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Learn how you can help CODEPINK’s Mother’s Day message of peace and hope:
IV – Tell FOX News: Stop the Swift-Boating of Healthcare
Recently, former hospital CEO Rick Scott bought ads for his group "Conservatives for Patients' Rights" on CNN and FOX News networks. Scott's ad contains blatantly false statements, and misleading excerpts of interviews with health care professionals.
Join SEIU.org in calling on cable news networks to adhere to their own 'truth-in-advertising' policies and pull these ads:
While you’re at it, let SEIU know that you’re willing to fight to “Keep Healthcare on the Map.” We must keep on Obama to carry out his campaign promises about fixing our broken Healthcare system: http://img.seiu.org/healthcaremap-200904/index.php
V - Demand Accountability for Bush-Era Torture
MoveOn.org is gathering signatures to demand Attorney General Eric Holder hold those leaders who broke our laws accountable. Let Holder know that you think "it's time to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate and prosecute the architects of the Bush-era torture program." It's time to tell Washington that no one is above the law. To learn how to help, click here: http://pol.moveon.org/notorture/index.html?rc=homepage
VI - Help Get the Employee Free Choice Act Passed
The Employee Free Choice Act is the most important labor legislation in almost 40 years, but it is facing huge, well financed, opposition from greedy corporations. Help cut through the corporate propaganda and show that this bill is about helping WORKERS who are the backbone of our economy. Take action now: http://action.americanrightsatwork.org/campaign/efcacampaign/
VII - It Is Time to Rethink Afghanistan
Before we commit more troops and taxpayer dollars to Afghanistan, don't you think we should have a national conversation to address the many questions surrounding this war? Urge the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the House Foreign Affairs Committee to hold oversight hearings in order to rethink our policy toward Afghanistan and uphold the nation's system of checks and balances. Make your voice heard, before it's too late: http://rethinkafghanistan.com/
VIII – Stop the Slaughter of America's Threatened Wolf Population
On March 6th, 2009, U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar approved the Bush Administration's discredited plan to eliminate Endangered Species Act protections for wolves in Idaho and Montana -- a decision that could lead to the deaths of more than 1,000 wolves!
Urge President Obama to stop Salazar's plan and maintain Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in Idaho and Montana. To do your part click here: https://secure.defenders.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=1393
IX - Help ACORN, Become a Home Defender
ACORN is launching a Homesteading effort as part of their comprehensive foreclosure campaign. ACORN is working with its membership and activists around the country to build "Home Defender Teams." These teams will be prepared to mobilize on short notice to peacefully help defend a family's right to stay in their home.
ACORN is recruiting allies to support their efforts and call for a full and comprehensive solution to this crisis. Will you help them by becoming a "Home Defender" or showing your support for the ACORN Homesteaders? Click here to learn more: http://salsa.wiredforchange.com/o/2749/t/3071/signUp.jsp?key=2134
X - Stand Up Against Wall Street and Demand Economic Change
12 million unemployed. Foreclosures up 81%. Wall Street has taken over. Enough is enough. A New Way Forward is a grassroots movement pushing back, demanding that we break up the banks and never again let them get so big that they distort our politics and take down the economy.
If it's too big to fail, it's too big to exist. Dismantle the power of the financial elite and make policies that keep a new crop from springing up. To learn how you can take action go to: http://www.anewwayforward.org/the_idea/