The California Supreme Court Upheld Prop. 8, So Now What Do We Do?
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VII -- Hold Shell Oil Accountable for Its Environmental and Human Rights Crimes
Shell Oil Co.'s trial was postponed yesterday, but the company still faces charges that it was complicit in the slayings of Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight other Nigerian activists. ShellGuilty.com is a collective of environmental and human rights groups that have formed a global campaign to hold Shell accountable and demand that it stop gas flaring in Nigeria.
Call for Shell to come clean about its corporate irresponsibility, human rights abuses and record of environmental devastation. Take action by clicking here. Click here to learn more about how you can help.
VIII -- Hope vs. Gangs: Support the Youth PROMISE Act
Gangs have plagued black communities across the country for decades. Finally, we have a chance to change our country's approach to this problem by offering young people real alternatives to gangs -- instead of just locking them up and throwing them into a system that often turns them into hardened criminals.
The Youth PROMISE Act, introduced by Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., is a bold attempt at change -- and it needs all the support it can get to become a reality. Please take a moment to add your voice, and ask your friends and family to do the same.
IX -- Tell Obama It Is Time to Repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'
Lt. Dan Choi went on the Rachel Maddow Show in March and spoke three truthful words: "I am gay." As a result, Choi received a letter from the Army discharging him for violating the "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" policy. Choi is fighting to stay in the military and ensure that no other soldier is discharged as a result of "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell." Join the Courage Campaign and Credo Mobile in supporting his effort to secure equality in our armed forces.
X -- Protect American Workers, 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: Click here.