Dedicated Care2 members have worked hard all year to make this world a better place. Here are a few recent examples of how some of you have helped:
Service Dog Saved From Death
After being accused of biting a neighbor, Mimi — service dog to disabled veteran Steven Woods — was taken from her home and labeled “dangerous,” despite no proof of any wrongdoing. An outpour of donations from around the world helped Steven pay the fines needed to bring Mimi home and stop officials from putting her to sleep. However, city officials are targeting Steven once again. Read more.
Senate Passes Food Safety Bill
Our petition putting pressure on senators to pass this bill garnered over 28,000 signatures, and now we can celebrate a success after the Senate approved the biggest overhaul to the nation’s food safety laws since the 1930s, as the Food Safety Modernization Act passed on a 73-25 vote. Read more.
No Offshore Drilling For Seven Years
The Obama administration announced earlier this month that it would not propose any new oil drilling in waters off the East Coast of the United States for at least the next seven years. Care2 members have signed several petitions to stop ALL offshore drilling and this ban is a great start. Read more.
Trawling Banned In Belize
In early December, a ban was set on all forms of trawling in the Belize — a controversial and destructive type of fishing that involves dragging a weighted net across the seafloor, which can crush anything in its path. A special thank you goes to Oceana and supporters for making this victory possible. Read more.
Blue Valentine NC-17 Rating Overturned
More than 3,000 Care2 members signed the petition appealing the NC-17 rating of the film Blue Valentine. Along with your signatures and complaints from the actors and all involved with the film, the Motion Picture Association of American (MPAA) agreed to change the rating to R — allowing more access to the film. Read more.
Thank you for continuously taking action — you are making a difference!
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