Defeat :::::: Anti Woman Agenda :::::::: a repost from 2013


NARAL Pro-Choice America

Want to know the kind of world we live in? We live in a world where extremist groups actually brag about becoming a “political machine” to be able to more effectively marginalize and actually endanger women who don’t agree with them.

The Susan B. Anthony List is one such group. And this organization is raising millions of dollars to test its power in Virginia’s 2013 gubernatorial race — with the intention of electing a slate of anti-woman candidates in 2014. And we know this will only lead to even more horrific state-level anti-choice laws in states across the country.

We have to match them dollar for dollar  to protect women, to protect choice, and to protect our constitutional freedom. Will you help us stand up to the SBA List and other anti-choice organizations like them?

SBA List’s positions are like a greatest-hits collection of anti-choice, anti-woman zealotry. They’ve called Todd Akin “an excellent partner.” They said they supported former Senate candidate Richard Mourdock’s comments about pregnancy from rape that “life is always a gift from God.” They even defended Virginia’s forced ultrasound bill.

The SBA List is raising millions of dollars to elect a governor in Virginia who will try to pass even more extreme laws. And it’s coming for states across the country.

I’m trying to stop them. Will you help me stop them, and protect choice at all levels?

Ilyse G. Hogue President, NARAL Pro-Choice America

Season’s Greetings … NMAAHC


National Museum of African American History of Culture
Season's Greetings
National Museum of African American History of Culture
As you reunite and celebrate with your loved ones this holiday season, I want to thank you for all that you have done to help build the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.
With your support, 2013 has been a great year for the Museum. The future museum site is a frenzy of activity as we continue to raise the walls and support columns. To date, we’ve collected over 23,000 artifacts including two large pieces — a Southern Railway railroad car (segregated) and a guard tower from Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola — that will be a part of our inaugural exhibition on segregation.  All of this progress is thanks to friends like you.
I wish you and your loved ones peace and joy this holiday season and into the New Year.

Lonnie G. Bunch Sincerely, Signature Lonnie G. Bunch Director

Koch brothers take aim at veterans – a repost


VoteVets.org

Every summer, hundreds of veterans head to Bristol Bay, Alaska to earn a living as commercial fishermen.

It’s not easy work and it separates them from their families — again — but in this tough economy it pays well and takes care of things back home.

Unfortunately, two foreign mining companies with connections to the Koch Brothers are trying to dig a mine near the Bay that would destroy these jobs and lay waste to the environment.

Because of our unique voice as veterans and military-family members, we were asked to take action on this issue. It was a no-brainer.

VoteVets has written a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency as part of their “public comment” period, and we’d love it if you added your name to ours. You can do that here:

http://action.votevets.org/bristol-bay

Bristol Bay is one of those places where you can still find true solitude while catching salmon and hunting moose and game birds.

It’s a place where many veterans travel as tourists, earn a living as fishing guides, professional fisherman, or work on the shore supporting the fishing industry.

Thanks for joining me in defense of their jobs.

Jon Soltz
@jonsoltz
Iraq War Veteran and Chairman
VoteVets.org

SHARE: Good guys vs. Bad guys


Chances are, you have at least one relative who doesn’t have all the facts on guns — and that still won’t stop them from raising their opinion at the Thanksgiving table this year.
One of the most common arguments I run into is that the only way to stop a “bad guy” with a gun is a “good guy” with a gun. But reality isn’t like an old Western flick.
Share this graphic with your friends and family on Facebook and on Twitter.

Kevin Call, Mayors Against Illegal Guns

Donna De La Cruz, Reform Immigration FOR America


This is the face of real leadership, Speaker Boehner should be worried.

This is Christopher. He is a native of southern California, and, at age ten, he’s doing a very brave thing:

He is traveling across the country to confront some of the most powerful people in Washington to demand action for his family and millions of others like it.

Christopher and his seven-year-old sister, Daniela, are US citizens, but their parents are undocumented.

Like millions of children across the country, passing immigration reform would mean everything — to live together without fear of separation, so that the children can have the best possible chance at the American Dream with their parents’ continued love and support.

That’s why Christopher and Daniela, with their mother Mireya, have joined more than 100 immigrant youth advocates to speak directly to leaders in Congress today and ask that they do their job and bring immigration reform to a vote this year.

Support Christopher on his mission by flooding Speaker Boehner‘s office with calls for reform while the children meet with him. Our combined action will give the Speaker of the House nowhere to hide until he takes action for kids like Christopher and their families.