Even if you don’t worry about the effect genetically modified foods, pesticides and herbicides have on your health, or how corporate farming practices harm our environment, you probably aren’t down with allowing industry to write their own ticket with our government, giving themselves unfair advantage over competition, or even small farmers. Make you mad? Want to express yourself?
Okay Kids, here’s another petition to end the evil Monsanto’s deathgrip on the Agriculture of our country. Check it out.
Tell the Senate: Repeal the Monsanto Protection Act
The petition to your senators and Senate leadership reads: “The Monsanto Protection Act is an outrageous and dangerous giveaway that forces approval of genetically modified foods ahead of our safety. Please support Senator Merkley’s amendment to repeal this shameful act of Congress.”
Automatically add your name:
“One of the most outrageous special interest provisions in years.” That’s what Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) calls the Monsanto Protection Act, which became law in March.1 Continue reading →
Ok, I for one think you should have to adhere to a code of conduct when you have a post for life like Supreme Court Justice. Don’t take advantage of a job serving the public to further your religious, social or political aims. Don’t sell your power as a judge to the highest bidder, making a mockery of our American courts of law. It’s pretty simple, really. This is a basic understanding amongst decent people in almost every walk of life, integrity and clean dealings are only just, but serve to make our lives run smoothly. Old adages applied to modern times spring to mind, like ‘having So and so in charge of such and such is like having a fox guarding the hen house’. You feel me?
Read on, dear Friends.
The email below is from Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, a true progressive who has been a leading ethics advocate in the halls of Congress. Soon, Representative Slaughter will be introducing legislation to apply a binding code of conduct to the members of the Supreme Court. She started a petition on org.credoaction.com, where activists can launch their own campaigns for progressive change. We strongly urge you to sign Representative Slaughter’s petition to Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts to adopt the same Code of Conduct for United States Judges that applies to every other federal judge in the nation.
Last week it was reported that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia doesn’t believe in molecular biology. He also seems to doubt the need for a transparent, accountable and impartial Supreme Court. Earlier this month, we learned that Justice Scalia has once again met with a conservative political group behind closed doors.
No member of the Supreme Court should be meeting behind closed doors with powerful political organizations that seek to change our nation’s laws. That’s why today I’m launching a campaign calling on Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts to adopt a binding code of conduct.
With members of the Supreme Court having engaged in ethically dubious behavior in recent years, now is the time to apply a binding code of conduct and restore accountability and transparency to the highest court in the land. Continue reading →
Kids, we have to curb our addiction to petroleum products, plastic bags especially.
Even though I personally use my own bags for shopping daily, I see these bags littering my little Queens neighborhood quite frequently, and it drives me nuts. Not a day goes by without seeing a plastic bag sadly caught in a tree or carelessly thrown in the gutter, which tells me, there are way too many out there. I don’t even like to think about the ones that actually make it to the dumps and landfills.
This is why I have shared this petition email with you. It’s time for New York City to clean up it’s plastic habit! Read on:
Below is an email from Eric Schaal, a MoveOn member in New York City. Eric started a petition on the MoveOn website, where anyone can start their own online petition.
Dear Rego Park MoveOn member,
New York City is a horrible offender when it comes to plastic bag waste. We carelessly throw out 100,000 tons of plastic bags every year and pay other states to take our trash because there’s nowhere for it to go. We are creating countless piles of this trash that will never biodegrade. Continue reading →
I am sharing this Petition because I like bees, and I think they are necessary to our ecosystem and/or food chain and therefore worth protecting. This message about steps we can take to help bees came to my inbox via Credo Action, because apparently, we need to beg the EPA to do right by us and not the manufacturers of pesticides.
Tell the EPA: Immediately suspend the pesticide that’s killing honey bees
The petition reads: Bee die offs are a serious emergency. Please follow the European Union and immediately suspend the use of the dangerous neonicotinoid pesticides that are killing bees.
Automatically add your name to the petition to the EPA:
Gun reform, and common sense laws that would help to keep our communities safer have been on all our minds lately, hasn’t it? Well, I got this email today,so I thought I would share the petition with you guys in light of tomorrow’s vote.
On January 8, 2011, a mentally ill young man shot me in the head. He killed six of my constituents. He wounded twelve others. Continue reading →
Here is a petition that makes total sense. Especially in light of all the conservative hand wringing about how “entitlements” are running up the debt, also at a time when prescription drug prices are way out of control, and definitely a burden on our Seniors.
Check out the latest liberal, yet sensible nugget from my inbox, courtesy of Minnesota Senator Al Franken:
Here’s the best idea you’ll hear all day: Medicare should be able to negotiate with the drug companies to get better prices on prescriptions for seniors.
This simple reform would cut spending — by around $24 billion a year — without hurting seniors. In fact, seniors would end up paying less for their prescriptions. Continue reading →
I love take out food as much as the next gal, but not the Styrofoam containers that it often comes in. Aside from immediate health concerns, it sits in a landfill forever, long after you finished your meal and thrown it away. Below is an email from Drew Hudson of the organization Environmental Action, who created a petition on SignOn.org, the nonprofit site that allows anyone to start their own online petition, regarding his idea on the issue.
Dear MoveOn member,
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to ban plastic foam food packaging, because, as he said, it is “virtually impossible to recycle and never biodegrades.” New York must deal with about 20,000 tons of plastic foam waste every year, costing taxpayers and the environment. We need to support Mayor Bloomberg’s initiative.
That’s why I created a petition on SignOn.org to the New York City Council, which says:
Please ban the use of plastic foam packaging. It cannot be recycled and never degrades, making it an environmental hazard. Continue reading →
Once again, the country is held hostage, all because of a pledge given to a humorless minion of the super rich. Which is exactly the reason to not stop applying pressure, even if the election is over! Not as fun as the “kick Grover Norquist in the dick” petition, but I think its well worth signing! Had to share with you, Kids!
Grover Norquist’s iron grip on Republicans in Congress is so strong that they’re afraid to raise taxes on billionaires even one red cent.
But now some Republicans claim they’re coming to their senses about Grover and his anti-tax pledge.If you agree that it’s time to stop protecting tax cuts for the rich, then sign our petition to Boehner, Cantor and the Republicans.