_your_priority

What do you think?  "Painting is poetry which is seen and not heard, and poetry is a painting which is heard but not seen." ~ Leonardo da Vinci.  Enjoy a festive eve' as you can.  Copy, share, as you will.  Lest "we" forget, if you don't exercise responsibility, its Siamese twin sister, freedom, will wither, like a muscle, as well.  Sadly, now, it first needs to be exorcized before its exercised.  Viva la evolution, viva Green Party!  Music is life's song accompanying the abundance of joy's Spring. I look forward to hearing from you. Goodbye. For those interested "of or pertaining to the morning, day: relating to or happening in the morning or in the early part of the day (formal), (Mid-16th century, from late Latin matutinalis, from Matuta, goddess of the dawn.)".  Ciao, for now.

Matutinally Yours, 

james m nordlund   reality (aja)

Tell Congress, Obama, etc., what their priorities should be :)
6 years ago

Sample letter: National green jobs movement help many areas of society, that won't be enough; change everything:

http://www.change.org/ideas/view/all_changing_everything

Areas of priority the duopoly seems determined to dictate as the upcoming agenda for the future.  Provide a Path to Citizenship for All Immigrants (Legal or Illegal) in the Country at This Time: Without extraordinary waiting periods, and definitely none of them in their "countries of origin" (for, that would just be a way to politically pick and choose which are republicans and deserve 'citizenship', allow the gov'ts of origin to destroy or murder those who fled for their lives, etc.), also, no extraordinarily large 'buy-ins' (possibly, a sliding scale one), this isn't a pyramid scam or a whorehouse; it's supposed to be a democratic country.  Definitively ignoring the republican extremists calling for, "Deport All Illegal Immigrants"; although, allowing for the concerns of those that say, "Secure the Borders First, Then Address Citizenship", while not going along with them- amnesty first, securing the borders a close second.  Republicans Priority: Capital Gains Taxes - What Should Congress Do?  If the democrats want to have a good chance in 2010 and 2012, they better not increase anyone's taxes; just let the tax cut giveaway to the rich expire when it does.  So, leave Capitol Gains Taxes, alone.  Democrats Priority: Children's Health Insurance -  Draft a New Bill Giving All Children Full Coverage: The core of the corporate structure's convolutions enforcer, the republican conspiracies, technique of increasing the slow motion blitzkrieg against all life’s speed (for the last 4 decades), has been their genocide against youth, programs, such as the infantcide: 'sucking' infants to death in the crib and having criminal doctors call it 'natural crib death', etc.; pedocide: raping, kids, destroying infants and kids testicles, sexually assaulting, abusing, over stimulating kids with the military, Roman Catholic empire, the psychic terrorism, the 'suck', etc.; etc..  For, a destroyed kid, regardless of how much, will devolve into the 'survival mode' of lowest common denominator, materialistic, autonomic existence, centralizing what delusional profits and pleasures they can to themselves, and, therefore,  not be able to practice their civic responsibility (because of 'la machine', the technocracies, taking over the sociological lifestyle of most usa citizens, and defining it in Cartesian based terms, as opposed to life's, etc., due to the profane bastardization of it, through its uber reliance on materialism and greed, lack of time, $, concentration of their solutions with reality, etc.), let alone their duty, thinking they're abdicating their responsibility to their supposed political leaders, when they can't, and abdicating their political power to them, when they shouldn't, because of their arrested psychological and sociological development, thereby, being more fascist, if not nazi, and increasingly so as time goes on (more republican, etc.)- according to the republicans.  So, if we want to slow their devolutionary direction and, potentially, stop their blitzkrieg, we must overtly protect, and uplift kids, their health, welfare, education, etc.- first, as they will be the future of humanity, if the republican conspiracy doesn't succeed in dictating its and large mammals extinction, first. Republicans Priority: Child Tax Credits - What Should Congress Do?  Leave the Child Tax Credit Where It Is.  We don't want to promote population growth right now; we've enough problems.  Democrats Priority: Stem Cell Research - What Should Congress do?  Leave it alone, its not a priority.  Republicans Priority: Offshore and Domestic Oil Drilling - What Should Congress Do?  Do Not Allow Oil Drilling Offshore Or Any Domestic Area Not Already Permitted: The only way to send the necessitated strong message to the market that the age of destroying the earth for profit and pleasure, and, thereby, dictating the extinction of humanity and large mammals, must be over, is to stop going in their devolutionary direction, at minimum; you can't destroy the earth to save the economy- we need radical advances in alternative fuels, especially solar, "the beacon in the sky, meant to catch your eye", as Happy Rhodes sings.  The way to get them is to determine whatever green jobs market increases that can be made, immediately, with those future advances in mind, and stop the spigot; allowing the market to adjust to reality immediately and solely- sending that same strong message to the populace, so, they'll be on board with the adjusting the market period that must take place.  Necessity might be the mother of invention, yet, its father is the evolution.  Thanx.

Truly,     (add name, address, phone #)

http://capwiz.com/fconl/home/ 
http://www.congress.org/congressorg/issues/alert/?alertid=12218526&type=CO

http://change.gov/openforquestions
http://www.change.org/


Disabled Greens News + discussion:
http://www.groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/   
Abuse in Therapy:
http://www.health.groups.yahoo.com/group/AbuseinTherapy/
Diffabled, Mental Health:
http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/Diffabled_MentalHealth_Action  
real

Thanx for sharing, posting, caring, all :)
6 years ago

Hiya All,

Happy New Year.  Thanx for the efforts, friends, your work here is impressive.  An injustice to any is an injustice to all, "we, the people...", can't allow it     For e.g., the fundamental thing taught by Jesus was destruction and murder are of no profit or pleasure, something almost all supposed Christians are anti-thetically opposed to, as is your gov't; and a gleaning from Native American teaching, et al, all life are needed threads in the fabric of life.  Put your shadow behind you, give the gift that keeps on giving, a hand to a sister and/or brother   The more art is given, the more it is, as is life.  Very cool site, I like it, even though I've only been on it for a couple days, and, unlike many others that are similar, this one's 'buzz' seems to be keeping it growing; which is necessary.  A twig of poetree   


Cityscape

Hustled and bustled,
Still, hands only put to heart,
Beings, only art.


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Put your shadow behind you, give the gift that keeps on giving, a hand to a sister and/or brother. Yet, that will not be enough to realize the possibility of the stopping of the extinction of humanity and large mammals we can see racing towards us from the future, on the horizon; we must change everything  

http://www.change.org/ideas/view/all_changing_everything

I look forward to hearing from you. Goodbye. For those interested "of or pertaining to the morning, day: relating to or happening in the morning or in the early part of the day (formal), (Mid-16th century, from late Latin matutinalis, from Matuta, goddess of the dawn.)". 

Matutinally Yours, 

james m nordlund    reality (aja)

Agree w. the duopoly on areas of priority? Tell Congress, etc..
6 years ago

Agree w. the duopoly on areas of priority? Tell Congress, etc..
With All,

Ni hao.  Cool, thanx for sharing, caring, all you do, and don't.  A sample letter 
  
Concerning the following areas of priority the duopoly seems determined to dictate as the upcoming agenda for the next Administration and session of Congress, here are my views; abridged.  Provide a Path to Citizenship for All Immigrants (Legal or Illegal) in the Country at This Time: Without extraordinary waiting periods, and definitely none of them in their "countries of origin" (for, that would just be a way to politically pick and choose which are republicans and deserve 'citizenship', allow the gov'ts of origin to destroy or murder those who fled for their lives, etc.), also, no extraordinarily large 'buy-ins' (possibly, a sliding scale one), this isn't a pyramid scam or a whorehouse; it's supposed to be a democratic country.  Definitively ignoring the republican extremists calling for, "Deport All Illegal Immigrants"; although, allowing for the concerns of those that say, "Secure the Borders First, Then Address Citizenship", while not going along with them- amnesty first, securing the borders a close second.  Republicans Priority: Capital Gains Taxes - What Should Congress Do?  We should, "Increase Capitol Gains Taxes", yet, if the democrats want to have a good chance in 2010 and 2012, they better not increase anyone's taxes; just let the tax cut giveaway to the rich expire when it does.  So, leave Capitol Gains Taxes, alone.

Democrats Priority: Children's Health Insurance - What Should Congress Do?  Draft a New Bill Giving All Children Full Coverage: The core of the corporate structure's convolutions enforcer, the republican conspiracies, technique of increasing the slow motion blitzkrieg against all life’s speed (for the last 4 decades), has been their genocide against youth, programs, such as the infantcide: 'sucking' infants to death in the crib and having criminal doctors call it 'natural crib death', etc.; pedocide: raping, kids, destroying infants and kids testicles, sexually assaulting, abusing, over stimulating kids with the military, Roman Catholic empire, the psychic terrorism, the 'suck', etc.; etc..  For, a destroyed kid, regardless of how much, will devolve into the 'survival mode' of lowest common denominator, materialistic, autonomic existence, centralizing what delusional profits and pleasures they can to themselves, and, therefore,  not be able to practice their civic responsibility (because of 'la machine', the technocracies, taking over the sociological lifestyle of most usa citizens, and defining it in Cartesian based terms, as opposed to life's, etc., due to the profane bastardization of it, through its uber reliance on materialism and greed, lack of time, $, concentration of their solutions with reality, etc.), let alone their duty, thinking they're abdicating their responsibility to their supposed political leaders, when they can't, and abdicating their political power to them, when they shouldn't, because of their arrested psychological and sociological development, thereby, being more fascist, if not nazi, and increasingly so as time goes on (more republican, etc.)- according to the republicans.  So, if we want to slow their devolutionary direction and, potentially, stop their blitzkrieg, we must overtly protect, and uplift kids, their health, welfare, education, etc.- first, as they will be the future of humanity, if the republican conspiracy doesn't succeed in dictating its and large mammals extinction, first.

Republicans Priority: Child Tax Credits - What Should Congress Do?  Leave the Child Tax Credit Where It Is.  We don't want to promote population growth right now; we've enough problems.  Democrats Priority: Stem Cell Research - What Should Congress do?  Leave it alone, its not a priority.  Republicans Priority: Offshore and Domestic Oil Drilling - What Should Congress Do?  Do Not Allow Oil Drilling Offshore Or Any Domestic Area Not Already Permitted: The only way to send the necessitated strong message to the market that the age of destroying the earth for profit and pleasure, and, thereby, dictating the extinction of humanity and large mammals, must be over, is to stop going in their devolutionary direction, at minimum; you can't destroy the earth to save the economy- we need radical advances in alternative fuels, especially solar, "the beacon in the sky, meant to catch your eye", as Happy Rhodes sings.  The way to get them is to determine whatever green jobs market increases that can be made, immediately, with those future advances in mind, and stop the spigot; allowing the market to adjust to reality immediately and solely- sending that same strong message to the populace, so, they'll be on board with the adjusting the market period that must take place.  Necessity might be the mother of invention, yet, its father is the evolution.  Thanx

Truly,     (add your name, address, and phone # (needed for letters to the editor))

http://capwiz.com/fconl/home/ 

http://www.congress.org/congressorg/issues/alert/?alertid=12218526&type=CO

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rest :) Agree w. the duopoly on areas of priority? Tell Congress, etc..
6 years ago

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What do you think?  "Painting is poetry which is seen and not heard, and poetry is a painting which is heard but not seen." ~ Leonardo da Vinci.  Enjoy a festive eve' as you can.  Copy, share, as you will.  Lest "we" forget, if you don't exercise responsibility, its Siamese twin sister, freedom, will wither, like a muscle, as well.  Sadly, now, it first needs to be exorcized before its exercised.  Viva la evolution, viva Green Party!  Music is life's song accompanying the abundance of joy's Spring. I look forward to hearing from you. Goodbye. For those interested "of or pertaining to the morning, day: relating to or happening in the morning or in the early part of the day (formal), (Mid-16th century, from late Latin matutinalis, from Matuta, goddess of the dawn.)". 

Matutinally Yours, 

james m nordlund   reality (aja)

Urgent, It's Time to Protect Your Vote by voting early :)
6 years ago

Cara All,

Ni hao.  Cool, thanx for sharing, caring, and go vote early,

http://colorofchange.org/earlyvote08/?id=1593-67632  ,

from       http://www.colorOfChange.org     ;

it's a great way to make sure the remocrats don't discount your vote and steal the elections!  Thanx All, twigs of poetree


YOU CAN

Talk the talk, walk the walk, and even
Be the be, but, if you don't vote the vote,
You won't ever be livin' in a democracy!


Thanx

While feeling sacred on
This All Hallow's Day,
I also feel pangs of the
Hungry, so wrought by
The profane; for the food
Wasted by us could feed
All the world's. Yet,
Betwixt, in the mundane
It's only hurled.


clarity

Sword that cuts all ways,
Without, for, there's no cutting;
And a pointless point.


normal

I don't suffer, or, suffer from,
Eurocentrism, northern malaise,
Nor, academia; a blood disease.


Injustices

Addressing, not addressing them
have costs, the former is individual,
the later is global, as well.


ends or means

Neither do I embrace.
Rather, the struggle well run,
Which uplifts us uncrowned,
Every moment humans race!


Responsibility

If you don't exercise it,
Its Siamese twin sister, freedom,
Will wither, like a muscle, as well.


if

One lived as prayer,
Their light adding
To the well of light,
Their every step in grace,
Leaving no footprints;
That will echo always.


why

As acid rain from your closed eye,
An acre of rainforest falls each
Second, and the earths tears bleed;
For, all you see is grey.


grace

Feeling with your spirits hands,
See with the eye of your heart,
Hear with the ear of your soul,
And know with the body
Of life's knowledge,
We can be prayer;
Being forever answered.


Tone

Life's signs and meanings
Perceived by all our senses and
Being's foci of attention, can
Divine from within and without.
That's if our inner-eye
Isn't clouded by false-ego,
Self-conscious self, or doubt.


Cityscape

Hustled and bustled,
Still, hands only put to heart,
Beings, only art.


Artist

Their innerselves, stretched canvasses
On that frameless frame, the world.
They being painted by life itself,
With reality as the brush.
The painting ever evolving,
The frame continually changing,
Their beingness as gleaned meanings
For all to share; seen through...,
If they were there.


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What do you think?  "Painting is poetry which is seen and not heard, and poetry is a painting which is heard but not seen." ~ Leonardo da Vinci.  Enjoy a festive eve' as you can.  Copy, share, as you will.  Lest "we" forget, if you don't exercise responsibility, its Siamese twin sister, freedom, will wither, like a muscle, as well.  Sadly, now, it first needs to be exorcized before its exercised.  Viva la evolution, viva Green Party!  Music is life's song accompanying the abundance of joy's Spring. I look forward to hearing from you. Goodbye. For those interested "of or pertaining to the morning, day: relating to or happening in the morning or in the early part of the day (formal), (Mid-16th

Thanx, great post :)
6 years ago

Dear Johnna,

Cool, thanx for sharing and Good All Hallows Eve' to all

A few twigs of poetree

Poets For Human Rights
http://poetsforhumanrights.ning.com/profile/reality

What do you think? No worries. Ciao, for now. i look forward....

Matutinally Yours,

james m nordlund   reality (aja)




Sole Silences

An echoing within, beckoning one
in, unheard, unfelt, unknowable,
yet, through which only one and
a universe can unsing co-creation being,
Awakening without.

It's said that art has no words, for, it's mainly of the eye, yet,
yours do and are, as is your site, work, life and vision; Blessed
be... A countryman's of yours poems line comes to mind "...and
death (murder) shall have no dominion...", Dylan Thomas. As an ode to
him, I wrote the following twig of poetree, in a similar style


C'est La Unvie

A million monarchs lie dead, though,
No less sociological programming of
Upper-middle to rich classes with
Decadence, affluence, inclusion, is.
No less societal determination of
Middle to lower, being excluded by
Division and conquering, privation.
Yet, they, on wing no more, still fly
In our spirit's eye, heal humanities'
Heart. While their silent cry echoes
The 33,000 species extinct each year,
A rate not seen since the last ice age
Ensued; does it move you?
Does your curiosity ask why?
Will you, on this 33rd Earth Day, allow
A tear for all life's fallen? Consider
The losses economic apartheid incurs,
Mirrored by the divide human-centricity
Has levied? Our underlying duplicitous
Disregard for life, greed and oil fueled,
Won't abate for our existence, will you?

( For the beautiful butterflies, et tu, mon amis, written one and a
half years before the 33rd. )


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Art4TheHomeless
6 years ago

Greetings yall I am brand new to care2 and am excited to see so many people who actually care! I am the creater of Art4TheHomeless, a revenue blog (meaning I get paid to blog and that money is going to shelters) a weblog dedicated to using art to promote homeless awareness in America. I also have a webzine that promotes homeless shelters, artists, writers, musicians and has FREE advertising--all of this to create a network of artists who want to promote homeless awareness not only in America, but all over the world.

I need writers for the ezine, poetry, short fiction, etc are accepted, and I also need musicians for the November and December bi-montly issues. Also, I need folks who want to advertise for FREE on the webzine.

To check out Art4TheHomeless you can visit the blog at http://art4thehomeless.nutang.com  and you can check out the webzine at http://art4thehomelesszine.tripod.com

Peace

J

"Trouble the Water": An Inside Look at Hurricane Katrina
6 years ago

"Trouble the Water": An Inside Look at Hurricane Katrina
I want to tell you about a powerful new documentary that I
helped produce:"Trouble the Water". This remarkable film takes
you inside Hurricane Katrina in a way that you have never seen
before. "Trouble the Water" will have special meaning for all of
us in the UNITE HERE family, and that's why I am writing to
invite you to see "Trouble the Water" as soon as you can.

"Trouble the Water" is the moving personal story of two young
people in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans as they struggle
to survive the crisis of Hurricane Katrina and help out others
on the way. But it is more than just a personal story -- it's
the story of the crisis that poor and working people face in
America. It's a powerful illustration of why we, as UNITE HERE
activists, must continue to struggle everyday to fight for a
different America.

"Trouble the Water" begins as Katrina makes landfall, just
blocks away from the French Quarter but far from the New Orleans
that tourists know. Kimberly Rivers Roberts turns her video
camera on herself and her Ninth Ward neighbors trapped in the
city. "It's going to be a day to remember," Kim says into her
new camera as the storm is brewing. As the hurricane begins to
rage and the floodwaters fill their world and the screen, Kim
and her husband Scott continue to film, documenting their
harrowing voyage to higher ground and dramatic rescues of
friends and neighbors.

After the hurricane, Kim and Scott started walking out of New
Orleans, with hundreds of thousands of poor and injured people.
On the way they encountered Brooklyn filmmakers Carl Deal and
Tia Lessin, who had traveled to New Orleans right after the
hurricane. Carl and Tia immediately saw the power of Kim and
Scott's story, and started following them as they searched for
food, shelter and assistance, and as they picked up homeless
people, old women, and children along the way. With Kim and
Scott's amateur home video, and with their relentless spirits,
Carl and Tia have created a film that you will never forget.
When the hurricane struck the Gulf and the floodwaters rose and
tore through New Orleans it did not turn the region into a Third
World country -- it revealed one. "Trouble the Water" opens up a
meaningful space to examine critical and pressing issues that
have remained unaddressed and unresolved since the Katrina
disaster three years ago. It is a necessary film for a necessary
change.

The message of "Trouble the Water" is our message about the
crisis of poverty in America, about the critical failure of
imagination of our government, and about the creative solutions
we need to build a better America for everyone. I need your help
to get Trouble the Water's message out far and wide. The film
will only be a success if it does well at the box office THIS
WEEK. That's why I need all UNITE HERE members to "Trouble the
Water" this week.

"Trouble the Water" is currently playing at the IFC Center in
New York City, the Sunset 5 in Los Angeles, and the Edwards
Westpark 8 in Irvine, CA. For other listings, please visit
www.troublethewaterfilm.com

Get a group of friends together to see "Trouble the Water" this
week, and send me an email at dglover@unitehere.org to let me
know what you think of the film.

Danny
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Musea E-mail Club #438: Housing and the Art Revolution
6 years ago

Musea E-mail Club #438: Housing and the Art Revolution

There are yet new videos this week - see at the end of the message. We are in a big mess when it comes to housing. it was clear to me as early as the late nineties, that houses were getting too expensive for most people to afford. What my parents could afford in the last century was now outrageously expensive. So back in Feb of 1999, I suggested in Musea #76, the "New City" issue, that architects should use their vision, artistic ability, and innovative skills to design a house that not only people could afford (maybe as low as $10-$20,000), but that would be both charming AND environmentally sound. Back in 1947 we had Levittown - a mass produced suburb. At the time people loved the ability to afford a house in the suburbs - it was the life of the fifties. But at the same time, they hated the regimented clone-like sameness of every house on the block. There is no reason that we can't have the best of both worlds - affordable functional housing that is also architectually beautiful and distinct from its neighbors. We have a population where a lot of singles, newlyweds, retired people, etc. would love to have a small affordable home of their own. With a housing slump, building affordable housing seems the way to go. Want to see my version of an affordable house? Check out Musea issue #76 http://www.musea.us/MuseaOct.html NEW VIDEOS (all less than a minute each) 46. QUATRO: Poem video featuring the first quatro, a new type of 4 word poem, plus sound effects etc. 47. BLOOM: Poem video of a "Vision" poem, a new type of poem where a phrase suggests a vision. 48. TEA: Poem video of another "Vision" poem.

State of Confusion: Pol Manipulation + Assault on Amer Mind
6 years ago

Reactions to the New Book by Dr. Bryant Welch
Dear Colleagues,
A few weeks ago we advised you of the fascinating new book by Dr.
Bryant Welch entitled State of Confusion: Political Manipulation and
the Assault on the American Mind. We thought you should see the
reactions from some of those who have read this wonderful book to
date.

Buy the book from Amazon

Advance Praise for State of Confusion

Laurence H. Tribe, Carl M. Loeb University Professor, Harvard Law
School "Bryant Welch was born to write this vitally important and
highly readable investigation of how a cadre of ethically challenged
political operatives and their religious and journalistic allies
have gradually distorted and disabled the minds of ordinary
Americans-and have all but crippled the once- extraordinary mind of
America. It is not too late for us to reclaim our identity, but we
will succeed only if we take to heart the lessons so lucidly laid
bare by the remarkable work of this insightful psychologist and
experienced political activist."

Nancy McWilliams, Ph.D., president of the Division of
Psychoanalysis, American Psychological Association, and professor,
Rutgers Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology "Dr.
Welch is a master of making complex psychological concepts
understandable and using them to explain the disturbing political
climate of our time. This beautifully written, urgently relevant
work should be on the bookshelf of everyone who cares about the
survival of American democracy."

Robert Shrum, senior strategist of the Gore and Kerry presidential
campaigns and author of No Excuses: Concessions of a Serial
Campaigner "Bryant Welch makes a fascinating and compelling case
that right-wing politics has subverted our democracy by infecting us
with a form of national political neurosis. This book unmasks the
politics of fear---the deeper chords touched by campaigns that
appeal to the dark side."

Buy the book from Amazon

Responses to our recent mailing announcing the publication of State
of Confusion

It is brilliant -- what a wonderful application of psychology to
politics with a trumpet call to Americans to be more reflective and
thoughtful to protect themselves and the future of the country!
Bryant Welch's emphasis on the need to face the true complexity of
our millennium reality is imperative for psychotherapists,
politicians, and voters alike.

Todd Walker, Psy.D.
Cincinnati, Ohio

All I can say is "Bravo!" - While reading State of Confusion I
remembered that when I decided to major in psychology (during the
Nixon Administration, the Vietnam War, political assassinations) I
wanted viable answers to why our nation was so crazy. Forty years
later I had all but given up hope that psychology could be of much
help countering the formidable power of self-serving politicos and
marketers. Reading Bryant Welch's book rekindled my optimism.

Robert Welker, Ph.D.
Milwaukee

"Dr. Bryant Welch's book, State Of Confusion is one of the most
important books I have read in the last ten years. Dr. Welch
explains the public relations charade he calls gaslighting that is
making us as a nation crazy and leads citizens to begin to doubt
their own minds."

David G. Markham, L.C.S.W.
New York

Bryant Welch's unique analysis reveals the underlying
unconscious "battleground states" of mind that have been so
successfully exploited by political and corporate interests. Scary,
compelling and ultimately hopeful, this book points the way to
reclaiming our ability to adapt, to think critically and to move
forward as a nation on a well-reasoned and logical course.

Lisa K. Weiss, Ph.D.
New York

Bryant Welch submits his comprehensive knowledge (both broad and
deep) of global and domestic conflicts to an incisive psychological
analysis so that we may understand the oft-times puzzling actions of
our leaders and our country. No matter your political persuasion,
this is a book for everyone to read - you will have more substance
to your arguments with Welch's analysis behind them!

Andrea Celenza, Ph.D.
Boston, Mass.

Buy the book from Amazon


Book Description

Finally, the answer to the many questions that have been preying on
the minds of millions of Americans has arrived. Why are Americans so
vulnerable to divisive political tactics? Why did Americans get
dragged into such an unwise war in Iraq? Why do fundamentalist
religious groups, Fox News, and right- wing radio still play such
influential roles in America's political landscape? And why are long-
accepted rational scientific ideas like evolution under siege?

These questions hold America's future in the balance. Ultimately,
they are questions about the American mind. Psychologist-attorney
Dr. Bryant Welch has the answers.

If America is going to change the mind-set that led us to war in
Iraq and left us unable to confront our serious national problems,
this book is vitally important. Drawing on his unique experience
both as a clinical psychologist and a Washington, D.C., political
figure with the American Psychological Association, Dr. Welch shows
how the long-term effects of sophisticated new forms of political
manipulation have not only led to our debacle in Iraq but are also
currently undercutting America's ability to address its

Regards: Art/Act: Twig of poetree in progress + Welcome All New Members :)
7 years ago

Hola.  Final ones; for these twigs: Stark's/ Hunger strike against Iraqi War funding Going strong, with Medea and Codepink. "No more funds for war and occupation, "We..." need healthcare and education". "12 billion wasted on this war a month, That's $5000. every second"; trillions Your grandkids will pay higher taxes for Their whole lives! Supplemental war Bill will be voted on in a few days, Bush wants another 184 million for it, An unnecessary one, they hope to make "Unending", Kofi Annan called "illegal"; McCain says, "it may last a 100 years"- Don't let remocrats rob you, your kids, Grandkids of their livlihoods, stop war Funding, stop the war, now, bring our Troops home; if you support them. Liz Yelled across the street, "time to go", Then cops arrested her, we were going Home, it didn't matter, more police Crime against free speech. Unlike the Cries of 10 year old boys not let out of Fallujah with their families so the next 2 generations of Iraqi men can be killed Now, "We,...", will not be silenced. They can't silence the global thundering Cry for justice, "We, the people...", Won't let them; tell Congress we want Our families home. Stop the war, now! Armageddiup/ A 60 th: birth of Israel, and Al Nakba, mournful Remembrance of atrocities in Palestine; you and I. Two sides of the same coin? Spoils of war, what's Left for.., after all has been..? Coin of the realm, The destruction, murder that made it, and sides. At 16 I said USSR and USA were these sides, racing Towards each other, the closer they got, the more Alike…, exigency replacing humanity, globally; They're them in the Middle East, a mix of la Machine, beast, et al; extinction incarnate. Why there won't be anything but their peacing on Each other, til they can war, waring pays 10 times More and they broke the sky; as everybody knows?! They just have to keep the convolutions show going Long enough, deluding enough, so, you don't be Change evolution needs; to stop the extermination Of humanity they dictate. When 100 million are Dying annually from unnatural disasters, instead Of 10, when war over food, water, is more common, And only military rules everywhere; peace will be A notion, like love conquering all, dwindling moms Tell kids, only when dads aren't around. Then, Humanity will be dead, after that, human species, Large mammals extinct. Why, `cause you believed Their cons now, like sides existing, to destroy, Kill, is profit, pleasure, etc.. If they wanted Peace there would be. Why do the convolutions lies Fly, `cause you let them. The life is indivisible, Divide and conquer only works on the divided. Be. DC WA$H/ Assbackwards, just the way the terrible twos, Bipolar axi, remocrat/totalitarian conspiracy Like it. The gloves, their collaborators, Dempublicans, socialists, making humanities Extermination now, extinction later, reality. Supposedly, they're diametrically opposed, While they collaborate in genocide, etc.. War On every nonremocrat male, from middle-class To poor, you must be one side, or the other; Not them, you're the enemy. In capitalist Society, totalitarians play a supporting role, As money plays in totalitarian ones; the ol' Cold war fix still in. Their rabid militarist Jaws locked on, humanity can't exist until They're gone. Pedocide programs, remocrats Pride and joy, one, where military sexually Abuse kids with potential, who they deem Won't grow up to be remocrat; target group, White boys- destroy their competition before They become it, and adults. All conspiracies Collaborate with them to varying degrees, Manufacturing rule by most nazi conspiracy; And nazism as way of life. We, the people, Shouldn't grind up the seeds. How did this Happen, by almost all embracing their Devolutionary direction, the corporate Structures, la machines, convolution. Only Way to change that, is to change everything, Uplifting all life, devaluing conspiracy in Everyway, every moment, everyday; feeling. Thinking through their bricks of illusions, That make their walls of delusions, in their Mental cells, their personal hell; human, Being alival, not, la machines survival- now. 

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WSDP, Arden, IEN Actions: Fwd: Medical Alert: Update; etc..
7 years ago

[Fwd: FW: Medical Alert: Update] Hi--Hope you can act on this NOW. Blessings & strength--we'll be needing plenty of both. /Harvey PS: Please CC me your emails to Warden Bledsoe etc at harveyarden@starpower.net -----Original Message----- From: messagebot@harry.flamingtext.com [mailto:messagebot@harry.flamingtext.com] On Behalf Of contact@whoisleonardpeltier.info Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2008 2:11 PM To: harveyarden@starpower.net Subject: Medical Alert: Update This is being sent on behalf of contact@whoisleonardpeltier.info as part of the mailing list that you joined. List: NDLPSG URL: http://www.whoisleonardpeltier.info ------------------------------------------------------------ - Please Post Widely - Dear Friends and Supporters, First, Leonard and I want to thank you for the outpouring of support. With your help, we're hopeful that Leonard will receive proper medical care from prison authorities. Within the last several days, Leonard has finally been able to see a doctor. 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Re: Art/Act: Twig of poetree in progress + Welcome All New Members :)
7 years ago

"It Will Always Be This Way"


They dictate, "Write the Articles
Of the Evolution". I already
Wrote its co-founding document,
Coalescing of E, in '95. Besides,
There are none, it's self-evident
And perceivable by all. They
Want them to attack them, I feel.
Also, no writings can confer on
One what they refuse to be, free.

They deride, "freedom is your
Prison", well, let me tell you,
This nonexistent cells floor, walls
Ceiling couldn't vaster be. I'm in
Constant relation with trillions,
Like you and me. An expanding
Universe, possibly, one of an
Infinite number of verses; and
Only a gleaning of our inner-verse-
Indivisible, immutable, illimitable
Soma, in potentia, evolving, only
Part of the immensity of "We, …".

Stark's

Hungerstrike against Iraqi War funding
Going strong, with Medea and Codepink.
"No more funds for war and occupation,
"We..." need healthcare and education".
"12 billion wasted on this war a month,
That's $5000. every second"; trillions
Your grandkids will pay higher taxes for
Their whole lives! Supplemental war
Bill will be voted on in a few days,
Bush wants another 184 million for it,
An unnecessary one, they hope to make
"Unending", Kofi Annan called "illegal";
McCain says, "it may last a 100 years"-
Don't let remocrats rob you, your kids,
Grandkids of their livlihoods, stop war
Funding, stop the war, now, bring our
Troops home; if you support them. Liz
Yelled across the street, "time to go",
Then cops arrested her, we were going
Home, it didn't matter, more police
Crime against free speech. Unlike the
Cries of 10 year old boys not let out of
Fallujah with their families so the next
2 generations of Iraqi men can be killed
Now, "We,..." will not be silenced.
They can't silence the global thundering
Cry for justice, "We, the people..."
Won't let them; tell Congress we want
Our families home. Stop the war, now!

Armageddiup

A 60 th: birth of Israel, and Al Nakba, mournful
Remembrance of atrocities in Palestine; you and I.
Two sides of the same coin? Spoils of war, what's
Left for.., after all has been..? Coin of the realm,
The destruction, murder that made it, and sides.
At 16 I said USSR and USA were these sides, racing
Towards each other, the closer they got, the more
Alike…, exigency replacing humanity, globally;
They're them in the Middle East, a mix of la
Machine, beast, et al; extinction incarnate.
Why there won't be anything but their peacing on
Each other, til they can war, waring pays 10 times
More and they broke the sky; as everybody knows?!
They just have to keep the convolutions show going
Long enough, deluding enough, so, you don't be
Change evolution needs; to stop the extermination
Of humanity they dictate. When 100 million are
Dying annually from unnatural disasters, instead
Of 10, when war over food, water, is more common,
And only military rules everywhere; peace will be
A notion, like love conquering all, dwindling moms
Tell kids, only when dads aren't around. Then,
Humanity will be dead, after that, human species,
Large mammals extinct. Why, `cause you believed
Their cons now, like sides existing, to destroy,
Kill, is profit, pleasure, etc.. If they wanted
Peace there would be. Why do the convolutions lies
Fly, `cause you let them. The life is indivisible,
Divide and conquer only works on the divided. Be.


DC WA$H

Assbackwards, just the way the terrible twos,
Bipolar axi, remocrat/totalitarian conspiracy
Like it. The gloves, their collaborators,
Dempublicans, socialists, making humanities
Extermination now, extinction later, reality.
Supposedly, they're diametrically opposed,
While they collaborate in genocide, etc.. War
On every nonremocrat male, from middle-class
To poor, you must be one side, or the other;
Not them, you're the enemy. In capitalist
Society, totalitarians play a supporting role,
As money plays in totalitarian ones; the ol'
Cold war fix still in. Their rabid militarist
Jaws locked on, humanity can't exist until
They're gone. Pedocide programs, remocrats
Pride and joy, one, where military sexually
Abuse kids with potential, who they deem
Won't grow up to be remocrat; target group,
White boys- destroy their competition before
They become it, and adults. All conspiracies
Collaborate with them to varying degrees,
Manufacturing rule by most nazi conspiracy;
And nazism as way of life. We, the people,
Shouldn't grind up the seeds. How did this
Happen, by almost all embracing their
Devolutionary direction, the corporate
Structures, la machines, convolution. Only
Way to change that, is to change everything,
Uplifting all life, devaluing conspiracy in
Everyway, every moment, everyday; feeling.
Thinking through their bricks of illusions,
That make their walls of delusions, in their
Mental cells, their personal hell; human,
Being alival, not, la machines survival- now.

Re: Re: Art/Act: Twig of poetree in progress + Welcome All New Members :)
7 years ago

All,  a view of my latest poem in its evolution, so, below is the fourth draft; and every draft after will be posted in this thread:


Stark's

Hungerstrike against Iraqi War funding
Going strong, with Medea and Codepink.
"No more funds for war and occupation,
"We..." need healthcare and education".
"12 billion wasted on this war a month,
That's $5000. every second"; trillions
Your grandkids will pay higher taxes for
Their whole lives! Supplemental war
Bill will be voted on in a few days,
Bush wants another 184 million for it,
An unnecessary one, they hope to make
"Unending", Kofi Annan called "illegal";
McCain says, "it may last a 100 years"-
Don't let remocrats rob you, your kids,
Grandkids of their livlihoods, stop war
Funding, stop the war, now, bring our
Troops home; if you support them. Liz
Yelled across the street, "time to go",
Then cops arrested her, we were going
Home, it didn't matter, more police
Crime against free speech. Unlike the
Cries of 10 year old boys not let out of
Fallujah with their families so the next
2 generations of Iraqi men can be killed
Now, "We,..." will not be silenced.
They can't silence the global thundering
Cry for justice, "We, the people..."
Won't let them; tell Congress we want our
Families home. Stop the war, now!


unkaliedescopic

eye needled, rich can't
go through to heaven.
there, surrounded,
life, at ease, sees me.
i see, feel welcome.
an unneedles eye asks why?

Revisions: 'Stark's' is its own twig, startb another one with the notes below. Make twice the size; timeframed events separated alittle, vigil demonstrations, State Dept. demonstrations, demonstrations in Congress, presence at hearings; include prop1.org 27 year vigil against nuclear weapons, etc., by Thomas and Concepcion of Wash., D.C., Peacehouse, in front of the Whitehouse, if can; also, partial victory with the House voting it down, and now onto the Senate, with the Senate passing it, tragically; put .org on
groups names in poem (Codepinkalert.org, Prop1.org); include more testimony by Iraqi War Vets against the war, than you've here, you witnessed in Rayburn building: "What makes the green grass grow", the drill Sgt. asks, and "blood, blood, blood", is the required answer. Routinely received orders, on point, "any observer be fired upon", including anyone on a cell phone, onlookers, etc.. "For the longest there was no tracking and intelligence operations on the Syrian/Iraqi border, etc., contributing to thousands of coalition troops deaths".- etc..


Keys

Fathomless, oceans
Murk, unrevealed, and my water,
Know, our day is done.

(possibly half of a couplet of haiku, after write larger twig)


Keys Way

To the Keys (another language), baby blue to pastel gray, immobile (or, with a sense of immobility) Michaelangelos fill a sun trying to sky. More, taller, palms guide (another term) the highway. Miamiscape (another name for, origin, and/or o. language). Just behind us (now), purple hue adieu. Stoic, now, low laying (another word), undance, (with) illumined. Past Cutter Reef, Miami South, purple (another) hazed (meeting) water shine; eye leaning right (another language, French), (all) grassland giving way, marsh, ocean (a.l.). (skipping through, part of totality, a.l.) Our world, impermanent, begins to pale�. Key Largo, (keys curl out right, a.l.). Islamorada, massive darkness of ocean, after all. (finding origins of Miami, a.l. of origin, another name for) (possible view from strato, ionospere, or space allows for realistic perspective of
universe stalking us, relation to earlier stepping stones, et al,
skipping like a stone) (gulf side, going out, on atlantic side
returning) Left hustle, though, not riders bustle, behind (comment on worldview due to vs. nature`s balance, etc., possibly vs. theme already in poem). Feeling oceans depth, breath is real, et al.
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National Support Needed for Katrina Survivor Housing
7 years ago

The House of Representatives passed a domestic supplemental spending bill, but it did not include much needed funds for affordable housing in the Gulf states. On May 22, the Senate voted for a domestic spending amendment that included Gulf States funding by a vote of 75-22.

Advocates in the Gulf Coast have worked long and hard to secure these additional funds for affordable housing. They have succeeded in convincing the Senate Appropriations Committee and full Senate of the immense need that still exists in areas affected by the 2005 hurricanes. Now they need your help to make sure the full House of Representatives follows suit.

Please use this toll free number, 1-877-210-5351, for the congressional switchboard and ask to be connected to the housing staffer for your representatives' offices. Or send them an email: http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/2114/t/2612/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=24693

Thanks for your continued support,

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Excellent posts, thanx a bunch :)
7 years ago

Dear All,

G'day. Good Women's History and poetree month to all! It's said that art has no words, for, it's mainly of the eye, and yours are, as is your site, work, life and vision; Blessed be.... In a vain attempt to keep the man from liquidating my assets and ass, I'm going to be doing far less in any and all my groups, 'til then, if more members don't step up, those groups won't continue to grow. A poems line comes to mind "...and death (murder) shall have no dominion...", Dylan Thomas. As an ode to him, I wrote the

following twig of poetree, in a similar style; and it's ro be evoked as such

 

C'est La Unvie

A million monarchs lie dead, though,

No less sociological programming of

Upper-middle to rich classes with

Decadence, affluence, inclusion, is.

No less societal determination of

Middle to lower, being excluded by

Division and conquering, privation.

Yet, they, on wing no more, still fly

In our spirit's eye, heal humanities'

Heart. While their silent cry echoes

The 33,000 species extinct each year,

A rate not seen since the last ice age

Ensued; does it move you?

Does your curiosity ask why?

Will you, on this 33rd Earth Day, allow

A tear for all life's fallen? Consider

The losses economic apartheid incurs,

Mirrored by the divide human-centricity

Has levied? Our underlying duplicitous

Disregard for life, greed and oil fueled,

Won't abate for our existence, will you?

( For the beautiful butterflies, et tu, mon amis; written one and a

half years before the 33rd. )

 

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Act Now! Protect Housing for People with AIDS
7 years ago
Housing is one of our most basic needs. Yet, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) wants to limit this human right for many people living with AIDS.
 
 
HRSA has proposed an amendment that would create a 24-month lifetime cap on Ryan White emergency and transitional housing benefits.
 
 
For many people living with AIDS, Ryan White CARE Act transitional housing dollars are the only thing preventing them from being homeless. Not only does the amendment threaten to put people out on the s