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
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~~
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.
Adopt a Penguin
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
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:
- Habitat loss:77% of cheetah habitat is unprotected today
- Human conflict:farmers often kill cheetahs in retaliation for eating their livestock, increasingly common as their natural prey base decreases
- 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.
Image source: Pantera
Stand Up To Trump’s Anti-Environmental Agenda
Sign the Petition
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.
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
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~~
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UPDATE: 64,000 daily clicks funded this project – thank you!
These wonderful mammals, these Manatees, these amazing Sea Cows really can “Sooth the Savage Breast”
Offset 16 Tons Of Carbon By Planting Sea Grass For Manatees
Help restore critical marine habitat and offset your carbon footprint.
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!
photo from Wikipedia
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