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The California Supreme Court Upheld Prop. 8, So Now What Do We Do?

Yesterday's Supreme Court ruling was a big disappointment, but there's no time to mourn: We must turn this anger into momentum.

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 Nevertheless, a dictionary definition of   "co-founder" offers:  "to establish or found in concert with another or others.” Thus it would require, perhaps, for Savage and his son to deny they ever spoke about the founding of the company, in order for Savage to be unqualified as a founder. The definition of cofounder doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with ownership, shareholding, etc.

That being said, in the absence of proof of the inner workings of the Weiner family, we retract the comment that Michael Savage was a "co-founder" of the beverage company and offer apologies, if somehow that characterization casts aspersions on any members of the Weiner family, or Savage himself.

III -- Take On Blue Cross Blue Shield to Save Health Care Reform

The Washington Post is reporting that insurance giant Blue Cross Blue Shield "is putting the finishing touches on a public message campaign aimed at killing a key plank in [President Barack] Obama’s reform platform." We knew the insurance companies would eventually turn on the president, but this is much sooner than expected. And they’re targeting the public health insurance option -- the crucial piece that will help cover everyone. So MoveOn.org is immediately launching a rapid-response campaign to go toe to toe with Blue Cross Blue Shield and win quality health care for all Americans.

Will you help MoveOn reach its goal so it can take on Blue Cross Blue Shield? MoveOn promises to "run ads, hold events and work like crazy to get the real truth out to voters." And it'll "keep the pressure on Congress to make sure it doesn't get bullied into gutting the president's plan to guarantee health care coverage for everyone." Chip in now to help MoveOn make fight for Health Care reform!

We must keep on Obama to carry out his campaign promises about fixing our broken health care system. Click here to learn more about what you can do to help ensure that insurers don't defeat health care reform.

IV -- Police Have Too Much Power: Join Americans for SWAT Reform

Originally created to deal with emergency or other very-high-intensity situations (e.g. snipers, hostages, barricaded suspects), special weapons and tactics teams were deployed on fewer than 3,000 occasions in all of 1980. Today, SWAT teams conduct raids more than 50,000 times per year, mostly while doing low-level drug enforcement. This is dangerous, hurtful and wrong. Join Americans for SWAT Reform as it demands that SWAT teams only be used in the true emergency or high-intensity situations for which they were created. Click here to show your support for responsible SWAT reform.

V -- Make Sure Corporate Polluters Don't Gut the Clean Energy Act

A House committee has passed the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, clearing a major hurdle on the road to passing legislation that transitions us to a clean-energy economy and cuts our global-warming pollution. But the fight isn't over yet. 

Corporate polluters are already working overtime to gut the bill, and 1Sky needs your help to keep the pressure on elected officials to ensure that they support a strong bill that protects the public and the planet, not Big Oil and dirty coal. Volunteer to hit the streets, call your representative or take action in other ways to protect the Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009.

VI -- Stop Starbucks' Problematic Labor Practices

Starbucks has a history of being anti-barista, anti-union, and thus anti- Employee Free Choice Act. Brave New Films, which took on the giant chain store Wal-Mart, is spilling the beans on Starbucks’ atrocious labor practices, and it needs your help. Let Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz know that you demand he stop opposing the Employee Free Choice Act and allow his workers to unionize. Also, if you work at Starbucks, know someone who does, or even just got a coffee there today, share your Starbucks story.