A strong rule to limit carbon pollution from power plants is one of the most important things that President Obama can do to fight climate change.
We have one last chance to officially tell President Obama not to approve the dirty Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.
From the Center for Food Safety:
Dow Chemical, the same company that brought us Dursban, Napalm, and Agent Orange, is now in the food business and is pushing for an unprecedented government approval: genetically engineered (GE) versions of corn and soybeans that are designed to survive repeated dousing with 2,4-D, half of the highly toxic chemical mixture Agent Orange.
President Obama has finally recognized that Americans stand opposed to dragnet surveillance and the blatant abuse of power by the NSA. But changing bits and pieces of the NSA’s massive surveillance machine won’t be enough to protect our privacy.
For more info and to sign the petition, go to Our-Compass.org.
From Care2 Petition Site & AARP:
“Tonight, chances are a senior in your community will go to bed hungry. Millions of older Americans were unable to afford a meal today. Without enough to eat, seniors struggling with hunger could become more vulnerable to illness.
It’s easy to help – you can participate in a food drive, spread the word about senior hunger, or make a donation. Take the first step right now by signing our pledge.
Together, we can help older Americans in need and fight senior hunger.”
To sign the pledge, go to Care2.
Rachel Maddow reported recently on her cable news show that the town of Moore has an unacceptably low number of tornado shelters for it residents. Even public elementary schools were without adequate places for children to go for safety during the powerful tornadoes that ripped through the town last month. A petition has begun recently on Change.org to address the problem.
“As many as 24 little children at an elementary school in Moore may have lost their lives because there has never been the money to build secure storm shelters for them. All schools should be able to accommodate all students and faculty, if not below ground, then in some area of the building constructed specifically to withstand 200 mph winds.”
If you’d like to sign this petition, go to Change.org.