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The Supreme Court just made a major decision that impacts voting rights for every American. In striking down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act — but leaving Section 5 untouched — there is no longer a mechanism in place to prevent states with a history of voter disenfranchisement from enacting such laws.

While this is a setback, it is by no means the end of the game. The Supreme Court’s decision gives Congress complete authority to ensure no person is denied the right to vote.

Communities of color, and young, women, elderly, and disabled voters are at risk. Tell Congress to take immediate action to protect the voting rights for millions of Americans. Sign our petition today.
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Zach Silk, Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility


There’s no appeasing the gun lobby.

Extreme Risk Protection Orders was exactly the kind of bill the gun lobby and their allies in the Legislature said they could support. 

It was bipartisan.  It was about keeping guns out of the hands of those most at risk of perpetrating the next mass shooting – those experiencing a mental health crisis. It addressed all of the Second Amendment concerns raised by the gun lobby.  And it did nothing to infringe on the rights of stable, law-abiding citizens.

Yet, despite widespread support – and despite admitting that the bill could prevent tragedies – elected leaders in the Legislature conspired with the gun lobby to kill the bill.  And they succeeded.

No matter how many hurdles the bill cleared, House Majority Leader Pat Sullivan and his allies found a way to block it at every turn. And Speaker Frank Chopp could do nothing to stop it.

The politicians in Olympia have failed the people of Washington again.  They have failed the victims and survivors of gun violence.  This is a shameful betrayal – and not one we take lightly.  That’s why we’re launching the Hold Them Accountable Fund. Chip in a donation right now and let’s show the gun lobby and their appeasers that we mean business!

This bill might be dead.  But this fight isn’t over.  The mission of the Hold Them Accountable Fund is to shine a bright light on legislators who conspire with the gun lobby and hold them accountable for their behavior.  They think they can do the bidding of the gun lobby without consequence.  We are going to prove them wrong.

Make a donation right now.  Let’s build a grassroots-powered campaign to hold legislators who conspire with the gun lobby accountable.  It’s time to go on offense.

Zach

Life-Saving Advice The NRA Doesn’t Want Parents To Know


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There is a public health crisis in America that doctors are not talking about. And not for lack of words. They are being gagged to say nothing. There is legislation in Florida and several other states that actually bans pediatricians from talking about basic gun safety with parents!

1.7 Million children in America live with an unlocked and loaded gun in their home. Every year, 140 children die because of accidental shootings.

Enough is enough.

The National Rifle Association and the gun companies will stop at nothing to make a profit off of the lives of our loved ones.

Help us expose the real NRA and the gun companies who finance them.

Share this video with the parent of a child you love. Help us work toward a world where gun safety is celebrated, not silenced in the name of profit. 

Thanks for all you do,

Robert Greenwald, President
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I’m Sarah Alexander of Food and Water Watch, and I started a petition to The United States House of Representatives and The United States Senate , which says:GMO Labeling:


I’m Sarah Alexander of Food and Water Watch, and I started a petition to The United States House of Representatives and The United States Senate , which says:

I urge you to support S. 511 and H.R. 913, the Boxer/DeFazio bills that would require labeling of genetically engineered foods (GMOs). Please also reject any bill that would preempt states’ rights to pass legislation requiring the labeling of genetically engineered foods.

I am part of the 90% of voters who support requiring labels for GMOs. We have a right to know what is in our food so that we can make informed choices about the food we eat.

Please listen to the vast majority of Americans, support mandatory labeling of all genetically engineered foods and reject any bill that restricts states’ rights to require labels for genetically engineered foods.

Sign Sarah’s petition

Monsanto, Nestlé, Dow and Pepsi’s industry group, the Grocery Manufacturers Association, keeps trying to pass a federal bill that would effectively prevent the labeling of genetically engineered foods, or GMOs. If this kind of bill passes, even states that have already enacted laws requiring GMO labeling would be prevented from requiring labels. That’s why this kind of bill is commonly referred to as the Deny Americans the Right to Know (or DARK) Act.

Thankfully, legislation has been introduced that would require the labeling of all genetically engineered foods. Your legislators need to know that their constituents are watching and that they demand mandatory labeling for GMOs. Please sign this petition and tell Congress to support your right to know what’s in your food.

Click here to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends.

Thanks!

–Sarah Alexander