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Taking Action This Week

Posted by Terrible on October 20, 2007 – 5:31 pm

BOY DOES IT PISS ME OFF WHEN I SPEND AN HOUR MAKING A POST AND BLOGGER LOSSES IT!!!

Well let’s try this again! Click on the maroon titles to sign the petitions.

Some times I feel that signing on-line petitions, writing letters to my Congresspersons, writing letters to local papers and marching in protests has little effect on our elected officials or even the public debate. But when I get or find an on-line petition that the issue pisses me off so much because it even IS an issue I sign it and pass it on. And maybe, just maybe, if enough of us are signing these petitions it CAN make a difference! It has been pointed out to me that I should post some of those links here so more people will hear about it. So here are those I have signed this week and I’ll post more next week.

VOTER SUPPRESSION: Can you even believe that this is going on in a modern advanced society? (guess we’d have to live in one to know, huh?)
I’ve learned from ColorOfChange.org that the Senate is about to vote on whether to confirm Hans von Spakovsky–one of the worst perpetrators of voter suppression in recent history–to the Federal Election Commission (FEC), an agency charged with enforcing election law. For far too long, the Republican party has suppressed the votes of Black people and other minorities, while the Democratic party has stood idly by and done nothing.

I’ve signed on with ColorOfChange.org to tell my senators that I expect them to reject von Spakovsky and condemn what he represents. Will you join me?

http://www.colorofchange.org/vonspak/?id=2322-464961

Bush’s Wiretaps: 5×30=150, when does he begin his sentence??

Impeachment not Immunity

Two years ago, the NY Times revealed George Bush has been illegally wiretapping our phones and emails for years. Bush publicly admitted signing the authorizations for illegal wiretaps over 30 times.

Bush’s warrantless wiretaps are a flagrant violation of the Fourth Amendment. And under the 1978 FISA law, the penalty for each of Bush’s illegal wiretaps is up to $10,000 and 5 years in prison. Bush may have wiretapped millions of Americans, so he should not only be impeached, but he should spend the rest of his life behind bars.

Incredibly, “Bush Dog” Democrats led by House Majority Steny Hoyer not only refuse to impeach Bush – they want to immunize Bush and his co-conspirators, the telephone giants, so they never pay a penny or spend a day behind bars for their crimes.

Congress needs to hear from all of us today . Email your Representatives to demand impeachment, not immunity:
http://www.democrats.com/peoplesemailnetwork/114

If you have time, call your Representative and Senators at 202-225-3121 and politely express your outrage and your demand for impeachment, not immunity, for Bush’s illegal wiretapping.

HELP CONGRESS GROW A SPINE: Another wiretap petition.
The fight to restore oversight, accountability and your constitutional rights is on! Congress still has the chance to say NO, definitively and without equivocation, to spying on Americans without a warrant.

Will members of Congress stand up to the Bush-Cheney administration, or will they show about as much backbone as a jellyfish?

Tell them it’s time to show some spine.

http://www.pfaw.org/go/Spine

20,000 civil liberties activists have already signed the petition. Help us get to 50,000 before the floor vote expected next week!

THE AMERICA I BELIEVE IN: America’s disgrace!
If you haven’t yet, visit www.tearitdown.org, where you can sign the America I Believe In pledge and bring us one name closer to our goal of delivering 500,000 signatures to Congress on January 11th, demanding that Guantánamo Bay prison be shut down.

CODE PINK!: Peacemakers to undesirables? WTF?
Since two of our CODEPINK stalwarts, Medea Benjamin and Ann Wright, were denied entry to Canada this month for their peaceful protests, we have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from our neighbors to the north.

“I am ashamed to be Canadian when I see this type of action being taken by the country I love!!! Our people do NOT support the U.S. wars, and we want to resume our traditional role as peacemakers!”

–Jo Nicholas Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Thousands of Canadian and US citizens, horrified by the restrictions on our right to travel, have signed our Don’t Blacklist Peacemakers petition. If you haven’t signed or passed it on to your friends, please do so now.. We want to be able to hand over as many names as possible when we deliver the petitions to the Canadian consulates in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and DC on October 23rd. If you are in any of these cities, please come join us! Email canada@codepinkalert.org if you can make it!

Just as our Canadian friends are trying to reclaim their traditional role as peacemakers, so, too, must we reclaim our tradition of harnessing the power of the grassroots to effect social change. On October 27th, CODEPINKers will participate in Regional Peace Demonstrations around the country to focus national attention on the urgency of ending the war and highlight the impact of war spending on domestic needs. We will be marching in 11 different cities:

Boston
New York
Philadelphia
Jonesborough, TN
Orlando, FL
Chicago
Seattle
San Francisco
Los Angeles
Salt Lake City
New Orleans
Please join us-with your help, our collective voice will grow louder and stronger and all the more impossible for Congress to ignore.

With peace and outrage and hope,
Dana, Desiree, Farida, Gael, Gayle, Jodie, Liz, Medea, Nancy, Patricia, Rae, Samantha, and Sarah

DARFUR: The Worlds disgrace.
After years of delay, the U.N. finally authorized a joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission for Darfur in July. But the peacekeeping mission will fail without significant support from the U.S. and the global community.

Please add your voice to an urgent petition urging President Bush to take the steps needed to stop the killing in Darfur.

Bob Fertik

And a sad video reminder of what we fight for.

hey at least it didn’t take as long the second time! :-)


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  1. 1. Terrible Said:

    Here’s another good one:

    Click here to tell the Bush Administration’s Bureau of Land Management that you oppose drilling in Alaska’s Teshekpuk Lake area.

    http://action.wilderness.org/campaign/teshlake_dems

  2. 2. Terrible Said:

    errrrr… maybe you’ll have to copy and paste the link on that one.

  3. 3. Anntichrist S. Coulter Said:

    Don’t sweat it, T. Good stuff.

  4. 4. Anntichrist S. Coulter Said:

    Just, next time, maybe give us a Current Event Alert Of The Day, and not all at once, y’know? Some good stuff might be overlooked in the scrolling, is what I’m saying.

    Not that anybody ever reads anything that I write, anyway.

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