Archives for category: My Causes

Hey Guys, it is my understanding that this is National Pet Day, so to do your good deed click here to Donate to Animal Rescue for free!  A bowl of food or  help with finding a pet, it’s “Forever Home” is only a click away.

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Nearly a quarter century ago, the Autism Society launched a nationwide effort to promote autism awareness, inclusion and self-determination for all, and assure that each person with ASD is provided the opportunity to achieve the highest possible quality of life. This year we want to go beyond simply promoting autism awareness to encouraging friends and collaborators to become partners in movement toward acceptance and appreciation……      READ MORE HERE

To become a partner in this movement click HERE

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Put on the Puzzle! The Autism Awareness Puzzle Ribbon is the most recognized symbol of the autism community in the world. Autism prevalence is now one in every 68 children in America. Show your support for people with autism by wearing the Autism Awareness Puzzle Ribbon – as a pin on your shirt, a magnet on your car, a badge on your blog, or even your Facebook profile picture – and educate folks on the potential of people with autism! To learn more about the Autism Awareness Ribbon, click here. To purchase the Autism Awareness Puzzle Ribbon for your shirt, car, locker or refrigerator,click here.

Please consider a small donation to the Autism Society to help those who have the condition and those who live with and support the brave fighters of autism.  THANK YOU.  ~~dru~~

Our Revolution

Dru,

Senator Bernie Sanders announced that he’s going to be introducing a Medicare for All bill in the Senate.

We all know that the Affordable Care Act was a critically important step towards the goal of universal health care. But 29 million Americans today still do not have health insurance, and millions more are underinsured because health insurance companies are making our health care unaffordable and inaccessible.

Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All bill puts power and choice when it comes to health care decisions right where it should be — in the hands of patients and their doctors, because nobody should be squeezed by the insurance industry’s bottom line.

I’ve known Senator Sanders for more than 30 years. He has championed universal health care for even longer. Bernie has always stood up for the people, even if it means going up against the establishment. The insurance industry, which spent $146 BILLION in 2016 alone lobbying Congress, will say that universal health care isn’t possible. Not only is it possible*, Medicare for All is the only way to solve our health care crisis.

That’s why Our Revolution is joining with communities all across the country to win this critical fight. We’re supporting Rob Quist, a strong advocate for universal health care, who is running for Montana’s at-large Congressional district in the upcoming special election.

This isn’t some fringe issue: 58 percent of Americans support a Medicare for All system**. Our issue is national, and it’s personal. Too many Americans lie awake at night wondering how they’ll pay for much-needed treatment or medications. Americans are dying of entirely preventable causes. Ensuring universal health care through a Medicare for All program is a moral imperative that we cannot ignore.

Millions of Americans are without health insurance or are underinsured because they cannot afford the high copayments and deductibles charged by the private health insurance companies who put profits ahead of patients.

Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All bill puts power and choice when it comes to health care decisions right where it should be — in the hands of patients and their doctors.

Keep up the fight, because together we’re transforming this country.

In solidarity,

Jeff Weaver
President
Our Revolution

Adopt a Penguin

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The emperor penguin is the largest penguin in the world and the only one that breeds in the harsh winter of Antarctica. Diving up to 1,750 feet below the sea ice and for as long as 20 minutes, emperor penguins can travel as far as 600 miles in search of food.

How Your Adoption Helps Protect Penguins: Penguins are susceptible to the effects of ocean pollution and are influenced by the changing shape of the ice flows of the Antarctic coast, some of which are melting due to global warming. All donations go towards making our world’s oceans healthier and safer, for generations to come.  source: oceana.org

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 For information regarding Oceana adoption packages, click here
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Prevent the extinction of the magnificent cheetah! Only 7,100 remain!

Click here to donate for free!

The majestic cheetah, known for being the world’s fastest land animal with speeds up to 75 mph, is now Africa’s most endangered cat. A new study led by the Zoological Society of London, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and Panthera has revealed that only 7,100 cheetahs remain in the wild. While Cheetahs once ranged across almost the entire African continent and into Asia, today, cheetahs are found in only 9% of their historic range. Zimbabwe alone lost 85% of its cheetahs in a mere 16 years.

With your help, we can ensure the population does not go extinct entirely. While reclassification of cheetahs from “threatened” to “endangered” on the IUCN endangered species list is one step, a whole new approach to conservation is necessary. This means addressing the three biggest threats to cheetahs:

  1. Habitat loss:77% of cheetah habitat is unprotected today
  2. Human conflict:farmers often kill cheetahs in retaliation for eating their livestock, increasingly common as their natural prey base decreases
  3. Illegal wildlife trade:85% of cubs captured by poachers to sell as exotic pets die after being stolen from their mothers.

We urgently need YOUR help. Your donation will go to GreaterGood.org to protect cheetah habitat, work with ranchers, and put a stop to the illegal wildlife trade.

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Image source: Pantera

~~dru~~

 

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From www.yourtruenature.com & Enviornmental Defense Fund

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Stand Up To Trump’s Anti-Environmental Agenda

Sign the Petition

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On the campaign trail Trump constantly talked about rolling back the gains we’ve made in the fight against climate change. Let’s make sure Trump hears from Us. We will not accept an agenda that sacrifices the planet for profits.

 

TO SIGN PETITION, CLICK here OR ON LINK BELOW

This petition is co-sponsored by the Us Campaign, the League of Conservation Voters, Diana DeGette for Congress, Ruben Kihuen for Congress, Texans for Pete, Friends of Jared Polis, Mark DeSaulnier for Congress, Dave Loebsack for Congress, Scott Peters for Congress, Huffman for Congress, Ted Deutch for Congress Committee, Moulton for Congress, Ro for Congress, DelBene for Congress, Schneider for Congress, Bonamici for Congress, Katherine Clark for Congress

 The Us Campaign

I THOUGHT I’D ALREADY POSTED THIS BUT I CAN’T FIND IT, SO HERE WE GO AGAIN…MY eMAIL FROM TH NATIONAL PARTNERSHIP.ORG

SIGN THE PETITION IF YOU AGREE  ~~dru~~

Anti-abortion extremists are marching today in Washington, D.C. Help us speak out and fight back against the “alternative facts” (aka lies) they tell to deny women abortion care.

Dear Dru,

When it comes to spinning “alternative facts” (aka lies), Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway and the anti-abortion movement are a match made in heaven.

Conway may have first used the term last week, but the anti-abortion movement has been using alternative facts for years. Fittingly, she is also a featured speaker at the annual anti-abortion rights “March for Life” today, alongside Vice President Mike Pence.

At the National Partnership, we know that anti-abortion extremists peddle lies about abortion care and then turn those lies into laws that hurt women and push care out of reach. That’s exactly why we launched our Lies Into Laws campaign last year.

We must stand strong. Sign our petition: Say NO to alternative facts and abortion opponents who turn lies into laws »

And it doesn’t stop with reproductive rights. These days, the Trump administration is starting to sound a lot like George Orwell’s 1984. It’s terrifying but true.

Renaming lies as alternative facts …
repeating those lies over and over again …
trying to silence the media …
preferring fake news over intelligence briefings …
taunting world leaders with reckless tweets …
prioritizing corporations over citizens …
repealing protections for women and families …

It’s. Just. Too. Much.

Tell the Trump administration that alternative facts are nothing more than bald-faced lies.

While Kellyanne Conway and the Trump administration may be content to live in their post-truth world, the devastating impact of anti-abortion lies on women’s access to care is all too real.

That’s why we must strand strong and fight back. It’s the only way to ensure 2017 doesn’t turn into 1984.

Please sign our “Alternative Facts = Lies” petition today.

Thank you,

Sarah Lipton-Lubet
Vice President

1875 Connecticut Avenue NW
Suite 650
Washington, DC 20009
202.986.2600
info@nationalpartnership.org
www.NationalPartnership.org

 

UPDATE:  64,000 daily clicks funded this project – thank you!

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These wonderful mammals, these Manatees,  these amazing Sea Cows really can “Sooth the Savage Breast”

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Offset 16 Tons Of Carbon By Planting Sea Grass For Manatees

Help restore critical marine habitat and offset your carbon footprint.

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Seagrasses grow in shallow coastal regions of every continent on Earth except Antarctica. These hidden meadows are incredibly important ecosystems, providing crucial habitat for thousands of species of fish, plants, and invertebrates, as well as providing food for animals like sea turtles and manatees. They also play a critical role in the fight against global warming: an acre of seagrass can store more than twice the carbon stored by an acre of pristine rainforest, and seagrass habitats are up to 45 times more effective in their carbon uptake and storage abilities.

Unfortunately, because these beautiful underwater fields are hidden from our view, the disastrous destruction of seagrasses worldwide has gone largely unnoticed by the general public. Scientists estimate that we lose a seagrass meadow the size of a soccer field every 20 minutes–a rate faster than global deforestation. Most of this loss is caused by human activities such as coastal development, boat groundings, and propeller scars. The damage a boat propeller can do in five seconds can take five to fifty years to heal.

SeaGrass Grow!, a program of the Ocean Foundation, works to restore damaged seagrass, plant new seagrass, and increase public awareness to eliminate destructive human behavior and conserve our coastal meadows. Your support protects and restores threatened coastal seagrass, offsetting carbon emissions, providing habitat that supports global fish populations, and supplying a critical food source for large sea mammals like the manatee.

You can make a difference today. Just click to support the work of the Ocean Foundation and save these vital ecosystems!

HERE IS A WAY TO CONTRIBUTE WITHOUT PULLING OUT YOUR WALLET, JUST GO TO THE SITE AND CLICK THE TAB EACH DAY…YOU KNOW THE DRILL…CLICK IT  ~~dru~~

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http://www.livescience.com/27405-manatees.html

If you’re like me and most people ARE NOT, I don’t tweet, hell I don’t even text my phone could be sold on eBay as a nostalgia piece but there is a petition and you can replace my info with your own and submit.  Just don’t submit me twice because i do think they count entries. 

THIS IS ANOTHER IMPORTANT ISSUE AND I HOPE YOU CAN READ THIS TEXT AS IT APPEARS ODD TO ME BUT I’M AFRAID TO INVADE THE EMBEDDED CONTENT

League of Conservation Voters

EMERGENCY
Donald Trump just signed executive orders to advance the Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines.

We can’t let this go without a fight. Take action today:

Dru — Moments ago, Donald Trump signed executive actions to advance the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, flagrantly ignoring the will of the people who have fought to protect their families from the dangers these pipelines pose.

No amount of “alternative facts” can hide the reality that that these dirty and dangerous pipelines are a bad deal for clean air, safe drinking water, and the communities living along the routes. The only people who will benefit are the rich, international oil companies and their allies and shareholders currently making up President Trump’s rigged cabinet.

We have to fight back. Trump is obsessed with public perception. In the coming weeks, there will be rallies, protests, and more — but the best thing we can do to immediately respond is to take our message to the one place we know he’s paying attention: Twitter.

In his inaugural address, Donald Trump said he is here to return power to the people. Let’s show him what we want:

Tweet at Donald Trump! Show him what people power really looks like and tell him #NoKXL and #NoDAPL »

(If you don’t have Twitter you can still make your voice heard. Sign this petition and tell Donald Trump you want clean energy jobs and NOT dirty and dangerous pipelines.)

Donald Trump thinks because he narrowly won the Electoral College that he can get away with silencing climate action and pushing forward dangerous pipelines. Here’s the truth: Trump did not win the popular vote and he does not have a mandate to lead.

We the People know that our climate cannot afford more fossil fuels. We know that pipeline spills can contaminate drinking water and can pose irreparable damage to our environment and special and sacred places. We know that if we want good jobs for all, we must invest in clean energy where we are seeing rapid growth and advancement.

We must join the millions strong who stood in defiance of Trump at Saturday’s Women’s Marches and fight for our future; and those who have stood up before to these dangerous pipelines. We must show Trump that if he wants to destroy our environment and put our communities at risk he has to deal with us.

Let’s BOMBARD Trump’s Twitter accounts with messages so he truly feels the impact of his actions. Tweet at Trump Today »

(If you don’t have Twitter you can still make your voice heard. Sign this petition and tell Donald Trump you want clean energy jobs and NOT dirty and dangerous pipelines.)

LCV supporters adamantly oppose the Keystone XL pipeline and fully support the Standing Rock Sioux’s opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline and the call for a full environmental review. Together, we can show Trump we mean business and will not rest until we win.

Thank you for fighting with us,

Kristin
Kristin Brown
Director of Digital Strategy
League of Conservation Voters